Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser - Review

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Hey everyone!

Today I have a review on the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. I know I've been reviewing a lot from Glossier recently but I've had the opportunity to get a bunch of their products thanks to referral credits from you guys so I figured I would try as much from the brand as I could. I'll be rotating in more non-Glossier reviews soon!

But back to the Milky Jelly Cleanser, oh but if I could talk about how hyped up this face cleanser is on the internet. Like the name suggests, the cleanser has a jelly-like texture; the cleanser itself was actually crowdsourced and developed from input by Into the Gloss readers. 

I've been using the cleanser for about two and a half months now and wanted to share my thoughts. Click through to read my review and whether I think it's worth it!

Glossier says "This is the ultimate daily face wash: use on dry skin to dissolve away makeup and grime, or on wet skin as you start your day. The pH-balanced, creamy gel formula is made with a blend of five skin conditioners so your face is left feeling healthy and soft, never tight. Its cleansing power comes from the same gentle cleaning agents found in contact lens solution, so it’s tough on impurities and still safe to use on your eyes. You’ll see."

The Milky Jelly Cleanser is $18.00 for 6 oz. I wanted to mention that I quite like the packaging because it's clear so you can see how much is left but also the pump nozzle allows it to turn to click shut so you don't have to worry about spillage if you travel with this.

What's pH got to do with it?

One of the big reasons why I was excited about this cleanser was the fact that it advertised being pH balanced. You might be wondering, what's with all the fuss about pH and what does it matter to your skin?  This blog post by Snow White and the Asian Pear sums it up better than I ever could, but basically you want a low pH cleanser between 4.5 - 5.5 (especially if you have acne prone skin) so as to not disrupt your skin and its acid mantle (more information on what an acid mantle is here by Skin and Tonics. Based on pH testing by Goals to Get Glowing, it's spot-on with a pH of 4.5. 

So what do I think?

This is a gentle non-foaming cleanser that doesn't leave my face stripped or dry. This works amazingly on my oily skin and I've read reviews from other people with dry or sensitive skin who say it's worked for them too (PhyrraProject Swatch and Fanserviced-B). I quite like this cleanser as a morning cleanser or as a second step cleanser after using an oil cleanser at night. It does a great job of cleansing without making my skin feel tight or stripped. 

Personally, it took me a few washes to get used to the formula because I am used to using foaming cleansers. Using a non foaming cleanser was quite different. You can use this cleanser on dry or damp skin. On dry skin, it's supposed to help with makeup removal and cleansing while on damp skin, just as a cleanser. I much prefer using it on damp skin, I just feel like spreads more evenly and it just feels like I'm getting a better cleanse. I just use one pump on damp skin and I'm good to go.

This does have a jelly-ish consistency but spreads and emulsifies well into the skin.

I know they market this as a makeup removing cleanser but I didn't find it to be that much better than other cleansers at removing my non waterproof makeup. I'd much rather use an oil cleanser for removing makeup.

My only "negative" is the scent; it's got this sort of plastic + rosewater smell to it but I eventually got used to the scent and it doesn't bother me anymore. 

In Conclusion

As a cleanser, it is more on the expensive side but I could swear that it's helped my acne-prone skin out in the long run due to its low pH and helping to contribute by not overstripping my skin and keeping it at the right pH. I've already purchased a backup and plan to continue purchasing this to use as my everyday cleanser. After two and a half months I'm halfway through one bottle so I suspect about 2 1/2 bottles will last me the whole year.

What are you currently using as a cleanser? Have you tried anything from Glossier before?

Disclaimer: I purchased this cleanser using referral credit. All opinions are my own. I was not sponsored or paid to write this post. If you do choose to purchase from Glossier, you can use my affiliate link which provides me with a commission based on your use of the link.


  1. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJuly 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    I've seen all the posts about this new cleanser and I was intrigued. For the summer, I always use Murad Vitamin C Cleanser and it is a jelly too - I love the consistency!

  2. This cleanser is on my list of products to try, soon. I keep hearing that it works for oily or dry skin. Once I get my paws on it, we'll see how it deals with the Sahara Desert. ;)

  3. There are a handful of Glossier things I want to try, this is one of them. Glad to see your good experience with it.

  4. The only Glossier I've bought is the Cloud Paints. I worry about things like the scent you mention in this product but that's why I like reading reviews of the line.

  5. Good to know it worked for you

  6. I really want to feel this texture on my face! Sounds so refreshing!!

  7. I love that you mentioned the low pH of the cleanser, it's so important for healthy skin!

  8. Yes, this works great on my dry sensitive skin! Happy to hear it works for you.

  9. Not sure I could deal with the scent. Is it strong? Or just enough that you know it's there without overpowering you?

  10. Thanks for the link <3! I'm glad it works for you - I actually just reordered because I ran out a bit ago & have been missing it!


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