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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Review: Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water #DrunkElephant #ERase #MilkiMicellarWater #Cleanser

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Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water
3.3. fl.oz./100mL $14.00

If you are like me, then there are times when cleansing your face just isn't possible or maybe your skin happens to be extra sensitive. If this is the case, try a micellar cleanser. Micelles are special surfactants that are suspended in a liquid solution forming a colloidal suspension. They are microscopic atoms. Basically all that means is a cleanser that doesn't require water. Some argue as to whether it needs to be rinsed or not. What is so wonderful about these cleansers is that one can use them without water present because they happen to take off makeup very easily with a cotton pad or special micellar pad. 

One micellar cleanser I particularly like is by Drunk Elephant. It's a little bit more expensive than others but is better because it is rich in ceramides. Also, the micelles in it are ultra-mild surfactants, meaning they will cleanse without causing irritation to the skin. Because surfactants are detergents. Ceramides are wax like lipids naturally found in the skin that hold moisture in the skin and they often get stripped away when cleansed. Ceramides help fill in the spaces between skin cells, giving them elasticity. And they play a critical role in strengthening the skin's natural moisture barrier. E-Rase Milki Micellar Water contains soothing Vitamin E, replenishing fatty acids and antioxidant-rich, non-fragrant plant oils (marula, baobab, mongongo, wild melon seed, ximenia seed, passionfruit and sweet almond). It nourishes the skin while dissolving makeup and lifting away pollution, bacteria, dirt and oil. This product will not disturb the natural moisture barrier and can be used anytime your skin needs a quick refreshment. It has a pH of 5.0 and is 100% free of essential oils, silicones, sulfates, fragrance, irritants and PEGs. It is vegan and cruelty-free.

This cleanser has a 3-Cermide blend: Ceramides AP, NP and EOP are derived from plant sources and are identical to the ones that occur naturally in skin. They help soothe and maintain the moisture balance of skin while protecting against water loss. Wild Melon Seed Oil is cold pressed and is rich in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids (linoleic and oleic) as well as antioxidant polyphenols. It is used for its soothing, moisturizing and barrier supporting properties. Vitamin E is a powerful and easily absorbable Vitamin that soothes and preserves the natural lipid balance of skin while defending against environmental free-radical damage. Virgin Marula Oil is a super absorbable oil that is high in critical anti-antioxidant and Omegas 6 and 9. It helps to moisturize, nourish and rejuvenate skin for and youthful glow. Mongongo Oil is rich in Vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids (predominately linoleic and oleic). It is soothing and very moisturizing. With high amounts of Omegas 3, 6, and 9, Baobab Seed Oil is and intensely moisturizing oil for the skin. Passionfruit Oil is also known as maracuja oil and is known for it's rich moisturizing properties and skin soothing benefits. 

Make sure to shake well before use. Gently smooth over face, eyes and lips with a soft cotton pad. Hold for a few seconds on heavily made up areas. Do not scrub, tug or rub. Can be used anytime skin needs a refreshing facial cleansing. No need to rinse. Skin will feel clean, cool and soft after each use. 

As mentioned above, this micellar cleanser is more expensive than those you will find from other brands, but it also contains better ingredients and works quite differently too. Much better IMHO, especially if you have sensitive skin. Now, on whether or not you need to rinse this, these do contain surfactants that are gentle on the skin. I like to use toner afterwards to really clean my skin. 

Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water retails for $14.00 and can be found online at www.drunkelephant.com of at SEPHORA. Like Drunk Elephant on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrunkElephantSkinCare; Follow Drunk Elephant on Twitter: @mydrunkelephant and Follow Drunk Elephant on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drunkelephant/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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