Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Review

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The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (1.69 fl oz, $80) is a ridiculously expensive product. I thought I would never purchase this, but with the Sephora VIB Sale, my need to qualify for VIB Rouge again, and the widespread praise of this product, I caved. The first time I tried it, I was worried that I misspent my money - I burned myself by accidentally putting this over an open pimple wound, and then I convinced myself that it didn't really do much for my skin. The second time, however, this product worked its magic. I applied it with no issue, and while my skin was red right after application, the next morning I woke up with baby skin. Now, it's become a highlight of my week to use this after a long day at work (it's recommended that you use this once a week only, since it has such a high concentration of acid). Despite the high acid concentration, this product doesn't burn at all if you're careful not to use it on open wounds (or, be smart, unlike me, and just don't use it until you have no wounds on your face). For me, there was only a slight tingle as I applied it, which went away pretty quickly.  I already know that I will be repurchasing this product - it is extremely effective, and despite its high price tag, its cost per use will be pretty low, so it's well worth the splurge.

The Babyfacial also comes with a baby size of the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (1 fl oz, $70), which is recommended for immediate application after you wash off the Babyfacial. The oil was very nourishing, and definitely contributed to the baby skin on my face the next morning, though I'm not yet sure I'd make the investment in this luxury facial oil - I'm definitely going to explore some more affordable options first..

Because of my almost immediate attachment to this product, I'm becoming interested in other Drunk Elephant products, though I have to honestly say that I'm not sure if I'll ever purchase anything else. Their products are definitely in the luxury product price range, and in my efforts to be more conscious of how I'm spending money on beauty products, I justified this purchase because the product was unlike anything else on the market. (I know The Ordinary has something similar, but at 30% acid, I'm pretty wary, and my brother has already told me that it burned his face.) Never say never though! I may come back in a few months with newly loved Drunk Elephant products :)

Have you tried any Drunk Elephant products before? What did you think?

reviews, beautyCathy Liu