Now Offering: Detox Charcoal Facial



Unless you happen to live in a cave with no access to social media, you probably know that charcoal masks are all the rage in the world of skincare right now. And you probably know that there is a ton of debate over whether or not charcoal masks actually work.

First, let's settle the debate.

One common myth about charcoal masks is that they are painful. This is because many of the DIY charcoal masks you can buy in stores harden to a tar-like consistency and are then pulled off the skin. At A Razored Edge, we use a food-grade activated charcoal mask that does not harden-- the mask is easily removed with a hot towel. In other words, this mask doesn't hurt when we take it off... it actually feels delightful!

Activated charcoal has been used for purification for centuries, but only in recent years has this ingredient found its way into beauty products. When used in a facial mask, charcoal binds to dirt, oil, debris and toxins trapped inside your pores. Since clogged pores make the pores appear bigger, charcoal masks make your pores less visible. However, they do not "shrink" pores (as some manufacturers and beauty experts claim). A 2017 study published on ScienceDirect.com found that activated charcoal has the ability to absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities.

Since oil easily binds to charcoal, our Detox Charcoal Facial is ideal for those with oily and acne-prone skin. It is also recommended for those who want a brighter, more luminous complexion (why do you think many beauty gurus are now touting activated charcoal for whitening teeth?).

Of course, the activated charcoal mask is just one of the many exceptional products that we will use during your Detox Charcoal Facial!

First, we cleanse the skin with a mild botanical-based cleansing cream formulated with oat extract and panthenol, followed by exfoliation with Pharmagel's Enzyme Ex-Cell®, which uses papaya enzymes to gently and effectively remove dead skin cells which dull the complexion.

After exfoliation, the next step is a relaxing massage with an incredible gel containing flavonal-rich ingredients like red clover, green tea, mannetake and reishi mushroom extracts. Your facial massage will then be followed by a charcoal mask and topped off with an ultra-silky full spectrum SPF-35 herbal moisturizer made with botanical extracts of goldenseal, licorice root, white mulberry, echinacea, and sea-lavender.

For a limited time, I will be offering the Detox Charcoal Facial (60 min.) for the special price of $50.

So, if you're ready to experience for yourself the amazing detoxification powers of charcoal that's got everyone in the beauty world buzzing, give us a call at 717-766-4631 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.