e.l.f. Cosmetics

Bounce Back Jelly Cleanser

3.38 fl. oz. for $ 6.00
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e.l.f.’s Bounce Back Jelly Cleanser is a good, wallet-friendly face wash with just one small caveat that keeps it from rating among the best of the best.

This cleanser comes in a plastic squeeze tube and, as described, has a jelly-like texture that emulsifies into a lightweight lotion when it contacts water, making it a good choice for normal to dry skin. It’s easy to spread, and does a good job removing dirt, oil, and most makeup (for longwearing or waterproof formulas you’ll likely need to use a soft washcloth to fully do the job).

The formula rinses cleanly, but without leaving skin feeling dry and tight – in fact, skin is left feeling smoother. In addition to gentler cleansers, this also contains hydrating and softening ingredients, among them coconut juice and sugar maple, aloe, and cucumber extracts, plus panthenol. Because they’re rinsed from skin instantly, you won’t get their full antioxidant benefits, but they do contribute to the smoothing effect of this cleanser.

Bounce Back Jelly Cleanser’s only real drawback is that this contains a small amount of fragrance. It’s the last ingredient, and it isn’t unpleasant (it’s a light coconut scent), but this would be better without it, since fragrance poses a risk of irritation for skin and eyes, even in a rinse-off product.

In the end, the small amount of fragrance doesn’t keep us from recommending it.

  • Does a good job removing dirt, oil, and most makeup.
  • Rinses cleanly while leaving skin feeling smoother.
  • Contains hydrating and softening ingredients.
  • Contains a small amount of fragrance, which isn’t the best for skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Meet the creme de la cleanse: a coconut-infused cleansing jelly. This gentle, non-foaming gel conditions the skin and removes makeup for skin that's clean without feeling stripped. Cleanse and pamper your face with this gentle, skin-loving cleanser.

Water (Aqua), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Isohexadecane, Xylitylglucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panthenol (Vb5), Hydroxyacetophenone, Isopropyl Myristate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Anhydroxylitol, Polysorbate 80, Allantoin, Xylitol, Fragrance (Parfum).

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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