Lala Retro Whipped Cream
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Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
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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 Cream 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
Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro Whipped Cream Review
As a dry skin girl whose face is basically the sahara desert 🔥, my skin craves a moisturizer that prevents against water loss 💧and can repair my moisture barrier (due to my tretinoin/acid use, and just the cool winter weather)❄️. . . I personally look for moisturizers that contain humectants💧 such as HA, ceramides, and glycerin, as well as antioxidants☀️. I also look for thicker creams (more moisturizing) that contain emollients (which are lubricating ingredients that soften and smooth the skin) such as non-fragrant plant oils🌹 (stay away from ones with fragrance ESPECIALLY for sensitive skin) and a mix of butters (shea/cocoa/mango) and other oils (marula/rosehip/primrose/argan etc). . . LaLa Retro Whipped Cream from Drunk Elephant 🎀🐘 is one of my favorite moisturizers, especially come fall🍁🍂/winter season❄️. It is formulated with a ceramide complex (for barrier support), six african oils (for intense nourishment and moisturization), and sodium hyaluronate/hyaluronic acid crosspolymer (smaller molecular weight than HA so it can penetrate the skin more deeply). These ingredients, plus many more, promise to rescue your dry and dehydrated skin and provide intense moisture and replenishing barrier support.🙌🏼 . . The product comes out of a nice, airless pump (which makes it super hygienic).It has a delectable, whipped, airy texture that melts upon contact with your skin. Although it is thick, it does not feel heavy on the skin, and absorbs easily upon contact. A little goes a long way with this product. I find the blend of oils (marula, baobab, and passion fruit) to be extremely nourishing for my dry, thirsty skin. It works well as both an am☀️ and pm🌙 moisturizer to keep my skin feeling soft, hydrated, and silky smooth all day. I would 100% recommend this product for folks with dry/sensitive/flaky skin because it gets the job done and really works to hydrate and repair your skin’s barrier. . I actually came across this product when I was really struggling with a bad bout of seborrheic dermatitis that was causing painful drying flakes on my chin and cheeks for over a month; and literally no moisturizer was helping the issue. My skin was so irritated and raw; and I was extremely embarrassed because I wasn’t able to cover the scaly skin with any makeup. It got so bad to where I didn’t want to go out in public or see any friends because I just felt gross. Lala Retro was the only moisturizer that didn’t irritate my skin and actually helped decrease the flakiness and really helped me regain my confidence. . . The product does cost $60; but despite its higher price point, it is a cream I will always go back to. 🥰For me, it is worth the price and I will continue to repurchase consistently. If you have oily, or normal skin with no major skin concerns, this product may be a little on the pricier side and not for you. For that reason, I would give it 4.5 stars⭐️ instead of the full 5. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream
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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 Cream 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 Cream 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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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 Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Lala Retro Whipped Cream
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