Reviewed by Valerie

I remember my mother and grandmother telling their Weight Watchers stories. They especially loved the part where all the other women couldn't figure out how my mother and grandmother were keeping their skin so taut. Their secret? Milk! They bathed in it and swore it kept them firm. Now I can't testify to the truth of their experience, but Amala's Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk ($40) has made a believer out of me!

Normally my skin is all over the place, oily t-zone one week and dull and dry the next. I'm only 30, but my hormones are out-of-whack and my skin is changing, so it's been really challenging to find products that work. Now, after using Amala's Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk religiously for six weeks, my face is glowing! My skin doesn't feel thirsty anymore, and I'm not greasy. My skin is so soft and supple, and my hyperpigmentation has totally faded.

At first I was smells like something I'd want to put in my coffee, and I've always stayed away from cleansing milks because I didn't feel that they really removed my makeup. I kept a positive attitude, though. In the morning I used a couple of pumps and I swear...I didn't even need to use my moisturizer. I did my more thorough cleaning at night, so my routine consisted of using a Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelette to remove most of my makeup, and the Milk to wash. Twice a week I used the Milk with my Clarisonic for gentle exfoliating.

I honestly saw a huge improvement. Yes, it is pricey, but it does what it says it'll do, and if nothing else, I'll make sure that I have a bottle on hand for these really dry months. This is the product of the year for me! My skin is happy, and this Milk did my body good.


Alcohol , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (aloe) , Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil (amarant seed) , Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil (bergamot) , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract (cocoa bean) , Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (damask rose oil) , decyl glucoside , glycerin , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (jojoba seed) , lactic acid , Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel) Oil (lemon) , polyglyceryl-3 stearate , silver sulfate , sodium stearoyl lactylate , stearic acid , tocopherol , Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (vanilla) , Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (white willow bark) , xanthan gum