'Chirpy' Charcoal Cleansing Gel

Mix the science of micellar cleansing with activated charcoal and you have one cool cleanser that your pores will love. It suits all skin types, it’s oil free, and it’s BRILLIANT if you’re prone to breakouts. Yes - it's black!

  • 100% natural
  • 89% organic
  • Vegan
  • Australian owned and made
  • Not tested on animals

  • Chirpy - the quick, easy, and EFFECTIVE cleanser

    Mornings can be a Hectic (with a capital H) and you just need to have a streamlined routine. You need your freaking fabulous status intact as you step out into the day. And the Chirpy Charcoal Cleansing Gel is your “easy to use in the shower” cleansing phenom.

    It has synergistic blend of anionic, non ionic and amphoteric ingredients. Erm...In English please Aaron??... This simply means it cleans and clears your skin without that dreaded over drying tight feeling.

    We’re into bamboo charcoal big time, and if you haven’t tried it then you should! Bamboo charcoal has the ability to clean deeeeeeeep into your pores. It’s non toxic, has low irritation potential, and is incredibly gentle.

    The list of Chirpy’s special talents is nothing to be sneezed at. There’s so much more to it than just the so-hot-right-now charcoal.

    • Bromelain-rich Pineapple gives you natural AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) for gentle exfoliation
    • Step aside green tea. Purifying White Tea packs in the anti-oxidants and anti-ageing goodness.
    • Activated Bamboo Charcoal absorbs grime, sebum, dirt, toxins and pollutants
    • Non-drying (no icky tight feeling here!)
    • Quick, easy and shower-friendly
    • It suits all skin types, especially very oily skin
    • It’s oil free except for a little spirit uplifting Tangerine essential oil
    • It’s BRILLIANT if you’re prone to breakouts or excessive oiliness
    • And YES, it is black. But it’s not scary Mary and washes off completely without no effort at all.

    If you are wondering, yes Chirpy Charcoal is a cleanser option in the 3 Step Happy System :)

    Water-based cleansers are OK too (actually, MORE than OK!)

    If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know we are in love with oil cleansing. So why did we create a water based cleanser?

    1. You kept asking for one :) And we NEVER like to disappoint you.
    2. Water based cleansers and oil based cleansers can be used together. A water based cleanser finishes off the job beautifully when really stubborn make up is first pre-treated with an oil cleanser.
    3. Water based cleansers work a bit differently to oil based cleansers which makes them suit some skin types better.

    Gentle water based cleansers definitely have a place in the world. So make a space on that shelf of happiness in your bathroom, because Chirpy is a keeper.

    Did you notice that lurvely white bottle? It’s 100% recycled!

    Happy Skincare products in white bottles? Changes are afoot.

    We’ve just switched all of our 100ml bottles over to white, and our 15ml sample bottles too. This is a REALLY exciting change. Not because of the colour, but what the colour represents.

    Our new white bottles are made from 100% post-consumer-recycled PET plastic. Hooray!

    The switch to recycled plastics is another step in our plan to minimise our footprint on this big ol’ Earth of ours. Hope you love this change just as much as we do x

  • Customer Reviews

    Based on 34 reviews
    Chirpy cleansing gel

    I have always struggled with dry sensitive skin. Since using this product my skin has never felt as healthy as it does today. I will definitely be a forever customer.

    Super easy & super effective

    I love this cleanser! It makes my skin feel lovely & clean but does not dry it out. The pump also makes it so easy & quick to use. Perfect for my routine.

    Great for Teenage Skin

    Used with Tickled Pink Perfecting Tonic and Perfectly Happy Light Anti-Oxidant Cream for teenage skin. 3 Step Happy System is a dream!

    Love it

    I will never go back to anything else because this cleanser is purely incredible. Must have in your routine for oily skin!!

    Chirpy Cleanser

    Works well as my face feels clean after washing and yet doesn’t feel tight. CLeanser exudes a mild minty charcoal scent which is refreshing.

    Perfect cleanser

    Perfect cleanser for my 42-year old sensitized, dry but also oily/acne-prone skin! Great to know it's all-natural and non-toxic. Happy Skincare seems to think carefully about its products, its customers, and the environment.


    I love this stuff! I have oily combination break out prone adult acne skin and after trying the sample size I'm in love! I use this in the mornings in combination with the 3 cheers cleansing oil in the evenings and I think this combo works great! This cleanser makes my skin feel clean and fresh without being harsh or drying and in only a few weeks my pores are less defined and I didn't get the normal hormonal breakout Ive had previously. Definitely give this a go.

    Fantastic for adult acne

    I’m 31 and get adult acne this product cleared me up in about 2 months give it take , give it time to work, I had to unite a few more breakouts before it cleared up as it was getting rid off the yucky stuff in my skin, have patience with it and you will see results to

    No more oil slick

    So blown away by this cleanser. I wash with it in the morning under the shower & my sensitive, combination skin loves it. Normally by lunch my face would be greasy and my makeup sliding off my face but now it stays matte. I use the godmother serum no.2 & perfectly happy cream after cleansing & its the perfect base for day. Skin is still hydrated & comfortable. Great for the 2nd cleanse at night after the cleansing oil or balm too. My secret weapon is using the red clay konjac sponge to gently exfoliate & remove cleanser for a perfect cleanse.

    Great cleanser

    This cleanser always makes my face feel really clean and it works well to remove residual makeup. I often use it in conjunction with the cloud 9 cleanser if I need a deep cleanse. It doesn’t make my skin feel dry or tight, or irritate my sensitive skin.

  • Directions

    Apply a small amount to moist hands and gently massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly with water (pay particular attention to your hairline) and pat dry with a soft towel. Follow with your toner/tonic and moisturiser. Works great in the shower too! Use once or twice daily.

  • Ingredients

    100% natural
    89% organic
    Toxin Free

    Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Betaine, Activated Charcoal, Decyl Glucoside, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Ananas Sativus Fruit (Pineapple) Extract, Glycerine*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, P-Anisic Acid, Citrus Reticulata Peel (Tangerine) Oil, Sodium Phytate

    Unlike many online brands, we believe in complete transparency so any ingredients list you find on our website is 100% complete. No secrets here!

    We promise that you will not find ANY these shady characters in a Happy Skincare product:

    • mineral oils
    • parabens
    • petro-chemicals
    • sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)
    • sodium laureth sulphate (SLES)
    • sulphates
    • synthetic fragrances
    • animal derivatives
    • ingredients tested on animals
    • artificial colours
    • aluminium salts
    • bleaches e.g. benzoyl peroxide
    • harsh detergents
    • triethanolamine (TEA)
    • ... and the list goes on!
  • Shipping

    Shipping is never a hassle with us :)


    • FREE Australia-wide shipping for orders over $100 and Sample Packs.
    • $3.00 untracked* shipping Australia-wide for Woohoo 40g tins, Woohoo samples and ECO Minerals samples when purchased individually.
    • $9.90 standard shipping for Australian for orders under $100 (plus a little extra for express if you need it).
    • For international shipping costs, check out our FAQ or use the shipping calculator on the cart page.


    • NEW ZEALAND - $9.90 standard shipping for  orders. Express option available.
    • US, CANADA, UK, IRELAND, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH EAST ASIA - Starting from $13 standard shipping ($18 for larger orders). Express option available.
    • Other countries - $35 (International Express Courier)

    All orders worldwide have tracking numbers so you're never left wondering where your parcel is!*

    Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your order to be dispatched from our warehouse.

    Delivery times may vary - within Australia it's generally 2 - 3 working days for Metro areas. Please select Express to ensure the fastest possible delivery of your order.

    Free shipping doesn't apply to wholesale orders.

    *Tracking isn't available with orders containing only ECO Minerals makeup samples or Woohoo samples because we send these via standard post in envelopes.

  • Returns + Guarantee

    We know that finding the right skincare product is HARD. We believe in our products so much that we are putting them out there for you to judge. And we're putting our money where our mouth is.

    If you're not jumping with joy and telling everyone you know about how amazing your Happy Skincare products are, let us know within 30 days and you'll be able to return it to us for a full refund. Heck, we'll even cover the return shipping!

    In the unlikely event that one of our products doesn't work for you - or you don't like it for any reason at all - you can take comfort in knowing that we will help you out with free returns.

    If you need to organize a refund, the procedure is EASY. Just contact us and we will get the ball rolling.

    Please note that conditions do apply and free returns do not apply to sample sized products. Check our Returns Policy for all the details.


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