3.2

Created with Sketch.
6 reviews
33%
would repurchase
4.3/5
package quality

price range

Reviews


3.0
Created with Sketch.

a month ago

I bought a sample of this because Clinique Take The Day Off Balm is verrryyy slightly drying for my skin. I purchased both of these products, so this isn't a sponsored review. I tested both of these on the back of my hands, rather than my face, so I could see the effects better. Here's a comparison of the two: Packaging: It's a toss-up. They're both in tubs (which I'm not too stressed about), but Slaai has a handy magnetic spoon in the full size. I think the Clinique looks MUCH more elegant on the counter, which is a factor for me (I like my skincare routine to be a luxurious experience). I would think with Slaai being a higher price point (and DE in general is insanely expensive), they'd market toward a more mature customer with a higher expendable income. The packaging is functional on Slaai, but I think the bright green packaging looks like it was marketed to tweens. Obviously, this is just a matter of personal opinion. Product feel, smell: TTDO wins here. The texture is extremely smooth, slippery, almost Vaseline-y. Slaai is fine, but feels more like just applying coconut oil to your skin--nothing bad, but nothing luxurious or special. TTDO has an extremely light scent (I'd call it no scent), Slaai smells very slightly like carrier oils. Dr Dray mentioned that she smelled strawberries, and I can get that too, but it's LESS than the hint of strawberry in LaCroix water, if that makes sense (cue LaCroix jokes about how subtle the flavors are). I like the Clinique experience better, but you may not. Performance: Clinique again for me. Although the TTDO is slightly more drying, I have concerns with the Slaai. It doesn't rinse cleanly (yes, yes, I read other reviews that said this, but as you know skincare acts differently on different people, so you really have to try things for yourself). The Clinique turns milky-white as it emulsifies, and it seems like every single bit is removed surprisingly quickly with water. Slaai doesn't turn any color, and there is some of the product left behind after rinsing. This effect is more moisturizing than TTDO, and is FINE if you are doing a second cleanse, or if you don't have siliconey sunscreen or makeup to remove. Unfortunately, I don't second cleanse, unless it's just with a face lotion to replenish moisture, because my skin is very sensitive. My current sunscreen has a lot of silicones (it's a Japanese milk type) so I just don't think Slaai would do a good job removing it. However, I WOULD consider using the Slaai on no-makeup days, or if I find a good spf without silicones (it's a goal of mine, but the spf search is arduous). TL;DR: Clinique is a much more luxurious experience, though a bit more drying after rinsing. Slaai seems like an ordinary/fine experience, and although it's more moisturizing, it definitely leaves product behind after rinsing. Slaai is a perfectly fine product, but not what I was looking for in a balm cleanser.

About reviewer (94 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue



2.0
Created with Sketch.

4 months ago

I had high hopes for this, but sadly didn't live up to my expectations. The packaging is fantastic, with a good amount of product and it comes with a neat magnetised spatula that sticks to the lid. The balm goes on as a solid and melts on the skin, and is pretty good in terms of melting off even waterproof makeup. The problem comes when trying to wash it off. If you've ever tried the Lush Butterball bath bomb, it leaves a coating similar to that on the skin. It's a buttery residue that doesn't wash off with water, no matter what the temperature. For a long time I've been a Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm devotee, and after trying this for something different, I'm definitely going back. Also for us dry skin types, would recommend an oil cleanser as a much better alternative to this.

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
Created with Sketch.
from

10 months ago

I have been waiting a long time for this. I love cleansing balms...for years I have looked for one that contains nourishing ingredients with no fragrance. I've never found one until this came along. My problematic skin loves it, and I follow-up with the Pekee Bar. My skin feels super clean, pampered and soft, ready for serum and treatments. I also enjoy the bamboo/charcoal exfoliant that comes with it...it's not harsh and just feels like you get some added cleanse. I am a DE convert...I love most of their products, and this did not disappoint!

About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinOily, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBrown


2.0
Created with Sketch.
from

10 months ago

I've used this once and can say it won't be a repurchase. It comes in a jar and supplied with a spatula. I like that it's unscented and easy to apply. I didn't experience any sensitivity as previous reviewers reported. Where the problem lies with me is how my face doesn't feel clean afterwards. I thought it would be great as a one step cleanser, but I felt my face needed an additional wash with another cleanser. The box stated it transforms from oil to milk upon contact with water. I would say more oil than milk. I wouldn't recommend this for oily or combo skin. This cleanser comes with a sample of their new Bamboo Booster. The Booster is an exfoliant that contains Zea Mays ( Corn ) Starch and Charcoal. Those two ingredients are not good for dry skin types like mine.

About reviewer (44 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


2.0
Created with Sketch.

10 months ago

This is a oil based cleansing balm, intended to be used on dry skin, to emulsify make up and physical sunscreen, and then rinsed off. I won't go into the details of the product, as the first reviewer did a fabulous job describing it. For skin/face comparisons sake, I have dry, *extremely* sensitive skin. On a bad day, even plain warm water on a wash cloth turns me into a flaky red tomato face with teeny bumps everywhere. I have rosacea and a long history of peri-oral dermatitis. I've been experimenting with the DE product line, as they make a big deal about excluding ingredients that I know I am sensitive to. Even without the "suspicious 6", as their PR calls it, many of the DE products sting like mad and turn my face bright red. Sadly, the Slaai cleansing balm is a total and utter no-go on my face. I immediately turned bright red and all those little inflammation bumps popped right up. It's a shame, as it did a great job removing the tinted physical sunscreen I was wearing. Drunk Elephant likes to say that their products are completely non-irritating and that if you develop inflammation, it's something else you're using on your face. Well, I'm currently using *nothing* other than DE and this still chapped the shit out my face. Be forewarned, it's simply not for everyone.

About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Coarse

EyesGreen


5.0
Created with Sketch.

a year ago

Drunk Elephant came out with it's latest product, Slaai, a makeup removing balm.  This is meant to be applied with dry hands to a dry face, and rinse with warm water after massaging the balm to oil cleanser over your skin.  The Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser also comes with a small vial of Bamboo Booster exfoliating powder.  The Bamboo Booster is meant to be added to the Slaai Balm once or twice a week to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells that sit at the surface of skin. Slaai is well designed.  It comes with a magnetic little spoon, which magnets to the lid of the balm.  Very nice, won't be losing this scooper.  The balm melts nicely over skin and rinses off very clean.  Immediately after rinsing the balm off my face felt clean and soft.  I used Slaai to remove a lot of makeup, foundation, sunscreen, face powder, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and lip gloss.  I found that Slaai did a great job removing almost everything.  My cotton pad (soaked with toner) only showed a very small amount of leftover residue.   I love that the formula doesn't have any fragrance or scent.  This makes it an ideal makeup removing balm for sensitive skin.  The formula also boasts several beneficial ingredients and oils.  Safflower seed oil, sunflower seed wax, olive fruit, kiwi fruit, and much more.   My only slight disappointment is that after using the Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser was that my skin did feel dry after using it.  My skin is typically very dry, however, most of the time I use balm to oil cleansers, such as this one, my skin typically feels soft and hydrated.  Although this could be due to a little burn I gave myself two days ago.  I'll certainly keep using it and see.   My video review and demonstration can be seen here- <object onclick="ga('send', {hitType: 'event',eventCategory: 'Ajax Interaction',eventAction: 'PlayVideo',eventLabel: ''});" width="360" height="320"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/pbIScqw-wQU"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/pbIScqw-wQU" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="360" height="320"></object> Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser Full Ingredients List: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin. Bamboo Booster Full Ingredients List: Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Charcoal Powder, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Potassium Sorbate.

About reviewer (702 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown