California Charcoal

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California Charcoal is a uniquely designed black colored cream that works in the form of a face mask. It is specially formulated to remove blackheads, cleanse dirty pores and sponge away all of the excess oil that has been unnecessarily accumulating over the skin of your face. This product removes any potential necessity to use various face-wash products and still end up having to use your fingers to constantly keep squeezing away at your face.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of California Charcoal is $19.99 plus $6.99 shipping, for a total price of $26.98.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Fingers or Brush

    Unlike other items out there, one does not need to have handy any special tool to be able to apply this cream. Tools can get misplaced and even break or malfunction. Besides, there is no need to make a product simply look more appealing or attractive than it really is with extra pieces of equipment to go along with it, supposedly increasing its value for money.

    With California Charcoal, you have the option of either using a brush or simply your fingers to apply this cream onto your face. Applying it over one’s face using one’s fingers is perfectly alright and, to be honest, the simplest and most effective, particularly over areas needing that extra bit of dexterity.

  2. How to Apply

    There is no set norm on how to go about applying this cream, but the manufacturers do have their recommendation on how they suggest you go about the application of this product over your face. You can begin by applying it first over your cheeks and jaw areas, then moving over to your chin and forehead. Please cover areas around your eyes and lips very carefully. Do also ensure that the layer applied is thick and not too thin otherwise it might quite easily just tear into shreds while being peeled off of the face.

  3. Allow to Dry

    Simply apply a thick layer of California charcoal to your entire face, leaving out areas densely covered with hair, and allow this layer of paste to then dry naturally over your face. How long it takes to dry over your skin depends on how much you apply and the type of skin you have. However, it should generally take no more than around 30 minutes to an hour to finish drying to a smooth, rubbery textured film over your skin. Then, gently peel it away to reveal your deepest, clean skin.

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  • Secret Ingredients

    The secret behind the unique action of this cream is the formulation comprising of the active ingredients, namely, activated charcoal, Bentonite Clay, Vitamin C, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus extracts. This combination of ingredients is well suited to take care of all of your problems associated with blackheads, exfoliation and the unsightly appearance of pores.

  • Complexion Booster

    Unlike just merely acting as a traditional mask and simply cleaning your skin superficially, this product has been specially formulated to be much more effective. It is well equipped to quite easily get rid of micro-hairs and persistent fuzz across the face, thus, enhancing the brightness of your complexion.


  • Tube Twice as Large as Normal

    If you start using this cream and enjoy the experience, then you might be pleasantly surprised to know that you have much more than otherwise. The manufacturers have decided to double the amount of cream than what you would normally expect to see within such kind of a tube.

  • Complimentary Cleanser

    Once you decide to buy this cream, you might wonder if there’s anything else that can go along with it, such as a post-mask solution. That is certainly a reasonably valid thought, as once you do peel of the mask you might need something to fine-tune the surface of your skin that has just been exposed to a deep clean. Well, with this item, you don’t need to worry about buying anything additional to finish the final touches.

    With this product, you will receive a completely complementary tube of California Charcoal Skin Cleanser that you can feel free to use right after treating your face with the California Charcoal mask. This cleanser will help mop up any loose residual matter that has remained in nooks and crannies along the surface of your skin.

  • `double-offer

    For just a nominal fee added to the price of purchasing a single California Charcoal tube, you can have a second one sent with your shipment, if you so choose to avail of the double-offer.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Peel Upwards

    As such, it doesn’t quite matter how you peel off the mask once it has dried over your face. However, for best results, keeping the process as simple and painless as possible, it is advisable to peel off the mask in an upward direction every time you attempt at removing it off your face.

  2. Squeeze Out Enough

    Like with any face mask, for the mask to be most effective is it important that you use the right amount of cream that suits the exact purpose the mask is designed for. When it comes to California Charcoal, please make sure you take lavish amounts of cream onto your fingers, at least during the start of the process of masking your face.


  • Strictly Away From Children

    It is not recommended to ingest any kind of cream meant for external use, no matter how good it smells or what wonders it might be able to do for you from outside your body. As such, this product is poisonous for human consumption and is certainly not child-safe. If somehow consumed accidentally, please seek medical attention right away without any delay. This is why it is very important to keep this cream well out of the reach of children, especially if below the age of 6 years.

  • Avoid Thick Hair Growth

    Such masks have a rather tight fit on the face due the nature of their action and purpose. Therefore, it will be almost impossible to get the dried up cream off of any material that is stuck to it, including hair. Unfortunately, that means having to avoid areas of the face with hair growth that you feel would make it uncomfortable to peel off the mask after it sticks to your face.

    Ignoring this warning could prove unnecessarily painful, unless of course you have an exceptionally high tolerance for pain.

  • Keep Away From Eyes

    Please don’t let this product come dangerously close to your eyelids or eyes themselves. If it does, then please flush your eyes with copious amounts of cold ( as opposed to tepid ) water, and then immediately consult your physician.

Negative Points

  • Black Shade

    Each tube of California Charcoal is pitch black in color when it comes out and when it dries. Since people commonly tend to associate white or clear substances with cleanliness, and darker substances with dirt, this could be a problem. Some users may feel like they're rubbing dirt on their face, even though this won't actually be the case, which could deter them from using this particular solution on a long-term basis.

  • Could Cause Irritation

    Although the ingredients in this facial cleansing solution won't irritate the skin themselves, there's a chance that you could irritate your skin if you pull your dried mask of California Charcoal off too roughly. After all, by pulling it off, you'll literally be ripping blackheads and perhaps peach fuzz out of your skin, and sometimes it's hard to determine the level of gentleness to use.

Critical Advice

Keeping in mind the fact that pulling your mask off too roughly could cause irritation, be sure to just use the tips of your fingers to do so. You must gently pull it off as opposed to scraping it off with your fingernails or any other beauty tool, as attempting to scrape it off will likely result in residue being left behind, too.

How it's Different from Competitors

There are other facial masks that contain charcoal on the market, but most of these are made in China. Therefore, if you obtain one, you won't know what manufacturing and safety standards have been adhered to throughout the creation process. California Charcoal is actually made in the American state of California, so you can be rest assured that American manufacturing and safety standards have been followed at all times while the solution was being created. The solution is also gluten-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, vegan-friendly, and hasn't been tested on animals, while the same can't be said for all its competitors.

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  • Cleansing Face Washes

    There are many cleansing face washes that people can use to get rid of acne, but with these, you'll have to spend at least a couple of minutes scrubbing your skin. If you use California Charcoal instead, you'll be able to apply it in about a minute, go do something else, remove it in a few seconds and experience the positive effects.

  • Acne Spot Treatments

    Some people with acne issues choose to use acne spot treatment solutions, which involve the application of a creamy solution to each specific pimple. However, if you've got a lot of pimples, this process can be time-consuming, and solutions like these won't help protect the rest of your face against future breakouts or redness.

  • Squeezing Pimples

    There are people out there who think they can just squeeze pimples to get rid of them, and that they don't need to apply any treatments to their skin. Squeezing a pimple will get rid of the juice within, and will remove the pimple for the time being, but you'll be left with a nasty-looking scab in its place. The scab may look even worse than the pimple did!

Save Money

If you don't use California Charcoal, and other at-home skin treatments don't work for you, you might have to start getting professional facials at a spa to reduce your acne. You'll need to have certain financial resources in order to do so, and the professionals may use some of the same ingredients found in California Charcoal, so trying this solution may be worth your while. With it, you'll receive a facial cleansing cream that contains activated charcoal to use after your charcoal mask treatment, if you choose, so you won't need to obtain this type of cream on its own.

Save Time

The alternative of sitting in a spa receiving facial treatments will also take up to hours of your time in a given week, but that won't be so with California Charcoal. Deciding to give it a try will take only a few minutes per day, freeing up the rest of your time for other things you have to or want to do.

Wise Advice

Do not buy California Charcoal online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy California Charcoal online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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Posted: 12 Jan 2019 sarah ginson - (Fredericton, NB)

Not Good

Gets some of the blackheads out but left a lot behind too. I was hoping that this would be my miracle solution but am disappointed. I put some on tonight thinking maybe it would work better since I haven't used anything on my face all week, so I preceded to put it on and it came out clear and greyish, for some reason its not black anymore why, I want my money back, too expensive if its not going to work right.

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Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Melissa Strawser - (Charleston, IL)

Not What I Expected

I gave this product a try, It's not what I expected. It went on nice but taking it off was painful and felt like I was getting a wax job. It pulls the little peach hairs out and be careful not to get on your eyebrows they'll go to. My face was smooth after that. I would not buy this product again unless there's a simple solution to make it go better. Thank You.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2018 Sandra D - (Fort Atkinson, WI)


This product was terrible! It actually hurt to remove and caused great irritation on my face. I had to wash off most of it because I could not take the pain. I do not recommend this product!

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Posted: 10 Dec 2017 Linda - (Kissimmee, FL)

I Have Something to Say!

Wow! Doesn’t anyone have anything to say about the product itself? Has anyone tried it? I would like to read something that is helpful about the product. Does it work? What’s your opinion of the product? Come on people. Who cares about the commercial! Does it work? Is it too good to be true? This was suppose to help me not irritate me, seriously!

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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 Christy - (Los Lunas, NM)

Butt Hurt

Please people, you have got to be the most insensitive, rude, and the only people to think as morbidly as you few are. Nobody is thinking like that except you. You would be the same people to be butt hurt over someone posting a picture of a little new born, baby girl, just in a diaper accusing it of being child abuse. Grow up. And stop living your life to complain! Have a wonderful day. P. S.
I believe it's the most natural name for the product. It would be called China charcoal if it was made in China, then y'all would be saying never buy it, because it was made in China. Remember that one commercial when they had a live bacteria lifting up the toenail and getting all cozy under the mail? Well that was one too disgusting to watch, so what, change your channel. People people people. I honestly can't wait to use it! P. S. S. Please please be considerate to the people that worked very hard to make their product finally ready to sell. It's not their fault that the horrible fires have broken out, and people have perished. This is coming a firefighters wife. Be kind, and don't be so harsh on people that work so hard on a product that is finally on the Market. I guarantee that the name was invented before these awful wild fires.
Happy holidays.

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Posted: 15 Nov 2017 kw - (Holmen, WI)


Truly the most disgusting commercial I've ever seen. Please don't subject us to it anymore!

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Posted: 31 Oct 2017 Janet - (Cleveland, OH)

Nasty Commerical

The commerical is so terrible I change the channel.

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Posted: 22 Oct 2017 Vicky - (Danville, IL)

Poor Taste

Given the loss of life and horrible fires in California, this is very creepy and insensitive- change the name!

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Posted: 31 Dec 2017 Robert

You are a f--king idiot!


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Posted: 08 Oct 2017 Cheryl Jackson - (Buckeye, AZ)

TV Commercial

Can you please your gross commercial off tv!
Don’t no one want to see someone squeezing pus coming out their skin. This commercial is extremely nasty!

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Posted: 31 Oct 2017 Sarah

Where did you go to school? Learn how write a sentence properly.


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Posted: 19 Nov 2017 Lance

U need to reread your comment sarah. Yours isn't exactly proper english. 😘.

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 Christy

People are so judgemental. Be nice, kind, and have some humility during thia short lives of ours. I bet all you people do is judge, point out one bad thing, just to be mean. Nobody has perfect grammer, or English. If we all did, we would all be English majors, and, or editor's for authors. Authors don't even have 100% correct english, or they wouldn't need editors. Come on guys, show some humility, especially to the creators of this great product. I guarantee that the name was already invented before these horrible wild fires.
Happy holidays to everyone.

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