GENTLY ROSY: THE GLOSSIER MILKY JELLY CLEANSER
Balm, oil, gel, milk or even mud, cleansers are booming at the moment and its consumer is spoilt for choice. As if it wasn’t already enough, and because the makeup removal process isn’t meant to be a boring task anymore, face washes are now capable of changing consistency half way through the cleanse. It is a new generation of cleansers which I’m more than happy to welcome into my bathroom, and the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is one of them.
With a simple, very clean -and difficult to photograph for us bloggers- packaging, anyone could guess that the product inside is also meant to be simple, clean and, as an added bonus, gentle on the skin. And it is indeed, the rosewater is the only ingredient to blame or thank for its lovely yet strong rose scent whilst the other ingredients all sits on the soothing, if not hydrating side of things. The thickness of the jelly instantly comforts the skin while removing a thin layer of makeup or -my favourite way to use it- making sure it has been beforehand.
And if the name is misleading because it never truly transforms itself into a milk, the Milky Jelly Cleanser truly is an experience. With a little bit of water to help, it becomes such a smooth, silky -non foaming- gel that it forces the fingers to be very respectful of the skin: the hands become lighter and lighter, and the time spent massaging, longer and longer. As for the skin, it is left very soft, clean and smooth from the experience, yet I wouldn’t take the conditioning claim too seriously. The skin is not tight or dry looking, but it doesn’t feel like it has just been moisturized either. In fact, I’m not sure if I would advise it to very dry skins, or if I would reach for it in the middle of winter, when my skin is very dehydrated.
As always with cleansers, the hydrating, nourishing or soothing properties are very limited, the experience and respect of the skin is what matters the most -at least from my realistic point of view-. And the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser excels at both.