Hello Lovelies! Today I want to talk a little about the beauty brand that has completely stolen my heart, and saved my skin over the last few months: Glossier. I first heard about this incredible brand through one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Kelsey from Beauty by Kelsey. If you follow her you know how much she loves Glossier and now she's got me loving it too! (If you don't check her out!!)
Glossier intrigued me from the start for a lot of reasons, the quote above (found inside the box used to send me my goodies) represents it all. By reading a little bit about the brand on their site I quickly realized that Glossier was truly unlike any other beauty brand I had used before.
First of all, they focus a lot on your skin's health. As the box reads "Skin First. Makeup Second." Also they make a point of showing that they aren't all about caking makeup on, in fact the models on the website wear nearly bare faces promoting healthy and beautiful skin. In their About section Glossier says that "makeup is a choice," which I think is super cool for a beauty brand to say.
So in support of their awesome motto I ordered two skin care items: their Milk Jelly Cleanser and their Balm.com salve in coconut. As far as the prices go I was pretty impressed, compared to many other skin care brands their prices are pretty reasonable. I paid $18 for the cleanser and $12 for the salve.
My package arrived in a very timely fashion in an adorable pink box. My items were enclosed in a pink bubble wrap reusable bag. I also received a free sample of their priming moisturizer and a page of adorable stickers. CUTE right!? The time taken to add those simple details like the stickers, sample and reusable packing bag really stuck out to me and I'm sure do for their other customers as well.
Onto the actual product reviews, I will try to hold myself back...but the truth is..this cleanser is by far the BEST cleanser I have ever used in my life. I have super sensitive, acne prone combination skin that never seems to mix well with any sort of face wash. But since I began using this my face has become smoother and my break outs are rare. For the first time in my life I have been getting complimented on my skin! And I credit it all to this little cleanser!
I mean it when I say I've never used anything like this. As far as the packaging goes I'm in love. Whoever the genius was who decided to put their product in a pump I salute you, and the whoever designed this pump? You GO Glen Coco! Not only is the pump great, with one twist it locks making it easy for travel (cause nobody likes wasting a whole bottle of cleanser in their suitcase).
Another thing I find to be super cool about this product is the fact that it removes makeup and can be used wet or dry. I prefer applying it to damp skin, but having the dry option is great too! I find that one pump is enough to cleanse my face, but if I'm feeling extra grimy a second pump adds the perfect amount of extra product. The consistency of the formula is a bit thick and milky (as says the name) and it smell reminds me of coffee creamers but with a slight hint of rose.
This balm is the bomb, so says the name! I have to admit if I picked a favorite between my two purchases I would choose the cleanser, but this lip balm is still 10 stars for me. Adding to Glossier's multi-purpose theme this balm is said to be a "universal skin salve." Although I have yet to try it anywhere else I could see it being very moisturizing on dry elbows! (I just wouldn't want to waste it!)
I mean it when I say I always have dry lips, and it doesn't help that I love liquid lipstick. But luckily this stuff has come to my rescue. Unlike many other balms I have tried, this one lasts. I mean it doesn't last all day like a lipstick may, but I can feel it on my lips for a couple hours after applying. Plus it leaves a nice shine on the lips, so on my casual day it replaces my lip gloss.
The packaging is close to perfect in my eyes. For a few years now I have loved my Nivea lip butter, but the one thing I couldn't stand was it's packaging. I hate having to dig my finger into the product to apply it, plus sometimes the lid comes undone since it just pops off, also sometimes it's difficult to get the lid off and then my finger accidentally gets jammed into the product!!! So yeah, I'm super excited to have a balm of similar consistancy that's in a twist cap squeeze tube! My only complaint would be that in the first week of owning it the product was very difficult to squeeze out. I'm not sure if that was due to excess air or what? Overall this lip balm has stolen my heart! I love it's slight coconut scent and can't wait to order more!!
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Have you tried Glossier? What are your thoughts? What should I buy next?
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