Activated Charcoal or Activated Carbon is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.
Activated Charcoal is a fine black powder made from a variety of materials, bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, olive pits or sawdust.
The charcoal is "activated" by processing it at very high temperatures. The high temperatures change its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area. (1)
Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals by binding to them preventing their absorption. (2)
In skin care Activated Charcoal is used as a purifying ingredient. Research shows activated charcoal can help draw microparticles, such as dirt, dust, chemicals, toxins, and bacteria, to the surface of the skin, to make removing them easier. (3)
Find Activated Charcoal in the following BVO Products.
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