Activated charcoal boasts numerous beauty benefits for skin by drawing oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores due to its adsorption powers. Throughout the day, toxins from the world around us clog our pores which deteriorates our complexion. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, chemicals, dust and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial masks. Formulating the activated charcoal in a cleanser or mask can pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth.