Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
Why It's SpecialMy skin is very sensitive and in the winter, it's parched. This cream is extremely moisturizing, and I love that it's unscented. The pump is also great so I don't have to worry about dipping my fingers into the tub.
What It IsA rescue cream infused with six rare African oils and a ceramide complex for intense moisture and replenishing barrier support.
What Else You Need to KnowAdditional ingredients sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer and antioxidant-rich fermented green tea release hydration, defend against everyday stressors, and combat signs of aging. With a pH level of 5.2, Lala Retro™ has the luxurious texture of a rich face cream without feeling suffocating or heavy. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of their formulations. They never take into account whether something is synthetic or natural, instead choosing ingredients based on biocompatibility. That’s why they focus on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support and maintain the skin’s acid mantle. But what they leave out of their products is just as important as what they put into them, so you will never find what they call the Suspicious 6 (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS) in their line. Drunk Elephant believes that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue, and when they’re removed entirely from your routine—that is, when you take a Drunk Break™—skin can reset and return to its healthiest, most balanced state. This ingredient-elimination diet benefits all skin types and inspired the #barewithus Instagram movement, a collection of bare-faced selfies that chronicles the Drunk Elephant journeys of people who have found not only healthier skin but more importantly, healthier self-confidence.
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I have come so far!! One month of dedication
It’s insane how far a little education on specific ingredients that target your skin needs will get you!! I am pharmacist who decided to use her medical research skills to look into ingredients that benefit and harm the skin. when I tell you I personally believe my skin has gotten better because of the products I removed more than what I have added. Many of the products marketed contain many irritants such as essential oils and fragrances that are just UNNECESSARY and harmful. ( it’s great marketing, but I don’t want to be putting that on my face anymore) I started off with very dehydrated skin, large pores, small pimples widespread across my face, black heads and HEAVY and STUBBORN hyperpingmentation. (I have normal/dry skin) I definitely tested out a lot of products which I did post before and after pictures in terms of results ( which I shall be sharing ) stay tuned !! I was able to clear my skin, but I am slightly struggling with stubborn hyperpigmentation ( but we all know that takes time) and the key is to be consistent and patient. In addition, I can’t figure out how to get rid of my eye bags whatsoever.. I know sleep and hydration are big factors but I wish I could do more... I am not such a beleiver of eye cream but if anyone has a product that they can swear by in decreasing eye bags ! I’m all for it If you guys have any advice on how I can better my skin quality please share!! And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. This is my skin care routine as of right now: Morning: - YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid) Liquid Exfoliator - only three times a week - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ( dark spot CORRECTOR - my biggest thanks goes out to this ) -DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum ( DONT know if I’m seeing a huge difference) I will share another post on my thoughts on vitamin C BIODERMA - Atoderm Lait - hydrating and light consistency (dries very smoothly/ not tacky) CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion with Zinc Oxide Evening: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum - I used the inkey list to start off my skin with retinol since it’s 0.5% retinol and 0.5% of another derivative of retinol( weaker) - now I use DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides Weekly mask ( once a week one at the beginning and the other at the end of the week) The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Ingredient Breakdown: Ceramides
Ceramides are a lipid that already exist in the strateum corneum, the outermost layer of skin. In fact, your skin is made up of around 50% ceramides! Ceramides hold together skin cells, preventing moisture loss and retaining firmness. UV damage and pollution destroy the number and quality of the ceramides in your skin, leading to loss of the supple feeling of skin, decreased visible smoothness, as well as increasing the likelihood of sensitivity and irritation. I love using ceramides to address both my sensitivity issues (hey eczema fam!) and for youth-promotion. For sensitivity, it shouldn’t take long to feel and see results like reduced redness and increased smoothness, but aging skin should expect a wait time of months for fine line and firmness improvement. I have combination skin, so I love these three products for adding ceramides to my routine without being too heavy for my oily forehead and nose, but offering the hydration my dry cheeks and eye areas need! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides has been my favourite moisturizer throughout my super oily pre-niacinamide days and my super dry eczema flare-ups. It is fluffy and easily absorbed, but layers easily with extra hydrating and moisturizing serums. PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum should be in every sensitive, aging, or dry skin routine. It is light but packs a serious moisturizing and soothing punch. I also recommend it to oily/combination folks when using exfoliants or retinol, to help reduce the likelihood of irritation! PAULA'S CHOICE - Hyaluronic Acid Booster is amazing. Everyone should try this, legitimately. Actual hyaluronic acid plus popular sodium hyaluronate offer light, soothing hydration while cholesterol and ceramide help to retain that hydration without oiliness. It’s perfect for treating skin issues like sensitivity, dehydration, and a damaged skin barrier from overexfoliation or retinol.
PAULA'S CHOICE-Hyaluronic Acid Booster
My Favourite Hydration/Moisture Products
Hydration and moisture are so, so important! I had the most oily skin for years and it never occurred to me to use a cream- so when I found my oil production subsiding a bit after introducing a hydration serum and moisturizer, I was amazed. Excess oil production can be the skin trying to moisturize itself via sebum. Here are my rec’s: PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster contains such a variety of humectants that I consider it a hydrating serum. Hydrating while also balancing oil production, this is amazing for every skin type. stratia - Liquid Gold is packed with emollients and some humectants, making it a good serum for dry skin and the perfect moisturizer for oily skin. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum helps to reduce oil production but primarily gives skin the hydration it craves. This is a good serum for all skin types but lacks the emollients to be a moisturizer. DRUNK ELEPHANT - F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask is the perfect cream to use after an acid if your skin is sensitive. It’d be a great moisturizer (thanks to squalane) for oily skin and is a nice add-on for dry skin. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides worked for my skin when I was an oil slick and it saves my flaky face when my eczema goes Sahara desert. This fluffy moisturizer is perfect for all skin types, though dry skin in the winter may need to add an oil. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a hydrating serum that is just what dehydrated and/or oily skin needs- however I’d caution users that hyaluronic acid can be drying if you live in an arid environment. It also doesn’t have the most elegant texture, so give it an extra minute to soak in! PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer moisturizes without shine, managing to be rich yet soaking in very quickly. It may be a bit too light for dry skin in the PM but oily/combo skin will love it. PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum If you have sensitive, combination, and/or dry skin, buy this. It contains emollients, humectants, and is perfect for soothing skin. Oily skin will also likely enjoy this serum for its surprising lightness, but in my experience it is too light to be used as a moisturizer.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
Wrecked barrier? Ceramides to the rescue!
I think we’ve all been there.... your skin feels dry and tight. It has so much redness and irritation that every product stings your skin. Welcome to an unhappy moisture barrier. But, CERAMIDES TO THE RESCUE! Which product would be best for introducing this miracle ingredient into your skin? The thick and creamy Drunk elephant Lala retro or Krave Beauty’s great barrier relief serum? Keep reading to find out. DE Lala retro claims to be: a rescue cream infused with six rare African oils and a ceramide complex for intense moisture and replenishing barrier support. Krave Beauty GBR: claims to be a skin soothing serum that restores your damaged skin barrier while evening out your complexion. As a gal with super dry and dehydrated, sensitive skin, it is SUPER easy for me to push my skin to the limit and wreck my barrier. I honestly love to keep both of these in my stash, but have been reaching for GBR by Krave much more often. When your skin just cannot retain moisture and is so irritated, I love to opt for the soothing serum. It’s very thin texture soaks right into my skin instead of staying as a greasy film on top of the skin. It also contains olive oil, which is an occlusive, to really lock in the moisture. I will opt for Lala retro, which is a beautiful thick moisturizer, as upkeep and/or when my moisture barrier is finally on the uprise. I believe that both of these have amazing ingredients that will not irritate your skin further. I think that Lala retro may be a bit heavy for oily skin types, but for the most part both of these should work great for all skin types. I highly recommend you keep these in your stash if you use actives, because they are easy to overdo! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides Krave - Great Barrier Relief
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
Clean Beauty 🌱 Fad Or Real Deal?!
As the beauty world continues to grow, we are seeing more and more brands either starting out or reformulating to be considered a clean beauty brand. This movement reminds me all too well of when eating organic & staying away from preservatives became a major lifestyle trend, and continues to be to this day! People are constantly finding ways to better themselves, whether it’s better healthier habits, better exercise, and now clean beauty for flawless looking skin. The question is: Is this just a fad or is clean beauty really the road to the best skin one can have? Up until around November of 2019, I didn’t really have a strict skincare regime. I washed my face in the shower with drugstore products like Clean & Clear scrub, and use whatever moisturizer was laying around. I didn’t use face masks, under eye gel patches, and I had no idea what toner or essence was! 😂 It really wasn’t until I started my makeup beauty account on IG almost a year ago that I started learning about skincare routines and how important it was to have one. But as I said, it wasn’t until November 2019 that I discovered Drunk Elephant, clean beauty, layering / mixing, and listening to my skin’s needs (needs more hydrating products, nourishing products, pore clearing products, etc). I will 100% stand by and say that my skin has never looked better since using Drunk Elephant products. But because I do try out and test products for IG, I can’t sit here and say it’s ALL I use. But I can tell you that my skin definitely reacts now (and I don’t have sensitive skin either!) when I use certain products because it is so accustomed to DE and their wonderful, beneficial ingredients. So do I think you can only have flawless looking skin using clean beauty products? No. I had relatively nice skin, no acne issues or breakouts, before having a proper skincare regime. There are also plenty of clean beauty brands that are affordable on the market like The Inkey List & Good Molecules. I think the key to great looking skin is just by listening to your skin’s needs, testing new products out in small skin patches to prevent reactions, and just using a trial and error method. What works for one person may not work for the next, and that’s perfectly fine. That’s the beautiful thing about this beauty community - there are an endless amount of options for everyone to find something that works for them!
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Thankful for Fa Lala Lala Lala Lala 🍂💜
The product: Lala Retro by Drunk Elephant is made with plant ceramides that replenishes dry skin, especially while we are getting into the colder seasons! It is a rich cream that has a whipped sensation to it, that can be used day or night! 🌜✨ My impressions: The Lala Retro Drunk Elephant Whipped Moisturizer has been my go-to moisturizer for some time now. The consistency, texture and glow it leaves on my skin makes me feel SO CONFIDENT, and not to mention the adorable yet conveniency of the packaging! All you have to do is push down on the top, and the product will release. Lala works exceptionally well in the dry season because of how think the base of the cream is, which works well on dry & sensitive skin. It is also super easy to lather on your skin, without becoming greasy! Drunk Elephant is a more expensive brand, but the products work wonders! This moisturizer is $60 USD before tax, but lasts up to 6 months, depending on how often you use it and the expiry. This product is unscented which I love in products that do not have the main purpose of fragrance! You can use this morning and night, but it is a thicker cream so a lot of family members and friends have suggested this too, keep it as a night time cream. 🌙 Length of use: 8 months Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The DE Lala Retro rates 5 stars on my scale not only because of my love for it, but because of how adaptable it is to any skin type! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
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