Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser with Rose Water
Bliss' Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower is one of those products that works so well we wish we could give it our top rating, but some formulary mistakes keep it out of that range (what a shame!).
This cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. As described, it has a cream-jelly texture that you can apply to either wet or dry skin (it spreads well enough either way). Simply spread it across facial skin, then rinse to remove makeup, excess oil and debris.
The results of this product are indeed impressive. We used it on waterproof makeup formulas and found that Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser removed all of it with little to no rubbing or tugging on skin; the results were truly impressive. Even better was that it rinsed cleanly from skin.
All these aspects are amazing; however, this is supposed to be a gentle formula, but some of its ingredients are the opposite. This contains both rose flower extract and lavender oil, both of which can irritate skin. It's true that since this product is rinsed from skin it isn't as much of a factor, but the potential for irritation remains and again, this is supposed to be a product that's gentle.
Were it not for these two ingredients, we'd highly recommend this cleanser. However, it's better to select from the gentler options you'll find on our list of Best Cleansers.
- Spreads easily across skin whether your face is wet or dry.
- Very effective at removing dirt, oil, and waterproof makeup.
- Rinses cleanly.
- Contains rose flower extract and lavender oil, which can irritate skin.
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 Bliss's iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Bliss's 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 Bliss's offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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