I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that the second I heard Glossier's new cleanser, Milky Jelly, was on the market that I hopped on the internet and ordered myself a bottle of my own. Yes, I'm totally a ride-or-die bitch for Glossier products, but I hope that doesn't make you think I am not capable of reviewing their new stuff objectively! Okay, let's be real, it's possible I may not be very objective, but I'll try my best! Emily Weiss and the team at ITG and Glossier have been crowdsourcing their latest products, going directly to their consumers for suggestions about their specific wants and needs to create a beauty product that comes as close to perfection as possible. Their Milky Jelly cleanser is no exception. And yes, when I first heard the name Milky Jelly I was like, eww. Why? Surely they could have thought of something less... graphic. But, as with most things, it has grown on me and now sounds kind of cute.
So, true to it's name, the cleanser is a bit like a milky jelly. It has a similar consistency to Cetaphil, which I love, though it's ever so slightly thicker and richer. It's like if you took Cetaphil and made it mad luxurious. It's got a slightly rosey scent, even a bit powdery, but not in an old lady way. I find it quite pleasant. It goes on your skin super smoothly, and I love that it doesn't lather, because I find that lather makes my skin too squeaky clean and dry. It's partly oil-based and you can really feel that richness going into your skin and melting off the dirt and makeup, but it's not so heavy that I feel a film on my skin afterward.
One thing that I absolutely love love love is that you can use the cleanser on wet skin or on dry skin. That means I can come home late at night, rub a bunch of cleanser all over my face and eyes and the makeup slides right off! I was initially worried that it wouldn't get my eye makeup off, or that I'd lose several eyelashes in the process, but happy to report that it's been successful every time! On occasions where I've worn heavier liquid liner and more mascara, I have had to reapply the cleanser twice. But it comes off gently and that's all I care about.
I would recommend this cleanser for people with all types of skin. It is not harsh or irritating in any way, it feels super luxe, but is affordable, and leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped of it's natural oils. If you're sensitive to smells, particularly rose, you may not like it, though I don't find the scent to linger once your face is clean. It's a gentle cleanser that will serve you well, if you're 14 or 60. And as with all Glossier products, shout out for being cruelty-free!
Have you tried it? I'd love to hear your opinions!