Activated Charcoal Soap to Treat Blackheads1

The simple answer is yes. Beauty enthusiasts include activated charcoal in their daily regimen to whiten teeth, treat acne, and reduce blackheads. Free People Blog has an excellent post on two ways to use activated charcoal in your beauty routine.


Think of activated charcoal as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores. While you can make your own facial mask, for anyone looking for a quicker method to easily incorporate activated charcoal into their daily routine, we recommend our Starry Night charcoal bar soap. It’s made with a combination of kaolin clay, activated charcoal, sea salt, and eucalyptus essential oil, which is mixed into our premium blend of rich, nourishing vegan oils.

  • "The Starry Night charcoal soap is just like the face mask, but without all the mess. The eucalyptus smells great and the soap really cleanses" - ★★★★★ Nicole
  • "I have been using it for only three days and there is a huge difference in how my skin feels and looks." - ★★★★★ Meredith



With so many beauty products to choose from, it can get a bit overwhelming. For those of you who are looking for all natural products, we encourage you to read the ingredient list, even if the established brand is claiming to be “all natural”. Because let’s face it, many corporations are driven by their bottom line to please shareholders, which means they're willing to sacrifice quality by using synthetics to drive down the cost of their product. While such brands may tout the use of activated charcoal, this doesn't mean that the rest of their ingredients are all natural. Specifically, pay attention to how the product is scented. You’ll want to steer clear of any fragrance oils (or perfume oils), which are synthetically created, and instead look for essential oils. And here’s another tip- soap in a solid form has a longer shelf life than in liquid form, which means that it’s less likely to have preservatives.

What is the impact of my choice to purchase a bare soap bar over another alternative?

Beyond the all natural aspect, switching to a bar soap alternative over facial liquid wash makes a significant impact on the eco-system. Think about all the plastic that we consume through the countless facial/body washes, makeup containers, and just about anything else that holds liquid. Some of these products are unavoidable, but by switching to a bar soap, you can take an additional step in going eco-friendly. Bare soaps goes one step further by wrapping its bars in plantable packaging! This means you can either plant our packaging to grow a beautiful wildflower or rest assured that the sleeve you throw away will quickly decompose in a landfill.