What is JELLY or GELÉE?

While the jelly is created from fruit pectin and used for sandwiches and desserts, gelee is a noun for a suspension liquid used for medical or moisturising purposes.

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Cleansers and masks with a springy, non-drippy, gel-like consistency are referred to as JELLY or GELÉE. They typically are gentle and conditioning, much like the leader of the pack Glossier Milky Jelly. Learn more about what jelly is by reading this.

JELLY or GELÉE: What is it?

While the jelly is created from fruit pectin and used for sandwiches and desserts, gelee is a noun for a suspension liquid used for medical or moisturising purposes.
Elixirs with a jelly-like texture, which are neither a gel nor a cream, have been progressively making their way into the global skincare industry, and for good reason too. This popular sensory skincare product is long-wearing, lightweight, and has a feel that manages to be just the right amount of odd and satisfying.

What is it beneficial for?

These jelly products are water-based instead of the traditional alcohol-based gels, which don’t dry out the skin and are really humectant and hydrophilic instead. They draw moisture to the skin and keep it there. The skin barrier can be safeguarded or soothed by applying moisture to skin that is irritated due to a burn, rosacea, or after receiving laser treatment.
Products made of jelly are incredibly moisturising and lightweight, making them suitable for all skin types. Jelly skin care is the best of both worlds for people with acne-prone skin and combination or oily skin in particular. Oil-free emollients are utilised because they are non-greasy, won’t clog pores, and help reduce breakout-related redness.

Because they are water-based, they can suspend other ingredients in the jiggly texture, such as charcoal, acids, active botanicals, or vitamins. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in your skin that attracts water, or vitamins like B3 or B5 are also frequently added. These vitamins help to protect the skin’s moisture barrier.