I have been using Drunk Elephant’s newest launch, the Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser, at least once a day for over a month now. I can safely say that I absolutely LOVE it!
I will admit that I had never tried a cleansing balm before this one, so I can’t compare its performance to others on the market. But for someone new to cleansing balms and a double cleansing routine, I have really enjoyed its addition to my routine. I would describe this balm almost as a primer to your normal cleansing routine.
I have DRY skin. No matter what cleanser I use (or even just water), my skin will feel tight if I don’t complete the rest of my routine within 10 minutes. I find that this balm helps to buffer that dryness by adding a hydrating layer to my skin before cleansing to protect it from feeling stripped. My skin feels super soft and supple after using this, and that feeling is maintained even after using a traditional cleanser. There is no oiliness or residue left behind, just clean soft skin!
I have tried this a number of ways and have enjoyed it each way. As a make-up removing 1st cleanse, as a single cleanse in the morning, and as an exfoliating treatment with the added bamboo booster. It really does remove every trace of makeup! In the evening, I love using a gel cleanser, like Drunk Elephant’s Beste no. 9 or Youth to the People’s Superfood Cleanser, combined with my Foreo Luna cleansing device to complete the ritual. It is so gentle and leaves your skin feeling so supple!
The Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser comes with 110 g of product which should give you ~100 uses out of one container. It also comes with 3 g of the Bamboo Booster for some added exfoliation. Slaai retails for $44 CAD and is available at Sephora.
Do you double cleanse? Is a cleansing balm part of your routine? Let me know below!