Monday, 20 May 2019

DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

As soon as Drunk Elephant hit the UK I wanted to try absolutely everything, I had read so many reviews and seen so much love for the brand that it was hard not to be swayed by the hype. Founded by Tiffany Masterson who said she wanted a clean from toxins and the 'Suspicious 6' namely essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLSs, all ingredients we hear a lot about being bad for you, bad for your skin and so on.  I held off for as long as I possibly could, waiting to find a product that I really felt I wanted to try and I've never hidden my love for balm cleansers, they are something I use every single day without fail, whether I am having a duvet day, going to work or moving around London.  So, when I came across the brand new Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, I bought it.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser + Bamboo Exfoliant
Said to be a 'must-try' for any Drunk Elephant devotee, the Slaai Makeup-Meltin Butter Cleanser is an oil to milk cleanser and it comes packaged inside the most amazing, brightly coloured box and is accompanying the Cleanser is a Bamboo Booster.  Designed to be used on dry skin, you use the spatula, which sticks to the top of the lid using a magnet, to extract the cleanser from the tub and then massage it, with dry hands and then massage it onto your face in circular motions.  You only need a small amount of this cleanser because it has the most amazing buttery texture that spreads with ease, almost on contact with your skin in fact.  

This Cleanser literally melts away anything in its path including excess oil, dirt, grime, pollution, sunscreen, makeup and even the hard to remove water-resistant formulas are not going to fool this product, they are gone! It even gentle enough Once you feel you have used the cleanser long enough, simply use warm water and a cloth to remove it, water emulsifies the cleanser to a milky formula that leaves the skin feeling beautifully soft, clean and hydrated,
DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
As this Cleanser is free from the 'Suspicious 6' which are mentioned above, I was intrigued to know what actually was included and it used a blend of anti-oxidant rich fruit extracts and oil which are said to help soothe the skin, so you will see the inclusion of blueberry, kiwi and strawberry alongside cranberry seed oil, acai fruit oil and watermelon seed oil which also help moisturise.  Then there is the inclusion of:
  • Marula seed oil: a moisturising oil, high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9., that preserves and nourishes your skin while restoring its youthful glow.
  • Baobab seed oil: super-penetrating oil that intensely softens and helps dissolve makeup with its high fatty acid content and deep moisturising properties.
  • Kalahari melon seed oil: lightweight oil that soothes while moisturising and restoring elasticity.
  • Mongongo oil: has a fatty acid profile as rich as coconut oil that protects the vital lipids in the skin as it melts dirt and other impurities from the skin. 
  • Ximenia oil: rich in vitamin c and is very nourishing and moisturising.
When it comes to a scent, there isn't really anything descriptive to say about it, I had expected something fruity but there isn't anything of that nature, it just has a clean scent to it.

The inclusion of the Bamboo Booster is something I really like the idea of, though other brands have done something similar in the past.  Almost like a seasoning to your cleanser, this booster is designed to slough away the build-up of dead and dry skin cells to leave your complexion, soft, smooth and radiant looking.  
DRUNK ELEPHANT Bamboo Exfoliant
DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser + Bamboo Exfoliant
It is a physical exfoliant which you can definitely feel on your skin, so one to use with caution. Made up of ultra-fine bamboo and charcoal spheres, it is something you really only need to use one or twice a week depending on how your skin looks and feels.  To use, thankfully it has been designed to almost mimic that of a salt shaker and one shake is enough, I find, of product needed to complete the task.  I mix the Bamboo Booster into the cleanser on the palm of my hand and then apply it, massaging in circular motions, to my skin, this way I can control how abrasive I want the exfoliant to be.

For this 110g tub as well as the Bamboo Booster it is priced at just £29 (here*), which is an absolute bargain.  I honestly cannot express just how much I love this Cleanser, it is just divine and I intend to purchase a second tub just as soon as this one looks to be running out.

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this balm! And such a good price for DE too! xx


  2. I need to get this ASAP, It's on my to try list - and the price is so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. This sounds AMAZING - and to be free from the 'suspicious 6' is fantastic!

  4. Okay I need this! And how affordable x

  5. I'm nearly out of my Elemis Cleansing Balm so I think I'll try this next. I've heard nothing but amazing things.

    Roxie |

  6. I think this balm is so affordable considering how luxurious everything else is within their range xx

  7. This sounds incredible and I love the little spoon!


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