I live in a house filled with teenagers. And, to say that they are obsessed with their skin is putting it mildly. In the quest for the perfect complexion, over the years it feels like we have tried every cream, scrub, lotion, and mask on the market. (We even resorted to prescription Accutane for one of them.)
So, when we find a good thing, we stick with it. And, my teens have been using Michael Todd True Organics products, like the Soniclear facial brush, for almost two years and have been thrilled with the results.
Michael Todd True Organics creates skincare and beauty products that go beyond expectations (for example, the Soniclear and Soniclear Petite aren’t just effective facial cleansing brushes, they are also antibacterial and antimicrobial, unlike others that can harbor blemish-producing bacteria).
Of course, clean skin is important all year long. But, spring and summer produce some unique challenges. In addition to everyday dirt, makeup, and dead skin cells, in spring and summer skin also has to contend with perspiration, sunblock, and even bug spray.
So, in order to stay blemish-free this summer, we turned to… charcoal. Although I can sense your confusion, that is not a misprint!
Michael Todd’s new Charcoal Cleanser is just another example of how the company stays on the cutting edge of what’s new in beauty and skincare. This facial cleanser uses the incredible absorption properties of activated charcoal to gently, yet thoroughly, cleanse skin of pore-clogging surface debris and impurities.
The science behind use of charcoal in beauty products
According to Allure magazine, “The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products… it’ll act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. And the experts say that theory holds water.”
“When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse,” explains cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. In fact, charcoal can absorb a huge amount relative to its molecular weight, so a little bit goes a long way.
How to use charcoal facial cleanser
Michael Todd’s new Charcoal Cleanser is easy to use and comes in a handy pump. Simply pump a bit into your palm and massage into wet skin.
The cleanser is black (and slightly off-putting the first time you use it), but as you generate a bit of lather, it lightens up. It also contains a little lavender oil, so it smells wonderful.
In addition to the charcoal, this cleanser contains proven cleansing ingredients like Tea Tree Oil. You can feel how clean skin is right away. But, it also contains important balancing botanical extracts and soothing Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. So, while pores are deep down clean, skin stays smooth and soft, not dry.
Michael Todd’s Charcoal Cleanser is also made without any parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, or triclosan. In fact, it contains 70% organic ingredients and is even Made in USA.
More beauty essentials from Michael Todd
Michael Todd skincare and beauty products have something of a cult following – and it’s easy to see why. From the Rachel Ray Show to People Style Watch magazine, the line has been generating a lot of buzz. And, celebrity fans (who could literally choose any skincare products they fancy) run the gamut from Lady Gaga to Oprah!
In addition to the new Charcoal Cleanser, Michael Todd True Organics also offers a huge range of organic skincare products from bar soaps, to eye and lip care items, to face misters and pillow sprays, to masks and peels, plus so much more.
To see the entire line, including some of my family’s favorites like the Soniclear and Soniclear Petite, visit Michael Todd True Organics.
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Michael Todd True Organics.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the charcoal facial cleanser from Michael Todd True Organics mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.