SAMPLE - '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
Full Description

Sometimes you just need to get sh#% done so the morning routine needs to be quick and snappy. When you are on the fly you need products that can keep up to speed but also they need to keep taking care of your skin and maintain your freaking fabulous status.

It has some pretty cool sciency stuff going on like having a synergistic blend of anionic, non ionic and amphoteric ingredients in so that this black beauty cleans and clears without stripping or drying out your skin. It is also *very* lightly scented with the scent of happiness (Tangerine essential oil), so it is fantastic for sensitive skin.

Add some bromelain-rich pineapple and 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.

Seeing a jet black cleanser for the first time is a little weird but Chirpy Charcoal is here to be your Fonzie. It is a super cool, no fuss, gentle cleanser that just knows how to treat you right.



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.



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 is never a hassle with us :)


  • FREE Australia-wide shipping for orders over $100 and Sample Packs.
  • $5.95 standard shipping for Australian for orders under $100 (plus a little extra for express if you need it).
  • $3.00 untracked* shipping Australia-wide for some very small items (anything under 1.5cm in thickness)
  • 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.

* When you choose "UNTRACKED" shipping  methods this means shipping won't be available 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Just the right amount of clean

I love this, it gives a great clean without drying out my skin. Also smells great!


I do like this cleanser it leaves me feeling refreshed, but I find it doesnt remove makeup well especially masacara which means I end up going through it quite quickly. After a bit of tial and error I have found it works best if you used it on dry akin with just a tiny bit of water on your hands


This product is great for people with sensitive skin. The product is nice and thin and easy to apply to the face.

Chirpy charcoal cleanser

Bought this for my Tween, Teen and myself (mature skin) we all love it. No reactions on our sensitive skin, removed makeup and doesn’t leave skin feeling dry after cleansing. Will repurchase.

LOVING SO FAR - Perfect Cleanser for Blackhead Prone and Combination Skin

I have combination skin in the way that my underneath layers are dry and the surface layers are oily (particularly in my T zone). I love the consistency of the gel because I find that oil cleansers just don't do it for me. I was using the Cloud 9 Cleansing Balm which is great too (I now alternative) but the gel feels like it gets deeper into my pours to help with clearing blackheads away. The gel is light and smooth and doesn't go overly foamy with water - just forms as a lighter lather on the skin, tending to concentrate on dry areas. I use the Kuu Konjac Sponge to wipe away (the RED one) and follow with the Tickle Pink Perfecting Tonic (and moisturiser after).
I would highly recommend this for younger skin types (I'm early - mid 20s) - it's amazing.

Worth the change

I decided to take a leap of faith and changed all my skincare to happy skincare. This cleanser has been brilliant for me. I have had less breakouts and it doesn't dry my skin at all or make it more oily. I'd recommend it if you want an easy everyday cleanser that is free from chemicals.

Giving it a try....

My 21 year old loves this and as she is a student I am still buying her Happy products. She has skin that can get the odd spot, oily T zone, very pale sensitive skin but she uses this alternating with 3 Cheers. After reordering her 3rd lot I am giving it a try myself - will get back when I have tested it out too.

Amazing product!

This cleanser is wonderful for my combination skin. My skin feels clean and fresh after I use it without drying it out. I have been using it for over a year and have no plans to stop. Thank you Happy Skincare!!

Glowing skin

I’m never going back to anything else so please please keep making this amazing product.
My skin use to struggle with breakouts especially at that time of the month. Since I started to using the charcoal cleansing gel, my skin has improved out of sight!!! It feels softer, more hydrated and clean without the right feeling.

Perfect cleanser

I love that this cleanses without causing any irritation, and it smells great too.

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