6 Facial cleansing powders to try if you have sensitive skin

Facial cleansing powders

Here’s why facial cleansing powders can elevate your skincare game to the next level: they’re incredibly gentle and easy to use. Their super-fine texture makes for the best exfoliation, as they remove impurities, unclog pores and polish the skin without scratching its surface. They work on all skin types and are especially suitable for sensitive acne-prone skin that can’t stand the abrasiveness of regular scrubs. Exfoliating powders can also help control acne, fade acne scars which overall results in a brighter, even-toned, and smoother complexion.

How to use: If you are unfamiliar with facial cleansing powders, it might be a good idea to slowly introduce them to your routine, starting twice a week and increasing their frequency gradually. Mix the recommended quantity (1 tsp generally) with a few drops of water and rub it within the palms to get a creamy (not dripping) consistency. Now gently massage the face in a gentle circular motion. For best results, keep it on for 2 minutes before rinsing off. Though you must allow the product 2-3 weeks to show results, you can feel the skin instantly refreshed after the first use itself.

Ahead are the best cleansing powders to add to cart stat.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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Its’ rice-based powder formula activates on contact with water and releases enzymes that gently removes dead skin. One of the best salicylic acid (BHA) based exfoliants with colloidal oats–it is mild enough to be used every day and effective even when used twice a week. If you have combination skin that flares up quickly, this powder scrub will be a game changer in your skincare routine.

Ras Luxury Oils Polish Up

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Gently exfoliate with AHA lactic acid, rose petal powder, calendula petals and rice bran extracts in this beauty bottle. Its’ regular use makes the skin brighter, softer and allows better absorption of your other skincare range. If you want to try facial acids for the first time, this is a gentle formula to begin with.

DHC Face Wash Powder

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This powder-to-foam facial cleanser from the Japanese cult brand keeps the skin smooth and breakouts at bay. Lavender flower and liquorice root extract soothe while honey leaves the skin feeling hydrated from within. It’s gentle to be used daily on its own or as the second step of the double cleansing ritual.

Brillare Real Rose Face Wash

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Looking to elevate your beauty routine to the green category? Try this vegan face wash, free from chemical synthetics, added water and preservatives. The mild natural scent of roses elevates the sensorial experience, while the vitamins A and C in rose petal powder scrubs away the grime, calms down inflammation, and keeps those early signs of ageing away.

Prakti Priti Polish

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It has rice powder and pomegranate enzyme that brightens and softens the skin’s surface while vetiver roots nourish the cells from within. When mixed with a few drops of water, the white powder turns into a soothing shade of amethyst which is comforting upon application. As a bonus, this ayurvedic product is gluten-free.

L’Occitane Powder-to-Mousse Facial Exfoliator & Mask

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This high-performing exfoliating powder changes into a soft mousse-like texture on contact with water. Exfoliating fruit enzymes and flower acids (AHA) in this hybrid formula remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and eliminate all visible traces of impurities and pollution. For skin that feels comforted, clear and radiant, this is the ideal formulas.

This article first appeared in Vogue


  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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