Yes, bamboo charcoal is good for the skin. As a highly versatile and environmentally-friendly ingredient, it offers a wide range of skin-restoring benefits. Besides removing dirt and debris from deep inside pores, bamboo charcoal exfoliates, cleanses, and restores dull skin.

Because of its natural detoxifying properties, it is a key ingredient in many skincare products, from face masks to cleansers. Here’s everything you need to know to incorporate bamboo charcoal into your skincare routine.

What is bamboo charcoal?

Bamboo charcoal  is made of pieces from  Moso bamboo (read: the type of bamboo that doesn’t take food away from Panda bears!). As the bamboo grows and matures, millions of tiny pores develop in its stalks, increasing its  surface area. When it is five years old, it is harvested and cut into pieces. These pieces undergo a firing process at approximately 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit—and voila, you’re left with charcoal!

To activate it, the charcoal is ground into a fine powder and infused with steam. During the activation process, no additional chemicals are added to it, meaning that it is an all-natural product. This process doubles the surface area, giving activated charcoal its beneficial properties.

Benefits of Bamboo Charcoal

When used in skincare products, bamboo charcoal restores dull, dry skin by drawing out the dirt and debris locked deep inside your pores. After you’ve spent a long day running errands or working out, bamboo charcoal helps restore, detoxify, and refresh your skin.

In addition, bamboo charcoal is suitable for every skin type, making it a popular ingredient in a wide variety of skincare products. Regardless of your skin type, you can use it to exfoliate dry skin, reduce acne, and absorb a wide range of impurities from deep within your pores.

Activated bamboo charcoal also features anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial properties. As an ingredient that does it all, it also gently absorbs oil, bacteria, toxins, and microparticles from the skin’s surface, making it a great choice for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.

How does bamboo charcoal work in skincare?

If you’re thinking about adding bamboo charcoal to your skincare routine, using a face mask is one of the best ways to restore and refresh your skin.

Before applying your face mask, start by cleansing your skin to remove make-up and surface-level dirt to allow the nutrient-rich serum to penetrate your pores. After cleansing, apply the face mask, making sure it is evenly applied over your chin, forehead, cheeks, and nose.

To enjoy the full benefits of activated bamboo charcoal, gently massage the mask into your skin using a gemstone roller or your fingertips. Leave it on for 15–30 minutes and gently dry your face before following up with a hydrating moisturizer.

Achieve a flawless complexion

KNESKO’s collagen face masks deliver a magnetic blend to draw out impurities and detoxify the skin to help you achieve a flawless complexion. Use our bamboo charcoal skin treatment and bamboo charcoal eye mask as often as needed to rejuvenate your skin, body, mind, and soul.