Dr Tony talks on Activated Charcoal in the Levicute Detox Facemask

Hi I’m Dr Tony and I’m a cosmetic chemist and a co-owner of Levicute.

Everyone wants fresh glowing skin don't they?

I’m here to talk to you about Activated Charcoal one of the ingredients in our Detox Facemask.   Everyone wants fresh glowing skin, who wouldn’t? 

Pollution, excess dirt and oil cause skin irritation, discolouring and even premature aging over a prolonged period.

Every day the skin is exposed to a range of environmental factors such as pollution, excess dirt, oil and that type of thing – this actually gets into the pores of the skin.  What that actually does is cause skin irritation, discolouration and even over a pronlonged time  premature aging. 

Impurities cause a bigger pore size

Its these impurities that give rise to a bigger pore size – this is where activated charcoal comes in.

The activated charcoal can draw out and trap these impurities to give rise to a supple, calmer skin with a radiant glow.

– its one of those non-chemical compounds that can draw out and trap those environmental impurities – once these impurities are removed it gives rise to supple, calmer skin that is more healthy and has a radiant glow.

Activated Charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with steam to increase its porosity and absorbance capacity. For example, one gram of activated carbon generally has a surface area of 400 – 1500 m2 (a football field is about 5000 m2). In other words, it has a spongy structure that makes it many more times absorbent. So, when in contact with the skin, Activated Charcoal can soak up excessive oil (sebum) to help cleanse the skin. It also has a protective and detoxifying role by entrapping and removing pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or by capturing heavy metals and toxins absorbed by the body and excreted through sweat. These skin stressors are washed away with Levicuté’s Charcoal Mask, leaving clearer, cleaner and more radiant skin.