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The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant

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Dull, congested, sensitive skin?

Brighten your complexion with THE POWDER Enzyme Exfoliant. With a gentle fine powder-to-cream texture to efficiently exfoliate the skin, our powder works to remove built-up dead skin cells and balance sebum production, revealing brighter smoother skin.

Enzymes and Turmeric help fade discolouration and improve texture, leaving the skin feeling renewed, whilst a base of Tapioca Starch and soothing Colloidal Oatmeal, give this powder an ultra-fine, non-abrasive feel to suit more delicate skin. 

+ Unique gentle blend to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells 
+ Even out skin texture and de-clog pores
+ Increase better product absorption
+ Clinically-proven to reduce the appearance of pigmentation


• Tapioca Starch
Extracted from the roots of the Cassava plant, this fine starch adds a gentle texture and ease of use to the functionality of the powder to leave skin feeling soft, supple and even. This is a 100% natural, non-talc alternative that also helps absorbs excess oils.

• Colloidal Oatmeal
Oats are known for their soothing and reparative properties, which relieves inflamed skin whilst also providing adequate moisturising. The Avena Sativa Flour we source is grown by selected farmers in Finland that create an ultra-fine ground powder high in Beta Glucan. Their unique extraction process provides enhanced bioavailability, for optimized activity and functionality.

• Enzymes: Protease and Lipase
Enzymes in skincare are used for a gentler exfoliation with the combination of Protease and Lipase enzymes breaking down keratin proteins and lipids from the surface of the skin to encourage skin cell turnover.

• Turmeric
Also known as the golden spice, Turmeric has been widely used for centuries in Southeast Asia for culinary and medicinal purposes. Recognised for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and used to treat various skin conditions and improve general skin health, it promotes wound healing, calms inflammation and can lighten pigmentation.

• Zinc PCA
Derived from the zinc salt of Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid, this ingredient helps normalise sebum production and limits bacterial colonisation and is great for acne-prone skin.

Clinical Results

The Powder was clinically tested by an independent lab and results showed that this product helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation within 30 days.

HOW TO use

Add a dime-sized amount to the palm of your hand and add a few drops of water to activate the powder into a thin creamy liquid. Massage into the skin for a minute and rinse off thoroughly with tepid water or a muslin cloth. Use 1-4 times a week.

Tip: Mix The Powder together with The Cleanser as a flash mask for a few minutes.

Patch testing is always recommended.

Full ingredients

Tapioca Starch, Perlite, Aqua (Water), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Lipase, Protease, Zinc PCA, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Acacia Senegal Gum.

The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant - Monday Muse
The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant - Monday Muse
The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant - Monday Muse
The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant - Monday Muse
The Powder - Enzyme Exfoliant - Monday Muse

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Lucy R
Helps fade my hormonal breakout marks :)

I saw this all over instagram and everyone was saying that it was great for fading the marks left after breakouts. Firstly, it left my skin extra soft and smooth after just one use, and my foundation has actually never looked better! But I also saw a noticeable difference to my post-breakout marks. I always struggle to fade my post hormonal breakout marks (those red marks that last for ages), but this made so much difference, compared to my acid toner which did nothing. It faded the marks and really made the spots fade so much faster than normal. This is now a staple in my routine, especially with summer coming up, when I tend to breakout way more! Even my boyfriend has noticed a change!


Once you've used this product, you'll never want anything else. It makes your skin silky smooth.

Anna van Eendenburg
Definitely recommend

I was so happy when I found out that Monday Muse was launching a new product since I am a big fan of their other products and oh my was I not disappointed. After using the powder exfoliant my skin felt so soft and looked all shiny, I really love it and definitely recommend it. A perfect addition to the Monday Muse line.

A must have for your routine!

I've been a fan of powder exfoliants for a long time, but wow this one beats them all! The texture feels great on the skin, it's unlike anything I've tried before and definitely has a nice fine consistency, where most exfoliants out there feel slightly damaging to the skin. It left my skin super glowy and calm, absolutely love this product. 10 out of 10, and it will become a part of my routine for sure!

Susie Richardson

I used to use a powder exfoliate years ago but it was discontinued so I was really excited when this launched. It’s brilliant. My skin feels really soft and clean. It’s not as harsh as a normal exfoliant. I haven’t really used it long enough to see the effects of the skintone (10 days) but I’m hopeful!

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Why do I need an exfoliant like The Powder in my routine?

The shedding of the dead cells is vital to our skin health. Factors like ageing and the environment can cause this process to slow down.

When this happens, it causes a build-up of dead skin cells; this appears in the form of dullness, textured skin and uneven skin tone. So it's important to exfoliate the skin and ensure we are aiding this process. It will also help your other products absorb better into the skin.

My skin is sensitive and I am worried about using exfoliants - can I use this? 

If your skin is prone to sensitivity, enzymes are a great option!

Enzymes work without disrupting your skin’s microbiome, which means they’re unlikely to irritate or sensitise the skin compared to traditional exfoliants, like acids (AHAs, BHAs etc). Enzymes act like little pac men on the skin; they break down the bonds between dead cells, allowing them to be easily slewed off, leaving the skin feeling smoother. This product targets texture, congestion, flaking, dead skin cell build-up, dryness and early signs of ageing.

It is also a wash-off product, so you have more control over the application process and makes it a better alternative to those with reactive skin.

If you are still worried, you can dilute a bit of the powder with your favourite cleanser, mix it together and experience an even milder exfoliation.

How is The Powder a more gentle alternative to other exfoliants?

The Powder has a unique base of tapioca starch and colloidal oatmeal which are included ultra-fine ingredients to ensure a non-abrasive feel on the skin to minimise the risk of irritation. In addition, enzymes are known to be one of the most gentle forms of exfoliation.

If you have a history of sensitivity to exfoliants, we recommend patch testing and starting slowly. Start by mixing it in with your favourite cleanser to dilute the enzymatic action.

Can I use this alongside AHAs, BHAs, and retinoids?

You can use The Powder if you use a retinoid or similar treatment, however, we recommend that they are used on alternative nights and not on the same day. Though exfoliation is very beneficial to the skin; it promotes cell turnover, allowing dead skin to shed and new healthy skin to come toward the surface, over-exfoliating is easily done and negatively impacts the skin. Over-exfoliation can strip the barrier, leaving it sensitive and vulnerable to inflammation and redness.

What about shipping?

UK Shipping

All orders are shipped with Royal Mail 2nd Class (2-3 days): £2.99 Free shipping for orders over £45.

International Shipping US - All orders are tracked (7-10 days): £9-13.

Free US Shipping over £100.

EU - All orders are tracked (5-7 days): from £5.

Free shipping for orders over £50

Rest of World - All orders are tracked: £10-15.

Please note that delivery times may vary.