I always look forward to the news of exciting product launches from my favourite brands, so you can imagine my joy when Drunk Elephant announced the addition of a gorgeous new cleanser last month: the Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser.
This hard-set oil is designed to be applied to dry skin and transforms into a milk once water is added. As always, the packaging is beautiful and the large round tub comes with a clever little spatula so you can remove product without introducing lots of water (which often changes the texture). It’s also magnetic so can be stored inside the lid.
You don’t need much to really coat your face and it feels really luxurious and comforting on the skin. I found that it melted away dirt, makeup and sunscreen with ease when used with a flannel. It even managed to remove my eye makeup – which no cleanser ever really does – without the need for harsh rubbing or scrubbing which i hate. (I usually take mascara and eye liner off separately with micellar water).
It has no fragrance at all (so good if you’re pregnant and can’t stomach strong scents as I experienced) and can be used morning and evening if you so desire. The formula is free from essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLSs but is full of lots of lovely other intensely moisturising ingredients such as African Marula oil, antioxidant rich fruit extracts and baobab. Additionally, if you like the feeling of a physical exfoliant you’ll love the accompanying Bamboo Booster that comes in a tiny little tube. Made from ultra-fine bamboo and charcoal spheres, it can be added to the butter cleanser once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and encourage a dewy complexion. I really liked this addition and it doesn’t feel too harsh on the skin either – more like a pimped up version of a usual cleanse.
I have been loyal to DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil for quite some time, but Slaai has managed to knock it off the top spot. Sorry DHC. I really, really love this product and have noticed a visible difference in hydration levels since using it. I’d recommend it to anyone but especially those with drier skin types as it’s super nourishing and it’s safe for use during pregnancy. It’s also £29 so a lovely way to try an amazing Drunk Elephant product without forking out big bucks for the serums. The only downside is that if you cleanse twice a day, it won’t last too long. I’ve had mine two weeks and already made quite a big dent in it. oh, and don’t forget it’s cruelty free. You can buy and try it here.