Best Translucent Powder for Oily AND Dry Skin

Best Translucent Powder for Oily AND Dry Skin

Translucent Rice powder -the best translucent powder for oily skin AND dry skin.  Translucent Rice Powder is micronized pulverized rice that is used to lighten and even out skin tone, control oil, balance out moisture and give a silky smooth finish when used as a translucent powder under AND over make up. The translucent rice powder can be used in masks, exfoliants, and cleansers to help lighten and brighten the skin.  


-It can lighten and brighten skin tone and help lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne scars because rice contains phytic acid.  Phytic acid blocks the forming of the melanin which darkens the skin.   When used regularly, it can help lighten and brighten up the skin tone and areas where there are acne scars, age spots and uneven skin tone. How to Lighten age spots or Acne The 3 Most Effective Ways to Lighten Acne Scars and Dark Spots

-Why is it the best translucent face powder for oily skin?

It Reduces Oily shine when used after applying lotion/sunscreen and/or after applying powder or liquid foundation, it can absorb excess oil which will reduce the oily shine makeup can sometimes bring on. The Best Type of Sunscreen for Oily skin and Break Out Prone Skin The Best Type of Moisturizer for your skin Type ***PRO TIPS*** *** For those with excessively oily skin, apply the rice powder TWICE.   First, lightly dust the TRANSLUCENT rice powder with a kabuki brush AFTER the lotion/sunscreen. Then AFTER APPLYING foundation, dust the translucent rice powder a second time.  If you also use a powder foundation for touch-ups throughout the day, apply that LAST. -Balance out moisture levels in skin- the rice powder has the unique ability to absorb or release moisture according to temperature and humidity.  The more moisture in the skin, the less oil the skin produces. If you have DRY SKIN- Because it is fine pulverized rice powder, the powder does NOT  have a tendency to crease into the skin so it WON'T accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. The Translucent Rice powder also has the unique ability to add moisture to the skin .  Unlike most powders that only absorb extra moisture and oil.


-Reflect UV rays- unlike common face powders such as corn starch or talc, rice powders can help reflect UV  rays. **PLEASE NOTE-Rice powder (especially translucent rice powder) is NOT to be used as a substitute for sunscreen.  However, rice powder can "help" reflect UV rays because it  adds an extra layer of protection between the sunscreen, make up with SPF, and face powder. Rice Powder contains:

  • Ferulic Acid-an Antioxidant .  Scientists have found that when added to Vitamin C and Vitamin E it's sun protection doubled and it also increased the stabilization of both Vitamin C and E (link to Study here).  Which is why the higher quality Vitamin C serums add the Ferulic Acid. It also increased the protection ability from the UV rays against photo damage of the skin.
  • Allantoin- used in many skin care products because of its natural ant-inflammatory properties and promote healthy skin repair.
Translucent Rice Powder vs Regular Rice powder

The consistency of rice powder can vary .  Translucent rice powder is micronized so it has a finer, smoother finish.  When applied, the translucent rice powder is sheer.  It does not change color. Regular rice powder can vary from sheer translucency to opaque. ***WHAT TO LOOK FOR Finely milled rice powder can be blended with other ingredients.  HOWEVER, in order to get the full benefits of the rice powder such as the moisture balancing , oil controlling, and lightening and brightening, it is best to avoid fillers.  ***This is review is NOT on food grade rice powder. Such as: -Talc (can be comedogenic for some skin types) -Corn Starch (otherwise known as Zea Mays)-when there are no preservatives to prevent yeast and bacteria from growing in the powder or on the face when exposed to sweat and oil. ***Silica-can be beneficial to the skin as it absorbs moisture but it may not beneficial for dry or combination skin. Rice powder is able to release moisture into the skin. Dry skin to normal skin is better suited for Rice powder that does NOT have Silica in it. Look for Rice powder that does NOT have these fillers or a lower blend of them.  If the first ingredient in the rice powder are any of the following listed above, you may not receive or notice the benefits of True rice powder.


-For oily skin- use both as a primer BEFORE applying foundation and AFTER the foundation or  the FINAL step after powder foundation and blush are applied (as a finishing powder) .  Use a full size kabuki brush. -For Combination Oily Skin- May use only the areas where the shine forms such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) -Dry Skin-Use as a finishing powder to help reflect UV Rays and attract moisture to the skin. Why I prefer this Translucent Rice Powder-

  • Contains Pure silk powder- 18 amino acids that are easily absorbed into the skin
  • Silk powder is a skin conditioning agent that is derived from the silk that silkworms produce
  • It is unique that it can absorb oil AND add moisture.
  • a natural anti inflammatory agent
  • No dyes, chemicals, talc, bismuth, soy, gluten or fillers
  • White Kaolin Clay is less absorbent than other types so it more moisturizing, making it suitable for sensitive, aging, and drier skin types.
  • Yellow Kaolin Clay is more suitable for most skin types, especially normal and sensitive.  When used as a mask, it helps remove dirt, oil and other impurities while helping with cell regeneration and exfoliation to help with brightening treatments.

Because of all the unique abilities for the translucent powder to adjust to the changing needs of the skin, this is why I think this is the Best Translucent Face powder for oily and dry skin. Ingredients:  Kosher Grade Cosmetic Rice Powder, Authentic Silk Powder, Kaolin Clay  PRO TIP**- You may also add water or toner to make a watery paste and after exfoliating the face, apply evenly and use as a mask once a week . For Dry skin - use Rosewater Toner or Botanical Biopeptide Toner. For Combo Oily Skin or Oily skin- use Seawater Hydrating Mist

Translucent Rice Powder


Oil Control10.0/10



Sun Protection4.5/10

Smooth Finish10.0/10


  • - Helps in Lightening and Brightening
  • - Retains Moisture
  • - Oil Control
  • - Suitable for ALL SKIN TYPES
  • - No Fillers, Talc or Silica


  • - Not Suitable for Coverage
  • - No Coverage for Fine lines and Wrinkles

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