100 Pumps of Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Milk | A question asked, answered.

100 pumps of Marcelle Cleansing Milk

Have you ever wondered what a hundred pumps of your favourite product would look like?

I have. This is it, emblazoned by the sun — one hundred evenings’ worth of Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Milk ($14.50 CAD), the one cleanser I just can’t quit. It’s perfect for balancing out my dry, dehydrated skin, and cleanses away the day’s detritus without stripping out an ounce of moisture.

I’m borderline fanatical about Marcelle, and I think this cleanser has a lot to do with it. I can’t find anything else (at any price point) that ticks all the boxes I’m looking for: scent-free, non-stripping, gentle, balancing, comforting.

Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Milk review holy grail

Marcelle Cleansing Milk on steroids. Available in-stores now (and at a great price)!

Cleansing milks take a little getting used to, sure, but I think they’re worthwhile for anyone with dry or combination-dehydrated skin. Even my [very dry] complexion will overproduce oil if it’s being overcleansed, and this cleansing milk absolutely helps keep my skin from getting oily throughout the day — with the help of a heavy moisturizer and my Marcelle Face Powder ($14.50 CAD), of course.

You could almost say that it’s… Essential. (I’m sorry! I couldn’t pass on such a terrible pun.)

Best cleansing milk - Marcelle Essentials old packaging

My first bottle of this stuff (long since repackaged). We’ve been through a lot!

The ingredients:

Water, Carbomer, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Cucumber Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aroma, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Peach Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Triethanolamine.

P.S. I love the Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Water ($14.50 CAD), too!

P.P.S. It’s kind of weird that all of my Marcelle favourites are the exact same price. Clearly, what we can learn from this is that all $14.50 Marcelle products are cosmetic gold!

Marcelle Essentials 400ml

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  • I love love love this stuff! I tried out their Micellar makeup remover the other day (when they had it in this size), and I was so blown away by how effective it was at removing makeup. Totally did not expect that froma $19.99 product!
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    • Neither did I, Stephanie! The Essentials line kind of blows me away — it's absolutely my favourite skincare range, and the pricing is honestly fantastic for what you're getting. I literally have boxes upon boxes of high-end skincare that I've been sent to review, but I honestly can't find anything I like more than Marcelle!

  • This will probably be the next cleansing water I try. I love Biotherm which is my favorite so far but for review's sake I must try one of Marcelle's cleanser. Good to know you like this one. :)
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    • This isn't a cleansing water, darling! But their cleansing water *is* very, very good. I think you'd like it! :)

      • Oh lol my bad! For some reason I thought you were showing us the Cleansing water in the first pic. I think I need glasses! :)
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        • Haha, no worries! Nope, it's just a largely-empty bottle — apparently you get way more than a hundred uses out of one of these. Who knew? :D

  • abeautifulzen

    hmm i'll have to give this a look-see once i'm done with my cleanser. i have a feeling that i'm over producing oil b/c my skin is dehydrated. thanks for post and info!

    • No problem, lovely! I hope this sorts your skin out as effectively as it did my own :)

  • My Lucite Dreams

    Loving this post! One hundred pumps! I am utterly convinced that I need to try this. Is this avail in the US?

    • Not in-stores, but it is online! Marcelle (here) does free shipping to the States at $50, too — not hard to hit, with how many of their products are HG for me ;)

  • murt

    Wow – I'm Canadian and I love cleansing milks and cleansing creams, but I've never tried this one (or even heard of it before)! I'll definitely pick this up when my current cleansing milk runs out. I'm using the Juice Beauty cleansing milk right now, but I really dislike the strong smell and texture.

    • Ahhh! You *need* this one in your stash, murt — it's the best! :D Marcelle's formula is unscented and has a smooth, lotion-like consistency, so it might just be what you're looking for.

      (Can't beat the price, too. Especially when those 20+% off sales hit!)

  • anorex0rcist

    I've been using Yves Rocher's Derma Soothing Cleansing Milk and I love it! It sounds exactly like the Marcelle one you're describing. YR's is $15 for 150ml but they're having a 45% off it on their website now :D

    • Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to check out the ingredients for that one :) I had no idea Yves Rocher did a scent-free cleansing milk!

  • Masa

    Waaaaah, I wish I lived in Canada so that I could get my grubby little paws on a bottle of this. My skin is the worst! It gets oily around my t-zone and so dry around my mouth and sometimes nostrils. Gross!

    • :( Sorry to hear that, Masa! Can I ask where you're currently residing? (Marcelle ships to the US, and there are a number of other really good cleansing milks to be found, depending on your location!)

      • Masa

        No worries! Thanks for posting about this, regardless. I am reading from Los Angeles! I know nothing about cleansing milks, as they are something that completely missed by my radar.

        • You can definitely get this in LA, Masa! Just put an order through at (here). Free US shipping at $50, and their cleansing milk is definitely not the only thing I'd recommend! Let me know if you need help filling out your order, if you decide to give it a try! :)

          • Masa

            Aw, thanks! You are tooooo sweet!

  • Alison

    This sounds fabulous, Rae! The moment I head Stateside (Or even.. before I do!), I'll definitely do a Marcelle order and pick me up some theNotice lust-haves. I'm thinking… The powder, the cleansing milk + cleansing water, the BB Cream and Go-Violet? :D

    • Sounds like an excellent plan! :D I hope you love EVERYTHING — the BB cream even comes in an SPF 25 version, now! (I haven't tried it, but I haven't heard anything negative about it yet, either.)

      PS: Lust-haves, or must-haves? (Personally, I like lust-haves better. :D :D)