Charcoal: The Missing Ingredient in Your Beauty Routine

Cluster of charcoal beaity products

Got charcoal? No, we’re not talking about for your grill. This charcoal is for your face and body. And it should be made part of your beauty routine…stat.

Meet activated charcoal – the “now” ingredient that’s abuzz in the beauty world. Don’t be intimidated by its distinct black color. This ah-maz-ing ingredient carries a ton of skin care benefits. It helps to zap zits, minimize pores and leave skin looking healthier and brighter than ever.

What exactly is activated charcoal? Very simply: it’s a type of carbon that's been treated to increase its absorbency. Activated charcoal is a master detoxifier. It acts like a magnet, attracting and absorbing impurities lurking deep within your pores. When dirt and oil from your skin come in contact with the activated carbon, they instantly bind to it and are washed away when you rinse.

Activated charcoal can be found in cleansers, face masks, body scrubs – even toothbrushes. And Burlington has a fantastic selection at up to 65% off other retailers’ prices.

Ready to try the trend yourself? Our Burlington associates put some of our favorite activated charcoal products to the test and told us exactly what they really think.

Woman wearing a black charcoal sheet face mask


This charcoal-infused sheet mask helps you put your best face forward. Not only does it offer loads of pore-tightening benefits, it also draws out deep-seated debris so you’re left totally glowing.

“I really loved how my skin felt after using this purifying mask for 20 minutes. The serum that’s on it is not sticky at all and made my skin feel very soft right after I removed it. The next day, my skin looked fresh and vibrant. This is a mask that I would definitely use again and make part of my weekly skincare routine.”

– Samantha, Social Media Marketer

Flat image of charcoal makeup remover wipes and a used wipe with makeup on it


These luxuriously soft cleansing wipes gently sweep away a day’s worth of dirt and makeup, leaving skin remarkably clean in just a single step. Plus, they also help control oil and shine.

“These cleansing wipes offer a lot of coverage in just one wipe. They cleansed and brightened my skin in seconds – no rinsing necessary. Even stubborn waterproof mascara, foundation and matte liquid lipstick were no match.”

– Victoria, Email Marketing

Container of charcoal body scrub


Dull skin? This body scrub will do the trick – it exfoliates, deep cleans and buffs away dead skin so you feel soft, smooth…with plenty of get up and glow.

“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I was skeptical at first to exfoliate with a charcoal salt scrub. However, to my surprise, this was the best my skin has ever felt. When applying, a small amount goes a long way, so you’ll be able to get plenty of use at an incredibly low price. Great for men and women alike.”

– Laura, Project Management

Want to give activated charcoal a go? Then head to your local Burlington store or online to treat yourself to one of our many activated charcoal products available. And be sure to check out our full assortment of luxe bath & body products for some more well-deserved pampering.

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