What Are Powder Exfoliators?

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Are you familiar with facial cleansing and exfoliating powders? They seem to be one of the big trends in skincare, but oddly enough they are not new to the industry. They have been around in Korean skincare regimens for a long time. But they do take some getting used to, same as the oil cleansing method.

How to Use
You can mix the cleansing powder with water or your cleanser, depending on what you prefer.
Some of them stay grainy while others lather into a creamy foam. After you have mixed it with your medium, massage it into your skin and rinse as normal. Once you get used to the new texture, it really isn’t much different from any other cleanser.

Advantages
They are great for customizing your scrub level, depending on how much exfoliation your skin.
They tend to have a very finely milled texture so they have less tendency to cause irritation.
Because it’s dry, the products have fewer ingredients which make them better for sensitive skin.
Because there is no liquid or cream to these products, they are outstanding for travel.

A Few Examples

  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – Haven’t had the chance to try it yet.
  • One Love Organics Brand New Day – Next one my list to try!
  • DHC Face Wash Powder – I’ve tried this one, and for the price point it is pretty effective.
  • Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face – Love this one!
  • Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder – I didn’t get the level of exfoliation that I was looking for.
  • Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder – Haven’t had the chance to try it yet.
  • Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel – Love this one! Transforms into a creamy lather and leaves my skin surprisingly soft.

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