Charcoal has been used in many different products from charcoal infused water to toothbrushes, now Charcoal in skincare routines is becoming a popular thing.
Why is Charcoal so good for your skin? Not only is it a striking black colour, making Charcoal face masks a perfect selfie accessory, but it actually has many purifying properties.
Charcoal is really good at absorbing oil - it is 200 times better at doing so than any other ingredient. This means that it is perfect as a cleanser for those with problem T-zones, or oily/combination skin.
With this power at drawing out oil and dirt from clogged pores means you don't have to use it every day to see differences.
We have been using the Biore range for a few months now and our skin is seriously super bright, clear and smooth to touch.
The Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser from Biore works into a nice lather leaving your skin feeling clean without being too dry.
The Charcoal Pore Minimiser is great to use as a weekly detox for your skin. With micro crystals it is great to exfoliate your face with on Sunday night so you can feel fresh for the week ahead.
Would you try adding Charcoal products into your skincare routine?
Last week we tried out the $100 Beauty Collection, read on for what we thought!
This multi pack is jam packed with products - apparently valued at over $209, so more than half price is pretty good! It is actually two gift packs put together with a few extras: The Complexion Essentials Starter Kit and the Essential Brush Set plus a pressed mineral cover foundation, pressed mineral bronzer and pressed mineral setting powder.
The Essential Brush Set is probably our favourite part of this set. We aren't makeup experts so these brushes are perfect, with brushes ranging from a specific concealer brush to an eyeshadow blending brush. The pretty metallic detailing on the brushes add a high end luxe feel and the softness of the bristles is to die for! The brushes do their job, the powder brush does pick up a lot of product but it blends well.
The primer comes in a really small tube which you might think will run out quickly, but you only need such a small amount because it smooths over your skin so easily allowing for an even makeup application.
I chose the "medium" shade of this kit and probably should have gone with light. That being said, the buildable nature of the foundation means it can be just a light cover up or full coverage if you want. The bronzer however was quite chalky and didn't blend easily. On the first go soo much fell onto our cheeks that we were super orange, but with some persistence it brushed out!
I definitely found a difference with the setting powder, meaning that the makeup stayed on all day... mostly... I think my nose just gets so oily during the day that nothing can help it! Topping up with the setting powder from the mini tubs that are great handbag companions worked out to be a good idea.
Overall, this pack is great value for money. Personally, I've never really understood the allure of "mineral" makeup and whenever I've tried it from other brands it has never stayed on, but this pack includes the setting powder which made a great difference!
I don't think I'll buy this again but I've got so much product to last me forever so I might not even need to!
You can buy the set here: