Although you don’t think of charcoal as an ingredient for washing your face, it’s actually a great cleansing agent, and it’s present in many cleansers, like this one from L’Oreal.
Charcoal not only provides a deep cleansing while removing excess oil, bacteria, free radicals, and other irritants from skin pores, it does so without stripping natural moisture from dry or sensitive skin.
But there is more to L’Oreal cleaner than just charcoal. It contains a large number of active ingredients that help fight the 5 problems caused by the daily dirt in the city: oily skin, dirt, dryness, dullness and clogged pores.
This facial cleanser specifically formulated for men, removes impurities and excess oil, with the power of charcoal, to achieve a fresh and healthy look.
The black gel turns into a rich white foam that achieves a new cleansing sensation on your skin.
Hydra Energetic Cleanser with Magnetic Charcoal is suitable for all male skin types, but is an ideal choice for men with sensitive skin.
Let’s see if all this they tell us is true by analyzing the ingredients it contains. You’ve got more cleansers discussed in the main article with a Review of the Best Facial Cleansers for Men .
Hydra Energetic Analysis Magnetic Charcoal Daily Cleaner by Loreal Men Expert
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Myristic Acid : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Stearic Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Palmitic Acid : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Potassium Hydroxide : Analyzed in the Decléor Harmonie Calm eye contour .
- Lauric Acid : Analyzed in Vichy Pureté Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel .
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Sorbitol : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Glyceryl Stearate SE : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- PEG-8 : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Ascorbyl Glucoside : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Charcoal Powder : Because toxins and fat adhere to activated charcoal, it is a good deep cleanser and detoxifier. It is totally natural and will not add chemicals to your skin and hair when you use it. It clings to dirt and helps pull it out of pores, making them less visible. This leaves the skin fresh and clean.
- CI 77499 / IronOxides : Analyzed in the Hydra Mag C + eye contour from Vichy Homme .
- Citric Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Linalool : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Mentha Piperita Extract / Peppermint Leaf Extract : Tested in NewPeptin’s Wrinkle Repair anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Methylisothiazolinone: Methylisothiazolinone, or MIT, as it is sometimes known, is a preservative used in cosmetics and beauty products. It is a powerful biocide, or “chemical capable of killing living organisms, usually selectively.” Biocides are a general term that includes antimicrobials, germicides, antibiotics, and antifungals. Ultimately, methylisothiazolinone is used to prevent the growth of a wide variety of bacteria and fungi in cosmetics and beauty products, most often in shampoo. It is only approved for use in rinse formulas and in low concentrations. Although there are many connections between methylisothiazolinone and Alzheimer’s disease, Other research shows that the concentration levels found in cosmetics and beauty products are so low that there is no risk in using products with this preservative. It is a sensitizer and irritant, but is approved for use in rinse products.
- Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract : Tested in Jack Black’s Oil-Control Toner .
- Polyglyceryl-10 : This is basically a polymer (or many) glycerin molecules that have been attached in a way that results in a larger, more hydrating molecule. It is possible to control not only the length of the chain but also the point of attachment of each glycerin (such as holding hands). This results in many interesting properties when binding it to other molecules.
- Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate : It is the ester of myristic acid and Polyglycerin-10, and acts as a conditioning agent, surfactant and emulsifier.
- Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men as Polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate.
- Polyquaternium-4 : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Polyquaternium-51.
- Salicylic Acid : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Tetrasodium EDTA : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Disodium EDTA.
- Parfum / Fragrance .
Hydra Energetic Analysis Summary Magnetic Charcoal Daily Cleaner by Loreal Men Expert
It is another option that uses fatty acids (myristic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and lauric acid) as surfactants (cleaning ingredients), although some of them cause irritation.
These ingredients are high on the list, so dirt won’t be a problem for this cleaner. Then we find a lubricant that also acts as a barrier, so as not to lose moisture.
Vitamin C (in the form of ascorbyl glucoside) is always a good addition to any formulation, although its effects will not be very noticeable, since the cleaner must be rinsed off.
And in the central part of the INCI finally appears powdered charcoal, which is a great cleanser and detoxifier.
Peppermint extract feels cooling and calming, and helps balance fat, but can be sensitizing; so take care of the most sensitive skin.
I like the inclusion of moringa extract, a good antioxidant that also increases collagen synthesis. And Salicylic Acid is a great exfoliator, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory, a great addition to any cleanser.
However, there is an ingredient that I do not like at all, methylisothiazolinone is a preservative that is toxic and irritating, and although the formula is to clarify and does not stay on the skin, I prefer to avoid these problematic ingredients.
It is not a cleaner that you would use due to the inclusion of some unsavory ingredients; I prefer the Nezeni Cosmetics option in the form of micellar water, which avoids harmful ingredients, and has more interesting active ingredients.
Although I recognize that charcoal is a very interesting addition to a men’s cleanser, I prefer that it not include any ingredient that could harm me, and I have this in the micellar water, which reduces the preservatives to the maximum to avoid the combined effect.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.