I gotta tell ya, these makeup and skincare companies really know how to get me. I am always game to try a new product, especially skincare that is hydrating and won’t wreak havoc on my sensitive skin. Between that, a track record of great quality products and just some plain old cute packaging, I could not resist trying out something new from Bliss; the Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower.
Bliss is a very well-known brand and has been around for quite some time. Founded in 1996 in New York, with the idea that we should all be able to take a little “me time” and take care of ourselves, including our skin. I’ve used a few of their products in the past, and always enjoyed them. Not only are they free of parabens, phthalates and all that other stuff you don’t like, they’re also cruelty-free, which gives me all the warm fuzzy feelings.
So let’s talk about this cleanser. I am really liking this new balm/jelly/oil cleansing trend; not only is it quick and easy, but for me personally it is a much better alternative than traditional foaming cleansers, that would more often than not dry out my already dry skin. The Makeup Melt (which I think is Bliss’s answer to the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser) is a very interesting product. It looks and feels expensive, with a light and slick consistency without being too watery. The instructions on the bottle indicate that the cleanser can be used on dry skin for makeup removal and on wet skin for cleansing, which is ideal for all my double-cleanse folks out there. I don’t adhere to it strictly, but I do like the feeling of double-cleansing, which I talked about when I tried the one from Pixi. I also enjoyed the scent; although the cleanser contains rose flower, it doesn’t smell strongly of rose – it simply has a clean fresh scent that doesn’t linger too long once it is rinsed off.
As for its effectiveness, that didn’t disappoint, either. It did excellent job of breaking down all my makeup, even removing my eyeliner and mascara without stinging my eyes, a huge plus for me. I also think that those of you that really enjoy taking your time and maybe doing a bit of a facial massage will also love this. And as I mentioned before, the packaging is pretty catchy also. I think Bliss did a bit of a packaging upgrade, as all of the recently released products I have seen have a more modern look to them. In fact, the only complaint that I have with this product at all is that it takes a pretty sizable amount of it to do the job (at least for me). And because you only get about 6oz. for $12, I feel like I will go through this pretty quickly. Although in the end, I may actually end up re-purchasing.
I hope this was interesting and/or insightful; it seems like the hype around Bliss products has fallen off in recent years, with the rise of other natural skin/body care brands. I think that’s a bit unfortunate, as they have always put out a quality product without asking an outrageous price for it. Let me know in the comments if you have used Bliss products, or if there are other jelly cleansers that you love. Have a great week!