Milky Jelly Cleanser
Milky Jelly Cleanser isn't the ideal face wash for everyone, but if you have normal to dry skin, and wear little to no makeup, it's an interesting texture to try out.
As the directions state, you apply the plush, gelatinous cleanser to dry or damp skin and rinse thoroughly. Whether you begin with wet or dry skin, you won't notice a sudsing effect like you normally get with most water-soluble cleansers. Instead, the formula has a gentle, velvety glide as you massage it over skin.
The unique texture leaves skin feeling soft (never tight or dry) and its slip minimizes tugging as you cleanse—a welcome bonus for the elasticity of your skin.
Despite all these positive comments there is a significant downside as the formula doesn't break down makeup adequately. You'll definitely need to use a separate makeup remover…and not just for mascara—for everything else, too.
We'd be remiss not to point out that Milky Jelly Cleanser contains fragrant rose flower water and comfrey extract, both of which can be potentially sensitizing. Considering these ingredients have limited contact with skin before being rinsed away, we aren't overly concerned, but the formula would have been better without them.
Overall, Milky Jelly Cleanser has some interesting qualities, and is worth exploring if you have normal to dry skin and wear minimal or no makeup. If you don't fall into that category, see our Best Cleansers for alternative options.
- Left skin feeling soft even after cleansing twice.
- Velvety glide minimizes tugging as you cleanse, which is good for treating skin gently.
- Didn't remove makeup effectively whether used on wet or dry skin.
- Fragrant formula can be sensitizing to skin and eyes.
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.
Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, whose successful beauty blog IntoTheGloss.com inspired the spinoff skin care/makeup line launched in 2014. Weiss describes the concept behind Glossier as a lifestyle beauty brand with a highly edited selection of streamlined skin care and makeup products.
We consider Glossier's makeup the strong suit of the brand. Their tagline of uncomplicated makeup staples that live with you, not on you, rings true with their simple yet impressive lineup of color products. Each is intentionally designed as a low maintenance option to enhance your appearance but not overpower it, allowing your natural beauty to shine through. By and large, the makeup products perform well, and while the shade options aren't vast, we're impressed by the flattering, attractive colors they've curated.
Glossier's skin care fares a little lower on the rating scale. While the majority of formulas are decent, they tend to be lackluster in terms of a well-researched cocktail of beneficial ingredients. Not bad, but not great either. Aesthetically-speaking, the skincare products stick to their reoccurring promise of dewy, glowy looking skin.
We're happy to report the majority of Glossier's skin care and makeup products are fragrance free, which is a rarity in the cosmetics industry and better overall for the health of your skin.
To sum it up: Skin care-wise there's room for improvement, but if you like the minimalist approach and cool girl vibe, Glossier makeup delivers. We're intrigued to see what they come up with next!
For more information on Glossier, visit glossier.com.
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