The Ordinary VS Drunk Elephant
🩸So in this post I’m going to compare The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution with Drunk Elephant’s TLC Sukari Babyfacial. I’m a little bit addicted to chemical exfoliant and I love a nice intense weekly peel so here goes. 🩸Drunk Elephant Babyfacial 🩸Price: $80 🩸Active Ingredients: 25% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric), 2% BHA (salicylic), chickpea flour (brightening and balancing), and pumpkin ferment extract (enzymatic exfoliator) 🩸Call Outs: Free of: Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, Alcohol, Silicone, Fragrance, Essential Oils, Mineral Oil, and Formaldehydes Clean at Sephora Vegan Cruelty Free 🩸Experience: The texture of this is a lightweight creamy consistency. The directions say to apply a thin layer on clean, dry skin and leave on for 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly. I don’t feel very much of a tingling sensation with this product but my skin is pretty used to acids. I like to follow this with a richer oil and moisturizer. I don’t honestly notice a huge difference in my skin after using this unfortunately especially for the price tag. I have really good luck with a lot of Drunk Elephant products but this one just did not do it for me. 🩸The Ordinary 30% AHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution 🩸Price: $7.20 🩸Active Ingredients: 30% AHA blend (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric ), 2% BHA (salicylic) hyaluronic acid cross polymer (hydrating and plumping), vitamin B5 (healing), black carrot (antioxidant rich) and Tasmanian Pepperberry Extract (soothing) 🩸Call Outs: Free Of: Alcohol, Oil, Silicone, Nuts, Gluten, Parabens, Pthalates, Formaldehydes, andMineral Oil Vegan Cruelty Free 🩸Experience: This has the texture of a slightly viscous serum. The color of it is a scary looking deep red that legitimately looks like you smeared blood all over your face. The directions say to apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave on 8-10 minutes but no longer than 10. This is not a suggestion. I repeat: do not leave this serum on your face for longer than 10 minutes. It tingles intensely...it feels like a million tiny pins lightly poking you and if you have any open wounds or acne you’ve picked at you will definitely feel a little bit of burning. I like to follow this with a heavy oil and moisturizer as well. I have to say this is my favorite product The Ordinary makes and also my favorite peel of all time. It leaves my skin looking so bright and smooth even my nose which never looks bright or smooth looks like literal glass after using this stuff. This stuff is amazing especially for the price. Absolutely recommend if you’re in the market for a peel.
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Mar. 26, 2020
lauraqObviously, the ordinary has a lower price but almost the same ingredient. I will pick the ordinary anyway lol
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Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 4
Hey ya’ll! In part 4 of Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines we’re reviewing @Raks and @juliachristine’s skincare routines. Starting with @Rakswho reached out to me via Cherie message because she started skincare about a year ago because of her upcoming wedding. She starts by cleansing with theThursday Plantation - Tea Tree Face Wash Foam which costs $8.99 for 5.1 fl oz. This cleanser is very basic. It has tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. My issue is with the eucalyptus oil, which is a very irritating essential oil right up there with lemon oil and peppermint oil. If this doesn’t irritate your skin then it’s a great cleanser, but I can’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin. Then she goes in with 4 serums. First is thepura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum which costs $14.99 for 4 fl oz. This is a really good serum. It has aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, and argan oil which are hydrating ingredients, and then it has hylaronic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C. I love it! Then she uses#The Ordinary - Nicinamide Serum[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $5.90 for 1 fl oz. We’ve talked a lot about this serum, it’s very good. Next is the#Tree Of Life - Hylaronic acid serum[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $10.95 for 1 fl oz. I don’t like this serum. It started off good with hylaronic acid, aloe vera juice, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but it contains way too many Essential oils and irritating extracts. And her final serum is theSkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum which costs $130.90 for 2 fl oz, which is very expensive. This is not worth the price. It has nicinamide and glycerin, and then some not very researched acids. I don’t recommend continuing use of this serum. Then to moisturize she goes in with theOLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Day Cream which costs $29.99 for 1.7 fl oz. I don’t like this moisturizer. Let’s start with some positives. It has nicinamide, glycerin, and Vitamin B3. Now it has a lot of bad ingredients also. It has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is a harsh cleansing agent, as well as fragrance being the 6th ingredient. The she uses a Neutrogena sunscreen, and occasionally usesThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which costs $7.20 for 1 fl oz. This is a great exfoliant. I think @Raks is using too many serums. I would stick to only the Pura D’or and The Ordinary serum, and ditch the other two. Keep the cleanser, and maybe try a different moisturizer. You asked for mineral sunscreen reccomendations for dark skin tones that don’t have a white cast, so I got you girl! I have light skin, but I did some research and I’d recommend the#First Aid Beauty - Weightless Mineral SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $34 for 1.5 fl oz, and the #Biossance - Squalane Zinc Sheer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $30 for 1.7 fl oz. Both of these have minimal white cast, and Skincare by Hyram recommends them. Next is @juliachristine’s night routine. She starts off by cleansing with the #Vanicream - Unscented Gentle Cleanser[products]#[ThreeStars] witch costs $8.99 for 8 fl oz. This a nice basic cleanser with glycerin. Next she uses the#OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $84 for .7 fl oz. This cream has tretinoin which is a Vitamin A derivative which can treat acne, as well as retinol which also Vitamin A. I don’t think it’s worth the price, but it’s okay. Next she uses the #The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%[products]#[FourStars] which costs $7.99 for 1 fl oz. Along with azelaic acid, it has dimethicone which is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Next she uses theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $17.99 for 15 fl oz. Y’all know I love this product! Finally she finishes off with theVERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream witch costs $17.99 for .5 fl oz. Eye cream is definitely not necessary but this one is great! It has glycerin, algae extract, and olive oil which are hydrating, along with shea butter and a blend of peptides which can help firm the skin and increase collagen production which can help reduce fine lines around the eyes. Overall @juliachristine your routine looks great! That’s it for this post please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment your opinions on these products, and follow me for similar content. Upcoming posts include a 1 month Curology review and unnecessary skincare steps you don’t need. -Mae
Suggestions help?? 🥲
I’m still having trouble with my acne, at first it was clearing up then all of sudden it keeps getting worse, any recommendations will help ! 😣 Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser epielle - Black Charcoal Peel-Off Mask The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Sometimes I would use .. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but if I don’t I would skip it and use .. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
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Babyfacial Not Your Fave? Try This New Peel!
Whether it be because of the brand, the potency, or the texture, some folks just don’t love Drunk Elephant Babyfacial. But some substitutes leave a lot to be desired- either they’re irritating, or too simple, or the texture makes everything a mess. Insert PAULA'S CHOICE - 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel : a fantastically well-formulated substitute for the cult fave facial. I’m a huge DE fan, but I have to admit, I reach far more for PC’s shimmery purple goo! • Compare/Contrast: Like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask , the Paula’s Choice peel contains a 25% AHA cocktail alongside 2% BHA, both formulated at a low pH (PC: 3.5-3.9, Babyfacial: 3.5-3.6) so that the acids can function optimally. PC incorporates 8.4% glycolic acid, 7.1% lactic acid, 5% mandelic acid, 2.5% malic acid, 2% tartaric acid, 2% salicylic acid, a variety of humectants and emollients, plus antioxidants and skin-soothing ingredients like licorice root extract, bisabolol, and allantoin. DE doesn’t specify the quantities of acids in it, but considering the position of the acids in the INCI list, glycolic acid is the most present, with lactic acid and citric acid below the 2% salicylic acid. They also include humectants, emollients (like marula oil), antioxidants, as well as soothing aloe, prickly pear extract, green tea leaf extract, allantoin, and licorice root extract. I didn’t find any literature that supported the exfoliating claims of the included pumpkin enzyme so 🤷🏽♀️ But still, both tout great ingredient lists! • Thoughts: Both products deliver on promises of a deep exfoliating treatment that leaves skin soft and smooth, as well as visibly evened skin tone and a more luminous complexion. But I find Babyfacial is too abrasive to use more than 1-2 times per month for me... the high glycolic acid content makes it incredibly potent -think med spa peels- but something more suitable to skin that tolerates strong exfoliants, and mature skin that benefits from stimulated fibroblasts for collagen production. Paula’s Choice’s Peel is a more solid try for sensitive skin and exfoliant newbies- the cocktail of multiple acids make for a more gentle peel, especially since citric acid (which PC forgoes but DE includes) can be a bit sensitizing. I didn’t experience any tingling whatsoever with this shimmery purple mask and used it twice in one month without issue, making me think it’d be a good weekly peel for most folks! Is it a Dupe? I don’t believe in dupes unless the formulas are identical. PC’s new peel is a great substitute for Babyfacial or the Ordinary’s Vampire Peel, being far more gentle and an overall better experience, in my opinion.
The best Combo
Happy #babyfacial Sunday friends! 💗 “Enjoy #selfcaresunday with Babyfacial, exfoliate those dead surface skin cells to turnover and have smooth, and brighten skin to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and more of youthful appearance! After don’t forget to apply Virgin Marula facial oil! Have great week! . Babyfacial has been one best Face mask by far my favorite mask! Makes my skin soft and smooth helps with texture, fine lines and pores are less noticeable! I haven’t had no breakouts since using Babyfacial . Babyfacial everything you need to take a #acleanbreak🐘 with you will never find what they call the Suspicious 6 (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS) in their line. “Babyfacial is definitely a lightweight Mask!” @drunkelephant Retails $80 definitely worth buying using once week on Sunday it last more then 5 months! ✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘 Babyfacial helps with - Dark spots, Fine lines, and Wrinkles and Pores! 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐲-𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞
Current Rotating Serums/Masks
🤍SO I’m in a limbo of buying/trying new products I’ve researched for my skin type & finishing up what I have. Here are my thoughts so far: DISCLOSURE: My main misstep is I’m not completely sure what to pair products with. I have a decent idea but I’m no professional. At night, if my skin can handle a harsh mask, I do that alone. If it’s feeling more sensitive - I do a calming mask and a less intrusive serum. This is after cleansing, toner and mist. I got the black clay collagen mask free with a purchase from Collagen For Her. The mask does have a stinging sensation when applying but then it’s unnoticeable. This isn’t too harsh or too tame it’s “juuuust right.” I love a good mask followed by a serum. It isn’t reputable on any skin site but it was free so I’m going to finish it up 🤷🏼♀️ The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane I love this product (and brand), cheap & leaves my skin so soft. I’m just starting to use this regularly so tbd on results! So far, so good. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I’ve only used this 3-4x but now I’m in the sun too often so I’m afraid to use it due to the sunburn warning. I did begin to see results - purged a bit but otherwise my skin reacted well overall. This will probably go on my shelf until fall. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 heard great things about this and it’s hydration powers. I don’t think I’ve mastered when I should use this in my routine. It does pill a little if you don’t let it dry completely. But that is probably my inexperience at fault. HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask OK I know people love this mask & it might just be me but - I HATE the smell. My bf says he loves it but I feel like it is assaulting my nostrils. I probably won’t buy again for the price tag and I don’t notice results. But at the same time - my skin takes the mask well and I don’t have any side effects. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Masknot sure how I feel about this one. It’s loved by many but it doesn’t seem to do much for me. I’ve used it on top of my moisturizer and Rose hip oil so I’m just not convinced it penetrates into my skin. I’ve only used it 2x so I’m holding out hope. ORIGINS - Retexturizing Mask with Rose ClayI’ve only used this 2x but I’m loving it so far. I like thicker masks followed by a serum and this fits the bill. It has exfoliating granules which I love - I tend to get dry patches, sebum & blackheads. So far this has been that happy medium between harsher masks and lighter recovery treatments. Best mask I’ve tried in quite some time. As always - any advice is appreciated! 🤍
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
I tried a viral Drunk Elephant dupe
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask I also found this dupe on Tiktok! Everyone is talking about the ordinary AHA BHA solution and I’m so glad! I’ve been using this for a little over a year now and it’s really amazing. I have a previous review on this product so I won’t get too much into it. The Drunk Elephant Babyfacial is a new product to me. I always saw everyone raving about this so I finally decided to give it a try. So many people on Tiktok are saying that the ordinary product is a dupe for this one but I had to see for myself. These products are more different than I originally thought. Despite them having almost the same percentage of AHA and BHA, the user experience is much different. The drunk elephant one comes out a tan color with slight particles in it. It’s super sticky and you have to spread it evenly before it dries because it’ll become tacky and uneven. It has a subtle scent but it smells natural. You are supposed to leave this on for 20 minutes but I usually do 15 to lessen irritation. The ordinary one goes on red and less sticky but you are supposed to leave it on for only 10 minutes or less. In my opinion, the ordinary one does a more intense job at exfoliating. I would recommend this to someone who has oily or rough skin type that wants to try an AHA BHA product. The drunk elephant one is more of a luxury experience and left my skin a little softer. I think this is good for someone with normal to dry skin because it does have some moisturizing agents as well as the AHA BHA. I will continue to use both! I do think that if you’re on a budget, it’s worth it to just get the ordinary product because the results are very comparable
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Three products for ultimate glowing skin! 😍
I’ve never had terrible skin at all, but it’s always been a little dry and ‘meh’ – a bit dull and lacklustre! I’m always buying skincare to try and inject some moisture (and a new lease of life) into my skin, and I think I’ve found the holy trinity for glowy, gorgeous skin… The three products I absolutely swear by are Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask – a juicy pink pot of gel that leaves my skin so soft by the morning; The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid – a very scientific-looking serum with a really affordable price-point; and Skin Chemists Pure Caffeine Biphase Serum – a little pricier, but worth it! I apply the Skin Chemists Pure Caffeine Biphase Serum first thing in the morning – I like to think it’s like giving my skin a wake-up cup of coffee! This serum is formulated to improve the appearance of the skin’s texture and firmness, something that I’m really aware of as I’m getting older – I’ve found that my pores look a lot less visible after using this serum, and I can definitely feel that my cheeks are firmer, and the skin under my eyes more taut. This serum definitely helps my makeup go on smoother, too – it minimises any skin texture as it dries, so my foundation dries down more flawlessly than usual. At the end of the day, after I take my makeup off, I use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid – I use the dropper directly on my face, on either cheek and my chin, and using my fingers, massage into my face and down my neck. I love the feeling of this acid – as it dries down it makes the skin feel firmer! The hyaluronic acid in the serum injects moisture into the skin, plumping, firming and blurring any imperfections – I think this is the perfect early evening skincare product. The final step in my skincare routine is just before bedtime – around an hour or so after applying The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid. The Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask smells amazing – like juicy watermelons! – and is super-cute in its pot; a blush-pink jelly with a tiny spoon to dispense. I find the gel really cooling on the skin, and I apply it liberally all over my face – forehead, cheeks, under my eyes and chin; I tend to use two scoops of the gel per night for ultimate hydration. It sinks into the skin quickly and moisturises intensely overnight, meaning I wake up to amazingly soft skin – the ultimate skincare saviour!
The Ordinary-Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The best face mask I’ve ever purchased. The drunk elephant baby facial gives me the best results from a skincare line. It has aha and bha which are chemical exfoliants. The result is in the name, you are left with baby soft skin after a brief 20 minute session. I use different masks nightly however this one I work in to my routine once a week. It has a slight tingling feeling upon application that usually resides after a few moments. Once you wash off with warm water you will feel a different in the texture of your skin and a brighter glow. The best part is drunk elephant includes a small bit of their Marula oil to follow up the mask with so your face is smooth healthy and hydrated!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LOVE CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION! Here are some faves and not so faves! The ordinary peel: the strongest exfoliating acid of the bunch here and also the best price!! How could you not love this (unless maybe you have sensitive skin because this baby is strong!) However, my skin takes this like a champ and I’ve only experienced mild redness after using it once or twice when I left it on a little too long. I love that it contains a whopping 30% AHA + 2% BHA to both exfoliate the outer layers and dig deep into the pores to get all the residual gunk out. At $7.20 you cannot go wrong and this will last you through the apocalypse! 5/5 stars from me! Drunk elephant baby facial is great, much like the less expensive ordinary peel, but it costs a whopping $80! I do love it for all the calming ingredients that mitigate the harsh exfoliation but I don’t know if I’d repurchase this when I’m done with it. I also don’t love that you can’t tell how much product is left in the packaging— I understand the packaging is to protect the integrity of the ingredients but I’d hate to be out traveling or something and run out! 4/5 because it works but -1 because who has $80 to spend all of the time?! The ordinary lactic acid is just okay for me — but that is largely because I much prefer glycolic acid to lactic acid and I had only come to that conclusion once I had given this product a fair shot. If glycolic is too harsh for you, try this baby out! It takes a bit of time to show results, and I’m used to much quicker results, but it works nonetheless. 3/5 stars from me but great price! The ordinary salicylic acid is my ride or die and this is my second bottle — which is saying a lot because a little goes a long way! I’ve explained my love for this more in depth in a previous post, so check it out there! As for now, 5/5 and a forever repurchase for me! Good molecules overnight exfoliation unfortunately didn’t quite do it for me. I really appreciate this brand and love a lot of products from them, but something in this formulation broke me out. That being said, I know a lot of people love it and so I think my experience was purely individual, and I encourage you all to always read the ingredients to familiarize yourself with your own sensitivities! 2/5 because I appreciate the brand bringing affordable options forward but obviously it didn’t work for me! Herbivore blue tansy: I do not like this stuff for a few reasons. One, it spoils SO QUICKLY— and I believe that is the case with almost all of their products. Two, it just didn’t do anything for my skin! I didn’t find my skin to be resurfaced or clearer after using this and I gave it a solid shot for months on end. 0/5 for me, sorry! Biossance squalane + glycolic is bomb but it can be a bit annoying to use because it does warm up on your skin quite a bit - so if you’re sensitive that’s something I’d be wary of! Nonetheless, it combines two of my favorite ingredients (squalane and glycolic acid) and is FUNGAL ACNE SAFE!! 5/5 from me! Farmacy honeymoon glow is my baby — I don’t even feel it on the skin but somehow wake up with a more rejuvenated complexion every time I use this, and I can use it every night without it peeling my skin which is a huge plus for me! I find the price to be fair for what they’re offering and I’d give this a 5/5! The ordinary salicylic mask is what I’ve been searing for and hadn’t had any luck finding until I met this guy which runs for $12! It has an interesting cooling and tightening sensation on the skin but boy does it suck your pores clean in the best way possible. I don’t know what I was doing without this or the other salicylic acid product from the ordinary, but I’m so glad to have it in my life now!! 5/5!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Drunk Elephant Olympics! 🐘 Their packaging is impeccable 😍 🧖🏼♀️TLC Sukari Babyfacial; This is probably one of my favorite products of all time. It is an AHA/BHA facial that resurfaces younger looking skin getting rid of that older/duller skin. It helps with uneven texture, smoothen fine lines and visibly minimizes pores! I remember I was so annoyed with the blackheads i had on my nose, nothing helped with them until I started using this bad boy religiously! IT IS LIFE CHANGING! Yes, it is $80 but I promise you it lasts for you a long time because you use it about 1-2Xs a week TOPS! Your skin is always a little red afterwards but you slab on some marula oil and you wake with literally baby butt’s soft glowing skin the next morning! This is a product I cannot live without and it is a HOLY GRAIL product. 💕TLC Framboos Glycolic Night serum; I was hesitant in adding this to my skincare routine and now it has become a staple in it! I cannot be without it! This has dramatically changed my skin within a short period of time. My pores are almost non-existent (almost LOL no such thing as non-existent) and the texture of my skin has improved dramatically. It is worth the hype and the price tag ($90 for the 30mL). 🧡C-Firma Day Serum; This is the opposite of framboos meaning this is the day serum. I use this in the morning lathered with their moisturizer (protini). This is a Vitamin C serum that promotes firmness and helps battle hyperpigmentation, scaring and promotes brightens of the skin. I can truly say this absolutely helps the firmness of the skin. My face feels firmer and bouncier. It DEFINITELY works. Again the $80 price tag is not great but you get what you pay for.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
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