Monday, 18 February 2019

Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial | BEAUTY MONDAY

Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil
 Welcome to my first ever Beauty Monday! I have been doing a lot of thinking on this little blog space that I love so much and have decided to revamp her a little. I will still be featuring fashion and travel, but also wanted to incorporate beauty, which I can't get enough of.

I had never really known how to showcase beauty products in a visually pleasing way, but what I've come to realize from my own personal research on the topic is that it's less important what these posts look like and more so what they say. At the end of the day, all we want to know is if something is worth spending our hard earned money on -- right? And so, I'm going to do my darndest to give you some good info on products I have tried and loved so that I can hopefully help you on your journey to youthful glowing skin.

I'm now in my late 30s and am noticing more than ever the importance of looking after my skin. I personally have Dehydrated/Combo skin that loves to break out in cystic acne at the smallest amount of aggravation. It is especially temperamental around my period, but will also react to anything dirty touching my face or products it doesn't like. I wouldn't say that I have sensitive skin, but it can be a bit finicky at times. I just wanted to give you this background so that you know what my personal opinions on products are based off -- if you have a different skin type to me, you may have another experience altogether.

Ok, so enough about me and onto the product! I wanted to start my Beauty Mondays off with a bang and feature my very favorite product of the moment (and perhaps of forever!):

the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial

Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


 Ok, so let's start off by going over what this magical little baby actually is. The T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial is an at home AHA/BHA peel in a whopping 25% AHA and 2% BHA. It's basically an at-home Glycolic peel for your face. It's not purely Glycolic though -- it's a mixture of Glycolic, Tartaric, Lactic, Citric, and Salysilic Acids -- basically all the good stuff in one go. It also has a ton of anti-oxidants and non-fragrant plant oil to help moisturize at the same time. On top of all that, it also includes Niacidimide, which helps brighten the complexion and reduce pores and fine lines.


The acids help to resurface and exfoliate the skin, while the other products help to brighten, plump and add radiance. And let me tell you -- this stuff REALLY works. I have tried a million and one products that claim to exfoliate your skin, as well as ones that claim to plump and brighten, but nothing that is this effective. I use this facial about once a week and every time I do, I am so happy when I wake up to the most glowing skin I've ever had with an at-home product. It truly is glowing, plump and radiant. I use it whenever I have an event or want to look my best the next day and am never disappointed.
Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


 Now this D.E. product is not available in every country -- it's actually not even available in Canada, where I live! But it is available in the USA so I have resorted to picking up a supply in Sephora whenever I visit the States. The reason it's not sold in some countries is because of the high potency of the acids -- it's not legal to sell a 25% AHA peel without a prescription in Canada and so we must suffer the consequences. But there's nothing to say we can't stock up when we're in America so that we too can benefit from the product!


The Sukari Babyfacial comes in 2 sizes: 15 ml and 50 ml, both of which come with a 3 ml Virgin Marula Oil. Now let's be honest here -- this stuff isn't cheap, so I did exactly what I would recommend anyone do; I first bought the 15 ml to test it out and see if it was worth investing in the 50 ml. Clearly it was worth the hype because I bought the 50 ml the second I arrived in Hawaii on our way home from Australia. I was so worried about running out and not being able to stock back up -- I estimated how many uses I could get out of each bottle just to make sure I'll be coverd until our next trip to the States in August.
Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


I've noticed that reviews are mixed on this product because of the strength of it. I would say that about half of them I've seen or read have said that they have too much of a burning sensation after applying and therefore couldn't wait the full 20 minutes that is suggested. Now, I'm sure that if you have very sensitive skin or a compromised moisture barrier, that 25% AHA would very possibly be too strong for you, but for me personally, I barely feel a sting at all (and I wouldn't say that I have the hardiest skin of all-time). I do feel a bit of tingling and mild (very mild) burning when I fist apply it, but after about 2 minutes, that goes away. 
Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


The consistency of the Sukari Babyfacial is almost like a very thick creamy putty, but when you spread it out it goes clear and more oily with a sticky feel to it. It feels as tough I would be hard to wash off, but it rinses away with warm water and gentle rubbing with your hands. (Don't use a washcloth as it would be way to harsh on the skin!)
Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


With a product of this potency, I make sure to follow the instructions to a T. I definitely don't want to do anything that would compromise my skin and so the second I've rinsed (using just warm water and my hands) and dried it off, I add on a nice coating of the Marula Oil. I've never been particularly fond of facial oils as I've always felt like they just sit on top of my skin and don't manage to quench its thirst, but I will admit that my skin LOVES the Marula Oil after the facial. I have a feeling I will run out of this oil months before the Babyfacial, and I know I love it because I'm already planning to repurchase once I do. I have yet to try the Virgin Marula Oil on its own as I don't want to waste it when not using the facial, but every review I've seen has raved about the stuff and based on the times I have used it, it's definitely a keeper. I have a feeling this stuff might even make me a facial oil convert!
Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil


So to sum it all up: Yes, this stuff is incredible and Yes, I recommend it. Let me know if you give it a try and what you think!


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