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19 Charcoal Beauty Products People Swear By

Charcoal can basically fix anything.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite charcoal beauty products. Here’s what they had to say:

1. The Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar is a great cleanser for people with acne-prone skin.

"It makes my skin feel so clean. It has a minty smell that is so nice in the morning. It really helps clear away blackheads." —monicac4f5dab086"I've had acne-prone skin my whole life and I have tried everything, and this is the only thing that keeps my skin clear and soft." —laurenclmcguire You can get it from Ulta for $7.49.
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"It makes my skin feel so clean. It has a minty smell that is so nice in the morning. It really helps clear away blackheads." —monicac4f5dab086

"I've had acne-prone skin my whole life and I have tried everything, and this is the only thing that keeps my skin clear and soft." —laurenclmcguire

You can get it from Ulta for $7.49.

2. The Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask will make your skin feel silky smooth.

"This face mask is AMAZING! When you wash it off, your skin feels like actual silk. Since I began using it, I have been able to control my acne much more effectively. Would recommend 12/10." —ellenk451bc2d07

You can get it from Ulta for $15.99.

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3. Boscia's Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal will give you clean and smooth skin.

"LOVE Boscia's Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal! I have very dry, sensitive skin, and eczema, and it works as a really gentle yet efficient exfoliator that doesn't irritate my skin. I recommend it 100%!" —Simone Rubin, FacebookGet it for $15 at Sephora.
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"LOVE Boscia's Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal! I have very dry, sensitive skin, and eczema, and it works as a really gentle yet efficient exfoliator that doesn't irritate my skin. I recommend it 100%!" —Simone Rubin, Facebook

Get it for $15 at Sephora.

4. Lush's Dark Angels Face Cleanser is a great exfoliator, even for sensitive skin.

"I have somewhat sensitive and combination skin, and I always have a hard time finding products that won’t dry out my skin or make it too oily. Dark Angels is so great because it always makes my face glow and leaves my skin so soft!" —Jean White

"Hands down, Dark Angels from Lush. This stuff is amazing! It clears up my breakouts within 24 hours. It’s an exfoliant, but it’s gentle enough to use every day, game-changer!" —MalloryG217

Get it from Lush for $13.95 - $33.95.

5. Carbon Coco is perfect for whitening even the most sensitive teeth.

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"I have crazy sensitive teeth, and Carbon Coco doesn't bother me at all. Plus results are instant and it takes 3 minutes to use." —a44034cf5d

You can get the complete Carbon Coco kit — which includes charcoal toothpaste, activated charcoal polish, and a toothbrush — for $59.90.

6. Glam Glow's Supermud Mask reduces pore size and eliminates blackheads.

"It's expensive, but amazing and worth it. It dramatically reduced the number of blackheads and the size of my pores." —danademartino

You can get it at Sephora for $69.

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7. Blackmuck's Detox Charcoal Face Mask gives your skin a deep cleanse using only natural ingredients.

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"Blackmuck! It’s all natural and it’s not overly drying." —shanert

You can get it from Blackmuck for $8.

8. Get rid of impurities with Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask.

"Every time I use it, I peel so much gunk from my pores. Also, it helps remove blackheads! Literally can’t live life without it!" —katharineh41f68e71b

"It’s so satisfying to peel off and it leaves my face so smooth. I can see all the dead skin cells it peels off. I have sensitive skin, but this mask feels amazing! My skin is so nice and tingly after I use it." —erinr4fd7760f9

Get it from Sephora for $34.

9. Bioré's Self Heating One Minute Mask will make your face feel warm, tingly, and ultimately refreshed.

"It goes on so warm and as you massage your face it gets cool and tingly. So refreshing!" —Emilianna90

"It’s inexpensive, quick, it heats up with water, and feels soooo good. It always leaves me feeling refreshed after a long day. Love it!" —Sweetpotatochad

You can get it on Amazon for $5.62.

10. Lush's Boom! Toothy Tabs taste great and will leave your teeth looking white AF.

"I've been using these Toothy Tabs from Lush for a month. They taste like cola and my teeth are super white now." —Kolbie Czajkowski

You can get it from Lush for $9.95.

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11. Piperwai Charcoal is a great alternative for those looking to switch to natural deodorant.

"I’ve tried many deodorants and none of them worked for me. Not only does this one work, but it’s also natural." —Boricuachik3 You can get it on Amazon for $15.99.
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"I’ve tried many deodorants and none of them worked for me. Not only does this one work, but it’s also natural." —Boricuachik3

You can get it on Amazon for $15.99.

12. Tarte's Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is tough on dirt and oils, yet gentle enough to use regularly.

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"It’s great at exfoliating and even better at keeping my oily skin at bay. It’s even gentle enough for everyday use." —zoej41cc2fe13


You can get it from Tarte for $22.

13. If you're looking for something that isn't too drying, give Boscia's Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment a try.

"I have dry, congested skin, and most charcoal products can be drying for me. This mask is amazing!" —carrieh4b8a6180c

"It has black and white swirls and when you wash it off, it leaves your pores super clean! It does take a bit of time to dry, but the wait is so worth it!" —katharineh41f68e71b

"It’s a longer-wear mask (20 to 25 minutes to set), but it stays flexible and doesn’t over-dry. It keeps my skin clear when I use it once or twice a week." —elizabethk414a0b385

You can get from Sephora for $38.

14. Use Cocos Organics' Dirty Mouth Tooth Polish for easy teeth whitening at a good price.

"It’s fun, it’s smells great, and it makes my teeth feel so clean!" —brittanyc4cc26a1cd

You can get it from their website for $19.

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15. Detox your skin with the Cackle Spackle Detoxifying Face Mask.

"It has peppermint in it so it tingles and feels so good. It leaves my face incredibly soft, and it’s made in the USA with no harmful chemicals." —shannondevenyb

You can get it on their website for $18.

16. Dermalogica's Daily Superfoliant protects your skin from environmental aging caused by everyday pollution.

"It is hands down the best thing I’ve ever used! It has activated charcoal, lactic acid, malic acid, and more. What’s unique about this product is that it actually deals with traffic and soot pollution. It pulls the pollutants out, and then leaves a barrier to protect your skin from further environmental aging and damage. I’ve used it for about a month and my skin has never looked or felt better! I’m an esthetician and I can honestly say this has given me the best skin of my life! A new staple in my routine for sure." —j47a10cc0b

You can get it from Ulta for $58.

17. Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Warming Facial Scrub comes with a built-in brush to help clean every single pore on your face.

"It heats up as you scrub it into your skin, which sounds kinda scary, but it feels so good. Plus, it comes with a built-in cleansing brush. My skin feels so much fresher when I finish using it. I totally recommend it for people who have oily teenage skin like me." —haleyt4a1402621 You can get it from Ulta for $9.99.
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"It heats up as you scrub it into your skin, which sounds kinda scary, but it feels so good. Plus, it comes with a built-in cleansing brush. My skin feels so much fresher when I finish using it. I totally recommend it for people who have oily teenage skin like me." —haleyt4a1402621

You can get it from Ulta for $9.99.

18. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask is expensive, but it will give you "the clearest skin of your life."

"It works wonders for my face. I use it three times a week and I now have the clearest skin of my life! It’s a little bit pricey, but I feel the price is definitely worth the results!" —kathleenverniceh

You can get it from Ulta for $58.

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19. Lush's Coalface Facial Cleanser will rid your face of breakouts and acne just like magic.

"CoalFace from Lush is life. It works for everyone, from normal to oily skin. My blackheads were completely erased after using it for a week. I LOVE IT." —Eno1021

"I've had mild, but very stubborn acne on my cheeks and chin for years, and Coalface is what finally cleared it up." —Emily James

Get it from Lush for $14.95.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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