From Detoxifying Charcoal Tonics to Charcoal-Infused Floss Pics

 - Jun 6, 2017
In recent months, charcoal-based products have seen a surge in popularity.

Due to its detoxifying effects, charcoal is currently one of the most trusted ingredients in the cosmetics industry. From health tonics to skin clarifying masks, charcoal has become synonymous with its detoxifying properties and its correlated effect on the body. Though the ingredient would have seemed shocking to ingest not too long ago, charcoal is now the go-to ingredient to add for novelty or shock value (consider the detoxifying hot dog buns).

Charcoal in food and skincare products has also been recognized for altering the color of food. Used to make ice cream black in color, charcoal-based products serve as a stark contrast to the myriad of rainbow and unicorn-themed offerings on the market today.