Best Japanese Powder Face Washes

Best Japanese Enzyme Powder Cleansers to Minimize Pores

Powder type facial cleansers have been one of the biggest cosmetics trends in Japan in the past few years, especially the ones that contain enzyme. Enzyme works effectively for removing impurities from the skin and minimizing pores and as you continue using it, you can achieve smooth and clear skin with less visible pores.

If you are concerned with clogged pores, blackheads or excess sebum, powder type enzyme face wash is highly recommended. Even if you have combination or dry skin, it’s recommended to use once a week as a special care to get soft and clear skin. Some of products are made with gentle formula and suitable even for dry, sensitive skin.

Enzyme powder face washes and cleansers are usually packed individually for a single use in order to stabilize the function of the water-activated enzyme, which is also travel-friendly and easy to carry around.

In this article, I’d like to share the list of the best Japanese powder face washes that you may wanna try to achieve smooth and clear skin!

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1. FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder


FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder (ファンケル ディープクリア洗顔パウダー) is a top-selling powder face wash in Japan. It contains enzyme, charcoal and absorbing clay which are highly effective for removing impurities and blackheads out of the pores and gently exfoliate dead skin cells on the skin. As you continue to use the product, it helps your pores to be less visible. The powder has a black colour from charcoal and it forms dense and bouncy foam effortlessly. All FANCL’s skin care products are preservative free and formulated with gentle ingredients that are recommended for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Price: 1,980 yen (30pc) 【Order Online】

2. Suisai Beauty Clear Powder Wash

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Suisai Beauty Clear Powder Wash (スイサイ ビューティクリア パウダーウォッシュN) is an award-winning Japanese powder face wash highly popular both in Japan and overseas. This powder face wash contains two types of enzyme and amino acid cleansing ingredients which actively remove causes of clogged pores such as excess sebum and impurities and leaves the skin clear and smooth. It helps to reduce blackheads and pore visibility without stripping moisture from the skin. It’s recommended for combination skin.

Price: 990 yen (15pc)/1,980 yen (32pc) 【Order Online】

3. Obagi C Powder Wash

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Obagi C Powder Wash (オバジ 酵素洗顔パウダー) is a powder face wash blended with pure vitamin C and two kinds of enzyme. It clears blackheads and pore clogging which cause rough and dull skin. As you continue to use, it reduces the appearance of pores and leads to smooth and clear skin. It contains moisturizing ingredients to protect the skin’s moisture after wash.

Price: 1,980 yen (30pc) 【Order Online】

4. Minon Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder


Minon Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder (ミノン アミノモイスト クリアウォッシュ パウダー) is a skin care brand developed for dry, sensitive skin. As the natural ability to exfoliate dead skin cells tends to decrease due to lack of skin moisture, this face wash helps a turnover of the skin and results smooth and soft skin. It gently removes old skin cells, and impurities and clogging of pores. Unlike most other enzyme powder face wash products, this one comes in a bottle and you can portion by yourself. It’s suggested to use once or twice a week. You can also use it for your body.

Price: 1,650 yen 【Order Online】

5. Cure Special Powder Soap

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Cure Special Powder Soap (キュア スペシャルパウダーソープ) is a powder facial wash that is blended with double enzyme (proteolytic enzyme and lipolytic enzyme) and double mud ingredient (gasol and white clay) and effectively cleans clogged pores. The enzyme decomposes dirt and impurities in pores and mud absorbs them and leads to clear and smooth skin. It also contains moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and ceramide and protect the skin from dryness after cleansing. It’s free of fragrance, colouring and preservative.

Price: 1,760 yen (35pc) 【Order Online】

6. LIFTANA Clear Wash Powder

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LIFTANA Clear Wash Powder (リフターナ クリアウォッシュパウダー) is an enzyme powder face wash blended with black charcoal. Double enzymes (papaine and lipase) decompose and remove dirt, impurities and old skin cells in pores and on the skin surface. It contains black charcoal as sebum absorption ingredients and a scrubbing agent mannan which absorb excess sebum and gently cleanse pores. The powder comes in an individual sachet which features non-slippery film and easy to open even with wet hands.

Price: 1,540 yen (32pc) 【Order Online】

7. Keana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Wash


Keana Nadeshiko is a Japanese skin care series, which focuses on minimizing enlarged pored and moisturizing the skin. It’s best known for the cult-favourite rice-based facial sheet mask. Neana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Wash (重曹スクラブ洗顔パウダー) is a face wash made from baking soda, which cleanses visible pores and leads to smooth-looking skin. Baking soda helps to lift up clogging blackheads and remove them from pores and also soften dead skin cells. It gently removes dead skin cells, dirt, sebum and impurities in pores and leads to smooth and even skin texture. It’s blended with amino acid-based ingredients which lead to moist smooth skin after washing.

Price: 1,320 yen 【Order Online】

Thanks for reading! Which powder face wash do you want to try most? As I mentioned earlier, various powder face wash is available in Japan and you can choose it according to your skin type and condition. I hope this article helps you to find the best powder face wash that suites your skin!

The listed products are commonly sold at drugstores, cosmetics stores and variety shops in Japan, and some of products are also available to shop online with international shipping!

If you are into Japanese beauty products, I’d recommend you to check out the online beauty store Kokoro which offers a wide selection of Japanese beauty products from premium to drugstore brands with worldwide shipping. Visit their website (Kokoro: to check more Japanese cosmetics products! Free shipping is available when you spend over 40 USD 🙂

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