Until recently, charcoal probably made you think of barbecue (or Santa’s naughty list). But this year, you’re going to be hearing much, much more about this jet-black beauty secret. Charcoal sucks up impurities that are embedded deep within your skin—blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin cells, dirt—and it does this faster than any traditional cleanser can. Which, you know, is pretty much why it set the beautyverse a-buzz.

Whether you live in a polluted city, can’t seem to rub out the last of your foundie, or just want to try something new, we’ve rounded up 6 charcoal-infused products guaranteed to clean you right up.

1. April Skin Magic Stone (Black), P699
This best-selling cleansing bar is made with a blend of charcoal and Korean herbal extracts. It works up a surprisingly rich lather, leaving your skin feeling super clean—but never tight.

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2. Dearberry Royal Jelly Charcoal Sheet Mask, P108
This sheet mask contains charcoal powder to draw out sebum buildup and other deep-seated impurities. It’s also infused with royal jelly extract, which gives it all that glorious moisturizing power masks are known for.

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3. Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, P765
This pore-cleansing treatment uses activated charcoal to battle breakouts and minimize large pores, while its collagen improves skin elasticity. Enjoy the feeling—it really bubbles up!

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4. Secret Key Black Out Pore Minimizing Pack, P580
This Korean peel-off mask pulls blackheads right out from your pores. A mix of sugar and rice extract gently exfoliate the skin, while charcoal soaks up unwanted oil and debris.

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5. V&M Naturals Karma Cleanse, P266
This detoxifying soap bar helps fight breakouts by sopping up surplus oil with (you guessed it) activated charcoal. It cleanses the skin two times better than your average non-charcoal cleanser, and the best part is your skin doesn’t feel completely stripped after use.

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6. KOSÉ Men’s Charcoal Wild Scrub Foam Wash, P260
Powered by mineral-rich charcoal, this foam dissolves dead skin cells, lifts away pore-clogging dirt, and draws out aging toxins while you wash. Not just for the guys, this two-in-one product works as both an exfoliant and a cleanser. A truly smooth operator!

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Night at the Dance Hall by Twin Musicom
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