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https://www.cvs.com/blog/beauty-real-time/activated-charcoal

R29's Charcoal Beauty Cheat Sheet

In collaboration with Refinery29

The team at Refinery29 is sharing their favorite charcoal beauty products from CVS. So take note for your next trip down the beauty aisle, ladies — here's what they had to say:

“Activated charcoal is one of those beauty ingredients that we can’t get enough of this month at R29. 
From deep-cleansing masks that reset our skin after heavy Halloween makeup to acne-fighting pore strips 
that target pesky breakouts, charcoal beauty products are a must-have staple in our makeup bag.”

Peach Slices Charcoal Crystal Clarifying Peel Off Mask
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I love using this K-beauty mask to reset my skin after a particularly stressful week. I'll apply and let it dry for a few minutes, then enjoy the most fun part: taking it off.”

— Jen Anderson, Lifestyle Writer

Peach Slices Charcoal Crystal Clarifying Peel Off Mask

Masque Bar Oxygen Bubble Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask
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After just 15 minutes, my face is clean and refreshed, without feeling stripped or dry. 
Not to mention, it also makes for a great impromptu IG Story filter.”

— Emily Mannix, Associate director, Talent Castings and Partnerships

Masque Bar Oxygen Bubble Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask

Garnier Ultra Clean 3-IN-1 Charcoal
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I love products that are multipurpose — and this guy provides not two but three different services. How killer is that?”

— Anissa Richmond, Supervising Producer, Branded Video

Garnier Ultra Clean 3-IN-1 Charcoal

Herbal Essences Detox Black Charcoal Shampoo
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I am always looking for ways to give my hair and scalp a good detox after product overload, and the fact that this one is color safe is an 
additional bonus.”

— Isabella Alesci, Associate Photo Editor

Herbal Essences Detox Black Charcoal Shampoo

Olay Masks Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Stick
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I love the compact size, which makes it an easy grab for any girl on the go. The stick packaging also makes for a way less messy application, which any bathroom sink will appreciate.”

— Lilac Perez, Associate Casting Director

Olay Masks Pore Detox 
Black Charcoal Clay Stick

Yes To Oxygenated Foaming Cleanser
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I love that it makes my skin feel squeaky clean while also clearing up and preventing any low-key breakouts. The built-in brush is an added bonus that I didn't even know I needed.”

— Hannah Bullion, Associate Social Media Editor

Yes To Oxygenated Foaming Cleanser

JOAH Skin Polish Charcoal Wash-Off Mask
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Whenever the season changes, my skin tends
 to freak out a bit. I'll use this clarifying charcoal mask to give my complexion a little extra love, rid my pores of any dirt or bacteria, and gently even out my skin's texture.”

— Carolyn Negri, Associate Project Manager

JOAH Skin Polish Charcoal Wash-Off Mask

Biore Charcoal Micellar Water
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The activated charcoal leaves my pores feeling ultra fresh, gets rid of any and all traces of makeup, and gives me that natural, lit-from-within glow when I'm done.”

— Paulina Canini, Senior Project Manager

Biore Charcoal Micellar Water