You may have read my review on the Biore Skin Care Facial Foam (Acne Care) which has a nice, lightweight foamy texture that leaves skin refreshed but not stripped; the DETclear Bright & Peel Fruits Enzyme Powder Wash is of a similar ilk — albeit a different form. It’s a foaming powder that you add water to work into a lather, that lifts dirt and dead skin cells to leaves the skin thoroughly cleansed and smooth.
Unlike regular face wash, there is a learning curve with powder; you can’t haphazardly dump it in your palm (or sneeze), or it’ll go flying everywhere. You definitely don’t want to drop the bottle with the cap still open — although its opening is narrow enough to thwart major spillage! What this is great for, though, is skin that is normal to combination, congested, and dull. It contains papaya enzyme (papain), AHA (malic acid), and BHA which are all very effective natural exfoliating agents, helping to loosen and slough off pore-clogging, skin-dulling dead skin cells. It’s thoroughly cleansing and skin-renewing yet non-stripping so a good option for anyone who wants very gentle (yet effective) daily exfoliation that’s non-abrasive.
I prefer to pour the powder (I use about a quarter-sized amount) into dripping wet palm that has a small pool of water in it, then lather it up with a wet foaming net — the wetness prevents the powder from flying off and the foaming net greatly enhances its lather.
I would say that I still prefer cleansing foams over powders simply because they are more convenient, but the Bright & Peel Fruits Enzyme Powder Wash is an excellent choice for a night cleanser and for an exfoliating kind of cleanser. Its powder formula also make its super handy for travelling light (if you decant it into a small Ziplock bag) — just be sure to clearly label it!
You can find the DETclear Bright & Peel Fruits Enzyme Powder Wash at Amazon Japan for ¥709.