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I’ve always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the word detox. That does not negate the fact that everything we come in contact with, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, contains impurities that come in contact with our skin, causing dull skin tone, clogged pores, and skin damage.
Under normal circumstances, a one and done session with a cleanser is just not enough, especially when it is not specifically designed to draw impurities. This leaves you with a few choices- double cleansing, which I find to be moderately effective or cleanse with a detoxifying soap.
I got the opportunity to try Ixora Botanic Beauty Detoxifying Charcoal & Clay Soap, a blend of activated charcoal, kaolin clay, and more. Check out the details:
Activated charcoal, not to be confused with the stuff we use on the grill, is known to absorb up to 200 times its weight in toxins. Let’s also be clear about what I mean when I say toxins, in relation to the skin- dirt, dead skin, oil, sebum, pollution, pollen, dust and cigarette smoke. Nevertheless, activated charcoal is great for efficiently cleaning dirty skin.
Kaolin clay is a light weight clay that does a great job sucking up excess oils and sebum on the skin.
Ixora’s Detoxifying Charcoal and Clay Soap is a lightweight cleanser that contains charcoal to draw out impurities, while the clay absorbs excess oil and coconut oil, shea butter and glycerine replenishes moisture. Pair this soap with your favorite cleansing brush in the evening to wash all of the day’s grime down the drain. This soap has a light, creamy, lavender scent and is hydrating enough for my severely dry skin.
I recommend this soap to anyone that spends a lot of time outside or in areas with extreme air pollution.