What’s the deal with charcoal?
Not only is it popular in goth-baiting ice cream flavours — it can also keep your skin looking fresh. Case in point: Clinique For Men’s charcoal face wash,
which leverages the ingredient for its detoxifying properties. Here’s the lowdown: activated charcoal’s negative electric charge attracts positively-charged toxins and chemicals to bind to its surface. This is why it’s sometimes used as a treatment for poisons. In the case of Clinique’s product, this scientific magic helps to remove the dirt and oils that can clog pores.