Drunk Elephant have finally launched their cult-favourite exfoliating mask to the UK market this January, and we can’t get it fast enough. The T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is most commonly regarded as the ultimate facial treatment in a bottle, with results imitating that of our monthly spa appointments but without the tedious downtime. Made from 25% AHA and 2% BHA, this chemical peel packs a punch by increasing cell turnover, boosting collagen, and flushing out pores, while even minimising fine lines—exactly what we need to combat our current skincare woes (yes, we’re looking at you maskne).
Derived from a clever cocktail of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric, and salicylic acids, this creamy lotion-like formula works efficiently to transform dull and congested skin into a squeaky clean, glowing complexion, with results lasting up to two weeks at a time. But what really sets this product apart from others on the market, is the diverse array of soothing ingredients that maintain a healthy skin barrier while you’re using it, and thus preventing moisture loss from aggravating the skin—a must when using active ingredients and a savior for those with sensitive skin.
To get the most out of this treatment, apply evenly to clean, dry skin and leave for 20 minutes before gently rinsing off with cold water. A tingling sensation may be experienced from the deep-acting glycolic acid, but that’s perfectly normal for certain skin types due to the ingredient strength. To build up tolerance and lower any potential risk of irritation, try starting off with a 10 minute session, then slowly building up the timeframe with each use.
To top it off, many have recommended using a super-hydrator like the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil to pamper the skin with restoring antioxidants and to prevent any moisture loss. With a recommended usage of only once per week, it’ll undoubtedly be the star addition to our Sunday facial routine. And with so many rave reviews and well-earned awards, we know it won’t be long until this bestseller will be flying off the e-shelves of SpaceNK and Cult Beauty. But if you miss out this time, don’t worry—the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is here to stay.
Words by Vinona Baines