The name sure is a doozy. This face wash, however, has been my go to face wash for the past couple of months! I came across it as I was doing my usual browsing at Sephora and noticed a bunch of powder cleansers. This is actually my first and only powder face wash that I have used! Perks include water activating enzymes – to exfoliate, vitamin C – to brighten, and omega fatty acid from coconut and acai oils – to moisturize and nourish.
How it works is that you put approximately a dime size amount in your hand and just add water. The product will start to fizz up and become paste-like. Then, you just apply it to your face.
The directions say to use it 3 times per week. Though, I have pretty rough skin. So, I am able to use it on a daily basis. I sometimes rotate with my more gentle Michael Todd cleanser if my skin feels a little sensitive. For an exfoliator, it is pretty gentle. When applied, it is pretty smooth and does not feel like sand paper – which I had originally thought it would feel like. I do sometimes experience burning when my skin is sensitive from using strong acne products – typically around my nose.
After using it for a few months, I notice a significant difference in my skin. It is generally a lot smoother. I apparently have a lot of as well as a high turnover rate of dead skin cells on my face which contributes to my pores getting clogged. Though, my ginormous pores still get clogged from other factors. This face wash has done its job of cleansing them out every night. I see a reduction in my acne thus far. My family has even pointed out how much smoother my skin looks. In terms of its brightening qualities, I have noticed my scars fading. I couple this face wash with Origins Mega Bright Skin Correcting Serum. I have some deep acne scars so I feel like it can only do so much. However, my complexion is generally more even! I also don’t feel that this cleanser strips away too much oil after washing, which is great for my oily complexion! I just think it’s pretty neat having enzymes nipping away my dead skin cells. :)
The only drawback is the price. At $42 per bottle (at Sephora), it could leave you with a little heartache at the cash register. I personally believe it is worth it since this brand is known to have high quality ingredients. One bottle has also lasted about two months – even with my daily use! So if you use it only 3 times a week, it should last you quite longer.