Glossier, Glossier! How I have waited to finally get my paws on your famous Milky Jelly Cleanser! I’ve lurked behind my screen, looking at the Instagram photo flatlays of the beauty bloggers that I follow using this product and raving about it but never getting a chance to get it until now. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Glossier is the skincare/ bodycare/ makeup brand from the wildly successful IntoTheGloss.com, a beauty website that’s all about the young and hip aesthetics from the US. Unfortunately, currently Glossier only ships to the US, Canada and the UK. It wasn’t until my elder sister came to visit us from New York that I begged her to bring their products over to Singapore for me. Today, I’m going to review their most famous product – Milky Jelly Cleanser, touted as the “One face wash to rule them all“. So how did it fare? Read on!
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
How does the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser fare?
Glossier claims that the Milky Jelly Cleanser 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 found in contact lens solution, so it’s tough on impurities and still safe to use on your eyes.
The main reason why I wanted to get my hands on this product (besides the fact that Glossier products are so hyped up) is because I saw that other bloggers had tested the pH of this cleanser and it came out to be 4.5 ~ 5.0 (!!). That’s a fantastically low pH for a mild cleanser that won’t destroy your acid mantle. Anyway, some of the thoughts that ran across my mind when I used this cleanser for the first time are:
- Wow.. It erm.. Looks like sea-men…
- Urgh.. It smells of plastic rose..
- Hmmm.. It doesn’t foam..
- Wow.. It spreads quite easily..
- Hmmm.. It rinses off very well with no residue..
- *grudgingly nodding* My face looks pretty calm and clean.. Not bad.. Not bad at all
I’ve been using this product as my morning cleanser for around one month and I’m liking it thus far. It’s a very gentle morning cleanser that’s perfect for whisking away the remnants of my night creams and serums while respecting my skin’s moisture barrier. Although the plastic rose smell of the product bothered me at first, I grew to be accustomed to it and even, strangely enough, enjoy it. Despite Glossier’s claim that it could remove makeup, I seriously don’t trust that it could do the job well. Given that I’m so prone to clogged pores, I also dare not take the risk of improper cleansing breaking me out.
My final thoughts on this product are this: It’s gentle, does the job well, it doesn’t break me out, rinses off cleanly and it’s not expensive to try. You can give it a whirl and tell me how it goes!
Where can you find it?
I bought this product from their online website. It retails at US$18 (177ml sized).
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Thank you for reading!