THE GAME CHANGING MOISTURIZER
Every once in a while, you find a product that truly lives up to the hype. One that does everything it claims to do. One that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them.
Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is one of those products.
Getting the skin on my face to a happy place has been quite the journey. Other than an occasional blemish here and there, I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve never had a problem with acne.
When I hit 42-43, my skin decided to stage a rebellion and became super sensitive. I’ve managed to get it back to a fairly healthy state, but it’s very dry and reactive and I have to be very careful about what products I use. I’m always on the hunt for skincare lines with newer technology, better ingredients, and more effective results.
But that’s all of our story, isn’t it? The search for what works for us.
I realized early on that my skin has always had the Greta Garbo approach to maintenance and care – it likes to be left alone. Leave makeup out of the equation as often as possible, a bit of moisturizer and the occasional face mask, and all is well. The other component to the magic ‘great skin’ formula is that in terms of masks and moisturizers, mixing up the products I use works far better than sticking with just one. That being said, I still have favorites and after recently discovering Lala Retro Cream, it quickly moved forefront into my routine.
When I first heard about the brand, I was impressed with what I’d learned. I liked the thought of all the ingredients being nourishing and beneficial for your skin, versus just being “natural”. Not all natural things are necessarily appropriate to put on your face. That’s why although their approach of clean-clinical is a different from other products I’d used, it appealed to me.
According to the website, the company philosophy:
Drunk Elephant is committed to using only clean ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. We never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its safety and bio-compatibility. When formulating the products, we focus on pH and toxicity, always making sure that the actives are at efficacious levels.
An award winning moisturizer (Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty 2016 and Readers’ Choice 2017), Lala Retro Whipped Cream comes in a unique airless pump jar that makes it easy to keep the product sanitary until the you use every last bit.
This is the description from the website:
This whipped formulation contains an airy blend of six rare African oils to deliver and lock in intense moisture for hours after application. Plantain extract helps recover the feel of firmness and elasticity while visibly brightening skin. Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer easily soaks in and releases long-lasting hydration. Antioxidant-rich fermented green tea combats signs of aging and relieves irritation from environmental stressors. Loaded with omega acids, Lala Retro is a silky, dream come true for dull, tired, dehydrated skin. This silicone-free moisturizer is completely non-sensitizing and non-irritating.
This unscented moisturizer has a rich, thick formula that sinks immediately into the skin without feeling greasy or sticky. It balances out well on my face and leaves both my t-zone, that can be a bit oily at times, and my forehead and cheeks, that tend toward being dry, smooth and hydrated.I’ve only used this product at night, as it doesn’t have any SPF properties and it’s heavier than what I normally use during the day. Although when I gave this a trial run, I used it every night for six days, in the future, I’ll likely reach for this when my skin needs a little TLC from a more moisturizing formula than I use every day.When I wake up in the morning after applying the night before, my face is bright and hydrated, feels nice, and looks lovely.
I also have the Lippe Balm from the Drunk Elephant, and it’s fantastic, as well.I like the brand and the products enough to try other things in the Drunk Elephant line, for instance, I want to find a lighter face cream more suitable for day use under my makeup.
You can find Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream for $60 at either Sephora, here, or at the Drunk Elephant website, here. I believe if you sign up for emails at the website, you get a code for 20% off your first order. Don’t forget, you can also go into Sephora and get a sample to try before you buy.
My 5 favorite things about this product:
- thick formula
- not greasy or sticky
- airless pump packaging
- balances combination skin
Have you tried this or any other Drunk Elephant products, yet? Tell me about your thoughts and impressions in the comments.