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Japanese Charcoal Soap For Natural Skin Cleansing
Using charcoal for beauty is an ancient Asian beauty secret.
Did you know that charcoal is good for the skin? That's right, charcoal soap has been used by the Japanese for many years to detoxify and clarify their skin.
Hold on, I'm not talking about the coal we use for BBQ. There is a specially processed activated charcoal, particularly from bamboo, that can attract and absorb impurities effectively. This is how it is able to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin, which results in smooth, clear, radiant and healthy skin.
A lot of Japanese beauty products contain active bamboo charcoal in the ingredients and I've listed some of the ones I could find online -and more- below. Please read on if you'd like to try out this Asian skin care trend.
Charcoal Facial Soaps from Japan
Japanese Natural Takesumi Bamboo Charcoal Soap - Eco-friendly, non-toxic, highly porous charcoal made from mature and regenerating bamboo.
Takusemi Soap is a unique product from Japan. The bamboo charcoal soap deodorizes as it cleans, absorbing dirt, odor, and oil completely and naturally. This moisturizing glycerin soap is lye and paraben free and recommended for dry skin, oily skin and for treating acne. The embossed soap comes in pretty Japanese packaging which is wonderful for gift giving.
Imported Japanese Natural "Takesumi" Soap made of bamboo charcoal lifts dirt, oil and other impurities from deep inside your pores. Gentle enough for all skin types... dual use as a facial and body cleanser and deodorant. Product Size: 1 round bar, aprox. 2.75 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches thick. Net Weight: 100 grams, or about 3.5 US oz
Cleaning Bar Soap with Charcoal and Hinoki Oil - A gentle cleansing charcoal soap with the subtle scent of Hinoki.
A Japanese skin care product that gently cleanses without drying out the skin. Contains 99% Natural ingredients and is ideal for easily irritated, sensitive skin. Infused with the unique scent of Japanese Cypress Hinoki. Comes in a dramatic black color.
This unique blend of natural ingredients provides gentle skin care. Ultra fine particles of natural charcoal powder cleanse, absorbing impurities Papain (enzyme from papaya fruit) helps to remove dead cells White clay makes your skin soft and enriched with minerals Bentonite clay cleans pores, revitalizing the skin. Subtle natural aroma of Hinoki (Japanese cypress) oil leaves you feeling fresh and clean.
Nippon Kodo Deitanseki Soap Bar - A well-kept skincare secret that has been in use for ages in bath houses and hot springs in Japan.
Deitanseki soap, a full-sized and black-colored soap bar from Japan. The best selling charcoal soap bar at public bath houses (sentoh) and hot springs (onsen) is now available in North America. This soap has three active ingredients working together to deliver the freshest clean.
Enriched with Kaolin Clay and selected Carbon Powder, this soft facial bar gently cleanses your face with micro-porous active ingredients. The Bentonite helps skin retain its natural moisture. Experience the fresh, clean moistness of your skin after washing your face.
Shizen Gokochi Facial Cleansing Set - Charcoal Bar Soap with Nylon Foaming Net Bag
An activated charcoal soap product that contains micro particles of mud (bentonite) that removes excess oil and dirt from pores effectively and completely. Helps treat oily and acne prone skin. Contains natural Hyaluronic Acid to protect moisture in your skin. Has a calming forest green scent. Made in Japan, but comes with English ingredients and usage instructions. The foaming net bag produces extra rich elastic lather for gentle cleansing.
Facial cleansing bar with unique nylon net bag to enhance foaming. Charcoal-based with micro particles of mud (bentonite) for effective deep cleansing. Place bar soap inside of included foaming net bag, wet and create lather. Take the rich lather onto palms and massage into face gently. For more aggressive cleanse, massage with cleansing brush, pad or included foaming net bag. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Sumi Haigou Settuken Charcoal Bar Soap - Medicated charcoal soap that effectively extracts skin impurities.
This charcoal soap is a terrific choice for the whole family to use in the bath or shower, face or body. Helps treat oily, acne prone skin, exfoliating and moisturizing the body. Has a clean fresh scent of Cypress. Comes in a Japanese package with English ingredients and usage instructions. Emulsify with water, massage lather in, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Medicated charcoal in a plant based moisturizing soap cleans dirt and oil in pores and removes dead skin cells all over your body. Bamboo vinegar disinfects without drying, and soothes rough or sensitive skin.
Other charcoal soaps on Amazon - Soap bars that contain activated carbon.
UK beauty brand Lush has a product called Coalface Skin Cleanser - Watch this video preview for it.
Coalface Cleanser is an exfoliating bar that contains charcoal which is good for balancing the natural oils the skin produces which can help with spots and blackheads. There is a light dusting of charcoal on the top of every truckle, which provides a gentle exfoliant suitable for all skin types.
Charcoal Facial Washes and other Bath and Body Products
Dr. Ci:Labo Basic Black Charcoal Gel - Contains charcoal that absorbs excess sebum and helps maintain clean skin
From Japan's leading cosmeceutical company, Dr. Ci:Labo and developed by Japan's most innovative dermatologist, Dr. Shirono, this product was formerly called Basic Black Blemish Control Gel or Pore Cleansing Gel. Artificial colorant-free, artificial fragrance-free, paraben-free and mineral oil-free. This gel helps keep oily areas clean and clear.
Charcoal, the key ingredient that absorbs thousands of times its own volume of oil, is the new rescue platform for blemish-prone skin, and it anchors the Basic Black Blemish Control regimen. Medicated charcoal and gentle botanical extracts in Blemish Control Gel help prevent the problem of oily skin and leads to smoother skin without shine by removing excess sebum. It also keeps your skin "squeaky clean." Blemish Control Gel is also an excellent makeup base for oily areas to achieve longer-lasting makeup. Great for both men and women. Apply liberally to troubled areas. Let dry. Bask in the sensational results.
Dr. Ci:Labo Basic Black Charcoal Cleansing Gel - Great makeup remover for oily skin.
This product contains charcoal that absorbs excess sebum and helps maintain clean skin. From Japan's leading cosmeceutical company, Dr. Ci:Labo and developed by Japan's most innovative dermatologist, Dr. Shirono. Artificial colorant-free, artificial fragrance-free, paraben-free and mineral oil-free.