If you’re looking to switch up your switch up your skincare routine, this one’s for you. While not exactly new, powder cleansers are causing quite a stir in the beauty industry at moment and it’s easy to see why. Forget soapy formulas, these grain-based dehydrated cleansers, promise to have incredible benefits for the skin and are super fun to use! Just add water and wait for beautiful, rejuvenated skin.

Powder cleansers are ideal for those with pre-existing skin conditions that need treating. The granular formula can be customised to your skin’s needs on a daily basis and could totally eliminate the need for a separate exfoliating product — that’s right you could say goodbye to the pain of double cleansing!

powder cleansers

If your skin is feeling particularly delicate you are able to change up your cleansing routine with the versatility of the powder formula. Normal to oily skin can handle harsher exfoliation while dry to sensitive skin types are better suited to a lighter amount. Use just a dash of water for a deeper, more intense facial exfoliation or add a bit more to transform the product into a creamy, foamy lather. A powdered cleanser is typically suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin because of its ability to gently remove impurities and dry cells.

Most powder cleansers also contain rice bran powder which helps provide brightening antioxidants and enzymes for a healthy, glowing appearance. Aside from the remarkable benefits of powder cleansers, there’s no doubt that they’re equally as convenient. Because they don’t contain liquid, you can take them in your carry-on luggage when flying. And thanks to the lack of water, all the active ingredients remain undiluted and are bound to have a little more life expectancy than regular cleansers.

Looking to switch it up but not sure which products to try? Here are 3 top-notch powder cleansers available in SA:

Hey Gorgeous Atlantic Sea Kelp & Brown Rice Cleansing Powder

hey gorgeous powder cleanser

This affordable lime-scented natural cleanser contains brown rice powder for blemish reduction and silky smooth skin. Sea kelp sourced from the Atlantic Ocean boasts incredible vitamins and minerals, and alleviates dryness and irritation of the skin.

The Hey Gorgeous Brown Rice & Sea Kelp Cleansing Powder is available online and at Hey Gorgeous stores and retailers at R190 for 150g.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C

clinique powder cleanserThe non-drying Clinique formula is gentle enough to use every morning for a revitalising skin boost to start your day. The stay-fresh sealed sachets ensure freshness of active ingredients until ready to use. Each pack contains a 28-day supply of cleanser packaged in individual sachets.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C is available online from Clinique at R445.

3. Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face

Bobbi Brown buffing grains for face

Perfect for all skin types this powder helps to transform your skin into a brighter, glowing canvas. Formulated with Japanese adzuki bean powder, the Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains helps to gently eliminate dry surface patches while encouraging cell turnover for an overall rejuvenated appearance.

The Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face are available online and at Bobbi Brown counters at R880 for 28g.

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