Powder Exfoliants. What’s the go?

Hello beauties,

Recently I’ve noticed powder exfoliants popping up left, right and centre. I’ve tried quite a few and wanted to share my thoughts on what works, and what’s just fluff.

Let’s start with explaining what powder exfoliants are. As we all know the traditional exfoliants with grains or particles can be quite abrasive on the skin. Most of us are more educated now and go for a gentler options such as chemical exfoliants or the newer powder exfoliants. Powder exfoliants tend to have finer grains, natural and need to be activated with water.


Here’s some of the powder exfoliants I’ve tried and my thoughts on each.

Alpha H Gentle Daily Exfoliant*

The Alpha H Gentle Daily Exfoliant was my first foray into powder exfoliants. Upon my first try I was really impressed with ease of use, how gentle it was and the results. I found that after using it my skin was smoother and not sensitive from the exfoliant. However, the biggest let down about the Alpha H one is the packaging. Not enough product gets out, so its not as effective as it could be. Click here for a full review.

Dermalogica Microfoliant

Onto the next one I tried, the Dermalogica Microfoliant. I didn’t expect anything special or different, but how wrong was I! This is one of Dermalogica’s best sellers, and now I get it. This one smells more like rice than the Alpha H one. The packaging is great, loads of product comes out, however without getting messy. With regular use, I found my skin was smoother and clearer. Click here for a full review.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant*

Moving onto Dermalogica’s latest version of the Microfoliant, their Daily Superfoliant. This newer version is very similar to the original, however uses Charcoal to help fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging. This is different to the other powders as firstly its grey due to the charcoal. Next difference I noticed was that this created the best paste texture out of all the powder exfoliants. Personally I enjoyed this powder exfoliant the most out of all the ones mentioned. I should also mention that this is also the most expensive out of all the powder exfoliants.

June Jacobs Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder

I love that the June Jacobs Exfoliation Powder uses natural brightening ingredients such as; lemon peel, bearberry root, mulberry root and licorice extract to help balance overall skin tone, while tea tree oil and willow bark extract helps absorb oil. This is the most natural option out of all of them. I found that the packaging made it a bit difficult to pour out the powder, however manageable. The powder also had no noticeable scent. I enjoyed using this exfoliant and my skin was smooth without being dry. It’s also the cheapest option and most natural out of all the powder exfoliants.

*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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20 thoughts on “Powder Exfoliants. What’s the go?

  1. I love the Alpha H Gentle Daily Exfoliant!! I use to do it at the start of my shower with a couple drops of Liquid Gold added to the mixture. I than left it on my face until the very end. My skin never looked so good!!


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