Rhode Glazing Milk Review, Rhode Glazing Milk

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Rhode Glazing Milk ⋆ Beautymone
Published by Simone de Vlaming on April 5, 2024

Usually, I’m not really an essence type of girl. I do like a few products, and I use them, but if I’m tired or just not feeling like a long skincare routine, it’s one of the first steps that I skip. So when the Rhode Glazing Milk launched, I was like, “Ok, fun. Maybe not my product, but it’s hydrating, so let’s try.” At least I’m always in for trying hydrating products, so I ordered it, and now we’re here! Does it live up to the hype?

First, here’s some information about my skin type and concerns to keep in mind: I have a normal to dry skin type that’s a tiny bit sensitive, especially around the eyes. I experience blemishes now and then. My biggest skin concerns are dryness, milia, and dark circles. I have a few fine lines, but nothing too much since I’m still in my twenties (approaching my thirties, though, SOS).

To be fully transparent with you, I’ve purchased several bottles of the Glazing Milk myself (this may give you a sneak peek at the review), but I also got backups sent through PR. Nevertheless, I wasn’t obligated to post about the product, and my reviews are always non-biased.

I’ve Tested Lots Of Skincare Products, So You Don’t Have To

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To streamline the testing process, I use a testing methodology to score a variety of categories on a scale of 1 to 10. The Rhode Glazing Milk was scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Ingredients
  2. Application
  3. Formula
  4. Claims
  5. Interactions
10Expert Score
Rhode Glazing Milk
I’ve sat here and tried to come up with anything, even the smallest nitpicking criticism – but nope. There’s nothing. This product is just that good. It’s a true 10.
Ingredients
10
Application
10
Formula
10
Claims
10
Interactions
10
What I Like
  • The texture/formula is unlike any other product
  • Instantly hydrates the skin and gives a glow
  • The dewy, glowy finish is not greasy or oily-looking
  • Reduces redness immediately and even more over time
  • Works in combination with other skincare products
  • Gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling
What I Don’t Like

    A Quick Look At The Rhode Glazing Milk

    I’m already a massive fan of Rhode’s skincare products, which was my original reason behind purchasing a type of product that I would skip often; I expected it to be good and hydrating. Rhode promises that the Glazing Milk is a nutrient-rich, lightweight essence that boosts barrier function and provides immediate, luminous hydration. It’s supposed to be Hailey’s essential prep step to calm skin and begin the rhode routine. 

    The Benefits:

    • Provides all-day hydration
    • Preps skin for better product absorption
    • Helps reduce the appearance of redness over time
    • Helps calm + soothe irritated skin

    About The Ingredients

    Ceramide is one of the key ingredients in the Glazing Milk and is supposed to boost skin’s barrier function. Ceramides are fats or lipids that are found in skin cells. They make up 30% to 40% of your outer skin layer or epidermis.[1] Studies have shown that dryness occurs due to decreased levels of ceramides, and the same goes for atopic dermatitis (eczema).[1][2] Research shows that ceramide cream can significantly decrease transepidermal epidermal water loss, which, in turn, boosts skin hydration and improves barrier function.[3]

    Another key ingredient is Beta-Glucan, which is a humectant moisturizer that attracts water to the top layers of skin. Aka beta-glucans act as a humectant in the skin, which means they lock hydration in and prevent moisture loss.[4] Research shows that some of the benefits of beta-glucan in skincare are its moisturizing power, its efficiency against wrinkles, and its even promoting wound healing.[5][6]

    Last but not least are Magnesium, Zinc + Copper Blend. Research about Zinc shows that it’s powerful in treating various types of skin disorders as well as wound healing. Magnesium has also been shown in studies to be great for wound healing[7][8] and keeping the skin bouncy and moisturized.[9]

    Overall, studies have backed up the effectiveness of the ingredients in the Rhode Glazing Milk. On top of that, the Glazing Milk contains no harmful ingredients and is Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Fragrance-Free, and Gluten-Free.

    The Results: Rhode Glazing Milk Review

    Rhode Glazing Milk,  Rhode Glazing Milk Review

    The Rhode Glazing Milk has a milky white, lightweight texture that is unlike any product I’ve ever tried. Explaining the feel is difficult because it has a somewhat thicker texture than a normal essence or toner, but it’s nowhere near as thick as some serums or moisturizers can be.

    It’s quite creamy but still liquidy. I just can’t explain this properly haha. Either way, I would say that it has the perfect, balanced consistency. It’s definitely not too heavy on the skin in any way. It’s also fragrance-free, which is nice for people with sensitive skin!

    The Application

    You have to shake the bottle before applying a generous amount of product into your hands. Then, you press the product into the skin, and voila. You now have a gorgeous glow and hydrated skin, as seen in the pictures below.

    Once I apply the Glazing Milk, my skin feels instantly hydrated and calm. I have pretty dry skin, which can feel tight after cleansing, so using the Glazing Milk gives me instant relief. The dewy glow I get is an extra huge benefit! Mind you, it’s a dewy glow, not oily-looking at all.

    Moreover, as you maybe can tell, it instantly reduces some redness I had going on as well. My cheeks and forehead/brow area are less red than they were before applying the Rhode Glazing Milk.

    The Formula

    The formula is unique, as I already talked about. It doesn’t only have short-term benefits; it also is amazing for the long term. Why? After using this product for months and months, most of the time day and morning as well, I feel like my overall skin appearance has improved. My skin looks more plump and even, but I also see some improvements in texture.

    The Glazing Milk, in combination with a hyaluronic acid serum and a hydrating moisturizer, gives my skin a huge hydration boost at night. In the morning, I like to apply the Glazing Milk before moisturizer and sunscreen for hydration and a dewy glow. I love it!

    The skin absorbs the product pretty quickly, but maybe not as fast as a “normal” essence. I do like that it stays a bit “damp” so that when I apply another product—my serum or moisturizer—on top, it feels like it gets better absorbed, too. Still, the absorption time is short enough not to bother me in any way, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky—nope, it feels soft, smooth, and hydrated. Yasss Hailey!

    The Claims

    The Rhode Glazing Milk does exactly what it claims to do, with no lies detected. It’s lightweight, offers instant hydration and a gorgeous glow, leaves the skin feeling calm and less red, and is the perfect prep for any following skincare products.

    Rhode is not claiming that this product is specifically for eczema, but it has a Seal of Acceptance™ from the National Eczema Association. I personally don’t have eczema so I couldn’t test this for you, however, I’ve seen lots of reviews where people say it works wonders for their eczema!

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    Rhode Glazing Milk,  Rhode Glazing Milk Review
    Rhode Glazing Milk,  Rhode Glazing Milk Review

    The Interactions

    You can use Glazing Milk with other serums or skincare products in general, even those containing retinol or Vitamin C. I personally never had my skin respond to any of the product combinations I tried.

    Rhode recommends talking to your doctor/dermatologist if you use a prescription-grade product.

    Final Verdict: Is Rhode Glazing Milk Worth It?

    I have been raving about this product ever since I first tried it, and I won’t shut up about it. I don’t have many products in my skincare routine that I wouldn’t replace with another brand/product, but this Rhode Glazing Milk… don’t try to take it from me. It’s my favorite product, and I don’t think there’s anything on the market currently that is similar and/or just as good as the Glazing Milk.

    Usually, as a reviewer, I can’t easily give a product a 10 rating because there’s almost always *something* that keeps it from being a 10. I’ve sat here and tried to come up with anything, even the smallest nitpicking criticism – but nope. There’s nothing. This product is just that good.

    Ingredients? Great. Application? Amazing. Formula? Perfection. Claims? Does what is promised. Interactions? No irritation whatsoever. It’s a true 10.

    10Expert Score
    The Bottom Line
    I’ve sat here and tried to come up with anything, even the smallest nitpicking criticism – but nope. There’s nothing. This product is just that good. It’s a true 10.
    Ingredients
    10
    Application
    10
    Formula
    10
    Claims
    10
    Interactions
    10
    What I Like
    • The texture/formula is unlike any other product
    • Instantly hydrates the skin and gives a glow
    • The dewy, glowy finish is not greasy or oily-looking
    • Reduces redness immediately and even more over time
    • Works in combination with other skincare products
    • Gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling
    What I Don’t Like

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The Glazing Milk is meant to be applied after you cleanse and before all other steps in your skincare routine.

      Yes! Use Glazing Milk first (directly after you cleanse), then layering on your other serums like Vitamin C or retinol. If you have doubts about whether it fits into your routine (especially if you use prescription products), consult a dermatologist.

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      Specifications

      PRICE$30
      WEIGHT140ml/ 4.7 fl oz.
      BEST FOR:All skin types
      CRUELTY-FREE:Yes
      FULL INGREDIENT LISTWater (Aqua) (Eau), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Mono/Dioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Eop, Beta-Glucan, Copper Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate, Euterpe Oleracea Sterols, Phosphatidylglycerol, Phytosphingosine, Caprylyl Glycol, Cholesterol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid.

      Beautymone takes every opportunity to use high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.

      [1] Bzioueche, H., Tamelghaghet, M., Chignon-Sicard, B., Bazile, N., Hauchecorne, P., Barbero Calderón, M., Meunier, P., Rocchi, S., Passeron, T., & Tulic, M. K. (2023). Ceramide AD™ Restores Skin Integrity and Function Following Exposure to House Dust Mite. International journal of molecular sciences24(11), 9234. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms24119234. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10252232/

      [2] WebMD. What to Know About Ceramides for Skin. Medically Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, on February 29, 2024, Written by Roma Kunde. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/what-to-know-about-ceramides-for-skin

      [3] Medical News Today. Ceramides for skin: Benefits, side effects, and more. Medically reviewed by Raechele Cochran Gathers, MD — Written By Zia Sherrell, MPH — Updated on August 22, 2023. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/benefits-of-ceramide-for-skin

      [4] Byrdie. Beta-Glucan: A Little-Known Skincare Ingredient With Big Potential. Written by Kaitlyn McLintock, Updated On 07/11/22 10:51 AM. reviewed by Lucy Chen, MD, Board-Certified Dermatologist. https://www.byrdie.com/beta-glucan-skincare

      [5] Pillai, R., Redmond, M. and Röding, J. (2005), Anti-Wrinkle Therapy: Significant New Findings in the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatment of Skin Wrinkles with Beta-Glucan. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 27: 292-292. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-1318.2005.00268_3.x

      [6] Paula’s Choice. Beta-Glucan. Written by Desiree Stordahl. Reviewed by: Debra Jaliman, MD Board-Certified Dermatologist. Updated on November 22, 2023. https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary/ingredient-beta-glucan.html

      [7] Zou, P., Du, Y., Yang, C., & Cao, Y. (2023). Trace element zinc and skin disorders. Frontiers in medicine9, 1093868. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.1093868. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9887131/

      [8] Yang, F., Xue, Y., Wang, F., Guo, D., He, Y., Zhao, X., Yan, F., Xu, Y., Xia, D., & Liu, Y. (2023). Sustained release of magnesium and zinc ions synergistically accelerates wound healing. Bioactive materials26, 88–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioactmat.2023.02.019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9974450/

      [9] ELLE. Everything You Need To Know About Magnesium’s Skincare Benefits. By Jennifer George: 09 August 2019. https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/skin/a28644116/magnesium-benefits/

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