Hey guys, I have an update for you on the beloved LaLa Retro Whipped Creme from Drunk Elephant. It's been revamped.
LaLa Retro in the first formula was fantastic on it's own but they redone the formula to have ceramides in it. The packaging and everything is still the same. As far as I can tell the texture isn't that different. It's more of a night time moisturizer for me though because it's a little bit more rich and heavier on the skin. Therefore, I use it in my pm routine so it can absorb over night while I sleep.
Ceramides are, in my eyes, the support system of the skin. They're the glue that holds it together. They don't get a lot of recognition on their own but we'd definitely notice if they weren't there. With age (and also sun damage) they deplete just like everything else that our skin naturally produces. They, quite literally, hold cells together as well as plumping/holding in the moisture for the skin. They also create a barrier that shields the skin from pollutants and environmental damage. Obviously making them more prominent in the outer layers of the skin because of their role in being a barrier for the skin as well.
So when we think of keeping our skin hydrated and plump we often don't consider a product that has a ceramide affect to it. It's something to consider especially if you're noticing a loss in elasticity. I do recommend it in a product like this because this cream already houses 6 different oils in it as well. So it's a 1, 2, punch in the hydrating area. By adding them to your routine you're helping repair the barrier and keep your skins moisture stay balanced. When your barrier is at full strength it allows the skin to work it's magic and concentrate on repairing and replenishing itself.
This is 1.69 oz and retails for $60.
Instead of the website claim, I'm inserting the claim by Tiffany who is the creator of Drunk Elephant. When the new formula was announced, she posted this to their Instagram:
"I’d like you to meet the new #LalaRetro… now with barrier-supportive ceramides! It’s #lalabutbetter. I believe there is always room for improvement, so when it occurred to me that ceramides needed a more prominent place in my line, instead of making a whole new product, I decided to add them to an already great one. I didn’t know I could like it more, but I do.
If you think of skin cells as bricks, think of ceramides as the mortar holding them together. Ceramides are lipids that are naturally present in skin, but sun damage and age deplete them. They help form a protective layer that locks in hydration, helps maintain balance and protects against visible damage from environmental stressors. By giving them back to skin, we are feeding the surface barrier what it needs to protect itself and thrive. More hydrated, plumper, firmer-feeling skin is the result.
Lala has a new tool in its tool kit, and one that can benefit all skin. 💜
I hope you love it!"
Also from their website:
"Formulated at an ideal (and skin friendly) pH level of 5.2, Lala Retro™ has the luxurious texture of a rich face cream, without feeling suffocating or heavy.
100% Free of essential oils, silicones and fragrance.
Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free."
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil/Glucose/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Meal/Malt Extract/Yeast Extract Ferment Filtrate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Passiï¬‚ora Edulis Seed Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Ximenia Americana Seedate, Cholesterol, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ceramide NP, Phytosphingosine, Ceteareth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
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