Known as activated carbon or activated charcoal. A carbon material derived from burning organic matter in a super oxygenated environment, resulting in a material that has a huge increase in surface area relative to its volume, eg one teaspoon = a surface area of 10,000 feet. This gives it uniquely absorbent properties that allow it to bind to, and draw out, toxins from deep within the skin. Used in face cleansers, masks and facial bars. Also used to treat wounds and poisonings.

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