Can Drunk Elephant’s F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial replace professional facials?

I think we can all agree that there is never not a right time for a facial. However, with all of the different types and the amount of research and planning that would have to go into selecting the appropriate one for your skin type and needs, sometimes it is easier to just… not.

Not to mention most quality facials will leave a hefty dent in your wallet so it is not a decision to take lightly.

Despite this, there are some at-home alternatives if you are still looking to provide your skin with some TLC and the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial may just be the perfect fit for the job.

Boasting an impressive combination of ceramides, fatty acids and antioxidants, this overnight mask claims to hydrate over-parched skin and restore moisture levels, in addition to removing the signs of damage and uneven skin tone. The formula, like the rest of the products from the brand, is free from essential oils, silicones, fragrance and PEG’s.

After a quick scan over the ingredients list, which quickly garnered my approval, I applied two (or maybe 5) pumps of the product all over my face and waited for it to set before heading off to bed. It felt slightly tacky, although not sticky, and eventually dried down into a smooth, non-greasy film on my face.

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting from this product (which can also apparently be used as a rinse-off face mask). I did worry that it would be too heavy to sleep with but this certainly wasn’t the case. It was extremely lightweight and I was considerably pleased with the silky element it had once it had dried down. It provided both hydrating and soothing elements, but did not deliver immense hydration.

Instead, I would describe it as a mild, refreshing treatment that all skin types can benefit from. Granted, it would probably require continued use to see visible results. I can, however, confirm that my skin felt incredibly soft the next morning and my pores had reduced in size.

If you are seeking a more intense treatment for damaged skin, you may need to add another step in your routine after applying this product. But if you’d like to treat yourself and bring dull skin back to life, this is definitely your best bet. You can also be rest assured that you are providing your skin with some quality ingredients.

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