Drunk Elephant, known for its commitment to clean and effective skincare, has been a buzzword in the beauty community for quite some time. When I got my hands on their Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, I was curious to see if it lived up to the hype. The cleanser comes in a sleek, minimalist tube that’s pretty eye-catching on any bathroom shelf. It promises not just to cleanse but also to nourish the skin with a blend of unique ingredients. As someone always on the lookout for the next best thing in skincare, I was eager to give it a try and see if it could earn a spot in my daily routine.
About This Cleanser
The Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser by Drunk Elephant isn’t your average face wash. Let’s start with its texture – it’s a clear, jelly-like substance that feels super smooth. It doesn’t foam up like crazy, but it gives a gentle lather that feels really luxurious on the skin. The scent is pretty neutral, which I appreciate, because strong fragrances in skincare can be a bit much for me.
Now, onto the ingredients, which are honestly a bit of a skincare cocktail. It’s packed with goodies like Water/Aqua/Eau and Glycerin, which are great for hydration. Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Coco-Glucoside do the heavy lifting in cleansing, while being gentle enough not to strip your skin.
The cleanser also contains Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate and Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, which help create that soft lather. Then there’s Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract – hello, soothing and hydrating properties! Glycolipids, Linoleic Acid, and Linolenic Acid are in there too, contributing to the skin’s barrier function and overall health.
The inclusion of Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract (that’s cantaloupe to you and me) is interesting. It’s known for its skin-conditioning properties. Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, a.k.a. marula oil, is a Drunk Elephant favorite and is great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin.
There’s also Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, derived from licorice root, which can help soothe the skin. Tocopherol (Vitamin E) adds an antioxidant punch, fighting off free radicals and environmental stressors. The cleanser is formulated without the usual nasties – no Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, or Polylysine, which are common irritants or harmful additives.