Activated carbon

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ACTIVATED CARBON

INCI: Charcoal activated

CAS No: 7440-44-0
EC Nº: 240-383-3
Molecular Weight: 12.01 g/mol
Molecular Formula: C
Origin: vegetable origin, from coconut shells

Our activated charcoal has become one of the most popular ingredients in the world of natural beauty, and it's not hard to see why. This natural ingredient, obtained from the shell of the coconut, has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to treat a variety of health problems. But what is activated charcoal and why is it so effective for the skin? Here you can explore everything you need to know about this natural ingredient and how you can benefit from using it in your skincare routine.

DESCRIPTION: Very fine and light powder, black in color.
SOLUBILITY: Practically insoluble in all common solvents.
HUMIDITY =< 10%
IODINE VALUE => 800mgI2/g
pH >7
ASH CONTENT =< 5 %

- Complies: Manufacturer's specifications, FCC.
- Suitable for food and cosmetic use
- Suitable vegans and vegetarians.
- Halal and Kosher certificates.
- Gluten free according to Reg. (EU) 1169/2011.
- Free of contaminants according to Reg. 188V2006/EC __
- GMO free.
- Free allergens.
- Product not irradiated.
- Origin: plant origin, from coconut shells
- Complies with the UNE-EN 12903 standard for the values of Heavy Metals and Benzopyrenes.
- Free of allergens according to Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011.


What is Activated Charcoal and why is it so effective for the skin?

Activated carbon is a type of carbon processed through a heat treatment that turns it into a highly porous material with a large surface area. Activated charcoal has been used for decades in medicine to treat poisoning and in the food industry to bleach sugar and alcohol. In recent years, activated charcoal has gained popularity in skin care due to its detoxifying and purifying properties.

Who can benefit from using activated charcoal?

Anyone can benefit from activated charcoal in their skincare routine. It is especially useful for people with oily, acne-prone skin, large pores, and those who live in areas with high levels of pollution. Activated charcoal helps remove dirt, excess sebum and impurities from the skin, leaving it cleaner and fresher.

How to use activated carbon?

Activated charcoal can be found in different skin care products such as face masks, soaps, cleansers, scrubs, and patches. It is important to read the product instructions before use, but in general, it is recommended to apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Activated Charcoal Skin Benefits:

Activated charcoal has a number of benefits for the skin. Here are some of the most important:

1. Reduces acne: Activated charcoal helps reduce the appearance of acne by removing impurities and oils from the skin.
2. Detoxifies the skin: Activated charcoal helps remove toxins from the skin, leaving it clearer and brighter.
3. Exfoliates the skin: Activated charcoal is a gentle exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, leaving skin softer and smoother.
4. Reduces pore size: Activated charcoal helps reduce pore size, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of large pores.
5. Absorbs excess oil: Activated charcoal is able to absorb excess oil from the skin, helping to reduce shine and greasy appearance.

Applications of activated carbon in natural cosmetics:

Activated charcoal is increasingly used in natural cosmetic products due to its absorbent and purifying properties. Below is a list of some of the natural cosmetic products that may contain activated charcoal and why it is used in them:

Facial Cleansers: Facial cleansers that contain activated charcoal are popular due to their ability to absorb excess oils and remove impurities from the skin. The recommended dosage varies depending on the formulation, but is usually between 0.5 and 2 grams per 100 grams of product.
Masks: Masks that contain activated charcoal are useful for detoxifying the skin and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. A dosage of between 1 and 5 grams per 100 grams of product is recommended, depending on skin type and formulation.
Hair Care Products: Activated charcoal is used in shampoos and conditioners due to its ability to remove product buildup and excess oils from hair. The recommended dosage varies depending on the formulation, but is usually between 0.5 and 2 grams per 100 grams of product.
Deodorants: Activated charcoal is used in natural deodorants due to its ability to adsorb odor-causing bacteria. The recommended dosage is usually between 1 and 3 grams per 100 grams of product.
It is important to bear in mind that the recommended dosage of activated charcoal in natural cosmetic products varies depending on the formulation and the type of skin or hair.

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