Activated Charcoal is one of the best natural pore cleansing ingredients and it’s beneficial for your skin in a few other ways too. Do you want younger looking skin and smaller pores? Of course you do! But seriously though! Who doesn’t want youthful looking skin and teeny-tiny, unclogged, non-existent pores?

Activated Charcoal

By now you know you should keep your pores clean and healthy for younger looking skin, but did you know that your skin will benefit from using activated charcoal?

Just one teaspoon of activated charcoal has a surface area of more than a football field! When you use a skin care product that’s formulated with activated charcoal, that’s some powerful pore-cleansing detoxifying potential for clear, blemish-free skin.

Activated charcoal has been proven to reach deep into your pores to remove toxins + impurities + offers beneficial exfoliation for a smoother, more refined glow.

Why your pores are important?

Pores act as a gateway for the oils (sebum) that your body naturally produces. When your pores aren’t cleaned, you risk infection and blockage, which can cause acne and blackheads.

You can’t get rid of your pores; your body needs them. Some people were born with bigger pores than others, but you can minimize the appearance of your pores by ensuring that you clean them with a well-balanced activated charcoal product, and then follow your cleansing routine with a Medik8 Pore Minimising Tonic $78, Pore Refining Scrub $59 and Balance Moisturiser $98.

Minimizing the Appearance of Pores

While a proper washing routine is essential to minimizing the appearance of pores, there are other steps you can take to prevent pore blockage.

  • Keep your hands away from your face!
  • Use a sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful rays.
  • Skip aggressive exfoliation because it aggravates your pores.
  • Don’t skip the moisturizer! But don’t use too much either

Masking with Activated Charcoal

For an even deeper pore cleansing to remove impurities, you’ll want to use a facial mask like our Activated Charcoal Refining Mask with activated charcoal and BENTONITE CLAY-Helps to reduce shine and congestion to leave the skin soothed and refreshed. Further enriched with antibacterial properties, bentonite helps to minimise blemish-causing bacteria for a clearer complexion.


Koalin absorbs impurities and dirt from the skin to clear congestion. Ideal for deep cleansing and drawing out debris from the complexion. Exceptionally gentle, kaolin is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

Moringa Oleifa Extract

Moringa is often used as a natural cleanser. It draws dirt and impurities to itself so they can be easily cleansed away. Able to form a film over the skin, moringa acts as an ‘urban shield’ to bat away pollution particles before they can create free radicals which can cause premature ageing.

Activated charcoal works like a magnet

It will draw out the impurities in your pores so that they can be washed away. Pay special attention to the skin on your nose, forehead and chin, as this is where pores appear the largest. Caring for your pores with natural activated charcoal products doesn’t mean that they’ll disappear. But by establishing a consistent pore cleansing skin care routine, you can ensure that your pores healthy and clear, giving you a fresh and youthful complexion to share with the world.