Powder cleansers & why you should use them

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Powder cleansers & why you should use them

Have you ever tried a powder cleanser? I have to admit, of all the different types of cleansers out there, it’s probably the one I’ve thrown into my Priceline basket the least. I always envisioned applying a powder cleanser like throwing fistfuls of flour in your face, so clearly, I never took its ability to cleanse seriously. That is, until now.

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Turns out, powder cleansers have some pretty unique benefits for you and your skin. So strap in beauties, below is everything you need to know about powder cleansers – including why one should definitely score a spot in your skin care regimen

What are powder cleansers?

Powder cleansers are exactly what they sound like: cleansers that come in the form of little granules of powder.

What are the benefits of powder cleansers?

#1 You can customise them to what you need

You are in control of how light or strong a powder cleanser is. Which, in a world of increasingly personalised beauty, is a BIG plus. Depending on how much water you mix in, one powder cleanser can give you a good, strong scrub one day or light exfoliation the next.

#2 They’re good for congested, oily skin

The powder particles in powder cleansers can provide more exfoliation than liquid cleansers. So they’re a great option if you really want to clear up congested skin.

#3 You can pick them up at multiple price points

It’s nice to know that you can score a customisable cleanser without breaking the bank (or breaking it right down if that’s more your style!).

Powder cleansers to try…


LUSH Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser

This powder cleanser can be used on the face and body. The cleanser is made up of cinnamon powder (to stimulate and leave you revived), maize flour and polenta (to gently exfoliate). Oh, and it smells like butter popcorn!

Price: $17.50

Read reviews for LUSH Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser >

Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C

Combine this Clinique powder cleanser with water to activate its purifying and refining effects. It’s formulated with kaloin clay to help absorb oil, dirt and pollutants, salicylic acid to exfoliate and rid the skin of excess oil and dead surface cells and vitamin C to brighten up your complexion. Plus, it’s a non-drying and non-stripping gentle formula.

Price: $57 (for 28 packets)

Read reviews for Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C >

Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face

Formulated with Japanese adzuki bean powder, these grains will help encourage skin cell turnover and tackle dry surface patches. Either add a tiny amount of cleanser or water to the grains, massage gently onto your face and then rinse.

Price: $71

Read reviews for Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face >

BABOR Enzyme Cleanser

This cleansing powder is made up of vitamin C for radiance and subtilisin and lipase to remove dead skin cells. Use a walnut-sized scoop of powder and add water to emulsify.

Price: $75

Available at BABOR

Have you ever used a powder cleanser? What type of cleanser do you use?

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