It has been centuries since Asia has been using bamboo for multiple purposes. Activated bamboo Charcoal has also been a part of this. The number of functions that bamboo Charcoal has to offer are numerous. So, how does it help in a face wash. It is extremely absorbent. Both regular Charcoal and activated bamboo Charcoal have the same absorption abilities, the difference though is, that the activated Charcoal holds the substance in a much better way than the other. It has millions of pores that are capable of absorbing and holding-in massive amounts of harmful substances clearing your skin off the pollutants and impurities that latch on to it. It, therefore, helps in pulling out excess oil and dirt from the skin and also works on blackheads.