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Bliss

Jelly Glow Ball Radiance-Boosting Cleanser

3.50 fl. oz. for $ 16.00
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Bliss's Jelly Glow Ball Radiance-Boosting Cleanser is a lot of fun to use, but it falls short when it comes to delivering the goods you need in a face wash.

First, the fun part: This comes in a plastic clamshell container that has a small "pick" included inside. Remove the top of the clamshell, the use the pick to pop a balloon-like encasing for the jelly ball cleanser. The cleanser itself is interesting; it's a light pink, gelatinous ball with a bouncy texture.

Just wet the ball or your face, then rub it all around to work up a light lather while you're cleansing. While there's a certain visceral appeal to doing this, it doesn't add anything to the cleansing power of this product, it's just for fun (and that certainly isn't a bad thing!).

Jelly Glow Ball Radiance-Boosting Cleanser does a good enough job removing dirt and oil, though it's not the best at removing makeup (even light makeup), requiring a separate makeup remover to completely get the job done.

It rinses cleanly, leaving skin feeling slightly softer. The claims that this adds radiance to skin are overstated, since none of the ingredients stays on skin long enough to make any lasting impact.

A lot about this product is appealing, the inclusion of fragrance and fragrant ingredients, including geranium oil, isn't welcome. While the fragrance isn't very strong, these ingredients can irritate skin, and are particularly a problem if you choose to use them around eyes.

Though this does have its intriguing points and can be fun to use, it simply doesn't match up to the options you'll find on our list of Best Cleansers.

Pros:
  • Effectively removes dirt and oil.
  • Makes the routine process of facial cleansing fun.
Cons:
  • Doesn't do a good job removing makeup (especially waterproof makeup).
  • Contains fragrant ingredients including geranium oil, which can irritate skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A bouncy, fun cleansing ball with a one-of-a-kind soft jelly texture and refreshing geranium scent that leaves skin fresh, glowing and vibrant.

Water (Aqua) (Eau), Glycerin, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Pentylene Glycol, Cyanocobalamin, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Arginine, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.

Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Blisss iconic white with splashes of color packaging.

Blisss biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Blisss offerings you just have to know where to look.

For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.

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