Unlocking the Secrets of Activated Charcoal: A Game-Changer in Underarm Care

In recent years, the beauty industry has witnessed a surge in the popularity of activated charcoal as a key ingredient in skincare products. Its remarkable ability to draw out impurities and detoxify the skin has made it a favorite among consumers seeking effective solutions for clearer, healthier skin. Which is why we decided to  harness the power of activated charcoal in our initial products at Oxters, Charcoal Grit and Charcoal Smooth. Let's delve into the science behind activated charcoal and its benefits for skin health. 🫧

Activated charcoal is not your ordinary charcoal. It undergoes a process that increases its surface area and makes it highly porous, allowing it to trap toxins and impurities when applied to the skin. This makes it an excellent ingredient for skincare products, especially for areas prone to build-up and clogged pores, such as the underarms. 

Oxters' Charcoal Grit and Charcoal Smooth utilize the detoxifying properties of activated charcoal to effectively cleanse the underarm area. By incorporating this powerhouse ingredient into our formulations, we offers a solution for those looking to maintain optimal underarm health. 💪

But what does the science say about the efficacy of activated charcoal in skincare?

Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of activated charcoal for skin health. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that activated charcoal effectively adsorbs a wide range of substances, making it an ideal ingredient for skincare products designed to cleanse and purify the skin [1]. Additionally, research published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science has shown that activated charcoal can help to remove excess oil and impurities from the skin's surface, leading to clearer, smoother skin [2].

Furthermore, a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center found that activated charcoal may help to alleviate certain skin conditions, such as acne and eczema, by absorbing excess oil and toxins from the skin [3].

With such compelling scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness, it was a no brain for us to include activated charcoal in both our Charcoal Grit and Charcoal Smooth sticks.  

Activated charcoal stands as a testament to nature's ability to provide powerful solutions for skincare. Its detoxifying properties make it an invaluable asset in the quest for healthier underarms. So why not incorporate the benefits of activated charcoal into your underarm care routine today? 👊


  1. American Academy of Dermatology. "Activated charcoal." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 18.2 Pt 1 (1988): 389-391.
  2. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. "Charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices: a literature review." International Journal of Cosmetic Science 42.3 (2020): 235-243.
  3. University of Maryland Medical Center. "Activated charcoal." University of Maryland Medical Center.
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