One look inside your closest department store and you will see activated charcoal in products everywhere… from shampoo to face masks and vitamins to body scrubs. And, for anyone wanting to get that Hollywood smile at not-so-Hollywood price, it is now the newest ingredient in toothpaste to make your pearly whites gleam. (Think Ross from Friends, but maybe not quite that bright.)
This strange, and murky product is not only splashed across shopping isles, but splashed all over your social feeds. Thousands of Australian influencers are getting behind these products, with our home-grown brand Carbon Coco being a massive hit and now a household name.
So what’s so good about activated charcoal, anyway?
Activated charcoal (a.k.a Activated Carbon) is a natural, highly absorbent substance that removes toxins from the body. It was historically used (and sometimes still used) today by doctors to treat different kinds of poisons or overdoses.
This type of charcoal, which is different to the charcoal found on your bbq, is ‘activated’ by being specially treated so it’s as absorbent as possible. There are many types, which can be made from a variety of materials such as coconut shells and bamboo. It is also used to filter water, alleviates bloating and gas and even helps with hangovers… can we get a “hallelujah”?
It will help:
- Detoxify your mouth
- Balance your mouth’s pH levels
- Draw out stubborn stains
- Eliminate discolouration
- Prevent bad breath
Are there disadvantages to this almighty substance?
Activated charcoal is quite a rough material and can damage your enamel if not used correctly or you use the incorrect product. Charcoal sticks to the rough surfaces on your teeth i.e. plaque, removing them while you scrub, so if you already have sensitive teeth, lightly test the toothpaste on one tooth beforehand just to be safe .
Let’s explore some of our reocmmended Activated Charcoal toothpastes. P.S – none of them are tested on animals.
With a whopping 666 000 strong following, Carbon Coco was born right here in Melbourne. But a national reach isn’t the only part of their power. People from around the world are using this tube of natural wonder. If you are still confused, their website explains how these products really work. So get on over, and satisfy your curiosities.
“Our medical grade activated charcoal powder removes toxins, stains, and plaque from your teeth through a process called adsorption, in which activated charcoal binds with these particles and flushes them out of your teeth and mouth
Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal Toothpaste – Dup Pack ($40)
Sky Elizabeth with Carbon Coco:
Megan Hoeneveld with Carbon Coco:
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Do not be fooled by my ridiculous pose – this is not sponsored! …however I will happily accept a kilo of @carboncocoau Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish if I have to 😬🙌🏼 – Trust me when I say this stuff is legit! Anyone who knows me KNOWS I'm a coffee addict – great for my metabolism (apparently) but not so bueno for the chompers. I normally use the charcoal powder each night for 2 weeks to see some serious results, then whenever I need a touch up – or if I'm going to an event – I'll use it for a few nights prior. This photo was with ONE brush the night before…yeah…I know. Amazeballs. – Bought off the Carbon Coco website. #notanad #justtruelove . . . #carboncoco #carboncocoresults #teethwhitening #bbloggersau #ausbeautybabes #instabeautyau #lifestyle #smile #instabeauty #beautyjunkie #beautycommunity #igstyle #perthblog
If you haven’t come across HiSmile already, then you should give them a google and a insta follow. Aussie founders Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic have been blowing this trend out of the water since 2014. And the beauty of it is, you won’t just find activated charcoal products, but teeth whitening kits as well. With celebrity endorsements from huge celebs such as Kyle Jenner, it’s no surprise they made the Forbes 30 Under 30. Putting customers as top priority, their 30 day money back guarantee helps take the risk out of trying activated charcoal products for the first time.
Hi Smile Day and Night Toothpaste ($20)
WARPAINT, is a Winner of Best Teeth Whitening Product in Beauty Week Award in Sweden has been endorsed by many of our fave Aussie girls including Pia Muehlenbeck. Check out the video on their website. The product is made up of:
Five “100% natural ingredients including very fine Medical Grade Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal; Calcium Clay; Organic Sweet Orange Peel; Organic Peppermint; Organic Lemon Myrtle.” Go on, try it for yourself.
Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener ($39.95)
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😘 @piamuehlenbeck 😬😬😬 A genuinely white smile – No Toxins used ❗️ #armedwithwarpaint #itworks 🌴🌿🍃 warpaintco.com . . . . . . . . . #FDAregistered #bestteethwhitener #warpaintwarrior #smile #happy #natural #healthy #allnatural #vegan #gesund #naturalteethwhitener #cleanliving #wellness #teethwhitening #whiterteeth #holistic #warpaint #naturalteethwhitener #crueltyfree #dental #organic #activatedcharcoal #teethwhitener #australia
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@taramuhlenbeck 🤗😘❤️ YES … OMIGOSH … YES … IT WORKS ✔️ #bestteethwhitener #armedwithwarpaint 🌴🌿🍃 warpaintco.com . . . . . . . #FDAregistered #warpaintwarrior #smile #happy #natural #healthy #allnatural #vegan #whiterteeth #gesund #naturalteethwhitener #teethwhitening #whiterteeth #holistic #warpaint #naturalteethwhitener #crueltyfree #dental #organic #activatedcharcoal #australia #activatedcharcoal
Other 100% Aussie products worth your whilte exploring:
My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Cinnamon ($19.95)
Essenzza Natural Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint ($13.95)
Have you tried and tested any of these activated charcoal toothpaste products? Let us know your results in the comments below.