Name: Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing BarBeautycounter Charcoal Bar
Overall Rank: 5.0 out of 5.0
Price: $25

Introduction to Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

This is one of Beautycounter’s most popular skin care products and it is also one of my favorites as well.  There are so many great uses for both men and women, which I share later in this review.

The Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar, or many times just called the Charcoal Bar, is made, like all of Beautycounter’s products, with a safety first approach.  Beautycounter doesn’t use any harmful chemicals or ingredients when making their charcoal bar.

The charcoal bar is made with a special type of activated charcoal powder called Binchotan that comes from Japanese Ubame oak.  The other two main ingredients are Witch Hazel and Organic Green Tea Extract, which are much safer choices than compared to many conventional brands that use harmful ingredients like parabens and fragrances that can act as hormone disruptors.

Pros and Cons


  • The Charcoal Bar goes through Beautycounter’s Ingredient Selection Process – no harmful chemicals or ingredients are used.
  • The company has transparency that is unmatched by any other company
  • Created through a rapid heating and cooling process so it has increased adhesion properties and thoroughly cleanses by acting like a magnet to draw out impurities.
  • It leaves me with a smooth and clean complexion without drying up my skin
  • Great for getting rid of acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
  • Can hold up to 100 times it’s weight in impurities
  • Manly enough for Men – My husband uses it on a weekly basis
  • Marketed by Women and Men who actively use the products
  • Comes with Beautycounter’s 60 – Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Return Policy


  • not sold in department stores
  • When compared to other Charcoal Bars, the Beautycounter Charcoal Bar is priced much higher ( I am of course more than happy to pay for that, knowing I am not being exposed to harmful chemicals and ingredients)

Who is Beautycounter Charcoal Bar for?Beautycounter Charcoal Bar is for Everyone

In one word.  Everyone.  I don’t just say that to sound good, but it is true.  Because Beautycounter doesn’t use harmful chemicals or ingredients to make their charcoal bar, and because they use mild surfactants that are much gentler on the skin, the charcoal bar can be used by women, men, and teens.  When it comes to infants and toddlers, Beautycounter does have a product line specifically for those ages as well.

Now ladies, I know what you are thinking, “Will my husband really use this too?”

My husband is not the type of man that normally uses skin care.  He is what I would consider to be a man’s man.  He played sports growing up and in high school and college, he was in Infantry in the Marine Corps, he has been a rescue scuba diver, and he used to rock climb 300 foot cliffs, yet he uses the charcoal bar 2-3 times a week.

He said the reason he uses it so much is that not only does it make his skin feel super clean, but he has noticed his blackheads are going away, and his face looks smoother as well.

So that is why when I say for everyone…I really mean it! 🙂

Tips for Using the Beautycounter Charcoal Bar

Although the charcoal bar itself is about $28, I am able to make it last about 6-9 months.  And that is with my husband and I using the charcoal bar 2-3 times a week.

The way I make it last so long is a little technique a good friend of mine taught me, and I will share it with you now.  So what I do when I first get the charcoal bar, is that I put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.  This warms it up, just enough, where I am able to cut it up in fours, with my chef’s knife.

This little trick allows it to last, usually on the longer end of 9 months or so.

Don’t think of the Charcoal Bar as just a face cleanser either.  And this may be TMI, but I am just trying to be very real and transparent here.  I have had great difficulty in the past, finding a deodorant that works well, and lasts throughout the entire day.  Sometimes I will find one that works, then my body gets used to it I guess, and about 2-3 months later, it doesn’t work anymore for me, forcing me to make yet another switch in deodorants.

That isn’t the case anymore.  I now use the charcoal bar everyday on my arm pits.  I also use it on days that I know I will be outside the entire day, and I use it all over my body, after I have had a really, really good workout.  The charcoal bar works so well, that I tested it out on a day where I was out in the heat all day and I didn’t apply deodorant…but what I did do that morning, was wash my armpits with the Beautycounter Charcoal Bar, and I went the whole entire day, out in the sun, and stayed fresh.

The Beautycounter Charcaol Bar is literally one of my favorites from the Beautcounter line, hands down! 🙂

Customer Service and GuaranteesBeautycounter 60 Day Money Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Beautycounter is so confident that you will fall in love with their skine care and beauty products, that they offer a 60 – Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Return Policy.  And they go above and beyond by providing a Pre-Paid Return Label as well.

Their customer support center has what I call, “actually reachable” times that they are open for you to call in: Monday through Friday from 7:00AM – 6:00PM PST.  I say “actually reachable” because most other customer support centers are only open from 9am-5pm, the exact time most people need to be at work, which makes it extremely difficult to get the help you may need.  They also have email support 24/7, with a response rate I have seen in as fast as 48 hours, during a normal business week.

In regards to customer support, you can also get in touch with one of Beautcounter’s Beauty Consultants who can answer any questions you may have and can guide you on what skin care and beauty products would be better for your skin type.

I am happy and proud to say that after three months of being a customer myself, and on learning about Beautycounter’s mission, I am one of those Beautycounter beauty consultants and I would love to hear from you.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at or you can request to join my very informative, educational, active, and engaging group on Facebook called Beautycounter: The Truth Behind Beauty.

Oh, and a big benefit about of being a part of the group is that you can take part in the special discounts and free giveaways I do, just for answering some questions that I often post! 🙂 I also offer a free beauty consultation over the phone for anyone who is a member of the group.

My Overall Thoughts on the Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

There are very few products that leave my skin feeling this clean and smooth without any of the dryness that is usually associated with it.  Also, for me to be able to use it not just for my face but also for my armpits and helping me to stay fresh all day long is a big win…oh and the fact that my husband uses and loves it too, is just icing to the cake.

I am sure you can see why I personally love the Beautycounter Charcoal Bar, but if that weren’t enough, it is also because I know that I am using a skin care product that doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals or ingredients either.

For these reasons above, the Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar gets Balancing Point’s Seal of Approval.

If you would like to get the Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar for you and your family or if you would like to explore other safer skin care and beauty product options, then click here now, to browse Beautycounter’s Catalog.


Name: Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Overall Rank: 4.9 out of 5.0
Price: $25


Also, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below, email me at, or you can request to join my Facebook group. (Link above) I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.


To Beauty Inside & Out,

Mandy Cancino

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