Michael Todd Charcoal detox cleanser

Face and Body April 10, 2014 Naomi

If you have greasy, problematic, acne prone skin then this is the cleanser for you. I get spots at that time of the month, I also have a greasy T zone but I can get dry cheeks and eyes, so I wanted something that was gentle enough to be able to use all over the face.

Michael Todd products are in my opinion just Brilliant! I love the fact that they try to keep it all as organic and natural as possible. No added chemicals or Parabens and only pure ingredients that you are happy to put on your face. I am not a lover of Parabens, I know there is not firm evidence either way to say if they are safe or not, but for me I always lean more towards the organic products instead.

The gel cleanser is as the name suggests full of activated charcoal. At first glance it looks like you are putting grey soapy clay on your face but don’t be put off as it really does work. Charcoal works by bringing grease and impurities to the surface of the skin so they can be eliminated. It also deep down cleanses so it is great for drawing out blackheads and purifying the skin. I found that the cleanser made my skin look so much fresher and brighter after use. I don’t get a huge amount of blackheads but my skin tone does look better.

One of the most well used ingredients in Michael Todd skincare is Aloe and this accounts for the lovely fresh smell that the cleanser has. Aloe is very soothing to the skin and helps calm any redness.

The bottle states that this is not only a cleanser, but also a makeup remover and toner. I found that every scrap of makeup was removed and it left my skin clean but not stripped. It also contains sugar cane and maple to gently exfoliate the skin. It is worth knowing you can use this to remove eye makeup as it has a sulfate free no tears formula!.

The only down side to this cleanser is the fact that currently it is only available in the U.S so us Brits are having to pay quite a bit in postage to ship the products over. I don’t mind this but I am looking forward to the day I can just get it over here.

I love this cleanser, it works well, smells fresh and helps with spots, what’s not to like. If you don’t mind paying for shipping then the Michael Todd website is linked here. Related products that I also love include the Jojoba Charcoal facial scrub, this is another fabulous product for oily skin. This cleanser is so good it made my January favourites post, I  will also link that here if you have not read it.

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  1. Merle Taylor
    April 10th, 2014 9:32 am

    This is what I need for my outbreaks! I will check it out and look into the post about the scrub as well Ni xx

  2. Naomi
    April 10th, 2014 11:49 am

    I am loving all the Michael Todd line, they are amazing!! the acne/greasy skin line is so good.x

  3. Jo Bryan
    April 10th, 2014 12:23 pm

    Hope they arrive in the UK soon, it sounds like a great all round cleanser.

  4. Naomi
    April 10th, 2014 6:14 pm

    I love it,I will be purchasing it again,I have heard they will be coming to the U.k.x

  5. Stephen
    April 10th, 2014 12:27 pm

    I have seen 3 products this morning which all mention charcoal, admittedly it isn’t the first ingredient I think of when it comes to skincare.

  6. Naomi
    April 10th, 2014 6:13 pm

    I was dubious at the start but I have found the products are fabulous,the charcoal really works!

  7. Lauren
    April 11th, 2014 3:08 pm

    I keep seeing Michael Todd products on blogs, and they sound amazing! Great review! xoxo

  8. Naomi
    April 17th, 2014 7:39 am

    Thanks Lauren.x

  9. Shane
    September 8th, 2014 7:35 am

    Hey! You do have a great review for this product. I am an avid fan of Michael Todd. I’ve been using his jojoba facial scrub. I have not tried this Charcoal Detox and I am planning to purchase one next days to come when I have free time. Thanks for posting this one, Naomi, I will try it myself. Good day to you ^_^

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