Cult Favorite: Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial

With my recent focus on hydration, the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial came at the right time. This new product is an overnight mask that promises to plump, cool, hydrate, and strengthen the skin with a 4-Electrolyte Blend (coconut water, sodium PCA, magnesium PCA, and prickly pear extract), vitamin f, niacinamide, 5-Ceramide Blend, squalane, and quercetin.

Reading the ingredients, it seemed like a nourishing and hydrating cocktail. The balm word in its name, however, sort of scared me. I don’t usually like applying balms on my face as I get easily clogged pores and my face is too oily to handle that kind of texture.

Nevertheless, I gave this a try and I was glad to find out that this doesn’t feel balmy at all. For an overnight mask, this actually feels light. Even in my roster of cream-based moisturizers, this is among the lightest. It is recommended to apply 4-5 pumps. It sits on top of the skin for a few seconds before leaving a silky smooth finish. It also feels nourishing and hydrating, like my skin is drenched from within. The morning after, the results are apparent. My skin is bright, plump, and glowing.

I like using this right after using acids, especially the Babyfacial because the combo just works so well on my skin, providing both nourishment and exfoliation. I would honestly recommend this to anyone looking for hydration and nourishment to the skin. It would also for those with sensitive skin as it is free off essential oils, silicones, fragrance, and PEGs. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.

The Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial was provided by @drunkelephant. Available for $52 at drunkelephant.com

Cult Favorite: Drunk Elephant Lala Retro

Just showing off the texture of the new Lala Retro from Drunk Elephant. It now has ceramides, in addition to its african oil blend (marula, mongongo, baobab, kalahari melon, ximenia, and passion fruit), this vegan and cruelty-free moisturizer also contains phytosphingosine, ferment oil green tea seed, and sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer to protect, balance, moisturize, and hydrate the skin while replenishing the skin barrier support.

My skin loves ceramides so I was excited to try this. I haven’t tried to old Lala Retro because I thought it would be too heavy for my skin and I was right. This new version kind of sits on top of the skin at first even though it applies softly. However, it sinks in and even though it leaves a tacky finish, it feels packed with hydrators which my skin really needs. I like applying this at night on days when my skin needs moisture or after using a strong exfoliant as this feels soothing and hydrating to the skin.

The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream was provided by @drunkelephant. Available for $60 at drunkelephant.com