Glossier

Jelly Cleansers

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I am already a HUGE cleansing oil and balm fan. I use one every single night either as my first or second cleanse. So you can imagine my excitement when a new, similar yet different texture began popping onto my radar – cleansing jellys! There is this one that I have used for awhile and swear by, and this one that smells incredible, so my interest was instantly piqued when these two new cleansers recently launched. Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser has a name alone that makes me want to put it on my face, and then Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser sounds like a mini facial in a tube. 
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser top, Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser bottom
1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser – I have been a fan of the Glossier range for about a year, and even included this product from them in my ‘Best of Beauty 2015‘ video. This is the first cleanser from the line and they launched with a winner. The texture is incredibly smooth and creamy, mixing the feeling of a milk and balm into one product. I enjoy using this as my second cleanse and rubbing it in for a light massage. While I have used it as a first cleanse and to remove makeup, I found that it was able to break down most of my makeup except for certain mascaras that may be long-wearing or water resistant. Because of this, I preferred it as a second cleanse, and more recently as my morning cleanse. My skin is left hydrated and noticeably more supple, which always leads to a smoother makeup application. And a smooth makeup application ensures a better day, amiright?!
2. Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser – Just like the Milky Jelly Cleanser, the name of this cleanser lured me in immediately. Hydrating and melting together in a description sounds delightful. Whereas the Glossier was more of a morning cleanser or second evening cleanse, this Yes to Coconuts cleanser has solidified a place in my evening routine as a first cleanse. It does a phenomenal job of removing makeup, while simultaneously making my skin feel incredibly soft and smooth. As with all balm and oil cleansers, I apply this with dry hands to a dry face and the first thing to stand out to me was the slight warming sensation that I felt! Not an irritating warming, but a calming warming that made my skin feel relaxed. It immediately cut through my makeup and even my stubborn eye makeup came off effortlessly. It emulsifies to a soft milk when adding water, but I do prefer to remove it with a washcloth rather than just my hands. One final bonus is that the price point is under $10 which makes it a steal! I haven’t found too many drugstore cleansers that appeal to me, but this one will definitely be going on the repurchase list for sure. 
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Glossier Face Masks

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I’ve been having a love affair with Glossier products ever since I was introduced to them a few months ago. I wear the Perfecting Skin Tint a few times a week, keep the Soothing Face Mist with me all day and the Balm Dot Com has become a regular staple for my lips and cuticles. Two new masks were released in the collection this year and being a huge mask lover, I knew I had to try these.
Currently the range consists of two masks – the Mega Greens Galaxy Mask which is designed to detoxify the skin, and the Moisturizing Moon Mask which helps to replenish and soothe the skin. I love using them together one after the other starting with the Mega Greens Galaxy Mask followed by the Moisturizing Moon Mask. It helps address all my skin’s needs at once and my skin is left looking balanced, hydrated and calm.
1. Mega Greens Galaxy Mask – When reading the description of this mask on the Glossier site, it said it was like a juice cleanse for the face. Hello?!!! Sign me up! I love a good cupcake, but I equally love a great green juice so I couldn’t wait to get this on my face. It’s very thick when first applied on damp skin, but the white kaolin clay in it dries down after 10+ minutes. Often with clay masks my face can feel a bit tight after which I don’t enjoy, so I sat patiently waiting for that to happen with this mask. But after the standard 10 minutes, the product had dried but my skin still felt comfortable and get this…..even hydrated. I checked the ingredients online to see what is helping keep the mask so balanced and it was definitely the avocado oil and aloe. It’s rare that I use a clay mask and describe my skin as feeling “refreshed” after, but that’s the only way I can describe it. Clean and fresh – I wish they made this in a body mask. Can you imagine using that after a long day at work? I’m sold.
2. Moisturizing Moon Mask – After the mega greens galaxy mask left my skin feeling so fresh and clean, following it with the moon mask took the pampering experience to another level. As you can see from the picture above, the texture of the moon mask is a whipped lightweight cream that feels immediately cooling and refreshing on the skin. Though it’s rich like a cream, it has the lightness of a gel which makes it great to use for any skin type. It contains sweet almond oil, squalane and hyaluronic acid so basically this is a shot of moisture for the skin. Afterwards my skin looked plump and firm and was basically the perfect canvas on which to apply makeup. Though I typically mask in the evenings before bed, I need to have those few products that I can pull out before a big event or a night out to get my skin prepped and looking its best. I shall now add these two masks to my “rescue kit” AKA the products I grab when I need my skin to perk up immediately or in preparation for a special occasion. Skincare 911. Ha!
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Glossier Review

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