In 2001, Destiny’s Child famously sang, “I don’t think you ready for this jelly.” Well, in 2018, we are definitely ready for jelly, especially if it comes in the form of a facial cleanser. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams probably didn’t have skin care in mind when they were penning “Bootylicious,” but jelly cleansers are becoming more and more popular and we’re here for it.
“Bouncy” is a word that has been popping up lately to describe everything from innovative cushion compacts to serums. Of course, you can’t get anymore bouncy than jelly cleansers, which are similar to cleansing balms but lighter and more jiggly. Some actually do come in jelly mold shapes (see Boscia) but the majority of jelly cleansers come in easy-to-apply tubes or even jars.
Jelly cleansers are ideal for removing dirt, oil and makeup thanks to their “melting” formulas, and they don’t dry out skin. Most are suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. They are often applied to dry skin, then water is added at the end, turning the jelly into a milky texture that rinses away.
Are you ready for some jelly? Click through the gallery above to see the best jelly cleansers to try now.