As we explore more skincare brands that use more natural ingredients, we will dive into Drunk Elephant and their latest release Drunk Elephant Face Mask F-Balm! Drunk Elephant has become one of the fastest-growing skincare brands at the moment, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down just yet. They are vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free! Their packaging is an eye-catcher, with beautiful bright colours combined with white, giving them a clean yet fun look.
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So who is Drunk Elephant?
Drunk Elephant was founded and started by Tiffany Masterson in 2012. A frustrated skincare enthusiast who struggled with skin issues like visible pores and frequent breakouts. She wanted to figure out what products won’t irritate her skin further. After educating herself on ingredients and what causes her skin to get worse, she discovered ingredients in which she calls ‘Suspicious 6’. These ‘Suspicious 6’ ingredients are supposedly the reason why her skin wasn’t clearing up. From then on, she made it a mission to develop products that didn’t have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Silicones, Dyes, Essential Oils or Fragrance, Drying Alcohol and Chemical Sunscreens.
Tiffany Masterson had done thorough research on brands and products, and almost everything had the Suspicious 6 on their ingredients list. With experimentation as well as trial and error, she was able to formulate products that didn’t need harmful ingredients in them. She is committed to using ingredients that are beneficial and healthy to the skin, “Clean Compatible” as she calls it.
Why The Name Drunk Elephant?
This is probably something that most people wonder when initially coming across the brand. I know I was curious! On their website, Tiffany Masterson explains “The name Drunk Elephant is rooted in a myth that says the elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees. Once eaten, fermentation occurs inside their very large tummies, and the elephants become drunk!”
You might have seen Drunk Elephant products all over the internet for the past few years. Their brightly coloured caps, fresh and straightforward packaging is pretty hard to miss. The Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum and TLC Frambooise Glycolic Night Serum are cult-favourites and have won awards for being the best skin care products, you can check out my review of the Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion here. After their successful release of T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, they are launching its sister product, the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Overnight Mask!
The F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Overnight Mask launched on the first day of 2020, with skincare enthusiasts like me are eager to get a hand on this new product! It is packaged in a lovely white bottle with its signature elephant on the bottle and with a light blue cap. It will look super pretty on your bathroom counter, not to mention on your Instagram feed too!
The F-Balm Overnight Mask claims to cool and hydrate your skin overnight and leave your skin plump, soft and supple in the morning! During the cold, dry winter months this sounds like a dream!
Niacinamide, sodium PCA, plant squalene and ceramides and vitamin F, are some of the ingredients in this overnight mask. These ingredients help in plumping and restoring the skin with an “electrolyte cocktail”. They also help with replenishing the skin barrier. Vitamin F is a combination of linolenic and loleic acid, which are crucial in keeping hydration levels, reduces inflammation, improves skin texture and suppleness and improve acid-mantle strength. Basically all good stuff which your skin will benefit from!
The four electrolyte blends are coconut water, sodium PCA, magnesium PCA and prickly pear extract. All of these ingredients help to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, calm redness, keep the skin hydrated and also protects the skin from environmental stressors.
How is F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Overnight Mask when it is put to the test?
After a week of trying out the mask, I definitely noticed how hydrating and nourishing it is.
To use it simply apply 3-4 pumps to your skin, I applied the mask after my regular evening skincare routine. At first, it does have a slight cooling effect, and it almost feels like a splash of water to your skin.
The mask has a gel-like consistency. You’re probably thinking this is heavy on the face, but I tried three pumps of the F-Balm, and I was surprised at how light and comfortable it felt. Unlike other overnight masks, which tends to feel thicker and sticky, I’m happy to report that this is nothing like that!
It leaves a slightly dewy look as you apply it to your skin since it doesn’t fully absorb into the skin until after about 10 minutes. So don’t toss and turn in your bed until it’s fully absorbed or you won’t get the full benefits of the mask.
Just like the claims for this mask, when I woke up my skin had a radiant and healthy look to it and it felt remarkably soft and smooth!
The Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Overnight Mask has become a staple in my skincare routine! Especially during the cold winter season, this is the perfect solution to dry and dehydrated skin. Despite having a higher price tag, it definitely yields to its claims! This Drunk Elephant Face Mask is worth every penny and it does everything it claims to do.
I also have heard good things about other Drunk Elephant products like the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum and TLC Frambooise Glycolic Night Serum which many people have recommended. I am looking forward to trying those too this year to find out if they live up to their hype!
Based on the initial texture of the mask, I honestly didn’t expect it to be so hydrating on the skin. But I was happily proven wrong the next morning. I highly recommend the F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Overnight Mask, especially for those with drier and sensitive skin. Not only will it nourish your skin, but it will also help to soothe and calm the redness on your face. With that said, I am looking forward to Drunk Elephant’s launches this year!
Are you a Drunk Elephant fan? Which products have you tried or want to try?
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