Just to get this out of the way, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is a crowdsourced product. That means many people had a hand in giving their opinion and helped nudge the development of the product. I was one of the people who participated in this process and thus, I got a free bottle. After seeing the great response and how many people had input for the team, I was anxious to see what Glossier would come up with and if it would live up to my expectations.
This is the ultimate daily face wash: use on dry skin to dissolve away makeup and grime, or on wet skin as you start your day. The pH-balanced, creamy gel formula is made with a blend of five skin conditioners so your face is left feeling healthy and soft, never tight. Its cleansing power comes from the same gentle cleaning agents you’d find in contact lens solution, so it’s tough on impurities and still safe to use on your eyes. You’ll see.
To start your day—massage 1-2 pumps onto wet skin (keep it in the shower!) and rinse.
To remove makeup*—on dry skin, gently and thoroughly massage 2-3 pumps directly onto eye area to melt away mascara; add water, massage over the rest of your face, and rinse.
*unless it’s waterproof, in which case you should use a cleansing oil, and follow with Milky Jelly for complete clean.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propanediol, Isohexadecane, Poloxamer 184, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Xylitylglucoside, Betaine, Allantoin, Glycerin, Panthenol, Symphytum Officinale Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Anhydroxylitol, Polysorbate 80, Xylitol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Isopropyl Myristate, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide
One pump is all you need for a morning cleanse
I’ve been using this for two weeks now and I can say I’m pretty pleased with the product. I’ve used it as a makeup remover and a second cleanse. I also like to use it in the morning.
The packaging is a pump style with 6 oz of product. The top can be closed again for traveling. The pump dispenses just enough for a wash of my face and neck if it’s damp first. Unless I was in the shower and thus soaking wet, I’d need a second pump for my decolletage.
The product is a nice jelly consistency that is just a bit milky. I’ve not used anything before with quite the same texture and it’s fun. There is a faint rosewater scent that doesn’t stick around after rinsing. When the skin is wet, you don’t need much. The water thins the texture and makes it easy to work on the skin. After about a 30 second massage with fingertips, you just splash it off. It rinses clean with no residue. The skin feels very clean, soft, and smooth. Not quite as soft or smooth as with some cleansing oils or clay cleansers but still pretty good! My skin never feels tight afterward. The best part, in my opinion, is that it’s safe to use on the eyes. There is no stinging, irritation, or cloudiness which can’t be said for many other cleansers. The only negative for me is it does tingle ever so slightly and leave me a bit blotchy but just about every face wash I own right now is having a similar effect on my skin. There is nothing in the composition that’s a red flag for me, I’m just going through a very sensitive period! Since I’ve been using the cleanser, I’ve noticed my pores look tighter and my skin needs less moisturizer.
As for makeup removal, it works great with light to medium coverage foundations or products. It didn’t get rid of long wear products completely though it came close. If you like to wear long wearing foundations and waterproof mascara, this will need to follow your makeup remover or oil/balm cleansing step. Water resistant formulas are almost completely taken off too, I just had to add a little more when I wore them. For makeup removal, I find three pumps is enough even with heavy eye makeup, as long as it’s not water resistant or waterproof. The one time I removed water resistant mascara it took me four pumps but it completely removed the mascara.
If I need a deeper nourishing cleanse, I put it straight on makeup free skin, let it set for a few minutes, and then add water to rinse. It works like a mini mask!
If you are like me and rarely wear a full face of makeup with water resistant or waterproof products, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is certainly something you will enjoy because it’s a very efficient multitasker. Even if you do sport long wear products, it’s the perfect second cleanse. If I had to compare it to another well-known cleanser performance wise, I’d say it’s similar to Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple but less drying and without the sting in the eyes. I’d recommend it for any skin type or age. At an $18 price point, it’s fairly economical. My expectations were met and slightly exceeded! Psst, Glossier, if you are reading this, I’d like a travel size option!
Product Rating: A
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