Coconut Charcoal Powder for Skin: Benefits, How to Use

Coconut Charcoal Powder for Skin: Benefits, How to Use

We don’t know about you, but as skin care geeks, we have to admit we get a little excited over hot new ingredients, which is why we’re so jazzed about coconut charcoal powder! While it’s not really all that new, it is hot - which is why in this blog post we’re talking about what coconut charcoal powder is, what it does, coconut charcoal powder benefits for skin, and how to use it!


Ingredient Category: Absorbent

Main Benefit: Coconut charcoal powder can both exfoliate your skin and absorb toxins in it.

Find It In: Prince Charcoal Detox Mask.


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What is Coconut Charcoal Powder?

First of all, let’s chat about what activated charcoal for skin is. To understand activated charcoal, think about getting a new credit card in the mail. You’ve got the card, but in order to make it work you have to call the bank and activate it. Well- that’s kind of how activated charcoal works!

Activated charcoal comes from wood, bamboo, coal, or coconut shells that have been burned at a very high temperature, turning it into powder. That powder is then heated up again to activate it. Once it’s activated, it can absorb toxins (although the process is actually called chemical adsorption). Just like once you’ve activated your credit card, you can go shopping!

The fact that it can now absorb toxins means that it can help protect and enhance the skin in many different ways, as we’ll see below.

Coconut Charcoal Powder Skin Benefits

Once you learn about all the benefits of coconut charcoal powder, you’ll never look at a coconut the same way again! Here are just a few of the benefits of coconut charcoal powder for skin:

  1. Coconut charcoal powder is a great cleanser - Yes, a gentle cleanser will clean your skin very well, but if you want to get it super-duper clean, coconut charcoal powder is a great way to go! You can almost tell how well coconut charcoal powder cleanses the skin just by looking at it--it really gets in there and draws dirt and oil out of the skin!
  2. Coconut charcoal powder exfoliates the skin - Not only does coconut charcoal powder exfoliate the skin, it does so gently so that the skin doesn’t get irritated. This is so important for sensitive or dry skins who just can’t take a harsh exfoliant but still need to get the job done.
  3. Coconut charcoal powder unclogs pores - If you’ve ever owned a magnifying mirror you’re probably aware of just how dirty--OK, flat out filthy--skin can actually get. Coconut charcoal powder dislodges that dirt and oil from the skin, leaving those pores nice and clean!
  4. Coconut charcoal powder minimizes pores - By keeping pores clean and free of dirt and oil, it also helps minimize their appearance. This is especially important for oily skins who are more susceptible to a buildup of excessive oil on the skin.
  5. Coconut charcoal powder smooths the skin - If your skin has a bumpy, uneven texture, coconut charcoal powder could be the trick to smoothing it out! It’s ability to even out skin texture is second to none (but it does it in a very gentle way).
  6. Coconut charcoal powder removes impurities - While we know that coconut charcoal powder is great for unclogging pores , it almost acts like a magnet when it comes to more serious impurities on the skin, pulling out toxins in the skin without irritating it.
  7. Coconut charcoal powder is gentle - As a natural product, coconut charcoal powder is much easier on the skin than other chemical ingredients, making it perfect for sensitive skins or just people who don’t like harsh exfoliants or cleansers.
  8. Coconut charcoal powder feels fabulous - You know that incredible feeling when you get a facial treatment after missing out on seeing your facialist for a while? When you walk out of the spa feeling clean and strangely lighter? That’s what using coconut charcoal powder feels like--like a spa treatment at home!

How to Use Coconut Charcoal Powder

Incorporating coconut charcoal powder into your daily skincare routine is a cinch! Although you can actually buy activated coconut charcoal powder on its own and mix it into a paste, that’s a lot of work! Your best bet is probably to find an existing product with coconut charcoal powder in it and use it as part of your skin care routine.

Here’s how to incorporate coconut charcoal powder into your skincare routine:

Cleanse Your Skin With a Gentle Cleanser

A gentle, non-drying cleanser like our So Clean! vegan facial cleanser is the perfect solution for cleansing skin of dirt and oil. Formulated for all skin types, it’s the perfect start to a comprehensive skin care routine. In addition to cleansing the skin, it also balances its oils and will remove makeup.

Hydrate Your Skin With a Toner

Once you’ve cleansed the skin, it’s a good idea to restore hydration with a refreshing spritz of our Rose and Shine vegan rose water toner. All you need is a few little spritzes to refresh the skin!

Apply a Serum

There’s no such thing as a good skincare routine without a brightening element, which is why we created our Nectar of the C vegan vitamin C serum. With a 10% vitamin C concentration, this serum helps restore a healthy glow to the skin!


No matter what type of skin you have, it’s absolutely crucial to keep it moisturized. Our Crème de la Cream vegan moisturizer is made for all skin types and will not only make sure skin stays hydrated, but will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Use an Eye Cream

If you’ve ever read a Fleur & Bee blog, you know we are lunatics when it comes to eye cream! Since the area around your eyes is super sensitive and very thin, it’s really crucial to make sure you keep it treated properly (when you think about it, it’s where most fine lines and wrinkles start). A good trick is to use your ring finger so you don’t pull too hard on your delicate skin. Trust us when we say you’ll never be sorry you used eye cream!

Use a Detox Mask

A great way to supplement a fabulous skin care routine is with an every-now-and-then detox mask to remove all the excess oil, dirt and impurities that can build up on your skin. Perhaps it won’t surprise you that we included coconut charcoal powder in our incredible Prince Charcoal vegan detox mask! Filled with 28 nourishing actives, it rids the skin of impurities without drying it out (which, if you’ve ever used a detox mask, can be a big problem!). In addition to coconut charcoal powder, it also includes botanicals, antioxidants, and clays that help detox, balance, and nourish your skin.

We hope that clarifies what coconut charcoal powder is and even inspires you to give it a whirl! We think it’ll be a major game changer in your skin care routine!