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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser - worth the hype?

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser Review

When Drunk Elephant hit our shores, there was a bit of a frenzy. Personally, I love some Drunk Elephant products but others I've tried have only been okay, in my opinion and certainly not worthy of the hype they received in that initial frenzy. (FYI, the ones I love are A-Passioni, Baby Facial, Protini Peptide Cream and Virgin Marula Luxury Oil). Until now, none of the cleansers appealed to me but the launch of Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser coincided with me finishing the last cleansing balm in my collection so I took it as a sign that I should try it! I have other cleansers in my collection but always like to have at least one balm because my dry skin loves them. I've been using it for a few weeks now and want to share my thoughts.

Firstly, I have to mention the packaging because I love the magnetic scoop that sits on the lid of the balm - genius idea and means that I won't lose it! There's a decent 110g of product in the tub and it's priced at £29, which I think is pretty good in comparison to other high end cleansing balms. 

I love the texture of this balm - it's not too firm that it feels like wax but also not too slippy so that it would feel more like a lotion. It feels very nourishing on the skin and is very pliable so it's easy to massage into the skin - it's a pleasure, in fact. It is applied to dry skin and when massaged in, it transforms into an oil (similar to the Pixi/Caroine Hirons solid cleansing oil). It melts every last scrap of makeup - even waterproof liner and it doesn't sting the eyes at all. When water is added, it emulsifies into a milk before being rinsed or removed with a flannel. Skin is left feeling soft, plump, nourished and deeply cleansed. 

As with all Drunk Elephant products,  this balm is free from the 'suspicious six' - essential oils, silicones, drying alcohols, SLS, fragrance/dyes and chemical screens.  The ingredient list includes some very nourishing ingredients - Safflower Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Wax and Cranberry Seed Oil, to name a few. What I find curious about this cleansing balm is that every single time I use it, my skin looks quite red afterwards, however it isn't sore or irritated, in the slightest. The redness soon dissipates so it isn't a cause for concern but I find it a little unusual.

Also included with the balm is a sample of Bamboo Booster, which is a very fine powder exfoliator, which can be added to the balm for some added exfoliation, when needed although the instructions say not to use this if you are using retinol.

I really love this balm and think it is totally worth the hype. A little goes a long way with it, which makes it pretty good value for money. I love how it makes my skin feel and that it removes every scrap of makeup. I can see myself repurchasing this regularly!

Have you tried Slaai yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I'm taking a short blog break because I'm going away for 4 nights and I like to totally switch off when I'm away but there will be a nw post again soon!

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