9 Charcoal Beauty Products For Beautiful Skin & Hair

9 Charcoal Beauty Products For Beautiful Skin & Hair

If someone told you to use the coal from your barbecue grill on your skin, would you do it? We wouldn't either.

But what if we told you that there are some great beauty products out there that contain activated charcoal powder? Ideal for individuals with oily or acne prone skin, charcoal has been found to remove toxins and bacteria. Although there are a lot of face washes and masks made from charcoal powder, you could also use this unconventional beauty treatment for your hair, body and lips.

If you're willing to go over to the dark side, here are nine charcoal beauty products worth trying:

1. Bioré Self Heating One Minute Masks, $6.49: Sure, it feels kind of weird when the mask heats up on your face, but after wiping it off, your skin will feel so good that you'll forget you were freaked a minute ago.

2. Orange Thyme Coal Lip Balm, $3.50: Orange Thyme is awesome in general, but you should explore the depths of the strangeness and charm of charcoal lip balm.

3. Lush Coalface Cleanser, $13.95: This is perfect for oily skin, especially if you forget to exfoliate -- this face wash does it for you!

4. Freeman Facial Polishing Mask, Charcoal & Black Sugar, $3.99: The mix of charcoal and sugar creates quite the cleansing experience.

5. Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal, $18: We might be putting words into our own mouths, but Konjac sponges are the only sponges we'll be using on our faces moving forward.

6. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo, $8.99: A shampoo that helps you deal with a dry, flaky scalp.

7. Sort Of Coal Kuro Shampoo, $35: Black shampoo? Blashphemy! But really, this could conquer your greasy hair problems.

8. Origins Skin Diver Body Soap, $15: Your body needs some good charcoal love, too.

9. SMOKE Willow Tree Charcoal Eyeliner and Eyeshadow, $4.95: Forget your Kohl liner and get down with the real deal.

Before You Go

Wacky Celebrity Beauty Secrets
Catherine Zeta-Jones(01 of 08)
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To keep 'em shiny, Zeta-Jones reportedly cerveza-s her strands."I do condition my hair with honey and beer," the actress has said, according to the Daily Mail. "I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it's very good for the hair." (credit: Getty)
Snooki(02 of 08)
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The Jersey Shorette once chatted with Conan about one of her beauty "tricks" -- using cat litter (yes, cat litter) as an inexpensive exfoliant. According to The Gloss, when the host asked if Snooks had any concerns about the strong chemicals in the litter, she shrugged: "I haven't broke out at all yet." (credit: AP)
Joan Crawford(03 of 08)
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According to O, The Oprah Magazine, the legendary actress dished on some of her favorite beauty tips in her book "My Way of Life." Her recipe for treating dry hair? A "masque" of mayonaise. (credit: Flickr: classic film scans)
Jessica Simpson(04 of 08)
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Simpson caught a lot of flack for her questionable teeth-cleaning techniques, copping to forgoing regular toothbrushing in favor of mouth wash and a good ol' swipe with whatever she's got on. Like, on her person.As UsWeekly reports, the crooner turned fashion mogul told iheartradio: "Sometimes, I'll use my sweater!" (credit: Getty)
Teri Hatcher(05 of 08)
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According to reports, the actress doesn't just drink wine, she also dips in it.As the Dayton Daily News wrote, Hatcher's been known to dump leftover wine into the tub in order to help soothe her skin."Wine has a natural skin softener and exfoliant in it, and it just makes you feel luxurious," the oenophile said. (credit: Getty Images for Montblanc)
Cindy Crawford(06 of 08)
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To keep her supermodel looks, Crawford reportedly turns to milk. According to the Daily Glow, she mixes a little with water and sprays it on her face throughout the day.
Victoria Beckham(07 of 08)
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According to Elle, Beckham is a fan of the so-called Geisha facial -- a.k.a, the bird poop technique. The New York spa that offers the treatment claims that powdered nightingale droppings are used to help exfoliate the skin. It says it was once the preferred technique of geishas. (credit: Getty)
Heather Locklear(08 of 08)
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Heather Locklear told reporters that she uses "semen" on her face as an anti-aging product. While we don't know if she was being completely serious, we do know that some studies have shown semen to contain antioxidants that smooth skin and reduce wrinkles. Who knew? (credit: Getty Images)
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