Drunk Elephant’s Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser is all you need for fuss-free makeup removal

Drunk Elephant’s Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser is all you need for fuss-free makeup removal

Butter up

Text: Emily Heng

It is only human nature to demand a certain standard when it comes to the food we eat, the fashion we don, and the company we keep. The beauty products we use, are of no exception, as evidenced by the burgeoning list of qualities products must sport to earn a spot on our vanity. Makeup must be long-lasting but not drying, skincare should be effective but effortless, and haircare ought to be nourishing but not grease-causing. A tall order? Most definitely. Impossible to achieve? Not with the wave of innovations flooding the market.

The latest of such inventions is Drunk Elephant's Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, with the cult label continuing down the path of less-conventional cleansing products. Think: jelly cleansers instead of gel, cleansing bars instead of foam, and now, a cleansing balm threatening to melt all traces off makeup — even water-resistant formulations — from skin effortlessly.


Its efficacy can be attributed to its formulation. Antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and oils, such as marula and Kalahari melon cleanse and moisturise simultaneously. Drunk Elephant's Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser is also free of polyethylene glycols (thickeners widely used in cosmetics that can cause irritation and skin sensitisation) as well as essential oils, making it exceedingly gentle and safe for use around the eye area. Translation: no hideously painful stinging that tends to follow after several (botched) mascara removal attempts. Score.


To use, start with a dry face. Scoop some of the buttery goodness onto hands, and massage it over made-up areas. Once face is covered in a coat of cleanser, rinse well with water and watch as the oil turns to milk, swirling down the drain along with the remnants of makeup. No tugging or rubbing required.

Available at Sephora Ion Orchard for $48.

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