Bored of your regular face wash? Here’s a new option to spruce up your cleansing routine: powder cleansers! Women in Japan and Korea have been using these cleansers for the longest time to achieve clearer and more radiant skin.
How do I use a powder cleanser?
It's not as complicated as it sounds. All you have to do is mix the powder with a bit of water, and it will transform into a creamy lather or light foam, with just a touch of customisable grittiness! Use less water if you're looking for a deeper exfoliating experience, and use more water if you're wanting a milder cleanse.
Why should I use a powder cleanser?
1. They're free of preservatives and alcohol
Given the lack of liquid or balm ingredients, powder cleansers usually contain fewer preservatives and alcohol, making them a more gentle and natural cleansing option.
2. You’re in full control of the cleanser’s consistency
A powder cleanser is a great way to combine exfoliating and cleansing in one go, as these DIY cleansers allow you to control the product's consistency. So if you want more exfoliating action, just add less water, and if you're looking for a gentle cleanse, just add more water.
3. They're gentle enough for sensitive skin
The powder in the cleansers are generally fine, smooth particles or plant-based powders (like oat or rice powder) to help cleanse and exfoliate. Anyone with sensitive skin types would benefit from this type of exfoliating cleanser because it is likely more gentler than other abrasive exfoliants with harsh grit or plastic microbeads.
4. They last for a very, very long time
Because they're dry, they're less prone to bacteria or mold growth. This is why unlike your normal cleansers, powder cleansers take a very long time to go bad.
5. They're travel-friendly
These powder cleansers are non-liquid cleansers, making them great for travel and for people on the go. You can just toss them into your bag without fear of a liquid explosion!
Here are some of our all-time favourite powder cleansers:
COSRX is known for their gentle formulas, so it's no surprise that their cleansing powder is all about mild exfoliation and natural ingredients. With a low pH level and calming centella asiatica in its ingredients list, this cleansing powder cleanses with less irritation and protects your skin barrier for healthier and clearer skin.
The SRB (Stabilized Rice Bran) Enzyme Powder Wash is a gentle, low pH powder-to-foam cleanser that features rice bran extract, which naturally clarifies and brightens the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to assist in healing chapped and damaged skin, making this cleanser suitable even for those with eczema and dermatitis.
This is the perfect powder cleanser for acne-prone skin. Powered by green tea powder and papaya enzyme to calm inflammation, improve skin texture, remove impurities such as blackheads, and reduce sebum production for brighter and clearer skin.
Have you tried a cleansing powder before?