Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. When dirt and oil in your pores comes in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. To help to restore the moisture of the skin we use coconut oil as base for this soap.