by Marion O’Leary
Our Face Cleansing Powder is made from pure plant ingredients, designed to work gently and in synergy with the body’s own healing and regenerative systems. It is well known that eating a nourishing diet free of synthetic additives and rich in fresh plant-based foods will bring your body long-term health and improved vitality. It is only logical that the same applies to the skin – use of natural, compatible, fresh ingredients that promote the skin’s own natural cleansing and restorative processes will lead to healthier, younger-looking skin, more capable of combating the stresses it is exposed to in everyday life.
Face Cleansing Powder is a cleanser like no other – a reservoir of plant-derived ingredients chosen for their ability to deliver nutrients – vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals – whilst at the same time providing gentle cleansing and exfoliation, restoring balance and boosting resilience in the skin.
The nutrients contained in the dried ingredients are activated upon mixing with water, thereby delivering their cleansing, healing, and nourishing properties at maximum potency at the skin surface. We believe this is the best way to obtain the full benefit of the ingredients. It is the antithesis of mainstream bottled cleansers, which are often harshly detergent in action, slowly degrading and losing nutrient value in their watery medium.
We’d like to give you a quick run-down on each of the carefully chosen ingredients in Face Cleansing Powder. It contains 96% certified organic ingredients – clay is the only ingredient that is not certified organic, and cannot be certified because it is not an agricultural product. Although the main known properties of each plant are mentioned below, there are many uncharacterised phytonutrients still undiscovered in all our plant foods. Using plant-derived ingredients delivers hidden nutrients that could never be reproduced in skincare composed of nutrients that have been synthetically manufactured.
Oatmeal – This forms the base component of Face Cleansing Powder. A humble yet highly nutritious food that is also beneficial when applied to the skin. It contains saponins, natural soap-like substances that gently mop up dirt and degrade bacteria, as well as anti-inflammatory mediators – this is why oatmeal baths are a traditional treatment for soothing itchy inflamed skin. In addition it contains anti-oxidants, helps restore moisture balance to the skin, and may also have anti-fungal properties.
Neem powder – Neem is known in India as the ‘village dispensary’, because of its use in Ayurvedic therapies for a wide variety of disorders. Virtually all parts of the neem tree are used, where they may be taken internally or externally, depending on the condition. Our Face Cleansing Powder contains dried neem leaves, which have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory actions as well as extremely potent anti-oxidant properties.
Lemon peel powder – Lemon peel is a natural astringent, bactericide and antiseptic. It contains a number of acids, including citric acid, which aids in lightening the skin, breaking down oils and skin debris, and encouraging skin renewal. It is also rich in anti-oxidants, including vitamin C.
Coconut flour – This is made from the coconut ‘meat’ after extraction of coconut oil. It is highly absorbent and also has fine exfoliating properties. It contains trace minerals, vitamin C and other anti-oxidants.
Rose petals – Dried rose petals retain small amounts of precious rose oil, in addition to other beneficial components not present in the oil. They contain vitamins A , B and C as well as minerals. They are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, mildly astringent and help regulate sebum production.
Green clay – Like all clays, green clay is extremely rich in minerals. Its main function in Face Cleansing Powder is to absorb oils, dirt and other impurities from the deeper layers of the skin, as well as providing gentle exfoliation. When left to dry, clay raises the temperature of the skin, helping to draw out excess sebum and improving circulation.
Tulsi leaf – Also known in India as ‘Holy Basil’, Tulsi is widely used internally in Ayurvedic treatments for a variety of conditions. Rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, as well as iron and zinc, it is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Wheatgrass– Well known as a rich source of chlorophyll, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and anti-oxidants.
How can you expect your skin to change after using Face Cleansing Powder?
The first time you use Face Cleansing Powder, you will notice an improved smoothness and softness to the skin. There will also be an improved general quality to the skin, some might call it ‘freshness’ because the superficial layer of dead cells has been removed, exposing the younger underlying layers of skin. The oil balance of the skin is also likely to improve – excessive dryness should diminish because moisturisers applied onto daily exfoliated skin will be more readily absorbed by underlying cells, whereas excessive oiliness and risk of breakouts will be reduced because clogging debris and excess oil will be gently absorbed and removed.
It is known that air pollution contains particles that can act as free radicals and also promote inflammation, both of which can accelerate ageing of the skin. Because many of us live in environments that contain these particles, regular gentle cleansing combined with application of anti-oxidant – rich skin care products, and eating a healthy, natural diet should help combat these effects.
Below is a selection of the testimonials we have received
about this product:
‘I thought I would let you know that I am exceptionally happy with the Face Powder and Body Exfoliant that I previously ordered. I had never used a powder cleanser before, and at first I thought it a bit ‘messy’; but that was easily resolved by putting the required amount of powder on a small plate and taking it with me in the shower J It is the best cleanser that I have ever used, and the only one that has been able to remove the tiny blackheads on and around my nose. It also leaves my skin very receptive to hydration. ‘ Hollie
‘Your face cleansing powder has really improved the look of my skin – I am not getting break-outs anymore and people are always commenting on how good it looks. I follow with your face oil and it all goes in really easily. I’ll never use anything else. Thanks for such a great product!’ Marie
‘The face cleanser has done wonders for my daughter’s skin, her acne has settled right down and she is obviously thrilled. It is so good to find something for her skin that works so well and is not full of nasties.’ Linda