Beauty

The Top 5 Detox Essentials
(for Great Skin)

Your whole body benefits from a detox, but your skin really shows it. “A digestive rest can leave your skin clearer and more luminous. The best way to describe it is like seeing a glass of milky water become clear,” says facialist, acupuncturist, traditional Chinese medicine specialist, and founder Annee de Mamiel, whose detoxifying energy treatments at her clinic in London, not to mention her incredible skin-care line, are in constant demand. “So many skin issues can be caused by a poor diet—blemishes, redness, as well as dry, scaly, unhealthy skin. Detoxification is about resting, cleansing, and nourishing yourself from the inside out. It makes sense that every organ benefits from this rest, including the body’s largest organ, the skin.”

We keep these secret weapons for reset—salts, herbs, charcoal, antioxidants, and the famous goop dry brush—in our toolkit during detox for sure, but we deploy them all year long to feel happy, healthy, well, and of course as glowy as possible.

No. 1
charcoal

No. 1
charcoal

Charcoal is powerful. It’s given to ER patients who’ve overdosed or swallowed poison to help remove life-threatening compounds. It’s also the primary component in most water filters for the same reason: It attracts unwanted compounds and carries them out of the body and skin; charcoal is not absorbed by the body. You can consume charcoal in pills, drinks, or even food to assist in a detox (it’s important not to overdo it, however, as charcoal also binds to nutrients that we need and carries them out of the body), or you can use it in skin care, where it’s a highly effective purifier.

  1. Blemish-Soothing Charcoal-


    and-Cacao Face Mask

    Made with bamboo charcoal, rhassoul clay, and frankincense, this truly helps calm breakouts and makes a just-as-amazing spot treatment.

  2. May Lindstrom May Lindstrom
    May Lindstrom
    THE PROBLEM SOLVER
    CORRECTING MASQUE

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  1. Salt-and-Charcoal Bath Soak

    Steep in this gorgeous-smelling blend of activated charcoal, salts, and clay for twenty minutes, then get out, wrap yourself in a towel, and sweat it out under the covers for another twenty—it’s the ultimate detox.

  2. goop Beauty
    G.TOX DETOX 5 SALT BATH SOAK
    goop, $35
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No. 2
antioxidants

No. 2
antioxidants

Antioxidants help protect against the free radical damage that sunlight, stress, and pollution can inflict. (The reason an apple turns brown when you cut it and expose it to the air is oxidation or free radical damage; similarly, dullness, dark spots, premature lines, sagging, and uneven tone in skin can be caused by free radical damage.) We love the brightening, pore-smoothing benefits of malachite, an antioxidant semiprecious stone, as well as vitamin C, the most-studied antioxidant for skin.

  1. Skin Tonic Made with

    Antioxidant Malachite

    You can practically feel your pores tightening when you smooth on this gently exfoliating, skin-transforming treatment. (Do it morning and night.)

  2. goop Beauty G.TOX MALACHITE + AHA PORE REFINING TONIC goop Beauty G.TOX MALACHITE + AHA PORE REFINING TONIC
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    G.TOX MALACHITE + AHA
    PORE REFINING TONIC

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  1. Malachite-and-Vitamin-E

    Antioxidant Serum

    All you need is a few drops to flood skin with antioxidants like malachite and plumping hyaluronic acid—and take a deep, slow breath in as you smooth it on.

  2. INTENSE NURTURE ANTIOXIDANT ELIXIR INTENSE NURTURE ANTIOXIDANT ELIXIR
    de Mamiel
    INTENSE NURTURE
    ANTIOXIDANT ELIXIR

    goop, $148
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  1. Antioxidant
    Vitamin C Powder

    Mix this brilliant powder with water, serum, skin tonic, SPF, or any other step of your routine for noticeably brighter, smoother skin.

  2. True Botanicals VITAMIN C BOOSTER True Botanicals VITAMIN C BOOSTER
    True Botanicals
    VITAMIN C BOOSTER
    goop, $90
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No. 3
HERBS

No. 3
HERBS

Plant extracts and oils have natural—and potent—effects that can support detox. They can work topically on skin or be ingested; our approach at goop is to use every available avenue, so we definitely do it both ways.

  1. Detox Shot with Milk Thistle

    Extract and Antioxidants

    Milk thistle extract and powerful antioxidants support the body’s own detoxification system in this daily supplement you drink like a shot. Mix the powder with water, knock it back, and it works from the inside out for a powerful daily detox with beautiful benefits for your skin.

  2. goop Beauty G.TOX superpowder G.TOX superpowder
    goop Beauty
    G.Tox Detoxifying Superpowder
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  1. Rosemary- and

    Jojoba-Infused Body Oil

    Smooth on this blend of detoxifying botanicals after a bath or a shower—the scent and the way it leaves your skin feeling are just heaven.

  2. The Organic Pharmacy DETOX BODY OIL The Organic Pharmacy DETOX BODY OIL
    The Organic Pharmacy
    DETOX BODY OIL
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No. 4
SALT

No. 4
SALT

Thought for centuries to draw impurities from the body, salt is rich in minerals that can support a detox. It also softens skin like nothing else. Epsom salts come from the actual town of Epsom in the UK and are notably high in magnesium, an essential mineral. Himalayan pink salt comes from ancient deposits high in the Himalayas; we love it in products as well as salt lamps and salt-room yoga studios. Salts from the famous Brittany coast of France come infused with minerals and nutrients from the algae that grows there, and salts from the Dead Sea are similarly packed with beneficial compounds.

  1. Shampoo and Salt Scalp Scrub

    Massaging in this pink whipped shampoo-scrub feels (and smells) incredible, clears away all the gunk to support a healthy scalp, and leaves your hair so soft, it’s kind of a miracle.

  2. goop Beauty G.TOX HIMALAYAN SALT SCALP SCRUB SHAMPOO goop Beauty G.TOX HIMALAYAN SALT SCALP SCRUB SHAMPOO
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    G.TOX HIMALAYAN SALT SCALP


    SCRUB SHAMPOO

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  1. Salt-and-Rose-Hip-Oil
    Body Scrub

    Exfoliating, detoxifying salts are swirled with rich essential oils, like helichrysum and grapefruit, to leave skin buttery-soft and gleamy with moisture.

  2. G.TOX 5 SALT DETOX BODY SCRUB G.TOX 5 SALT DETOX BODY SCRUB
    goop Beauty
    G.TOX 5 SALT DETOX BODY SCRUB
    goop, $40
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No. 5
dry brushing and clay

No. 5
dry brushing and clay

One of the most invigorating and detoxifying things you can do in the morning, dry brushing wakes up your entire being and your skin. Do it first thing for three minutes or so, before jumping into the shower and washing with glacial marine clay to feel a palpable surge of energy (and incredibly soft skin, too).

  1. OG goop Body Brush

    Brush toward your heart to best support the body’s natural detoxification process.

  2. goop Beauty G.TOX ULTIMATE DRY BRUSH goop Beauty G.TOX ULTIMATE DRY BRUSH
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    G.TOX ULTIMATE DRY BRUSH
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  1. Body Wash with Detoxifying Natural Clay

    Glacial marine clay sourced in the Pacific Northwest plus purifying essential oils like helichrysum make this wash a cleansing, skin-softening powerhouse.

  2. G.TOX GLACIAL MARINE CLAY BODY CLEANSER G.TOX GLACIAL MARINE CLAY BODY CLEANSER
    goop Beauty
    G.TOX GLACIAL MARINE CLAY
    BODY CLEANSER

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    Bonus

    Overnight Detox for Everyone

    Exfoliating is about as close to an instant detox as it gets, and this super strong, swipe-on, once-a-week one is a powerhouse. Smooth it onto clean skin right before bed go to sleep—and wake up to glowier, softer skin that stays that way all week. It’s made with glycolic acid (the gold standard alpha hydroxy acid, much loved by dermatologists. It’s the easiest way we know to see a change in your skin, overnight.

  1. Exfoliating Glycolic
    Acid Miracle Peel

    The concentration of glycolic acid is intense—15% is almost in-office treatment level—so use it to detox skin once a week only.

  2. G.TOX GLACIAL MARINE CLAY BODY CLEANSER G.TOX GLACIAL MARINE CLAY BODY CLEANSER
    goop Beauty
    GOOPGLOW 15% GLYCOLIC
    OVERNIGHT GLOW PEEL

    goop, $125/$112 with subscription
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