Over the past few weeks here on the Green Keratin Blog, we have seriously done the rounds with a whole load of different beauty products. From Essential Oils, elixirs and even the odd face mask, it seems as if we have talked about it all! So this week, we are taking it right back to basics with the very foundation that the skincare industry was built on. And that is soap, or as we like to refer to them, cleansing bars.
I know what you’re probably thinking, “What’s so great about soap?” And let me tell you, there are actually a lot of exciting things about our carefully crafted cleansing bars. Our Activated Charcoal Cleansing Bar is by no stretch of the imagination an average bar of soap. It is so much more. We have carefully combined our formula with Activated Charcoal and some lovely Essential Oils to create the ultimate cleansing experience, which can be enjoyed by all skin types.
Activated Charcoal: Soaking up All Your Impurities
Your skin is in a constant battle with air pollution, impurities and dirt that are all around us. Most of the time, you can’t see these things, so it can be easy to forget just how much they can take their toll on your skin. And over time, this really starts to affect how your skin both looks and feels. All of these factors can make your skin look dull and lifeless, and no one wants that. You want to look as radiant on the outside as you feel on the inside.
And these aren’t just problems limited to your face, your entire body can be affected by these impurities. So it is very important to choose a soap that is going to give your body a boost and help your body to detoxify. Which is why the activated charcoal in our cleansing bar may be the ingredient your skincare routine is lacking.
Activated Charcoal is an incredibly deep cleaning ingredient. It is extremely porous and absorbing, with the ability to soak up 100 to 200 times its own weight in impurities. Activated Charcoal is the perfect ingredient for drawing out the dirt and grime in your skin, leaving it with a healthy glow. As there are no added chemicals in Activated Charcoal, it can even be used on the most sensitive of skin. As well as this, it is great at balancing out oily skin. This is because when the carbon within Activated Charcoal comes into contact with impurities such as oil and sebum, it's able to soak them all up. So if you suffer from oily skin and have struggled to keep it under control, then maybe Activated Charcoal could be the solution you have been looking for.
Organic Ylang and Cardamom Essential Oils
We wanted to include these lovely Essential Oils in our cleansing bar formula to make it more nourishing for dry skin. Activated Charcoal on its own can be an incredibly drying ingredient due to its deep cleaning qualities. However, by introducing these Essential Oils into our formula we have made sure that this cleansing bar does not dry out the skin, and is able to retain its natural moisture. This means that this cleansing bar is even suitable for dry skin types.
Organic Ylang and Cardamom Essential Oils are a great addition to this formula because not only do they keep the skin hydrated, but they also work hand in hand with the Activated Charcoal to help purify the skin. Both of these oils are potent antioxidants, with Cardamom oil containing high concentrations of Vitamin C and Manganese, which means they help to detoxify the skin. In particular Organic Ylang is fantastic at regulating the sebum in the skin, making it a great ingredient to be used on combination and oily skin. As well as this, both of these essential oils act as anti-inflammatories and antiseptics, enabling them to soothe any skin irritations.
Tips for Use:
One of the things I love most about this cleansing bar is that using it is foolproof. There is no messing around with a tricky application process, you just wet the soap with warm water and massage it into the skin. This cleansing bar is great because it doesn’t make your skin feel tight and dry after use, it feels smooth, soft and fully cleansed. It is a great product to use daily in the bath or shower just to wash away the stress of the day. Afterwards, follow with your favourite moisturiser for a truly luxurious cleansing experience.
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