Guys we're back with another Drunk Elephant post. Holy crap they came out and dropped a BALM CLEANSER! I mean.....this is the only thing I felt like their collection needed. They freaking done it and kicked the door down while at it. So, I'm going to give you the claims and my first impressions.
According to Drunk Elephant:
"An innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, and sunscreen from skin, removing even water-resistant formulations.
Formulated with clean, antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and oils to help soothe, plus a nourishing blend of African oils, Slaai™ transforms from oil to milk to cleanse and moisturize, leaving behind a dewy glow.
- Fruit Salad Blend: A mix of non-fragrant soothing fruit extracts (blueberry, kiwi, and strawberry) and replenishing fruit oils (cranberry seed oil, açai fruit oil, and watermelon seed oil) that help comfort and moisturize skin.
- Nourishing Oil Blend: A mix of moisturizing and lightweight oils such as marula seed, baobab seed, kalahari melon seed, mongongo, and ximenia that protect and nourish skin.
- Bamboo Booster: Bamboo and charcoal powder gently exfoliate away built-up dead, dry skin.
Gentle enough to be used around the eye area, it quickly transforms from oil to milk upon contact with water.
-On dry skin, use dry fingertips to massage Slaai™ over face and eyes.
-Add water to activate, rinse well with warm water, and pat dry.
-May also be removed with a soft, damp cloth.
-Optional: One to two times per week, add Bamboo Booster™ to Slaai™ for a customized, skin-refining physical exfoliation to aid in the removal of dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface overnight.
-If using retinol, avoiding using Bamboo Booster™, or use with caution, as It can be too much for skin."
So this is called a Butter Cleanser. It's more of a solid oil instead of a gooey balm like my beloved Elemis Pro Collagen. It melts as soon as it touches the skin, water activates it and turns it into a milk cleanser as you use it. I've had a lot of people ask me how this is compared with other balm/solid oil cleansers like Farmacy Green Clean for instance. My thought is that this is a little bit more rich and a touch heavier just barely, it's far more "oily" when it's on the skin, and leaves the skin WAY softer afterwards and far more hydrated. It's similar to the way my skin feels when using their Marula Oil. I think this would be great for someone to try who maybe hasn't gotten to try the Marula Oil from Drunk Elephant or in general is intimidated by oils for one reason or the other. This is a great way to see how beneficial they are for the skin without having to drench the skin in oil during your routine and let it absorb, which can be hard to get used to. This is lovely.
Because it leaves the skin feeling so nice it's kind of hard for me to use it only as a pre-cleanse. You absolutely can, obviously. It does a great job in taking makeup off of course but I like using it when I've not worn any makeup that day or as a morning cleanse. The bamboo exfoliator is a charcoal and bamboo powder to make the cleanser a "physical" exfoliator to buff away dead skin. It comes with a tiny vial in the box. They recommend it 2 maybe 3 times a week.
I think this is my official favorite "solid oil" type of cleanser. I think they killed it. Make no mistake there are some other great solid oil type of cleansing balms but for the after effect of this for the skin, and also the option of making it a physical exfoliator if you want to. I know it took a really long time to formulate. You get a nice big pot of cleanser and I'm really happy with the price point which is $34 for 3.88 oz/114.7 ml of cleanser and .10 oz of the Bamboo Booster. It's available now, I'm going to link the Sephora page for it. It's not sponsored or an affiliate link. I did get sent this from Drunk Elephant.
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