No, it is not the same as stuff you scrub off your hands after explosion clean up...
Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum. "Activated charcoal" is similar to common charcoal. Manufacturers make activated charcoal by heating common charcoal in the presence of a gas. This process causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or "pores." These pores help activated charcoal "trap" chemicals.
Activated charcoal is commonly taken by mouth to treat poisonings. It is also used for intestinal gas (flatulence), high cholesterol, hangovers, upset stomach, and bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy.
Activated charcoal is applied to the skin as part of bandages for helping heal wounds.
How does it work? Activated charcoal works by "trapping" chemicals and preventing their absorption.
At Grunt Goat Tactical most of our products are made with Organic Bamboo Activated Charcoal.Charcoal binds to dirt and oil in the skin, bringing them to the surface. This great combination with goat milk and organic oils make our products unique and good for your skin. Try it and see for yourself.