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Drunk Elephant have launched a cleansing balm and it’s gorgeous! Check out the brand new Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. I have the lowdown here.
I am so happy about this because, although I do like Drunk Elephant’s jelly cleanser, Beste, I really do prefer to remove my makeup and do a really luxurious cleanse with a balm. It’s an important part of my ritual. This new addition to the brand’s line up has been formulated for use at night.
What is Drunk Elephant Slaai?
- Cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup and sunscreen from skin
- Gentle enough to be used around the eye area
- Quickly transforms from oil to milk upon contact with water
- Effortlessly removes even water resistant formulation
- Formulated with clean, antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and oils to soothe
- Uses nourishing African oil blend of marula, baobab, kalahari melon, mongongo and ximenia to moisturise while it cleanses
- Free of PEGs and essential oils
How To Use Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
This cleanser has been developed to be used on dry skin and massaged in with dry fingers. It’s all about a water-free experience until you want to emulsify.
When you add water, it activates Slaai into a milk that can then be rinsed away easily. The box comes with a small tube of the Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster which is bamboo and charcoal powder in tiny, ultra-fine spheres that gently exfoliate away dead skin. You can add these in if you want a bit more exfoliation. The instructions say to avoid the Bamboo Booster if you are currently using retinol.
First of all, I love the magnetic spoon that attaches itself to the lid. It keeps things very neat, and means you never have to stick your fingers in the pot. A little goes a really long way and it melts effortlessly on the skin making short work of makeup and impurities.
It is fragrance free, but still feels luxurious as it glides over the skin in a buttery smooth way that feels so caring and nourishing. It melted off my mascara without turning my whole face black, and then rinsed away without out the need for a cloth. You can of course use a face cloth if you wish, however, note that this will cause increased exfoliation so make sure you don’t do this when you use the Bamboo Booster sprinkles.
I gave the Bamboo Booster a go so that I could report back. I spread the butter over my face and once it was all metled, I took a small amount of the granules and lightly massaged them over the top, before adding water and rinsing away. You’ll need to avoid the eye area when you do this.
I think this is a clever and cute addition to what is already a very solid cleanser offering.
It’s a major thumbs up from me, and the pot looks great on the side of my sink.
Where Can You Buy Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser?
Slaii is £29 (which I think isn’t bad) and you can get it from:
If you like a balm cleanser, you’ll love it.
The latest launch from Drunk Elephant before this was a retinol – read about that here – Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream – A-Passioni. And if you want an easy intro to the brand, check out Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit 3.0 Review.
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