Let me preface this post by stating that this is my first purchase I have made in the skincare realm. For reference, I have combination skin that is not very sensitive.
Starting at $80 a pop, Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is a facial mask that is designed to “effectively, yet gently exfoliate the pore lining and resurfaces by getting rid of built-up dead skin cells in twenty minutes”. I mean, who wouldn’t want smooth, perfected skin? D.E. recommends that you use this product one to two times a week for twenty minutes. In the beginning, I would recommend not leaving it on for the entire time in case your skin does not react well the the AHA and BHA in the mask. In case you do not know what the heck an AHA or a BHA is, let me provide some insight so that you are informed in your decision making process. They are both exfoliators which aid in the skin’s natural shedding process to bring new skin cells up to the surface. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is an acid that is derived from natural substances, for example sugar cane and grapes. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is an oil loving acid and can help treat blackheads and whiteheads.
The reason why this product stood out to me amongst all of the other face masks is because it was crowned the “Best of Beauty” award by Allure in 2017. The packaging itself is an experience in and of itself; the way the baby pink color contrasts against the black and white of the rest of the box is very aesthetically pleasing. The color of the mask is not what I expected at all – it is a light brown, most likely because of the chickpea flour in it. The smell of this is not my favorite, but when the mask is on, the scent subsides quite quickly. I was hesitant to try this product out due to reviews on Sephora stating that people’s skin had felt as though it was on fire while the mask was on their face. In my experience, it does have a tingly experience while it is on, but I do not find that it burns or hurts my skin in any way. After waiting the allotted twenty minutes, I rinse my skin with lukewarm water and apply the sample of Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil that was included in the box.
I do notice that my skin feels tightened and is quite red around my cheeks after using the mask, but this is typical since I leave it on for the full recommended time period. After using this product a couple of times, I have noticed that the redness on my face is not so bad and that my skin will typically calm down in about an hour or so. I have only been using this for about a month and a half and have noticed a big step up in my skin. There has been a great reduction in the texture on my forehead as well as my cheeks. I notice that I get less pimples in general the days following my use of Babyfacial. I would not advocate using this overtop of any pimples or breakouts that you have picked at, since Babyfacial will sting your face when you put it over top of these openings in your skin!
This beauty product did cost me a pretty penny; however, I do believe that it is worth the high price tag. If I have updates regarding this product, I will continue to inform you on this post! I hope you enjoyed reading this and found it to be informational. If you have ever tried D.E.’s products, let me know which ones you have and what you think about them down below!