There’s nothing worse than it being hot, humid and sticky outside, causing you to sweat from head to toe and yet, still having tight, dry skin. Especially when your skin type is combination or worse still, oily. Your dermatologist, mom and bestie say you need to moisturize, but come on. Adding another layer to an already shiny face is not cute. It’s why matte makeup is making a full-circle comeback from the ‘90s, which, if we’re completely honest, wears best on smooth, plump, hydrated skin. So whether you want to or not, you need to rub a little lotion on.
Choosing one like Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream that won’t add an extra layer of sheen to your shine, but will absorb quickly leaving you with a soft, radiant complexion is your best solution. For starters, all skin types, even sensitive ones, can use it without worry of breaking out in a rash or acne. You can thank the cream’s luxurious blend of six rare African oils, replete with a skin-friendly pH level of 5.5 for that—it feels creamy and silky on your fingertips, but airy and light on your face.
Other do-good ingredients include plantain extract to visibly brighten your face, along with antioxidant-rich fermented green tea to soothe skin irritations from dirt, grime and pollution and minimize wrinkles and crow’s feet. Omega acids rejuvenate and plump up your face, while sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer (try saying that three times quickly!) enables the cream to soak in easily and simultaneously release moisture all day long.
The best part however, might just be Drunk Elephant’s status. Not just as an animal to be protected through the International Elephant Foundation, which BTW the brand supports, but as a Sephora Clean seal product. Super committed to creating 100 per cent essential oil, silicone, fragrance and gluten-free products, Drunk Elephant is vegan and cruelty-free. And that’s a big deal at Sephora, because it means you’re getting the beauty you want, minus all of the ingredients and their effects you don’t want…like greasy shiny, tight and dry skin.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, $79, available in-store and online at Sephora.ca
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Sephora, but the opinions are our own.