4 Ways to Flirt with Charcoal Right Now


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I remember when I was 8 years old, I came down with the worst case of tummy flu. I spare you the details, but it took a couple of days until I finally felt better. That happened thanks to a couple of quite ordinary charcoal pills that calmed down my insides and got rid of the bad guys, that made me feel so sick and exhausted.


Excuse the vivid picture, but that was my very first and hopefully last experience with anything charcoal. And I was fine to leave it that way.


Fast forward to today and charcoal is the new kale. Everyone’s raving about its benefits as daily supplement and you can even find it in organic skincare, and lately, even in juice. What’s the most promising way to include the black powder into our daily routines? Let’s have a look…


For your Teeth

Charcoal Toothpaste  A black toothpaste to whiten teeth and amp up your enamel strength seems odd, right? How can something pitch black give us a brighter smile and fight off bacteria all at once? Witch craft, that’s why! I am kidding and to be honest thus far I didn’t try it myself but I have seen the results in my coworker’s smile and now it’s on my list for my very next drugstore run. You in?


For your face

Charcoal Exfoliating Sponge  I am pretty stumped that we have no Sephora over here in Vienna. What else is new? This year for my birthday, I got spoiled by my friend Nina. One of the things in my gift box was the Sephora charcoal sponge. I was sceptic but intrigued and took one for the team, if you will. A daily shower date and I scrubbed the life out of it, so to speak. I am bummed, I already had to toss that little fella, but I can tell you that my skin and pores never looked cleaner and happier than during those few weeks dating my trusty new friend from overseas.


Boscia´s Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Mask  Again, props to Nina and her convincing ways. I was saving this sheet mask for a special occasion – read: for those days – and it did not disappoint. It got rid of all the impurities and redness but didn’t strip my skin of moisture at all. My face felt clean and fresh and supple and glowy even without makeup. Say what? I am hooked!


For your Body

Detox Delight Black Lemonade  Confession ahead, I never did a juice detox but I am flirting with the idea of a few days detoxing with juice and soup and the new charcoal liquids (including a gray nut milk! How rad is that?!) seem to be right up my alley. Would you try them?



Now they only have to find a way to come up with a nice looking hybrid called char-kale and we´re good. Don´t forget, you read it here first :)



What is your stance on the charcoal craze? Yay or nay?




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  1. Well, of course I’m riding that charcoal train!!
    The Boscia black line is absolutely fantastic! I may have to head to Sephora before I hop the pond next week for a few more goodies! :) The sponge should last a while! I haven’t used that particular sponge but others like it and they’ve lasted a few months.
    I’ve had Charcoal Lemonade and it’s quite good! Really no taste difference at all.
    Charcoal toothpaste?! Gotta get me some!!!

    1. I am happy you´re with me on that train :) It´s really EVERYWHERE right now! I am eager to try the lemonade and milk soon. Eeks

  2. Yep, I NEED that pore minimizing mask!! Nex time I go to Sephora I’m getting a bunch of those! I had no idea charcoal toothpaste existed or that it could whiten teeth!

    1. Charcoal-based skincare is a total game-changer! I can´t recommend it enough! Nina just got me a little Boscia kit to try their products – I think that must be a nice starter kit for you too!