One of the main skin conditions Black and Brown women face is hyperpigmentation. I know this not just because I studied health sciences in college but also because my sister and my mother have suffered from it for years.
For those who do not want to undergo expensive clinical treatment, there is a safer and equally effective solution that prioritises your wellbeing : natural coconut shell charcoal.
WHAT EXACTLY IS HYPERPIGMENTATION ?
Melanin is a natural skin pigment found in the body. It is responsible for the color of our skin. But when our body begins to produce excess melanin, it gathers beneath the surface creating darker patches and spots, otherwise known as hyperpigmentation. Overexposure to UV rays, inflammation and hormones are all contributing factors to the overproduction of melanin.
Because women with darker skin tones naturally produce more melanin than those with lighter skin tones, they are more likely to come across hyperpigmentation in their lifetime.
HOW DOES COCONUT SHELL CHARCOAL REDUCE HYPERPIGMENTATION ?
Coconut shell charcoal, is a key ingredient in our Le Masque Coco for its inclusive approach to reduce hyperpigmentation. We believe every woman deserves to feel beautiful and proud of the skin they are born in but many ingredients that aim to tackle hyperpigmentation can also lighten the skin tone altogether.
However, coconut shell charcoal only targets the areas where melanin is overproduced, maintaining the overall skin tone but with an even, flawless finish.
Coconut shell charcoal is sourced from (you guessed it) coconut palms, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids needed for healthy skin. Several forms of coconut can survive off photosynthesis, and as a result, they contain vital enzymes that can bring out natural skin glow and minimize hyperpigmentation. With regular use of coconut shell charcoal, the skin will appear more radiant, even in tone and softer.
Charbon-Plus uses premium natural and organic botanicals from Africa to address skin concerns for women of color. Our Secret Concentrated Formula has a unique texture that feels luxurious on the skin and good for the soul as we harness the power of nature and science for proven results.