Binchotan Charcoal by Morihata
We're fascinated by this ancient purifying agent that is inherently organic, sustainable, and restorative. It's the most important skincare tool to add to your summer beauty and grooming lineup.
Binchotan means "white charcoal" (despite it's rich black color) and is a charcoal that has been produced in the Kishu region of Japan for over 300 years since the Edo period.
It's name can be attributed to the high quality output of its unique production process — burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures for several days (without releasing smoke or harmful odors) and then rapidly cooling them.
The result is a product that can adsorb impurities from water and air, remove toxins from skin, enhance blood circulation, release vital minerals, and much more.
Ultra-fine Binchotan charcoal powder is woven into the fibers of the high performance scrub towel by Morihata that we've featured in our grooming goods parcel.
With a two-toned surface you can choose to massage your skin with the luxurious soft side or gently exfoliate and polish with the slightly more coarse side.
Moreover, you'll maintain healthy, clean, oil-free skin throughout the hot and humid months with the organic removal of sweat, bacteria, and buildup.
The natural antibacterial qualities prevent bacteria growth within the towel and the profound cleansing effects refresh, revitalize, and rival more elaborate and expensive exfoliation methods on the market, despite its simplicity.
Images of the Binchotan charcoal towel by Morihata.