Active Charcoal. To make activated charcoal, coconut shells are super-heated until all that is left is pure carbon. each charcoal speck is a super spnge, trapping and soaking up virtually all impurities that pass through it. We pair this dirt magnet with natural mineral powders that heat on contact to open up your pores and natural cleansers to zap excess oil, make-up and other stuff that's got to go. Our Hot Pore Cleansing Scrub contains natural mineral powders that heat up temporarily. The gentle heating sensation helps to open your pores for a deeper cleansing treatment. Excess oil, make-up and other impurities are swept away by active charcoal and jojoba wax scrubbing beads. Salicyclic acid and retinol remove dead skin cells and help to smooth skin texture.