Charcoal Face Mask might is a proven option for your skin problems, the main ingredient—Japanese activated charcoal—does have benefits. First, though, we need to make it clear that the charcoal in question isn’t the stuff you put in your barbecue grill. The charcoal used in our mask is what’s known as activated charcoal. It just means it has been treated to increase its absorbency. Activated charcoal has a spongy structure which makes it more absorbent. It can soak up pore-clogging dirt and excess oil which is then rinsed away with the mask, leaving clearer, cleaner skin. The Japanese activated charcoal first draws bacteria, toxins, chemicals, dirt, oil, and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin. It then absorbs those foreign substances and carries them away when you rinse the charcoal off your face.