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juice beauty cleansing milk

I’ve found holy grail, staple products in several skincare categories, but when it comes to facial cleansers, I’m stumped.

Most cleansers are either too stripping, don’t feel “cleansing” enough or don’t control breakouts the way I expect.

My shower is loaded with several test cleansers, but the one I tend to reach for in the morning is Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk, a gentle, non-foaming wash that gives my pretty-clean morning skin a nice shot of moisture.

juice beauty cleansing milk

{I purchased Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk. It cost $22 for a 6.75-ounce plastic pump jar.}

While I’m not exactly of the philosophy that we can forgo cleansing in the morning (most of us sweat at night or — gasp! — go to bed without washing our faces), I do believe that most of us can probably get by with a gentle cleanser that refreshes our skin in the morning and jump-starts it for toners, serums and facial oils.

That’s why I’m drawn to Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk during my morning shower. It’s creamy and feels almost like a moisturizer as I massage it onto my face, and it rinses away easily while leaving a light balmy layer of protection on my skin.

I’ve used it at night before — just to test it against a layer of everyday makeup — and while it could cut through a bit of it, I wouldn’t recommend it as your sole cleanser for makeup removal.

Also, I like to defend my skin with acne-fighting cleansers and treatments at night, and I can’t say that Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk is totally packed with acne-fighting ingredients that have worked for me (though it does contain my beloved frankincense oils!).

juice beauty cleansing milk

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, vegetable glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, organic plant oils of carthamus tinctorius (organic safflower seed oil)*, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)*, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), cetearyl alcohol, gluconolactone, cetearyl glucoside, sorbitan stearate, sodium benzoate, botanical extracts of calendula officinalis (marigold flower extract), chamomilla recutita (chamomile extract), tilia cordata (linden flower extract), boswellia carterii (frankincense extract), tocopherol (Vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), panthenol (Vitamin B5), xanthan gum, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, allantoin, sodium hydroxide, citrus aurantium dulcis (organic sweet orange & sweet neroli)* , chamomilla recutita (chamomile) and boswellia carterii (organic frankincense) pure essential oils

So, Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk’s bottom line for me? It’s a maybe repurchase. I shelled out just $22 for this pump bottle, and it’s lasted a good amount of time.

Once I finish it, I may move on to another cream cleanser just to see what else is out there, but I’d definitely recommend Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk as a budget-friendly, widely available option.

Have you tried Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk? What are your favorite cream cleansers? Do you use different cleanser for morning and night? Tell me in the comments section!


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  • I’ve not tried anything from Juice Beauty, but the combination of ingredients + price point always has me tempted :)

    Same as you, I usually use a different cleanser in the mornings too! My favorite is still Kahina’s…it’s a lighter consistency but completely non-stripping and just generally lovely all around. In a pinch, it does a pretty good job taking makeup off too.

    • I love when the products are readily available, too! I bought mine at Ulta.

      Kahina’s products are so lovely, and I’m a sucker for the sleek packaging. It’s been a while since I’ve used much from the line. I need to revisit it soon! Do you ever use foaming cleansers, or are they too drying for your skin?

      • I used to, but since I discovered creamier cleansers, I’ve started to shy away from anything foaming. I did try a sample of Suki’s Creamy Foaming Cleanser recently and, bearing in mind that I only got one use out of it, I liked it a lot. It seemed like a hybrid between a cream cleanser and a foaming one and like a good middle ground between the two!

  • Caro

    I have always thought the right cleanser is the holy grail of good skincare. I have combination skin that can dry out or break out at the drop of a hat. I have recently started using different ones for morning and evening and love Kahina at night – I wear sunscreen and tinted moisturiser plus RMS blush and it takes it off easily and is very calming. A couple of times a week I used May Lindstrom Honey Mud, which is just lovely. In the mornings, Marble & Milkweed’s honey cleanser is very simple and good. I am trying out Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser and like it so far – incredibly refreshing, with a scent of strawberries that isn’t cloying/fake, but very light and almost cucumbery. I think it works for am and pm.

    • Amen! It sounds like you have a really good system down. I need to try some Marble and Milkweed products … been seeing them around, as well as Indie Lee.

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Great review! Cleansers are super important for me. I am trying Aurelia miracle cleanser at the moment and will review it very soon.

    Very tempted to try Juice beauty this year…really like the composition in general of their products.

    • Thank you! I have seen the Aurelia cleanser around as well … excited to see your take on it! Juice Beauty is pretty legit. I appreciate the affordable pricepoint and clean ingredients.

  • Hi Kimberly,
    I tried several cleansing milk products, but didn’t like them at all, maybe because I have a combination skin, which tends to become more oily in the summer. Cleansing milk products always leave my skin a little bit oily. I know that I shouldn’t use harsh cleanser that will strip away good oils from my skin, but I prefer to get rid of that shiny looking face!

    • I know what you mean! That’s why I like this one in the morning // winter … I do get a little dry and like I said, morning time is usually clean skin time anyway. For summer I tend to shy away from cleansing milks / cream cleansers, too! What are you using?

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