Going Waterless: How to Use Your Powder Cleanser + Mask
Opting for a waterless experience transports you to a world of uplifted actives and exceptional benefits. For The Biome’s waterless cleansers and masks are born from and stabilized with Artisanal Fermentation™ and then spray dried to deliver powders that retain the calculated potency of our alchemy. The absence of water not only helps to extend shelf life without the need for preservatives but is the eco-friendly, streamlined solution skincare needs.
And did we mention the sensual ritual that comes with it?
With no wrong way to ritual, the learning curve to going waterless is all about exploring what speaks to you. To help guide you through your first foray, you’ll receive our complementary tool kit upon your first purchase of any powder cleanser or mask.
So you’ve got your tool kit and your powder. Now what?
1. PREP YOUR POWDER
Using your spoon, add equal parts powder and water into the bowl. The recommended ¼ tsp to ¼ tsp ratio will yield a thicker paste while adding slightly more water will yield a milkier paste. Play around to see which you prefer.
2. PREP YOUR SKIN
Using your dampened cleansing cloth, gently remove any makeup. Once fresh, leave skin feeling damp.
3. APPLY YOUR ALCHEMY
Using your fingers, apply product onto skin. The dampness will help the product spread beautifully. Work to cover your face and neck with a thin, slightly translucent layer of product for a mask and gently massage using circular motions for a cleanser.
4. REVEAL YOUR RADIANCE
Using your cleansing cloth, gently rinse away your cleanser or mask to reveal visibly happier and hydrated skin.
Once you get comfortable with this new ritual, we encourage you to explore alternative methods that you may enjoy, like prepping your powder right in the palm of your hand.
‘Palm prepping’, as we like to call it, involves steps similar to those with a bowl, but the order and technique is a bit different. This is great to try when travelling or simply to switch up your routine.
Traveling or in a hurry? Try Prepping in Your Palm
1. PREP YOUR SKIN
Prior to blending your powder in your palm, ensure skin is fresh and damp. You’re going to need your hands after this.
2. PREP YOUR POWDER
Cup your hand with your fingers tightly pressed together. Using spoon, place ¼ tsp of product into the center of your palm. Now this is where the mixing technique is different than with a bowl: fill your spoon with ¼ tsp of water. Pour a little bit out onto the powder at a time, using your finger to gently poke and press the water into the powder before you pour more. Once all water is applied, continue to poke and press until fully blended.
3. DEFINE YOUR RITUAL
This is the fun part! You hold your ritual right in the palm of your hand, so you can choose to apply the product per usual or opt for a more sensual experience. For example, when using Soothe Powder Cleanser, you can apply it in the shower, rubbing both hands together and breathing in the aromatherapy of vanilla that is further amplified by the mist of a warm shower.
4. REVEAL YOUR RADIANCE
If applying in the shower, simply rinse off or use the cleansing cloth for further assistance.
Regardless of your ritual, we hope you enjoy this time to soothe not only your skin but your senses. As you get started, please reach out to our True Love Team with any questions or feedback. We’re so excited to hear what you think!