Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Review

Some products have such fun sounding names, you don’t even care what’s in the bottle. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is one such product. However, I’m here to tell you what is beyond it’s fun-to-say name and if you need some Milky Jelly in your life.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is a gentle, PH-balanced, non-foaming facial cleanser, safe for use in the eye area.

True to it’s name, the texture is a jelly that turns milky when combined with water. I find this texture super enjoyable to use.

The 6 fl oz. pump bottle retails for $18.

Though I’m a notorious rose scent hater, I actually really like the scent of Milky Jelly Cleanser!? I knew it contained rose water so I was glad I got to try a sample first, assuming I’d despise it. Not so. It’s light and subtle, not overpowering or old lady like.

Milky Jelly contains soothing rosewater and comfrey root extract so it’s kind to most skins. Other key ingredients are Poloxamer, a gentle cleansing in agent also found in contact lens solution, allantoin, glycerin and sodium hyaluronate. I found that super interesting.

This does just an ok job at breaking down makeup. I don’t use any waterproof products but notice I usually have leftover mascara after washing my face with Milky Jelly, requiring extra removal afterwards.

I also notice that when I use a toner or essence on a cotton pad after cleansing with Milky Jelly, that I almost always have makeup residue on the pad so it’s not fully breaking down my makeup.

Do I recommend Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser?
As part of a double cleanse, yes. It’s a gentle, calming cleanser that I think almost any skin type would enjoy. On days I don’t wear makeup, or have already removed it, I really like it.

Just know that if you wear a full face of makeup like I do, foundation, concealer, brow products, etc., you probably won’t be getting a full cleanse with just this alone.

I always look forward to using it though and I think that is the key with routine use skincare products.


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