The advantages of using facial wash powder, and the best ones to try
Suisai Beauty Clear Powder, $27 for 32 capsules or $14 for 15 capsules
You can’t talk about facial wash powders without mentioning Suisai at least once. This viral beauty product contains two types of enzymes — protease and lipase — to break down impurities and sebum. It can unclog pores, remove blackheads and help with smoothening out skin texture. Each capsule is meant for one use, but some people have split it into two uses.
Sekkisei White Powder Wash, $44
This powder wash contains a blend of botanical extracts, including angelica root, peony root, perilla leaf and coix seed. It also contains highly-moisturising phospholipid polymers that form a protective veil of hydration over the skin.
Orbis Powder Wash +, $25
Free from oil, fragrance and artificial colours, this enzyme cleanser helps remove keratin plugs and sebum without being overly harsh on the skin. The Orbis Powder Wash has two types of enzymes, protease and lipase, to dissolve and get rid of stubborn blackheads and keratin plugs. It also contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and royal jelly extract to moisturise the skin.
Kanebo Refreshing Powder Wash, $45 for 32 capsules
This powder wash from Kanebo contains protease, amino acids and apricot extract to break down grease, get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. It’s packaged in little hexagonal capsules that’s perfect for travel or gym sessions, since it’s lightweight and won’t spill or leave a gloopy mess in your bag.
Fancl Facial Washing Powder, $26
Fancl’s iconic “Washing Powder” was launched all the way back in 1982, pretty much making it the OG of modern day cleansing powders. It’s preservative-free, so make sure to use it up within 60 days after opening. The cleanser contains agar and rice starch to exfoliate and wash away impurities, leaving your skin soft and smooth. For best results, use a foaming net to create a thick lather, then apply it to a damp face.