I have wanted to get my mitts on some Glossier products for absolutely ages – and around a month ago I finally caved and did. All I kept seeing was every single person raving about them – and when this is normally the case I feel the need to cave in and buy things. So I did. And to be fair, I didn’t really have everyday skincare products that were new either – I had plenty of scrubs and masks – but was lacking a good makeup remover/daily cleanser and moisturiser. For a while now, I have used makeup wipes or micellar water to remove my makeup – and sure these things do the job but I was just getting bored and wanted to try something new.
Of course – it was a no brainer that I was going to pick the Milky Jelly Cleanser (£15), as it was exactly what I was looking for – AND people have featured it as their cult product from Glossier. Needless to say I was dead excited to give this a go. So, is is essentially a gentle, gel cleanser that removes makeup and cleanses the skin; it has a blend of 5 skin conditioners (including rosewater) and the stuff used in contact lens solution, meaning it is REALLY gentle on the eyes. You can use it as a facial cleanser or makeup remover, or both – which I really like. So many makeup removers, especially balms that I have tried only work as that and you have to cleanse your face after with something separate to get your skin feeling really clean. So – how do I use this? In the morning, I apply one pump of this stuff onto a wet face and use my Magnitone cleansing brush. The texture feels so lovely on my skin and is really refreshing to use – it has a SLIGHT rose scent, but nothing too offensive. After washing it off, I am left with skin that feels so clean, not stripped of anything and it is silky smooth too. I have normal/combination skin and I find this works perfectly to cleanse my skin and get rid of any dirt – I have even used it without my Magnitone and even though it doesn’t feel AS deeply cleansed, it still does the job fantastically. On an evening, I use it as a makeup remover on dry skin – I still use one pump and find this is enough to remove my daily makeup (mascara, foundation, brows, blusher, highlight), and again it is really gentle but removes it well. I was a little sceptical at first because it didn’t seem like it would have enough power to remove the lashing of mascara I wear on a daily basis – but I found it did a pretty good job. And because it is so gentle on the eye – I wasn’t left with sore eyes afterwards. Winning. I then rinse my face, and actually CLEANSE my skin (literally just repeat what I do in the morning). I then go over with the Pixi Glow Tonic afterwards and my skin has NEVER felt so cleansed.
Overall – the Milky Jelly Cleanser is definitely my new fave thing – it is so easy to use, so gentle and does exactly what it says on the tin. I think it is perfect for everyday cleansing and makeup removal – however for anyone who may wear heavier makeup, it may be worth using something more oil based/or a micellar water to remove makeup first – I found that when I wore eyeliners, more face makeup and lipstick, I used a lot of product and I had to go over with a micellar water to REALLY feel like all my makeup was off my face. But for everyday, it is an absolute dream and I really enjoy using it and love how it makes my skin feel. DEFINITELY worth the hype it has been given – hands up who else loves the Milky Jelly Cleanser?
The next thing I was on the hunt for was an everyday moisturiser – so no guesses as to what else I picked up. The Priming Moisturiser (£18) is known as a light and buildable moisturiser that also doubles up as a primer to create a smooth canvas for makeup. I use this on a morning after I have done the whole cleansing thing – and again I have found it does exactly what it says. It is an amazing everyday moisturiser – has a slightly runnier texture than I was expecting, but once I apply it to my face and blend in, it sinks in quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft, looking even and ready for applying my makeup. It also has an anti-redness feature which has worked so well for me because my nose is always slightly more red than the rest of my face – so using these has really helped even everything out nicely. I think it is a combination of both the cleanser and moisturiser, but my makeup has become so easy to apply and just sits nicely on the face. I just love these products because they do exactly what they say they will. If you are after an everyday moisturiser that just does what is is supposed to – moisturises well, leaves your skin feeling soft, and blurs any imperfections, then this is your guy.
And those are the first few (of many) Glossier products that I have trialled (and loved) so far. I think these are a good few products to start with as you will use them everyday and really get a feel of if they work for you. They are also cult products that almost everyone raves about already, and it is so easy to see why. Their packaging is minimal but just beautiful, they are cruelty free, and their products offer exactly what they should. You need to try them – I am so sure you will love them. I am already deciding on what other items I need to try – let me know if you have any recommendations?