Get caught being naughty this year? Who knew coal is a good thing these days? Well when it comes to your skin coal is the new hot product! Activated charcoal which is created when oxygen is added to regular charcoal, it also can absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities and toxins. So maybe this year you better ask Santa for some coal in your stocking! Since charcoal is good at absorption it makes it good for oily skin type, but with its purifying and balancing effects it can work on all types of skin, even sensitive. Charcoal also has the added benefit of being a natural preservative, so it’s a great addition to most beauty products. When looking into Charcoal beauty products and treatments, remember not all charcoal is the same. Activated charcoal should come from one of the following places as these are known to be the most effective for your skin, bamboo, coal, coconut husks, olive pits, peat and sawdust. If you aren’t sure ask your esthetician about the ingredients in the products you are thinking about buying.