Drunk Elephant recently released their bath and body collection, which also includes a couple of products for the hair. In this review, I’ll be focusing on their Body Cleanser and their Body Lotion. I did have a sample of their Sweet Pitti Deodorant, which I’m still in the process of testing and will update you all soon.
Like most Drunk Elephant products, I was very excited about this release. Who doesn’t love DE skincare? Most of their stuff is really wonderful and you could say truly skin-changing. Unfortunately, upon trying their newest Kamili Cream Body Cleanser and their Sili Body Lotion, I find myself having mixed feelings about these products.
The Kamili Cream Body Cleanser (8.0 oz: 20 USD), though made for all skin types and has totally clean ingredients, is clearly a cleanser made for very very sensitive skin. It doesn’t foam or lather very much, so you’ll need a lot of it in every wash. I do like its very interesting ingredients which are definitely moisturizing on the skin. I like that it has different blends of healthy oils and antioxidants, like Marula Oil, Sacha Inchi Seed Oil, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, among other things. I also like its cute packaging. However, I’m not a big fan of its scent. It smells like Play-Doh or Elmer’s Glue-All which can be hard to tolerate. Also, since it doesn’t form a lot of suds, it will not feel very good for those who tend to have oily skin, as you may feel like it’s not cleansing very well.
I thought the Sili Body Lotion (8.0 oz: 20 USD) will be quite different from the Kamili Body Cleanser, especially in terms of the scent, but unfortunately, this lotion smells just like the cleanser above. There isn’t much difference. This lotion is also made of clean and very moisturizing ingredients, which is nice, but I find the texture of this to be the type that sort of sits on top of the skin for a few minutes, which I’m not a fan of. I like my lotions to set into my skin easily so that it won’t stick to my clothes. But anyway, if you like a hydrating body lotion that is made for sensitive skin and you can tolerate its weird almond play-doh scent, then you might be ok with this.
Personally, I think there are better alternatives out there. I like my body lotions and body cleansers to have at least a decent pleasing scent, especially if it comes from a certain brand name with a certain price tag. These, unfortunately, aren’t my cup of teas. I believe there are better drugstore alternatives for these out there. Not sure why, I kind of expected a lot more from DE, but I think I can understand. Must be that these were released during this Pandemic? Hmmm, I could think of a few correlations :-).
On a side note, please excuse my occasional posts. I will be MIA from time to time for a few weeks because I’m in the process of moving from my humble abode in the middle of this Pandemic. I would like to say that it’s not scary or risky, but it is. Wish me luck! Here’s to chasing our dreams in this Covid-19 era! (virtual cheers!).
P.S. If you’re wondering where I got my pair of Carole Baskin-inspired espadrilles :-), it’s available HERE.
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(and the rest of Drunk Elephant’s latest bodycare releases)