Washing your face with powder sounds a little crazy, right? But it’s actually much more reasonable of a practice than you think. We immediately imagine facial oils and foaming cleansers are the only way to achieve silky, smooth skin. That’s not necessarily the case though. Powder face wash has been on the rise and some of the brands that dominate the more common types of cleansers are also bringing the solid to liquid wash to those who want a little more exfoliation and/or experience a sensitivity to other types of products.

Powder Face Wash

Powder face wash has been popular in Asian for some time. Not surprising that the master’s behind such products as these also started this trend. Where liquids and other cleansers can often contain alcohol and not-so-friendly ingredients, powder washes say no way. These facial cleansers are made of ground minerals, plants and botanical enzymes. They are gentle on the skin, but still incredibly effective.

Powder washes allow you to customize your cleansing experience. The light weight dust can be mixed with a little water for a grittier feel that leads to maximum exfoliation or a lot of water for a standard wash. Either way, you aren’t left with a filmy feeling, but rather a squeaky clean like never before. There are many products on the market, but the 3 below stand up to their ridiculously positive beauty reviews.

Tatcha Polished Rice Powder – Tatcha has had a big year. It’s become a popular brand in the states now that I’ve raved about multiple times. Their powder face wash is just another winner in their collection. Its unique ingredients help prevent breakouts, even skin tones and reduce fine lines, giving you an instantly radiant finish.

NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash – This wash turns into a fizzy facial dream when it comes into contact with water. It’s packed with Rose Hip and vitamin C, and it’s full of rich oils that don’t dry you out after a nice exfoliating sesh. Brighter skin, smoother surface, all-natural ingredients…it doesn’t get any better. Even this Refinery29 editor gushed about his love for the detox wash.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – Another rice-based enzyme exfoliant, this product turns to a milky slurry with just a few drops of water. It contains licorice, green tea, grapefruit and other goodness that alleviates inflammation and brightens skin. It doesn’t have the same texture as some of the other exfoliants, but it gets the job done just as well, if not better!

Powder face cleansers tend to have a higher price tag, but they last longer than regular washes, which weakens the blow nicely. Plus, you can store them longer before the quality and effectiveness starts to deteriorate. Another win for flawless skin.

Have you tried a powder wash? Have one you prefer?  


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