I've raved about Drunk Elephant skincare on the blog previously, but I've never done a dedicated post to their body care range. To be honest, I don't always spend a lot on body products, however I noticed in recent times, after having the flu and then Covid again, that my skin was looking lacklustre and was dry and just showed signs of how run down I was, so I decided to invest in my body care, instead of just spending on my facial skincare products. I guess I just wanted a treat, and to use some products that I had previously (the glycolic body lotion and almond milk scrub), but also some other products that were new to me. If you want to try any of the products mentioned, it's worth keeping an eye on Look Fantastic, as they sometimes have 3 for 2 on this brand (not sponsored, I bought everything myself!).
Scrubbi Bamboes Body Cleanser: This is a great everyday body cleanser, because it's nourishing (it contains flaxseed, marula and chia seed oils), but it also contains bamboo beads, which gently exfoliate the skin. It's ideal to keep the skin looking polished, however it wouldn't be coarse enough to remove stubborn fake tan. However, even if you don't use tan, polished skin looks nourished and gleaming, and this is gentle enough for daily use. It has a light vanilla scent, but it's not too strong so don't let that put you off if you aren't a fan of that scent. One thing I'll mention is that it can be a little difficult to squeeze out of the bottle, so I would personally prefer a pump, as I do with most body products.
Sugared Koffee Almond Milk Scrub: For a more intense scrub, this is perfect. It's very effective, however it doesn't strip the skin, or tear it. It smells divine as it contains a combination of roasted and powdered coffee beans, plus brown sugar crystals, which give it that bit of grit needed to exfoliate stubborn patches of dry skin (elbows, knees, ankles), and leave skin feeling silky smooth. The skin also feels nourished due to the combination of almond milk, passionfruit and marula oils. I use a handful on damp skin and massage it in, focusing on the stubborn areas, but also using it all over, before rinsing and revealing silky soft skin.
T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion: This body lotion is ideal for areas of "chicken skin" - for me, that's the backs of my arms, however some people find this on their thighs and bum too. It's that stubborn, bumpy skin that feels rough to touch. This lotion contains 10% AHAs (glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric acids), which gently exfoliate the skin to reveal a smoother and more even surface. It also contains plant oils and shea butter, which moisturise the skin, so you don't need to worry about it being stripped. Instead, you are left with smooth, bump-free skin. Regular use is needed to maintain smooth skin, but if you are not used to acids, I'd recommend building up to everyday use, or else mixing it with another body lotion, as a buffer for the skin.
Sili Whipped Body Lotion: The ideal body lotion to use when skin feels parched, or after using a drying tan product or scrub. It's packed with ceramides and antioxidants, which replenish the skin. What I really love about this lotion is how lightweight it is, despite being nourishing. It literally just melts into the skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised all day.
Using this combination of products has really gotten my skin back on track and it feels like my own again. When I recently had Covid, my skin felt like it was on fire and. was so dry, but this combination of gentle and effective products have it feeling and looking good again. I'd love for the brand to release a body oil!
Have you tried Drunk Elephant body products? I'd love to hear your favourite!
Available from Cult Beauty, Boots, Space NK and Look Fantastic.
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