Sili Body Lotion
Drunk Elephant’s Sili Body Lotion checks all the right boxes for a top-notch body treatment, from its aesthetics all the way down to its beneficial ingredients!
Right off the bat you’ll notice Sili Body Lotion has a natural sweet almond scent. While in most cases fragrance is a red flag for skin irritation, Drunk Elephant wisely chose a non-volatile blend of beneficial plant extracts and oils to create this aroma. While that’s good news for all skin types, it’s especially crucial for people who have sensitive skin.
Diving deeper into the formula, buttery emollients and replenishing ingredients sink into skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth sans a greasy finish. Between the ceramides, amino acids, and omegas, Sili delivers an impressive mix to help strengthen skin’s barrier and facilitate balanced hydration.
Soothing antioxidants are in full force to ward off negative effective of environmental stressors, and in a smart move, the opaque bottle packaging helps ensure they stay potent and stable.
Between the way this lotion alleviates dry skin in the moment and also provides ingredients that improve skin health and hydration in the long run, it’s a worthy contender to consider adding to your self-care routine.
- Beneficial plant extracts, oils, and butters soften skin and provide environmental defense.
- Generous mix of replenishing ingredients hydrate and strengthen skin’s barrier.
- Sinks into skin without a greasy finish.
- Sweet almond aroma comes from non-sensitizing/non-volatile ingredients.
- Packaging helps keep the delicate ingredients stable.
Sili™ Body Lotion’s supercharged formula restores dull, dry and irritable skin to a healthier and more balanced state.
Drunk Elephant At-A-Glance
Drunk Elephant, based out of Los Angeles, California, was started in 2012 by former skincare executive Tiffany Masterson. As their website describes, Masterson developed the brand out of a desire to create natural-themed formulas that were truly effective. Beyond effectiveness, Masterson wanted to leave out what wasnt effective - primarily fragrance. We concur, because fragrance isn't skincare.
We were pleasantly surprised by this stance, as in our experience, the inclusion of an abundance of fragrance is where many natural-themed brands seem to go wrong, along with using too few beneficial ingredients or formulas. Fragrance, whether from essential oils or synthetic perfumes, is never helpful for skin because over the long term, it can cause damage that holds any skin type back from being its healthy best.
As for the brands unconventional name, Drunk Elephant is in reference to anecdotes that African wildlife, including elephants, partake on the fallen, fermented fruit of the marula tree, an indulgence that leads to intoxication.
Drunk Elephant avoids using ingredients like non-mineral sunscreen actives, silicones, and parabens, even though countless studies have indicated these ingredients are safe (Journal of the Academy of Dermatology, 2013 and Skin Therapy Letters, 2013). Regardless, were just happy that the line has made it a focal point to use what research has been shown improves skin concerns like sun damage, breakouts and signs of aging, and leave out everything else. They're also using some novel yet potentially exciting ingredients in many of their formulas.
Drunk Elephant line is a small line, but tends to make each product count, or at least puts an unconventional twist on the norm. Overall, we came away impressed with most of its products and (usually) smart packaging.
Many of the formulas include the ingredient marula oil, which is an ingredient the brand favors due to the fact it contains an array of beneficial fatty acids, calming agents, and antioxidants (Journal of Food Lipids, 2004 and Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2014). It's a good ingredient, but there are many excellent non-fragrant plant oils, including coconut, jojoba, sunflower, and more, of which have similar benefits, meaning marula oil isn't the best out there, just one good oil among many.
Though the price tags are absolutely on the higher end, if you decide to to splurge on some key items, this is a good line to do so!
For more information, visit the brand at www.drunkelephant.com.
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