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e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser

1.41 oz Item 2500306

e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser is a gentle, hydrating formula that melts on contact transforming from a gel to creamy oil that helps dissolve makeup and cleanse the skin. Formulated with purified water and infused with nourishing Argan oil, rose extracts, and rose seed oils to help moisturize the skin. It's also rich in antioxidant Vitamin C.

All e.l.f. Skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates! Cruelty free and vegan.
Using dry hands, gently massage cleanser into the skin. Activate with warm water and work into a lather. Rinse clean and pat dry.

Beauty Tip: For a deeper pore cleanse, massage product into the skin using the e.l.f. Cleansing Duo Face Brush onto the face.
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Sucrose Stearate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

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e.l.f. CosmeticsOnline Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser
 
3.4

(based on 19 reviews)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (5)
  • Moisturizing (5)
  • Not greasy (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • All skin types (4)
  • Daily use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5), Brand buyer (3)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Better than Clinique'z Take The Day Off

By Briana STL

from Tampa,FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Best makeup remover
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

    I used this multiple times as well as the Clinique Take The Day Off and prefer this one because the Clinique one is more oil based and left me feeling oily and with breakouts. Both work the same and cost the same for the amount of product you get when you do the math on dollar per oz. but this ELF one is better for us with sensitive skin who want something water based that won't break us out.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Made my face dry and break out

    By Bri

    from Jackson

    Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

    Bought this about 2 weeks ago and after using it twice, I noticed it made my skin very dry. I tried using my normal moisturizer with it but it stayed dry, also noticed my face breaking out which has not happened in a few years. Switched back to my normal Philosophy Cleanser, the dryness and acne went away. Will never buy this again.

     
    1.0

    Nope

    By Snow

    from Ithaca, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup
      • Dries Out Skin
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

        This thing does not clean. It turns into a milk like consistency and just mixes with the makeup without disolving it. Plus it made my vision blurry. Do not recommend at all.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For the price it's great!

        By Perseus' Mom

        from Okeechobee, Florida

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Moisturizing
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

        Ok...this product is definitely different. I have used Clinique's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.. I absolutely love it! However.. is ELF comparable to Clinique... no it's not..it's DIFFERENT. This product is clear in the jar. I could barely detect a smell from it as well (which is great cause I don't like fragrance in skincare). It isn't like vaseline which others have claimed.. it's more of a "bouncy" texture. Once water hits it; the product thins out and becomes a milky oil and whitish in color. Yes, this took off all my makeup. It "emulsifies" just fine. I didn't feel I had to use a bunch of product to get it off, but I also don't put 5,678 cosmetic products on my face either. This washes away pretty clean; however it does leave an almost "greasy" like feeling behind..but even though I marked it as a "con" but for me that's not a bad thing. Shockingly, Clinque's Cleansing Balm left me a bit drier, but not by much. I'am dry and want moisture as much as possible. For that being said; I feel I didn't have to put an additional moisturizer on afterwards which I like.. (The less products I need; the better)! The BEST part about this product is it did NOT burn my eyes at all and didn't leave a cloudy film on my eyeballs. So.. for me..I'm actually VERY shocked at how well this product works as a cleansing balm at a drugstore price!!! I will buy Clinique's cleansing balm in the future, but it will be more of a "luxury" buy since I'm really enjoying ELF's cleansing balm. I will buy this again and feel the price point is MORE than fair for it. For reference: I'am a dry/sensitive skin type with mild rosacea. P.S. this product did not flair up my normal rosacea or aggravate it. It gets 5 stars from me cause of how well it performed at a drugstore price!

         
        4.0

        really works!

        By Roni

        from Albany, NY

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

        It really makes my skin feel super hydrated after each use!! My face doesn't dry out from all of my makeup as the day goes on!! I definitely recommend using a facial brush when using this product!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Nope, not for me.

        By Spackled

        from Rockford, IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizing

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Greasy
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

          This product didn't remove my makeup at all. I was really disappointed. I had to double-wash my face in order to achieve anything. It felt a lot like petroleum jelly and you had to use a lot and there isn't much in the jar. Very disappointed.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Nope

          By Kiwiyogini

          from San Luis

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

              Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

              This was a fail for me for several reasons: 1) the gel doesn't really seem to clean very well (I use on dry skin and wash away with a warm wet wash cloth) 2) you need a lot of it, so I went through the jar very quickly. This makes it an expensive product for the $/oz. 3) The jar cannot be recycled. I hate to throw something like that into the landfill, so wasteful. I will never repurchase it and I don't recommend it. There are much better value, better performing products available that have recyclable containers.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent for removing long-wearing eye makeup!

              By JC

              from USA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

                I never review products but this product definitely exceeded my expectations. I wear long-wearing and waterproof eye makeup everyday and generally steer clear of all makeup removing wipes and liquids that require cotton balls to get it all off. Any tugging of the delicate skin around the eye area is a definite no-no! I had been using Garnier's SkinActive Clean+Gentle Lotion Cleanser + a warm washcloth (which worked perfectly!) but the product was discontinued. This gel cleanser from ELF is not only 100% effective, it's also gentle and emollient. Overall it's a fabulous replacement. Since the jar is so small, I only use it to remove my eye makeup, working a small amount of product over the dry eyelid, undereye and brow area then following up with Garnier's Gentle Sulfate Free Cleanser to remove all traces of the the gel + the rest of my facial makeup. It leaves my eye area perfectly clean, without any residue, tightness or dryness. Well done ELF, another outstanding and affordable product!

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not be buying again.

                By jen

                from McHenry,IL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

                    It didnt remove eye makeup really at all. It left a white film over my eyeball and couldnt see for about 30 seconds. It burns the eyes overall did not like this at all.

                     
                    5.0

                    Very effective product!

                    By MCLW

                    from Frederick, MD

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • dissolves make up
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Skin Texture
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • All Skin Types
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser:

                      This is a great product! I do a two step cleansing routine. I first remove make up or dirt and grime and then I cleanse with my regular facial cleanser. I had been using a high end product to dissolve my make up and ran out, so I saw this product and thought I would try it. A small amount goes a long way! I have used it both with moistening my face prior to applying the product, as well as applying on a dry face. It does a good job of dissolving make up and dirt and rinses well. It is a great product, especially for the money. I only wish that it was in a larger jar!

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