Review: DET Clear Fruit Enzyme Powder Wash

Acne may be a part of life for many teenagers.  Thanks to my mother taking me to a dermatologist, I did not have severe acne.  However, every summer I would get small pimples around my nose and on my chin.  What was surprising to me about this skin condition was that it did not respond well to my dermatologist’s treatment, and one dermatologist even told me that I had to give up (not a good thing to say to a high schooler).

What I have learned since then is that during the summer and early winter, my skin’s cell turnover is extremely poor.  My skin responds well to products with a slight chemical peeling effect, containing AHA & BHA ingredients.  This is a review of the DET Clear Fruit Enzyme Powder Wash, a facial cleanser with such ingredients.



What it does: (from the Meishoku website)

Natural papaya enzymes work to care for your dead skin cells. An impressive rinse off!  This silky powder facial cleanser contains papaya enzymes to gently remove dead skin cells, to help your skin improve its texture and clarity.

Price: The Meishoku website lists this product as 972 JPY (around $9-10) for 75 g.  (Note: The DET line is owned by Meishoku)

Scent: I did not detect a scent in this product

Availability: This product is widely available in major drugstores in Japan, such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.  It is also available through the Meishoku website.


  • This product did a good job at improving my cell turnover
  • With a face wash net, this product made a very impressive thick lather


  • Some people find powdered facial washes to be messy to use
  • Without a face wash net, it was difficult to create a lather
  • Compared to traditional facial cleansers, this product is fairly expensive.

Would I repurchase?  Maybe. I liked this product a lot, but I don’t need chemical peeling throughout the year. Maybe I will repurchase this next summer.


Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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