A toxin-absorbing goodie, charcoal is famous for its ability to remove excess oil on oily skin. It is a dark substance that consists mainly of carbon. It’s produced by heating up wood and plant materials in an oxygen-free environment. Charcoal has been used for its purifying properties for centuries. It’s a microporous material, which means it can help to draw out impurities.This ingredient works well with clay as it works to unclog pore, treat acne, and detoxify the skin by removing dirt and oil. Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells, helping you achieve smooth, supple, and even-toned skin. This ingredient is often found in sheet masks, face soaps, exfoliating sponges, deodorant, and hair and scalp treatments. Charcoal works like a magnet to attract dirt from the pores of your skin, making it a popular addition to facial cleansers.