The Black List: Liquid Black Buys And Deep Dark Beauty Secrets

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Liquid black is the new black. From high-shine features on our Sabrina Capri and Rialto Bodysuit, to the dark-tinged drinks suddenly sipped around town, black is surely the color for summer.

We already know what makes our liquid black collection special, but what is the magic behind those bottled black elixirs? Many are known to have detoxifying qualities that cleanse the body from the inside out, thanks to ingredients like activated charcoal and palm ash.

To take this shadowy trend from activewear to a DIY home spa, here are a few products we tested:

 

Pressed Juicery Black Lemonade

Activated charcoal, lemon, lavender and honey give this juice a refreshing twist. While the benefits are not yet proven, many believe the charcoal helps absorb toxins and purify your insides to make a great hangover helper. Don’t be scared by the intense inky color–it won’t turn your mouth black. Fun fact: charcoal is actually found in some whitening toothpastes!

 

boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask

The deep cleansing properties of activated charcoal aren’t limited to digestion–it benefits skin too. A number of boscia products feature this ingredient, but the mask is one of our favorites. Place one of these on before bed for a clarifying, hydrating treatment to set your complexion up for overnight renewal.

 

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Body Wash

Your face isn’t the only thing that needs some TLC. The African black soap beauty secret is far from new, but this liquid version combines palm ash, tamarind extract and plantain peels to clear all-over blemishes. The oats, aloe and vitamin E are an added boost for smooth skin.

 

Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Exfoliating Body Sponge

So this one may not be liquid, but the little black sponge will leave your skin glowing. The bamboo charcoal pulls out impurities for an at-home, spa-like exfoliation experience.

 

Have you tried the liquid black trend, either in your wardrobe or beauty regimen? Dish on your favorite pieces and products below.

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