Coal care, keeping beauty pure with Clinique, Erborian, etc
Coal is a fantastic skin cleanser. It absorbs the sebum while eliminating dead skin. As a gel, face mask, soap or on the tip of a brush, this black powder transforms the epidermis to reveal natural radiance.
Green oak coal (Binchō-tan) = an absorbing and exfoliating action to cleanse oily skins in a gel scrub, a purifying and mattifying action in a plant-based soap, and has a “dusting” and cleansing effect when using the long-haired brush dipped in an ultra-fine coal powder.
Black Scrub, 29 euros for 50 ml. Black Soap, 15 euros for 75 g. Cleansing Brush, 18 euros, ERBORIAN.
Coal + egg shell powder + vinegar (wine or green tea) = a warming balm that exfoliates to remove dead skin and sebum while nourishing the epidermis.
Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm, TONYMOLY. 14.90 euros for 30 g, available at Sephora.
Volcanic ashes + activated coal + mud from the Irish moors + Japanese algae = a black face mask that cleanses and hydrates, absorbs any excess sebum and boosts the epidermis with an uplifting dose of minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Irish Moor Mud, PETER THOMAS ROTH. 59.90 euros for 150 ml, available at Sephora.
Bamboo coal + caffeine + glycerin = a powerful anti-pollution cleanser in a soothing formula. Purifying Charcoal Cleansing gel, 26 euros for 150 ml.
Bamboo coal + kaolin + brown seaweed = a cleansing gel mask that absorbs toxins and sebum, liberating asphyxiated pores. Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub, 39 euros for 100 ml.
Both products are best used with a brush with charcoal infused bristles. Purifying Cleansing Brush, 26 euros.
City Block Purifying line, CLINIQUE.
By Laurence Hovart