Spotlight on Charcoal

The wonder ingredient is meant to supercharge your cleanser, dial up the detox power of smoothies and increase the stain removing capabilities of your toothpaste.  Really? Rosie Green investigates.

Charcoal as a new beauty hero appears to be taking the beauty industry (and bathroom cabinets) by storm! Can the dirty, black stuff of barbecues and burnt toast really be the brilliant new skin saviour and toxin purger?  Well yes and no.

In your smoothie? Hmm.  The jury is out on charcoal’s power to internally cleanse and some nutritionists even question if the body needs such help.