Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Conditioning Face Wash Review

I finally did it- I bought Milky Jelly Cleanser by Glossier, a conditioning face wash that promises to remove makeup and impurities while keeping skin healthy and soft. I had high hopes for this cleanser. Those beautiful, innovative folks over at Glossier never seem to do wrong when it comes to new skincare products and I’ve been known to sing their praises once or twice already.


There are two ways to use Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser Conditioning Face Wash ($18). At the end of a long day, you can massage it over dry skin to dissolve makeup- especially mascara and eyeliner. Or, first thing in the morning, you can use it on wet skin to emerge fresh-faced and ready to take on the day with bright, glistening skin. It doesn’t lather, which takes a little getting used to, but it works so well that it doesn’t matter.

Let me start off by saying that since switching from my holy grail Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser to Milky Jelly, I haven’t seen one new blemish pop up on my face. I don’t exactly have acne, but I do have very sensitive skin that sometimes results in random pimples on my chin and blotchy redness on my cheeks. This pH-balanced conditioning formula rid me of my skin’s fickle, impossible tendencies. I’ve even traveled and gotten a cold since the switch with no sign of emerging imperfections.

What healthy, gentle ingredients are causing this miraculous change in my skin, you ask? Milky Jelly uses five key ingredients to sooth and purify- poloxamer (used in contact solution, making it possible to rub the formula into your eyes without stinging), rosewater (giving it a perfectly subtle spring scent), comfrey root extract (providing healing properties to keep skin calm), aquaxyl (hydrating your skin) and pro-vitamin B5 (a natural moisturizer so your skin won’t feel tight or dry afterwards). Adding this all together creates an incredible face wash that hits every single one of my sensitive skin’s needs.

The only mild complaint I have is this product’s ability to remove makeup. It does exactly as stated, removes makeup except for waterproof formulas, but it doesn’t leave me feeling clean after one rinse. I’ve found that after using this to remove my heavy makeup on days where I go all out, I usually wash my face a second time directly after to ensure I’ve gotten all the grime completely out of my pores.

So, no surprises here, Milky Jelly is just as fantastic as we all knew it would be.

In other Glossier news, last week marked the release of their coveted Glossier Phase 2 Set ($50), this one concentrating on our inevitable makeup needs with Boy Brow, a newly released concealer and one of four new lip colors. Mark my words- the second I run out of Boy Brow, I’m purchasing this glamorous set to try out myself. In the meantime, let me know if it’s worth the hype!

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Author: Nicolette

Nicolette is a writer-of-things from the east coast who cries over happy things and drinks too much coffee.

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