Activated Charcoal soap is the new black—well, it is black, and classy looking. Like a little black dress. I like to think of it as health-conscious-urban with an herbal vibe. Urban herbal. It’s all natural, made with tea tree oil and lavender. Activated charcoal is believed to be a detoxifier and it supposedly relieves acne, according to some who use it. I label it as “limited edition,” but it’s usually always available. Made on Long Island with organic olive, coconut, palm oils and shea butter, this soap flies off the shelf in my Brooklyn stockists.