If you have never tried out a powder cleanser, you are missing out on its amazing skincare benefits. Initially, even I didn’t believe they would work until I tried my first one and fell in love.
If soaps and detergents tend to irritate your skin, they are the perfect cleanser alternative for you. I just love how they manage to cleanse my skin and hydrate it well too at the same time.
So over the last 2 years, I have even made my own versions of powder cleanser at home(it was surprisingly easy!). But if you are new to the concept, you may wanna try a readymade option first. Thanks to their popularity and rise of green beauty brands, we now have several options to choose from.
What is a Powder Cleanser Exactly?
Powder cleanser is similar to traditional ubtans used to bathe in ancient days. They made with a blend of oats, pulse and powdered herbs which cleanse skin without stripping away any moisture.
You have to add either water, hydrosol, milk or curd to form a paste which can be massaged on your skin as a cleanser. It is best used in your morning routine when your skin doesn’t need intense cleansing.
However, with more brands in India coming up with foaming powder cleansers, your evening skincare routine will be sorted too.
Hence, I decided to share a list of the 7 brands that make some of the best powder cleansers in India. Some of these are quite affordable if you want to continue using them on a daily basis too.
P.s. If you are into DIYs, check out this easy guide for making your own custom powder cleanser recipe for cheap at home.
Best Powder Cleanser in India
1. Skincare Villa
You just cannot go wrong with a Skincare Villa Powder Cleanser. I have used 4 different variants and love each one them. The owner Sonali is the one who first introduced me to the concept of powder cleanser, and she definitely makes some of the best ones in India.
Skincare Villa offers 7 different variants of powder cleansers to suit different skin types which are super affordable too. You can order them on their Instagram page.
They are available in 25 and 50 grams packaging with an option to choose glass, plastic or pouch packaging.
2. Raw Beauty
If you are looking for organic powder cleanser, look no further than Raw Beauty. They offer 3 different variants-
- Neemoi for oily/acne-prone skin
- Gulaabo for dry to combination skin
- Cool Kid for whiteheads, blackheads and hut flushes.
Each one of these is made with beautiful ingredients like moringa, banana powder, white turmeric, vetiver, mint etc.
I used the Neemoi cleanser last year and think it works quite well for oily skin types.
These retail at Rs. 500 for 75 grams and you can choose either a glass jar or paper pouch.
3. Greenie Mill
Greenie Mill is one of the most affordable clean beauty brands in India and they recently launched added the Avaram Senna and Moringa foaming powder cleanser to their cleansers range.
They also have a regular powder cleanser called Vitamin C Buffing grains with Ascorbic Acid which could work well as brightening face mask cum cleanser.
Both are sold in paper pouches which you can order from their official website
4. Blended Botanica
Blended Botanica was the first brand to introduce a foaming powder cleanser in India which made it an instant hit. Despite being priced higher than most powder cleanser, it is a best seller since it loved by people who like their cleansers to foam.
Rich in antioxidants, the Blended Botanica Wild Foaming Powder Cleanser can be used even in your evening skincare routine(due to its foaming nature) and is suitable for all skin types.
5. Kalya Shastra
Kalya Shastra’s powder cleansers remind me of the ancient Indian tradition of using ubtans to cleanse our skin. They have even given them Sanskrit names like Anantam, Sukhshma and Haridra.
These powder cleansers are made with various powdered herbs and fruit extracts and will be great for people with tanned skin.
Kalya Shastra offers are 4 variants-
- Guara– for cleansing face and body
- Sukshma– for sensitive skin and babies
- Anantam- For soothing, brightening and removing tan
- Haridra- for exfoliating and clarifying skin
These are sold in aluminium tins and paper pouches as well. Grab them from their website.
6. Earth Rhythm (Soapworks India)
If you want exfoliating powder cleansers that foam without any plastic-free packaging, look no further then Earth Rhythm Cleansing Buffs. They have 8 different variants and most of them should work well for all skin types.
These foaming powder cleansers are sold in glass jars and also come along with a coconut bowl, scoop and a tiny brush to apply it on your skin.
You can buy them on Amazon
7. Kama Ayurveda
Kama Ayurveda’s Mridul Face Cleanser has been around for ages but often goes unnoticed. It is a blend of herbs and pulses which helps cleanse your face without any soap.
They have colloidal oats as a key ingredient which has some amazing skin-soothing properties. It falls in the luxury bracket but if it fits your budget, keep it in consideration. It is suitable for all skin types.
Grab it on Amazon
What’s your favourite powder cleanser? Do share your experience in the comments below.
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