In the last few years charcoal has taken a leap from being your humble BBQ staple (or from burning your bangers) to becoming a regular on the bathroom shelf due to its skin reviving and cleansing properties.

Helping men in their battle against the blemish is L’Oreal’s Men Expert Pure Charcoal skincare range which features a collection of products specially formulated for men to target blocked pores, spots, roughness, blackheads and excess oil.

How does charcoal benefit the skin?

When charcoal based products are applied to the skin, it draws out the impurities and pollution from your pores - working a little like a magnet! The dirt is attracted to the charcoal, instead of being absorbed into it.

In fact, charcoal can attract up to 100 times its own weight in impurities, so it's no wonder it has become such a sought after ingredient!

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L’Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Range

To banish your blemish blues, give these charcoal-based beauties a go:

L'Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Tissue Mask

Exclusive to Superdrug and made especially for men, this XL sized sheet mask is ideal to use when chilling in the bath or kicking it back on the sofa! It moisturises, mattifies and helps fight excess oil in your skin and gets to work in just 5 minutes. Simply unfold the mask, adjust it to your face and leave it for up 15 minutes to work its magic.

L'Oreal Paris Men Expert L'Oreal Men Expert Charcoal Tissue Mask x1 £3.99 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris Men Expert L'Oreal Men Expert Charcoal Face Wash 100ml £4.99 Buy Now

L'Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Face Wash

If your skin is prone to imperfections such as spots, blackheads, excess oil or marks then this daily face wash will work hard to clear your skin. The jet-black formula, caused by purified charcoal, creates a foamy lather on your skin and digs deep to clear your pores and cleanse your skin.

L'Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Face Scrub

Are your blackheads bothering you? Or do you just want to prevent them from appearing altogether? Then you need to add this face scrub to your daily routine. Gentle enough to use both morning and night but still powerful enough to unleash 2,000 natural particles per use! This is your secret-weapon for tackling blemishes and blackheads.

L'Oreal Paris Men Expert L'Oreal Men Expert Charcoal Scrub 100ml £4.99 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris Men Expert L'oreal Men Expert Charcoal Clay Mask 50ml £6.99 Buy Now

Men Expert Pure Charcoal Clay Mask

This mask teams powerful purified charcoal with naturally absorbent kaolin clay to create a black clay mask that is specifically design for men who love to look after their complexion. Male skin is generally oilier than women’s, so you’ll need something that specifically targets these issues. Pop the clay mask on your face and leave for 10-minutes and let it get to work tackling oil and stubborn, trapped dirt. Simply wash off with warm water to reveal clearer looking skin!