A duo to be remembered…

If you are a skincare addict, you will not be unfamiliar with the name Drunk Elephant. Being one myself (an addict, not an elephant), I could not resist getting a taste of new brand. As always in such cases, my miniature policy came in handy, especially given the price of full sized DE products (if you did not know this, Drunk Elephant is a little high-end if it comes to price tags). Conveniently, miniature sets are also available (can I just say how happy I am to see more and more brands follow this strategy?), one of which I’ve already tested half way through.

 

1. Lala Retro Whipped Cream
…is a really good and nourishing cream. It has an impressive ingredient list, featuring six precious oils: camellia seed oil, baobab seed oil, watermelon seed oil, passiflora seed oil, mongongo tree seed oil and marula seed oil. If that cocktail does not sound yummy to your skin then I don’t know what will 馃槈 The cream has a really rich consistency (I’m guessing because of the oils) and although it is indicated as a day and night cream, I personally prefer to include it in my evening skincare routine. I put it on, allow it a couple of minutes to melt on my skin and then work it in until it’s completely absorbed. My sensitive, dry-ish and not-anymore-very-young face becomes visibly re-hydrated, softened and plumped a notch. In my opinion, the effect is comparable to that of Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream (and so is the price). I think I would recommend Lala Retro Whipped Cream to those of you who seek a boost of re-hydration or general rejuvenation of your face but I am not sure if it suits the needs of oily/combination skins, as declared on Sephora website. I would be partial to make this my regular repurchase, but only because of the price point. However, I might consider getting a full-size jar on one of those instances when I splurge on a luxury night treatment (which, to be honest, happens every now and then).

 

2. Beste Jelly Cleanser

…was quite not what I expected. In a good way, tho. Jelly cleansers are trending right now (seriously, EVERYBODY makes one), but the first time I reached for jelly to cleanse my face was a couple of years ago – and that was something I still use till this day, To艂pa Rosacal Micellar Gel. Beste Jelly Cleanser is nothing like that. First of all, you really need the tiniest amount to wash your entire face, because it lathers like crazy – the foam is delicate, but abundant and effective, it does dissolve everything that’s on my face. It washes off nicely and does not strip my skin. I like it. A lot. Enough to buy a full-size tube, if it comes my way (Drunk Elephant is not readily available in the UAE).

A word of warning, though: what it says on the packaging is not to get Beste Jelly Cleanser in your eyes. While I prefer to use a dedicated product to remove eye makeup (that almost always being Sephora Eye Makeup Remover), I don’t really expect face cleanser to do that and I do not intentionally put it in my eyes. On the other hand, I do not meticulously guard my eyes against contact with the Cleanser and I did experienced a little discomfort because of that… maybe once (I’ve been using it for about a month now). And let me tell you, it is nothing compared with how my eyes burnt after a little bit of Origins Checks And Balances got near them…

If you wish to know more about the brand itself – and to “meet” the woman behind it, Tiffany Masterson, I recommend watching聽this interview.聽It’s pretty lengthy, but I find it very interesting and informative for every skincare junkie 馃檪

And in case you’d like to try one of their flagship products, other than the two featured in this post, I’ll be giving away a little something on my Instagram later today!

Let me know what you think about Drunk Elephant!

Yours,
I.