Beauty Queen

Charcoal on your face? As a mask – definitely!

The sun is out and very soon most of us will be flaunting our Spring/Summer bodies.

It’s also the perfect time to flaunt your flawless skin. Thanks to SKNLogic’s new Detox Charcoal Masque, your friends are sure to be envious of your beautiful skin.

And yes, you might be a bit skeptical about using a charcoal mask, but it’s all good.  There has been a major influx of activated charcoal beauty products in the past year or two, and with good reason. Activated charcoal is a versatile ingredient, known to purify, cleanse and clarify the skin.

It has the ability to:

Detoxify
Our bodies absorb toxins not only through the skin but also via the lungs and our digestive system. Although the main route to neutralize and eliminate them is through the liver and kidney, some of these toxins can be released on the skin surface carried by sweat. If not removed they can easily cause oxidation, inflammation, and skin barrier damage. Activated charcoal helps to detoxify and purify the skin by adsorbing these toxins that are difficult to remove by detergency only. Once adsorbed by the charcoal they can simply be rinsed away. 

Protect
Activated charcoal can also help protect the skin from pollution by trapping Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – gases released from many commonplace materials. These gases include a variety of chemicals emitted by organic solvents present in paints, cleaning products, pesticides, building materials, copiers and even printer inks. VOCs are also associated with indoor pollution as many chemicals present and used in the household or the office contain organic solvents emitting VOC. VOCs like benzene are also released by cigarette smoking. Activated charcoal has shown the capacity to bind several VOCs and therefore preventing their harmful effect on skin.

Cleanse
Organic pollutants reaching the skin, excess sebum, dirt, and make up residue are difficult to remove especially when they accumulate in pores or are trapped in the superficial skin layers. If not removed these impurities can cause skin oxidation, inflammation and weaken the skin barrier. Excessive pollution and the increased frequency of oily skin have furthermore exacerbated the risk of inflammation especially in sensitive skin.  To avoid the overuse of detergents, Activated Charcoal can complement a milder cleansing approach, by boosting the removal of impurities while avoiding skin stripping due to a mechanism based on physical absorbance rather than dirt solubilization and removal. Its high absorbance capacity enables a lower use level for a maximum effect. Once impurities are adsorbed, the activated charcoal can then be washed away. 

 

The SKNLogic Detox Charcoal Masque can help in removing sebum, decongest and detoxify the skin and minimize pores. Because the activated charcoal is suspended in beads you can get the benefit of the activated charcoal without the mess, making it much easier to remove. It does not contain Parabens, Sulphates and Synthetic Colourants, Lanolin derivatives or Mineral oil.

How to use:
Apply generously to your clean face and neck after cleansing. Wet your fingertips and lightly massage the masque into your skin to break the charcoal beads. Avoid the eye area. Allow the masque to set for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow with a prescribed moisturiser. Use once or twice weekly but do not use it if you are allergic to aspirin due to its Salicylic content.

Get your SKNLogic Detox Charcoal Masque for R290. For more details visit www.sknlogic.com.

 

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