Exfoliating powder is the new scrub. And you need it


Exfoliating powder is the new scrub. And you need it

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Solenne Kamba | Wednesday August 30th 2017

Exfoliant powder is the new scrub and you need it

There’s nothing like the feeling of deeply cleaned skin and unclogged pores from a day’s worth of pollution, right? But how about getting that feeling without the harshness that comes with it? Sensible skin and acne prone skins can be the first ones to suffer from harsh exfoliants and what seemed to be a good spa-idea, turns into another skin problem. Once more, let’s thank modern technology: exfoliating powders are the best alternative to drying and irritating scrubs. Simply mix the free-flowing powder of your choice with water, and apply the soft emulsion to the skin. You can now get the effects of exfoliating scrubs but better. No harshness. Goodbye redness and hello smooth skin.

The Lux’ life: Dior Hydra Life Time to Glow Ultra Fine Exfoliating Powder



This luxurious powder is the extra boost your skin needed. Activated with water, the sugar extract and lotus seeds will smooth uneven skin texture and polish overall skin appearance for amazing plumpness. Gentle but effective. Best thing? A little goes a long way, so this will last you some time!

The French way or nothing: Galénic Exfoliating Powder

This powder contains micro-grains that exfoliate the skin, smoothes and refines the skin texture, leaving the complexion bright and luminous. Best thing? It’s really affordable.

For your daily needs: Bobby Brown Buffing grains for face


What’s special about this one is that you can use the loose grains and add it to any cleanser to create a custom scrub. This novel exfoliant is made with bean powder and tiny amounts of plant oils for a deep daily cleanse.

Superfood your skin: Dermalogica Daily microfoliant

This rice-based enzyme powder releases Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal. Their unique Skin Brightening Complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation. Active agents derived from Rice Bran and Rice Extract help to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead cells. A super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal will calm mild skin inflammation.

Rice on your face: Tatcha Polished Classic rice enzyme powder

Rice is often used for its scrubbing qualities, but the antioxidants and enzymes in rice may also have skin healing properties. According to TATCHA, Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is “a water-activated enzyme powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Reveals skin’s natural gleam.” It “exfoliates without harsh
abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin” and was “created with conditioning pearl extract for normal skin.”
Formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. Ideal for all skin types.

Your dermatologist at home: Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Powder

This powder was created by crushing argan shells into a fine powder. When rubbed against the skin, this powder acts like a buffer and removes dead skin cells and fine inconsistencies in skin texture. In a way, these crystals create effects similar to microdermabrasion.

Yes, age matters: Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder


The product is appropriate for all skin types, and it is particularly useful for people with mature skin that needs to be revitalized. Made with Pumpkin enzyme, the powder will remove impurities and dead cells from the surface of your skin. It also nourishes your skin with vitamins and other nutrients. Licorices powder lightens the skin and helps to give it a more even tone. A complex of lactic acid, whey protein, and lactose works to promote a balanced skin tone, and it also helps to regenerate new skin after the dead skin cells have been removed. The coconut milk powder also promotes skin cell regeneration, and it is rich in vitamins and protein. Stable vitamin C helps to minimize dark spots, and it enhances the absorption of the other ingredients. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, which means it protects your skin from irregularities associated with age, sun exposure, and various environmental factors.

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