On Trial: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Let’s get to it.  Drunk Elephant is a line of clean skin care that’s been enjoying a lot of buzz for the last few years.  One of their most popular products is a chickpea based mask called T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial.  It’s gorgeous packaging is so Instagram worthy, you can see it all over the social media site in any skin care junkie’s flatlay.

Those who sing its praises, say the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is like the holy grail to glowing skin.   This powerful exfoliating mask contains a whopping 25% of AHA and 2% BHA!  With Glycolic plus Tartaric, Lactic, Citric and Salicylic acids, if this mask doesn’t loosen any dead skin you can think of, I don’t know what will.

The first time I used this mask, I instantly got a tingling sensation.  It didn’t bother me, but if you aren’t used to stronger exfoliators, I would suggest testing the product first to see if your skin can handle it.  It’s a very active formula.

I used it as instructed (leave on for 20 minutes) and once I rinsed it off, I really didn’t see a difference in my skin.  I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t have much to exfoliate because I exfoliate with other products already.  But I didn’t want to give up on it.  I left it sitting on my bathroom counter for a few weeks and I decided to revisit it recently.  So one evening, I applied the mask all over my face and allowed it to dry for 20 minutes.  I followed the instruction as directed.

The second time around, I saw a noticeable difference.  My skin had a nice glow to it and although I didn’t have a lot of dead skin to slough off, I reached for this product because my skin was looking a bit dull and I needed my glow back.  My usual product that I use to give me serious glow is M-61 Fast Blast Facial Mask from Blue Mercury.  It’s a quick Vitamin C mask that instantly perks up my skin.

I don’t think the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial will replace my M-61, but I’m going to see what it does on a third usage.



Almost like a creamy peanut butter consistency and it looks like a creamy smooth nut butter.

Star Ingredients 

25% AHA blend (glycolic + (T) tartaric, (L) lactic, (C) citric acids):

exfoliates surface dead skin cells and revs up surface turnover to smooth and brighten the appearance of skin.

2% salicylic acid (BHA):

penetrates and exfoliates inside pore walls as well as on the surface of the skin, unclogging pores and providing greater skin clarity while also soothing redness.

gram / chick pea flour:

balances and brightens skin’s appearance while combating dullness.

matcha (green tea leaf), milk thistle & apple extracts:

potent antioxidant blend to neutralize pollution and environmental attack, helping to condition and soothe skin.

pumpkin ferment extract:

a rich source of fatty acids and antioxidant components carotene, lutein, and carotenoids; contains naturally occurring enzymes that aid in gentle exfoliation.

pomegranate extract:

potent antioxidant properties neutralizes pollution, free radicals and other damaging environmental stressors.

cactus extract:

soothes redness and sensitivity, helping to calm skin while using topical AHAs.

passionfruit seed oil:

has antioxidant properties, improves dryness and soothes redness.

virgin marula oil:

super-absorbable oil, high in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9, helps hydrate, nourish and rejuvenate skin.


also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a potent “cell-communicating” ingredient that restores aging skin and helps prevent moisture loss.

sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer:

has a smaller molecular weight than hyaluronic acid and is able to deeply penetrate skin, delivering excellent hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting firmness.


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