The Benefits of Charcoal


One of our very best selling products at the moment is the Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, which is a product popular with people of all skin types. Charcoal is a powerful and effective ingredient and is perfect for use on the face as it performs a number of functions. We thought we’d take a look at the main benefits of charcoal so that you can see why Dermalogica’s Rescue Masque is so well-loved:

Killing Bacteria

Blemishes and infections are not a desirable look for your face, so preventing them before they occur is a wise move. Charcoal contains bacteria-killing properties which will stop infections in their tracks and dry blemishes before they even occur.

Balancing Sebum

Charcoal is naturally absorbent, so if you’re prone to oily skin, using a product containing charcoal will help to soak up all of the unwanted sebum and help you to rebalance your complexion. It also soothes the skin, which will prevent your skin from over-producing sebum in the future.

Unclogging Pores

Using charcoal in a masque is a wise move because as it dries, it actually draws dirt and impurities away from the skin. This means that if you have open pores or are prone to blackheads, this masque will actively improve the appearance of your face.

Removing Microparticles

During the course of the day, the skin is exposed to a mass of chemicals and other pollutants, which cling to the skin and cause all sorts of issues. Charcoal will remove these particles, helping your skin to breathe again, leaving the surface of your skin clean and free from blemish-causing nasties.


Unlike chemicals used in products by other manufacturers, charcoal is inert, which means that it isn’t absorbed into the body and, even if it was, it’s a completely natural substance which will do no harm. This leaves you with the peace of mind that using this product will only be beneficial and never cause any unwanted side-effects.


As we mentioned above, charcoal has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin, which is great if your skin is feeling dry or irritated. Hyper-sensitised skin can behave in a number of annoying ways, either drying out and becoming flaky or wildly over-producing oil, so treating an irritated face with charcoal can really help to get things back to normal.

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

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