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Activated charcoal, the hot new cure-all

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Activated charcoal may not actually cure everything, but it’s currently one of the hottest health and beauty ingredients. Made from heated coconut shells and available as a powder or pill, it binds to toxins and flushes them out.

Here are some trendy uses:

Face wash and skin care products – It sticks to dirt and oil and reduces acne.
Hangover prevention – The jury’s still out on the scientific evidence, but 20-somethings swear by it.
Toothpaste – It can remove surface stains and treat bad breath.
Ice Cream – Feel less guilty indulging in these snapshot-worthy treats, known for their detoxifying qualities.

Megan O’Malley, The Alaska 100

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