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 feelย 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.


  • This is the one Glossier item I am actually contemplating to try. Because it is a cleanser and has a quirky name. And now it has your stamp of approval, so I might add it to my shopping list.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I believe you’ll love it, it’s a very simple cleanser, but it is very lovely!

  • The more I read about this, the more I think I should pass on it because I don’t think it would work well for my dry skin! xx


    • I’m not sure if it would work for you indeed. On my normal skin, it is perfectly fine, but in a way, it feels more drying than most of my cleansers, which means that I won’t be using it this winter, when my skin gets very dehydrated!

  • Like Anne, this is the one product from Glossier which is tempting me to buy. I’m not that interested in the others if I am to be completely honest, I mean I will try them out of curiosity but this cleanser is something that I really want to pick up soon.

    ShireenโŽœReflection of Sanity

    • Let me know when you try it, I think it is a lovely product, despite the fact that it isn’t adapted to very dry or dehydrated skins! I think I might try their masks next, just as you, out of curiosity…

  • Violette

    I never tried this brand but I would love to! Thanks for sharing!

    • You’re welcome:) I don’t know Glossier very well yet, but I like everything I’ve tried so far!

  • Ah I had no idea this had rosewater in it, I’ve been desperate to get my hands on it but I’m allergic to roses so probably should avoid it now ๐Ÿ™

    The Makeup Directory

    • Oh, it is the second ingredient after the water, so I would avoid it indeed! Sorry ๐Ÿ™

  • iheartcosmetics

    Sounds like a lovely product and while it might have been hard to photograph it was worth it, the pics are great and your nail colour is on point babe love it! I’m still debating whether to order glossier things as there’s so many other things I need..i’m not sure how long I can put myself off for as I want it all!
    Sarah from Iheartcosmetics xoxo

    • Oh, thank you! Yes, it is hard to know where to begin, the number of best sellers is quite overwhelming, I’ve personally started with one makeup and one skincare product, just so that I can decide which range I prefer to experiment with in the future! And when it comes to skincare, I always think that starting with a cleanser is a good way to get a sense of the range without taking too much risk! Thank you for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I really want to try this and so many other bits from Glossier. They all sound wonderful xxx

    • Yes, it is hard to know where to begin, I think I will try the masks next, but I highly recommend this cleanse if you like your rose scent and if your skin isn’t too dry!

  • It sounds like a really interesting product. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. You’re so right, there are so many products on the market that I never know which ones to choose haha.

    Adrianna xx |

    • Yes, it is starting to become quite overwhelming! You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve heard about this stuff for so long and everyone seems to have such a positive opinion about it. It’s just so hard for me to switch facial cleaners – I’m a creature of habit!


    • Yes, the reviews are all very, very good and I agree with them, except for the hydrating side: it is less hydrating and nourishing than most reviews say it is, at least on my skin! I’m also a creature of habit, but I have to say I also love to have a large choice of cleansers and to choose the one that suits my mood and my skin every morning and every evening! Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I was wondering about this cleanser. I have dry skin and not really fond of rose scented products. So I don’t think this would be good for me. Others really like it from reviews. Thanks for pointing those things out.

    • You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it was important to say it considering that the product really claims to be hydrating. Oh, and if you don’t like rose scent, I’m sure you won’t like it!