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A gentle, nourishing powder cleanser that doubles as a mask. Use the cleanser base on its own, or add in our exfoliating or pore-refining boosts to target your skin's needs. 

How it works: Start with the cleanser base. Add a DIY sample of our exfoliating or pore-refining boosts to mix into your cleanser at home as needed. Or, let us do this for you when you buy a full size bag of the cleanser pre-mixed with our exfoliating or pore-refining boost.

If you're trying our cleanser for the first time, start with a sample of the cleanser base. Add samples of the pore refining and/or exfoliating boosts to mix into your cleanser base as needed. Read more about this cleanser here.

Our cleanser is packaged in a biodegradable paper bag so you can repurpose a bottle that you already have at home. A soft silicone funnel is the best way to transfer the powder to a bottle with a narrow opening. 

The sample pack contains about 1 tablespoon of product - enough for 2-3 tries. 

The bag contains about 1 cup of product, or approximately 4.5 ounces by weight. This is enough for 30-50 uses, depending on how much you use. The double size bag contains 2 cups, or about 9 ounces by weight. 

Keep your bag dry. Transferring your cleanser to an airtight container is the best option for long-term storage. 

Secret hint: There is a travel size bottle of cleanser available in our starter skincare set.

Just three wholesome ingredients - oats, kaolin clay, and aloe vera - effectively cleanse and soothe skin without disrupting your skin's microbiome. 

Full ingredients: oat flour, kaolin clay, aloe vera powder

Rice flour, coconut milk, and rosehip seed powder gently polish without damaging your skin.

Let us mix it in for you, or get a few sample packs to sprinkle into your cleanser base as needed to promote cell-turnover and leave your skin feeling smooth, looking radiant.

Full ingredients: White rice flour, organic dehydrated coconut milk, rosehip seed meal, organic acacia fiber, organic tapioca maltodextrin

Matcha green tea powder, activated charcoal, and pink kaolin clay draw impurities from your pores while revitalizing your skin.

Let us mix it in for you, or get a few sample packs to sprinkle into your cleanser base as needed to clear breakouts and blackheads. 

Full ingredients: organic matcha green tea powder, activated charcoal, pink kaolin clay

Sprinkle: Pour approximately 1-2 teaspoons of the cleanser base into the palm of your hand, or into a bowl. If using the exfoliating or pore refining boosts, sprinkle approximately 1/8-1/4 teaspoon into your hand/bowl with the cleanser base. 

Mix: Using your fingers, or a spoon, mix with a small amount of liquid until a paste is formed. Use water from the tap, or, try toner, hydrating mist, coconut milk, or a cooled herbal tea.

Massage: Gently massage onto your face using small circular motions. 

Rinse: Rinse off with warm water right away, or, leave it on until it dries for a mask. 

How to do skin care: for best results, always follow with Toner, Oil, and (optional) Butter.

If wearing makeup, we recommend removing it with an oil cleanse before using this powder cleanser. 

Tier 2 members of the Twinkle Apothecary Patreon community have the option to customize their cleanser. They can add our rejuvenating or acne essential oil blends, or a custom essential oil blend of their choice, at no extra charge.  

Can I use this morning and night? 

Yes, it's gentle enough to use twice a day if you like. 

How long should I leave it on? 

A few minutes is plenty. The kaolin clay pulls impurities out of your pores as it dries, so once it's dry, its work is done and you can rise it off. Leaving it on for too long can be drying. If you'd like to leave it on your skin longer, keep it moist by misting with Toner every few minutes.

Can I use the exfoliating or pore refining boosts on their own, without the cleanser base? 

We don't recommend this. The exfoliating and pore refining boosts do not work as cleansers or masks on their own. A small amount mixed into your cleanser base is the best way to get the benefits of these add-in products.   

Can I add some of the exfoliating and pore refining boosts to my cleanser at the same time?

Yes. If you want to exfoliate while refining your pores, go for it. These DIY-products are meant to adapt to your skin's ever adjusting needs. 

Can I order a full size bag of just the exfoliating or pore refining boost? 

Right now, we only have sample sizes of the exfoliating and pore refining boosts to purchase separately.

Can I mix the samples of the exfoliating or pore refining boosts into my full bag of cleanser base myself? 

Yes. We recommend using 3-4 sample packs to your full size bag of cleanser base. 

Artisan Made

Is it science, is it art, or is it magic? A little bit from columns a, b, and c. All crafted in-house by one very picky witch.

Go Forth

AND CONQUER. Give 0 effs about beauty? US TOO. Let us simplify your routine so you can get back to your smart girl sh*t.

Plants Are It

No, really. That's it. Everything here is 100% botanical based with no artificial fragrances or irritating preservatives.

We're not really into labels.

Learn about our eco-approach to packaging and how we're making indie beauty fun again.

Reusing and Refilling Your Bottles

Everything you need to know to take advantage of our package-free skincare options for your most sustainable skin ever.

Don't wait for a sale...

we don't do them! Sales are for big stores full of mass-produced junk. Our products are crafted fresh when you order, so there's never excess inventory to clear. But, it's easy to earn up to 30% off through our rewards program!


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  • Shipping

    Orders ship within 1-5 business days. Most orders ship within 3 business days.

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  • Returns

    All sales are final. Start with a sample to find out how this product will work for you.

    If your order arrives damaged, please email ASAP for replacement options.

  • Contact

    For questions about this product: Scroll down and click on the button that says "Ask a question." I will respond here ASAP.

    Email for order inquiries.  

    Socially: Join the Twinkle Apothecary Patreon community for a weekly chat and Q&A session.

    In-person: come say hello at the Twinkle studio. We're open 10 am - 3 pm, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

    I do not message through social media apps and I do not provide free skincare consultations or medical advice.

    Contact your doctor if you have questions about using essential oils, or any of my natural products, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a compromised immune system.

    Click here for answers to more FAQs.

  • Refills

    Here's what can't be refilled:

    Acne Spot Treatment

    The Stain

    Sample sizes

    Solid products (like deodorant, balm, butter,) but you can wash out the jars and bring them in to be refilled with something else.

    Everything else can be refilled in-store.

    Mail-in refills are only available to members of our Patreon (all levels!) and shipping is always free.

    Click here to see our guide to reusing and refilling your bottles.

  • Subscriptions

    Coupons aren't applicable to subscription products, because they are already discounted. You can add non-subscription products to your cart and your coupons will be applied to those items.

    Cancel your order yourself any time before your next charge date.

    To pause, edit, switch, or cancel your subscription orders and to edit your subscription shipping address, log into your account and click on the "My Subscriptions" button. 

    Updating your subscription address is a SEPARATE ACTION from updating the default address on your Twinkle customer account. Update both to make sure you get your order.

    If you move, you are responsible for updating your shipping address before your next charge date. Orders shipped to the wrong address will not be refunded or replaced.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Sarah D.
Great morning cleanser

This cleanser seems to have a little bit more grit than the cleansing grains. Great gentle cleanser to start the day! Excited to try the exfoliating boost.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I hope you enjoy the boost!

Catie C.
Love the new cleanser!

I've been using Cleansing Grains (now called Cleanser) for years and have always loved it, but this time I added in the Exfoliating Boost, and I'm amazed at how much smoother my skin is, without drying it out! Absolutely love this product!

This is great to hear! So glad you're enjoying the little exfoliating boost upgrade!

Amber S.
I thought I would miss the old OG/exfoliating cleanser...

and while I still really loved it - I also love this one! The smell is comforting, and my face feels clean and refreshed. I appreciate that you can customize it! This time I ordered the DIY exfoliating boost so I could try it out before committing having it added to the whole thing. I currently have two separate bottles of cleanser - one with just the cleanser and one with some exfoliant boost added in. I am happy with my choice!

It's nice to have options, right?! I'm so glad to hear you're loving this cleanser too!

Leah G.
great cleanser

Gentle and exfoliating, this is especially great for getting your pores clean after a long day of wearing make up. It easily became a staple product in my daily routine. Will definitely order again.

It is the perfect way to end the day! I'm so glad you're enjoying it, thanks for the review!

This might be my new favorite thing.

I’ve struggled a bit with my face over the past year or so and I decided to added the pore refining oil to my cleanser and I love it! I also added the acne oil to my toner and I don’t think my face has looked this good in a long while. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Music to my ears! Thank you for the review!