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Best powder cleansers of all time: Tatcha, Sand & Sky, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and more

Best powder cleansers of all time: Tatcha, Sand & Sky, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and more

Squeaky clean

Text: Jeway Tan

Editor: Emily Heng


It goes without saying that cleansers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, formulas, and textures. Thanks to the advent of technology within the beauty realm, what was once thought as impossible has now become the ordinary. Think creams that transfigure to foam upon application; buttery balms that eradicate waterproof makeup formulas with ease; and now, this: powder-type cleansers. It is as it sounds — just add a bit of H2O to witness its potent effects. Most options typically contain ingredients such as oats, seeds, and rice bran, grinded finely to miniscule particles so as to give it gentle exfoliating properties. Translation: a versatile cleanser that can be adapted based on your skin needs. Simply add more water to transform it to a creamy and foamy face wash (perfect for when you're experiencing dry, flaky patches) or less water for a grittier texture to rid your skin of dead skin cells. And while travel isn't an option for everyone these days, it is, undoubtedly, an ultra-convenient option when flying is permitted once-more. Be sure to make space for it in your carry-on, we say. We've gathered first-rate options for your perusal, below.