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.
…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, Tołpa 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…
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!