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Charcoal is the hot new ingredient in beauty products. (WLS)

It's not only for the BBQ anymore! Charcoal is the hot new ingredient in beauty products. Chicago blogger Nicole Townsend to show us the latest in charcoal beauty products.

The trend started back in 2015. The products help those with oily skin, the secret is the charcoal works like a magnet, pulling out the oil in the skin. It also helps balance the skin.

For more information, visit Nicole's website: prettyinthewindycity.com

Here are some of the products on the market:
Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser: The new secret weapon from the Bioré Skincare Experts. Draw out and trap 2x more dirt and impurities than a basic cleanser with this innovative black cleanser that foams white and rinses clean. Infused with Japanese Skin Purifying Technology, Oil-Free, Dermatologist Tested, Gentle enough for everyday use.
Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips: Clean and invigorate your pores with these Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips from Bioré. With the help of natural purifying charcoal, each of the six nose strips will pull out even more dirt that can cause blackheads leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. With the natural charcoal, these strips provide the added benefit of oil absorption to reduce shine.

Lush Coalface Cleansing Charcoal Bar: Coal Face is ideal for those of you who loving washing your faces with a good, old-fashioned bar of soap. Except, there's nothing antiquated about this preservative-free facial cleanser. Inspired by the complexion bar in 'Annie Hall', we created Coal Face for combination to oily faces. Powdered charcoal absorbs excess sebum and acts as a mild exfoliator, while rosewood and sandalwood oils reduce redness and clear up blemishes. Use Coal Face daily for clear, balanced skin.

Curaprox Black is White Toothpaste: Ultra Soft Whitening toothpaste taste LIME Toothpaste with whitening action based Activated Carbon. Used synergistically together to the toothbrush Curaprox 5460 Ultra Soft, it acts to remove in a delicate patina colored teeth. The paste is distinguished from all other toothpastes for the color black as the activated carbon present in the formulation. The whitening power given by the activated carbon is supplemented by a Blue Filter that helps reduce optically yellowing enamel and enhance the whiteness of teeth. Use Use two or three times a day for two months

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask: Nature's complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.

Miss Spa Charcoal-Based Sheet Mask: Help skin take on a new clarity with miss spa Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Facial Mask. Infused with purifying bamboo charcoal extract, this natural mask pampers skin as it locks in the clarifying formula to help absorb pore-clogging impurities. The soothing blend of botanical extracts help balance and calm redness, while vitamin B3 targets dark spots and unevenness to help reveal a more radiant tone. Skin is left looking and feeling brighter, smoother and fresh for a more refined complexion. (SOLD LOCALLY)

Giovanni Purifying Facial Scrub: The scrub contains volcanic ash and activated charcoal work to extract impurities and remove makeup without drying skin. Acai and goji berry help recharge and rejuvenate facial cells. (SOLD LOCALLY AT WHOLE FOODS)
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