Cleopatra’s Secret: Activated Bamboo Charcoal
Product Claim: Activated bamboo charcoal can absorb heavy metals, toxins, impurities, and other harmful substances from your skin, leaving you with stronger, healthier skin. It is also a simple way to naturally whiten teeth by fading yellow stains and promote oral health at home.
Consistency/Application: As a face mask: scoop out 1-2 tsp of Activated Bamboo Charcoal and slowly add water. mix the powder and water until you reach a chunky to lumpy consistency. Apply the mask using a face mask brush or a similarly shaped large foundation brush to create an even layer all over the face. You may also liberally spread the clay mask down your neck line as well. Relax and leave the clay mask on for about 20 to 30 minutes. You will feel a tingly, pulsating sensation on your skin; this is the clay paste at work, making your skin contract while it absorbs the minerals. At the 15 minute mark, the clay mask will start to dry. Rinse off the mask just before the clay mask starts to flake into a hard shell, don’t wait for it to completely dry. You can rinse the clay mask off by using water. You may also try doing it spa style by rinsing it gently with warm water and use a facial sponge (konjac) to remove the mask. As you wipe away the mask, it also helps exfoliate the skin leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.
Overall Effect: Activated charcoal deep cleanse your skin, detoxifies and re energizes it. Everyday toxins around clog our pores and clogged pores makes your skin look dull and brings down your complexion too. It pulls out the excess unwanted oil from skin and makes it look smooth and soft. It is considered as one of the best ingredient for acne prone skin. Activated Bamboo Charcoal masks have antibacterial properties and help reduce acne and acne breakouts while softening and brightening your complexion. Due to their anti inflammatory benefits, they are also good for relieving skin irritations.
Activated Bamboo Charcoal has many benefits for your skin including the ability to:
- Deep cleanse pores, removing dirt, debris and oil.
- Reduce oiliness.
- Diminish blackheads.
- Minimize skin inflammation.
- Make pores smaller.
- Help prevent acne breakouts by removing excess oil and toxins.
- Smooth skin.
- Even the skin tone.
Activated Bamboo Charcoal can also be used as a natural teeth whitener as well. You can check out some recipes for that online very easy to find.
My Take on the Product: It does a good job in making my skin feel smoother and sebum-free after each use. The mask also doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, and it especially doesn’t give me any breakouts. This face mask is honestly so good and affordable, and the amount you get for the price is incredible.
Overall Thoughts: It deep cleanses the skin and take down every trace of impurities. Skin feels squeaky clean, clear and firm after every use. It also helps to get rid of acne and pimples. The best thing is that this activated bamboo charcoal mask doesn’t excessively dry out the skin. I find that it is more effective in minimizing pores and controlling sebum. If oily skin and large pores are your problems, Give it a try and you won’t regret!
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