February 3, 2016

Product Review: Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser

   "Skin first, makeup second, smile always" and "skincare as makeup" are Glossier's slogans. Glossier is Emily Weiss's, former Vogue intern and author behind Into the Gloss, beauty line. I've been a fan of Into the Gloss since the launch of her website in 2010, and I remember when she first announced Glossier. Her philosophy behind the brand is "skincare as makeup" and that makeup should be natural looking, effortless, and actually good for your skin. It's definitely something I can get behind, so since the launch of Glossier I've kept a mental note to watch the brand and see what they release. Their most recent release, the Milky Jelly Cleanser, is the first product I've bought from Glossier and it's seriously an incredible cleanser.

Milky Jelly Cleanser, 6oz
Price: $18

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.

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


      Milky Jelly Cleanser was crowdsourced, meaning that Glossier asked their readers to comment about what their "holy grail" cleanser would be, and then created a cleanser that checked off the most frequently mentioned qualities from those comments. That's really awesome as not many companies are that hands on and interactive with their readers. As the name discloses, the texture of the cleanser is a milky opaque gel. Since the second ingredient is rose water, the cleanser smells softly of roses - but a rose scent that you might find in vintage skincare or makeup and not the rose fragrance you'd find in a perfume.

      You can use Milky Jelly on wet or dry skin, and I've tried it both ways. Dry for when I take off my makeup and wet for a normal morning cleanse. One con is that I find myself needing to use quite a bit of product when I take off my makeup. To take off my entire makeup (heavy liquid liner cat eye and all) I have to use two full pumps. As the product claims, it doesn't sting my eyes at all and it does take off all your makeup without stripping your skin. That's the most amazing part of this cleanser - unlike all the other cleansers I've used that say "won't dry or strip your skin" but actually do, this cleanser doesn't! When it's on your skin, it feels like you're using hair conditioner. The texture of the two is very similar and I feel like the philosophy behind the Milky Jelly Cleanser is like a hair cleansing conditioner but for your face. When you use it wet, it turns into this silky viscous texture and you just feel it conditioning your skin rather than stripping it. I don't wash my face in the morning, but I may start washing it a couple times a week since it really is nonstripping.


Concluding Remarks

      I highly recommend this cleanser! It's unlike any cleanser I've used, and it really is like a conditioner for your skin. Furthermore, receiving Glossier's package is always a treat when you're opening it up. The interior of the box is pink, you receive your item in the beloved pink bubblewrap zip bag, and you get these quirky fun stickers. Click here to get 20% off your first order!


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