Skincare News: Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser + Bamboo Booster

Once again, the skincare community is abuzz with news of a new product launch from cult-favourite Drunk Elephant. I will be gathering new information as it is released and updating this post as needed.

Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser is a new product for Drunk Elephant and is a solid cleansing balm. This is a product that I have seen requested many times in the comment section of Drunk Elephant posts. This product would be a first cleanse in a double cleansing routine. It is a solid formula that turns to a balmy oil upon application to melt off traces of makeup and sunscreen. It contains a blend of kiwi and strawberry seed extracts and Drunk Elephant’s signature ingredient, virgin marula oil.

Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleansing Balm and Bamboo Booster review
Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleansing Balm. Photo from PopSugar.

The directions on the box state to apply the balm to a dry face with dry hands, and use some water to massage and activate the product, before rinsing off. You can also use a washcloth to wipe the product clean. Since this is meant as a first cleanse, you can follow up your night time ritual with one of Drunk Elephant’s existing cleansers; either the Beste Jelly Cleanser or the Peeke Bar.

What’s even more exciting about this launch is that it also comes with a second new product, the Bamboo Booster! The Bamboo Booster is a paste containing bamboo particles that can be added to the Slaai Cleansing Balm to add some exfoliation to the treatment. Drunk Elephant recommends using this only 1-2 times per week, in the morning. When using Slaai in the morning, it can be used as a single cleanse, as to not disrupt the skin’s moisture barrier, in-line with the brand’s suggested “water wash” for the morning routine.

Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleansing Balm and Bamboo Booster review
Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser and Bamboo Booster. Photo from Refinery29.

Slaai is housed in Drunk Elephant’s signature white packaging with a rich green lid. The balm also comes with a magnetic spatula that sticks to the lid so that you never misplace it!

The Slaai Cleansing Balm and included Bamboo Booster, will be priced at $42 CAD, $34 USD and will launch on March 29th. It will be available for purchase at Sephora and on

So excited for this one!


9 thoughts on “Skincare News: Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser + Bamboo Booster

    1. DE is definitely a luxury brand and is priced that way, but compared to other cleansing balms at Sephora is it’s actually priced pretty on par at $42 Cad. The Clinique and Estée Lauder balms are 39$ Cad. Farmacy’s Green Clean, which is probably the most popular cleansing balm in the Green Beauty Category is $44 for 90g, while Drunk Elephant’s Slaai is $42 for 110g. The brand has mentioned that this size should give you 110 uses and you should get ~80 uses from the included bamboo booster. To be honest, it’s priced a lot better than I expected!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s