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by Eugene Markman November 11, 2021 5 min read

Charcoal and Hemp for Skincare: How Effective Is It?

Hemp and charcoal skincare products have been a big trend for quite some time already. It seems like everybody is raving about them, but do they work?

To be honest, these products are no placebos. They are powerful enough to cause a noticeable improvement in your skin when paired with the right ingredients like hyaluronic acid and argan oil. So, here’s everything we know that you should, too, about using charcoal and hemp in your skincare routine.


Hemp for skin

Hemp contains all the nine essential amino acids needed for good skin, which when liberally applied, makes your skin smooth, supple, and radiant. Its abundant vitamin E protects skin from sun damage while the fatty acids help keep the skin hydrated for longer.

For this reason, hemp is often recommended for people experiencing skin problems, including very dry, flaky, or irritated skin conditions.

The high gamma-linolenic acid content in hemp also helps with eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for treating skin rashes and other irritations.

People looking for natural and biodegradable ingredients for their skincare routine can also benefit from the goodness of hemp as it is the most sustainable crop in the world. It is a zero-waste plant, whose every part can be used to attain a better skincare regime. Hemp also requires less water to grow and can be used even after it has dried.


How charcoal works with your skin

As part of a regular skincare routine, charcoal face masks are an increasingly popular beauty treatment. Charcoal masks contain activated charcoal, an ingredient that absorbs toxins and impurities from your skin. When used regularly, charcoal masks can help purify and detoxify skin, making it look clearer and more youthful.

Charcoal masks are most often used to tackle blackheads, but they can also be used to treat other common skin concerns, including acne, oily skin, and dull, uneven skin texture.

Activated charcoal is produced from coconut shells and has been used for centuries to enhance the taste of food. Because of its unique chemical composition, it can help you draw out impurities and excess sebum.

In addition, some of the anti-aging effects of charcoal are perfect for maturing skin. As collagen production slows with age, your skin starts showing signs of aging - more precisely, fine lines and wrinkles. When you apply charcoal to your skin, it interacts with your skin's cellular structure, stimulating its production of collagen, a protein that cushions your skin.


Benefits of using hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is commonly known in skincare circles as "the Fountain of Youth." A natural glycosaminoglycan, HA is a sugar molecule that the body produces. It is a humectant, which means it works by attracting moisture to the skin and retaining it.

HA has several important benefits for the skin. It acts as a barrier against water loss, so your skin stays hydrated and its ability to bind water also makes it an excellent ingredient for water-based formulations.

But that’s not all! Here are some of the most common benefits that nearly every hyaluronic acid user experiences.



Skin cells are constantly exposed to environmental stressors like UV rays, pollution, and stress. These stressors can damage the skin's natural defenses, leading to signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural antioxidant, it acts as a shield against environmental stressors, allowing you to protect your skin's natural defenses.

Hyaluronic acid also plays a role in collagen production, making it the perfect ingredient to combat early signs of aging.



One of the benefits of hyaluronic acid is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps heal the skin and is especially effective when applied topically. So, if you commonly experience skin conditions, such as redness, inflammation, and irritation, HA can help you alleviate the problem.

This is also why hyaluronic acid can be used on wounds. They allow you to speed up the healing process and improve your skin’s health. In fact, the human body requires the presence of HA to repair the outer layers of the skin after an injury or blemish.



Humectants or substances that hold moisture, are an essential part of any good skincare routine. Moisturizing the skin's surface, as well as deep layers, makes skin appear healthier, smoother, and softer. As mentioned before, hyaluronic acid is a humectant. So, one of its primary benefits is that it helps moisturize the skin.

When applied topically, hyaluronic acid can relieve dryness and smooth out the texture, which is especially useful for people with dry skin.



Hyaluronic acid is a potent antioxidant. It acts as a protective shield against environmental stressors, such as pollution, and free radicals to help your skin look younger and more beautiful.


Why face masks work faster than creams

Masks are formulated to saturate the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and refreshed. They work much faster than creams because creams don't allow the skin to absorb the ingredients for as long without interruption.

You are likely to layer your moisturizing cream with additional products in case you are going out. If not, you will definitely be exposing your skin to the impurities around you immediately after applying a cream.

On the other hand, when you apply a mask, you make sure nothing touches your skin during the 10 to 20 minutes of the application. The mask gets to penetrate the ingredients deep into your skin without any external interruption and the skin gets to relax while absorbing all the goodness from the product.

That being said, face masks provide you with temporary relief. Yes, they will repair your skin within minutes and leave it feeling more moisturized and supple. But only creams can give you long-term benefits. So, it is important to use masks as a supplement for your daily moisturizers, not an alternative.


Cannasi Charcoal Hyaluronic Acid + Hemp Extract Rejuvenating Mask

Infused with super moisturizers, such as hyaluronic acid and hemp, the Cannasi charcoal mask strengthens your skin's natural moisture barrier. It is the perfect addition to any skincare routine or as an occasional at-home spa treatment for you.

This hypoallergenic, vegan, all-natural face mask is formulated without gluten, GMO, paraben, petroleum products, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances. With 10,000 mg of natural hemp extract, it allows you to hydrate, soothe, and heal your skin.

The ingredient list for the product has been designed to cleanse your pores, reduce signs of aging, visibly reduce blackheads and improve the elasticity of your skin.

To give you that unique splash of revitalization, the mask also uses the potency of coconut oil, glycerin, argan oil, turmeric, sorbic acid, and aloe. Spa, who?

Try our Charcoal Hyaluronic Acid + Hemp Extract Rejuvenating Mask to gift yourself the best version of your skin!

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Eugene Markman
Eugene Markman

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