By now you’ve heard about Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. It’s been popping up on Instagram, the beauty pages of all the best magazines and beauty bloggers have been giving it some serious airtime.
Obviously when everyone is going mad for something, your curiosity is piqued and you feel like you have a serious case of FOMO if you can’t check it out. Lucky for me, I knew someone coming in from the States, and managed to get my hands on a bottle (which I got from Sephora – although, very frustratingly, couldn’t manage to purchase online so he had to go in store to get it).
Let’s get straight to it
Formulated with 25% AHAs (glycolic, tartaric, lactic, and citric acids) and 2% BHAs (salicylic acid) to slough off dead skin cells and help refine the texture of your skin, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is also made with antioxidant-packed ingredients like soothing matcha tea, vitamin C–spiked apple, and redness-fighting niacinamide to brighten and help fight off free radicals.
I have very dry, and slightly sensitive skin. When I first tried this mask, it stung like mad – it felt like small elastic bands shooting me in the face. But, being the product sadist that I am (when it makes me uncomfortable, I know it’s working) I just smiled through it. It lasted for about a minute and then cooled to a slight tingle. After 20 minutes, as per the instructions, I washed it off to amazing, baby-like skin. My skin looked so smooth my mom immediately, very enthusiastically commented how glow-y and beautiful my skin looked! It looked like I had just had a facial – they don’t call it Babyfacial for nothing! For the next few days, my skin felt smooth to the touch, and also started to peel.
The bottom line is that it’s one of my favourite masks and worth every cent and the effort required to get it here. It absolutely lives up to the hype. It’s basically an at-home peel and it addresses skin texture and tone, it exfoliates and removes dead skin, takes away dullness, evens out skin tone, cleans pores and helps with pigmentation and fine lines.
I love the packaging, the name, the concept, the colours the various products come in and how founder, Tiffany Masterson wanted something that didn’t exist so she made it herself.
P.S. You shouldn’t use it more than twice a week (I only usually use it once a week) and don’t use any other AHA/BHA or retinol products on the same day.