The Charcoal Challenge- 30 Days to Clearer Skin


30 days to clearer skin! Are you up for the challenge? The Charcoal Challenge lasts 4 weeks and utilizes the power of activated charcoal to draw impurities out from the skin, rosewater to tone and balance pH, and soothing ingredients like coconut oil, aloe, geranium and green tea to gently moitsurize and protect against dryness.

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The 30 Day Charcoal Challenge utilizes the following Beautycounter products:

  • Charcoal Bar (required)
  • Charcoal Mask (required)
  • Rosewater Mist (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Nourishing Night Cream or Day Cream (optional, see note below)

If you own a moisturizer that works well for your skin, you may use it IF it is rated between 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep Database, an amazing go-to resource for testing your products’ safety. 

When you order the products, simply send me a picture of your moisturizer and its rating on the EWG’s Skindeep Database.

To my current clients and members, if you already have the charcoal bar and mask, or one or the other, you can do the challenge too!

Beauty By Earth Self Tanner && Beautycounter Charcoal Bar + No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask

&& for the month of July, I am including a nutrition PDF filled with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips aimed at gut health + detox to give you the glowing skin you've always wanted!!!

Click  here  to download printable PDF version!

Click here to download printable PDF version!


Charcoal Bar 

As I mentioned in my previous post, Personal Care Products and Hormones- Why I Switched To Safer, the charcoal bar helped get rid of those annoying bumps on the backs of my arms. I use it as a soap bar for my body every time I shower. It also works great as a replacement for shaving cream and keeping razor burn away. Since I have dry skin, I only use the charcoal bar on my face 3 times a week and anytime before I mask.



Charcoal Mask

The charcoal mask has become a staple for me! On days I decide to wear makeup (rare occasion), I mask that evening to pull out impurities and give my skin a good detox. I've noticed the mask has made my pores smaller. As a bonus, it makes a great overnight spot treatment.

This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask deep-cleans and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. 

In an independent consumer study, after two weeks of use*: 

  • 97% said mask refined and smoothed skin.
  • 94% said mask absorbed excess oil.
  • 87% said mask detoxified pores and purified skin.
  • 84% said mask made skin look clearer and more even-toned.

*Results obtained following consumer panel study of 31 women, using product three times a week.



Rosewater Mist

I adore anything rosewater. I love the smell, the way it feels on my face and the amazing mid-day refresher it provides after a sweaty HOTWORX session. Rosewater is amazing for toning and balancing the pH of the skin. It also acts as a double cleanser without adding extra dryness. Sadly, most companies provide low quality rosewater. Beautycounter's rosewater mist and Cocokind's rosewater facial toner are two quality products I trust. 

Benefits of Rosewater for Skin:

  1. Maintains pH balance
  2. Helps fight acne, dermatitis & eczema
  3. Hydrates, revitalizes, and moisturizes
  4. Heals scars, cuts & wounds
  5. Tones + anti-bacterial properties
  6. Strengthens skin cells + regeneratse tissues
  7. Fights aging skin + keep fine lines/wrinkles at bay

Image source:  michaela noelle designs

Nourishing Day Cream or Night Cream

The nourishing line is amazing while the skin is detoxing. I love how gentle it is on my skin.

The nourishing day cream is extra gentle, lightweight, hydrating, quickly absorbed and never greasy. The unscented formula contains a mix of organic coconut oil, safflower oil, and aloe to provide nourishing hydration, plus antioxidant-rich acai to protect against dry skin.

The nourishing night cream is a little more hydrating, including geranium and green tea, two ingredients that protect against dryness. This one is better suited for people who tend to have a bit more dry skin, like myself.

For the challenge, the Beautycounter moisturizer is not required IF your current moisturizer rates between a 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep Database.



I am so excited to launch my first ever 30-Day Charcoal Challenge. The first challenge will take place starting July 1st and go through the entire month of July! To ensure your products arrive on time, try to get them ordered before Monday, otherwise you might end up having to pay extra for priority shipping! Once you either order the products or let me know you want to join the challenge (if you already have all the products), I will send you the full list of AM/PM instructions and recommendations and the Nutrition PDF!

Everyone who participates in the challenge will be entered into a drawing for our BRAND NEW Overnight Resurfacing Peel that is formulated with 15 botanically-derived acids. The overnight, leave on peel improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dark spots without irritation or over-drying. Glycolic, lactic, and malic acids clear away dull surface skin cells, while hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids soothe and nourish to reveal a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.

Men, you're invited to the Charcoal Challenge!

Yes, men, you are included too! If you have any hesitations, check out a recap of the live video below my step dad and I did spur of the moment last month on the charcoal bar and his skin care routine! You might be surprised to find a few special uses for it specific to men, and you might get a laugh, or two or three...!