Other than that, it’s a nice emollient that gives a smooth and soft appearance to the skin. - Fermentoil green tea seed: Antioxidant-rich and provides moisturizing and nourishing benefits. Tip: Add a shot of B-Hydra™ for an additional boost of vitamin B + hydration. - Ceramides AP, EOP, and NP: These plant-derived ceramides are identical to the wax-like moisturizing ceramides that occur naturally in skin. :). Ok, so now we know what ceramides are, let's see what they do in our skin: research shows clearly that they play a super important role in keeping the skin barrier healthy and the skin hydrated. Citric acid comes from citrus fruits and is an AHA. It's free of harmful alcohols, allergens, gluten, sulfates, parabens, silicones, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and synthetic fragrances. It is a high-linoleic acid oil (about 70% LA and 15% oleic acid), that makes your skin feel nice and smooth and supports a healthy skin barrier. It’s not something new: it was introduced around 1950 and today it can be used up to 1% worldwide. A so-called "Fermentoil" that is created by fermenting plant oils with Pseudozyma bacteria. Like this, the products can stay more stable over time. We don't have description for this ingredient yet. The plant has plenty of traditional medicinal uses. There is emerging research about Phytosphingosine that shows that it has antimicrobial and cell-communicating properties and is considered part of the skin's natural defense system. :) You are almost done: please check your mailbox to confirm your email! Our current one, Ceramide 1, or more recently called Ceramide EOP, was the first one that was identified in 1982 and it's a special snowflake. Usually the main solvent in cosmetic products. Well, the answer is probably a no, but they do work to some extent. An oily kind of ingredient that can magically blend with water all by itself. Framboos, Lala, and F-Balm to slough away dead cells, replenish lost electrolytes, restore skin’s acid mantle, and make it as glowy as can be. The number in the name of Ceteareth emulsifiers refers to the average number of ethylene oxide molecules added and 20 makes a good emulsifier. It makes your skin feel nice and smooth (emollient), gives body to cream type products and helps to stabilize water and oil mixes (aka emulsions). Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream fully meets these specifications with its formula. They are waxy lipids that can be found naturally in the outer layer of the skin (called stratum corneum - SC). Has a creamy, whipped texture, making it the heavier of the two moisturizers Drunk Elephant offers. If you have dry skin that needs some pampering, Marula oil is a good choice. It has moisturizing, antioxidant, antiseptic, fungicidal and bactericidal properties and the manufacturer recommends it for oily and acne prone skin types. It's also a very popular ingredient in shaving foams. It's the largest succulent plant in the world and almost all parts of it have traditional medicinal uses in Africa. A nice one to spot in the ingredient list. Also, Lala Retro™ may be applied to any part of the body for nourishing relief from dryness. LaLa retro formulation is based on a blend of 6 African oils: marula oil, mongogo oil, ximenia oil, baobob oil, kalahari melon oil and passion fruit (more on these oils in a later post! So ceramides form kind of a "water-proof" protecting layer and make sure that our skin remains nice and hydrated. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream contains 34 ingredients. It’s a solid white stuff that’s very alkaline and used in small amounts to adjust the pH of the product and make it just right. As a high-LA oil, it is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone. A common multi-tasker fatty acid that works as an emollient, thickener and emulsion stabilizer. But according to a comparative study done in 1995, citric acid has less skin improving magic properties than glycolic or lactic acid. All in all, definitely a goodie plant extract that's good to spot on the ingredient list. Thanks. Can you guess what? It's a rich source of fatty acids (mainly oleic - 73%) and antioxidant vitamin E. It's one of the important lipids that can be found naturally in the outer layer of the skin. An AHA that comes from citrus fruits. It's also not a medical advice. Now you’re ready to coddle the skin with the perfect nighttime smoothie of T.L.C. It usually has to be neutralized with a base (such as sodium hydroxide) for the thickening to occur and it creates viscous, clear gels that also feel nice and non-tacky on the skin. A so-called "Fermentoil" that is created by fermenting plant oils with Pseudozyma bacteria. A type of ceramide that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream had a little bit of a facelift since we last reviewed it, but it remains an exemplary moisturizer for normal, combination, and dry skin. Typically used at 1% or less in most formulations. BTW, lye is not something new. is drying. It's a special "cross-linked" from of IT-moisturizer, hyaluronic acid (HA). Other than that it’s a nice emollient that gives a smooth and soft appearance to the skin. These clean moisturizers both feel great but contain significantly varied ingredients. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Great natural moisturizer and skin-identical ingredient that plays an important role in skin hydration and general skin health. Fermented green tea seed: fights ageing, inflammation and protects against environmental aggressors. The goopy stuff between our skin cells is called extracellular matrix that consists mainly of lipids. It’s a nice ingredient that just feels good on the skin, is super well tolerated by every skin type and easy to formulate with. It is provided to attract your attention to potential threats. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream. It is described as highly emollient or substantive, but with a light and easy spreading and nonoily skin feel. It's often combined with IT-preservative, phenoxyethanol. If you have an interest in elephants and Africa, you have probably heard of elephants getting drunk from the fruit of the Marula tree. Modern studies confirm that the plant has potent anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. An extremely common multitasker ingredient that gives your skin a nice soft feel (emollient) and gives body to creams and lotions. The seed oil, similar to other plant oils, is loaded with things that are good-for-the-skin: it contains skin regenerating vitamin A, antioxidant vitamin E, and vitamin D3 that helps with calcium absorption. We have written way more about ceramides at ceramide 1, so click here to know more. It's a popular duo. A real oldie but a goodie. A handy white powder that magically converts a liquid into a nice gel formula. Pseudozyma Epicola/​Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil/​Glucose/​Glycine Soja (Soybean) Meal/​Malt Extract/​Yeast Extract Ferment Filtrate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil/Glucose/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Meal/Malt Extract/Yeast Extract Ferment Filtrate, Read all the geeky details about Glycerin here >>, The BeautyBrains blog made a fantastic article about ceramides, Read all the geeky details about Tocopherol here >>, A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin, A super common, safe, effective and cheap molecule used for more than 50 years, Not only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrier, Effective from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot), High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin, Primary fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin, Significant photoprotection against UVB rays, Vit C + Vit E work in synergy and provide great photoprotection, Easy to formulate, stable and relatively inexpensive. The typical use level of Xantha Gum is below 1%, it is usually in the 0.1-0.5% range. A multi-faceted rescue cream, now with ceramides, that provides replenishing barrier support by reinforcing skin's acid mantle and defending against the effects of everyday stressors. It is a high-linoleic acid oil (about 70% LA and 15% oleic acid), that makes your skin feel nice and smooth and supports a healthy skin barrier. An oily ingredient that can magically blend with water all by itself (called Self Emulsifying). Along with ceramides 4 and 7, they also play a vital role in epidermal integrity and serve as the main storage areas for linoleic acid (a fatty acid that's also very important for barrier repair). Now the question is only this: If we put ceramides all over our face do they work as well as ceramides already naturally in our skin? This increases Glyceryl Stearate's affinity for water and gives it stronger emulsifying abilities. Mix with any Drunk Elephant serum or oil as part of a total skincare solution. It’s approved by Ecocert and also used in the food industry (E415). It's used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent, and a broad spectrum antimicrobial. An in-vitro (made on chicken membrane, not on real people) study in Phytotherapy Research found that Plantain Leaf Extract in large concentrations has a comparable soothing effect to anti-inflammatory big shot, hydrocortisone. The BeautyBrains blog made a fantastic article about ceramides and they have listed a couple of examples about studies showing that ceramides - especially when used in certain ratios with cholesterol and fatty acids  - do hydrate the skin and can help to repair the skin barrier. This long-named guy, Fermentoil Green Tea Seed is claimed not only to contain an increased amount of free fatty acids but also antioxidant vitamin E and polyphenols. A great oil for drier skin types and excellent for eczema and psoriasis. It is usually used as a helper ingredient to adjust the pH of the formula. It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. It's loaded with vitamin A, E, and D, as well as fatty acids (oleic 30-40%, linoleic 24-34%). It's one of the most commonly used thickeners and emulsion stabilizers. A nourishing and moisturizing plant oil coming from the big, iconic Baobab tree. The unfancy name for it is lye. 1.69 Ounce. It was already used by ancient Egyptians to help oil and fat magically turn into something else. It's free of harmful alcohols, allergens, gluten, sulfates, parabens, silicones, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and synthetic fragrances. Marula Oil - a really nice nourishing and moisturizing oil that can improve skin hydration and smoothness and it can even reduce skin redness. A helper ingredient that helps to neutralize the metal ions in the formula (they usually come from water) so it stays nice longer. One of the many types of ceramides that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. A multi-functional, silky feeling helper ingredient that can do quite many things. As for skincare, it can make the skin feel nice and smooth in moisturizers (emollient) or it can act as a foam building cleansing agent in cleansers. In fact, it's the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals and plants. Plantain Leaf Extract that has's used traditionally to speed up abscess, and the healing of pimples and incisions. Ceramides get quite a lot of hype recently and good news: there is a reason for that. See the list below for details. Pure Vitamin E. Great antioxidant that gives significant photoprotection against UVB rays. It does so without any greasy, heavy, or sticky feelings on the skin, and even after using it for the first time, skin looks and feels “baby soft” and smooth. Wipe off the day’s makeup with E-Rase, and suds away grime and oil with Beste No. This item Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream Is a Godsend for Dry Skin. A little helper ingredient that works as a preservative. Key ingredients: Plantain extract: promotes skin firmness and elasticity whilst evening skin tone. It's traditionally used in South Africa to massage babies with and as a body lotion for face, feet, and hands. The result is that the mainly oil soluble, emollient fatty alcohol is converted to an emulsifier molecule that keeps oil and water mixed in creams. Drunk Elephant reformulated it’s Best of Beauty-winning Lala Whipped Retro Cream to add ceramides, and fans have some mixed feelings. It's believed that ceramide 1 plays a "binding role" in the lipid layers of the extracellular matrix. A helper ingredient that helps to neutralize the metal ions in the formula (they usually come from water) so it stays nice longer. - Phytosphingosine: Plant derived lipid with powerful soothing and restorative benefits. Regarding the leaf and the skin, it's used to promote maturation of abscess and to speed up the recovery of incisions, pimples or wounds. If you have spotted ethylhexylglycerin on the ingredient list, most probably you will see there also the current IT-preservative, phenoxyethanol. A type of lipid that can be found naturally in the skin. A handy multi-tasking ingredient that gives the skin a nice, soft feel and also boosts the effectiveness of other preservatives. Inside: – some ingredients are able to deliver a long-lasting hydration (the six African oils and also hyaluronic acid) for a durable comfort effect, It can be used in many types of formulations as it has great thermal stability (can be heated up to 85°C) and works on a wide range of pH levels (ph 3-10). ). Btw, crosslinking HA was developed for dermal fillers (as crosslinking helps their longevity), and this guy is the topical version of FDA approved dermal filler called Hylan B gel. The blend of these two (caprylyl glycol + phenoxyethanol) is called Optiphen, which not only helps to keep your cosmetics free from nasty things for a long time but also gives a good feel to the finished product. Ceramides get quite a lot of hype recently and good news: there is a reason for that. A special, "cross-linked" from of hyaluronic acid (HA). Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is an intensive moisturizer for dry skin. A common multi-tasker fatty acid. It really has help my skin. A helper ingredient that's used as a co-emulsifier (meaning next to other emulsifiers in the formula it helps water and oil to mix) and as a stabilization agent for foams. One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified and deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). Lala Retro is fantastic and is a perfect combination with Drunk Elephant B Hydra intensive serum. Together with ceramides and fatty acids, they play a vital role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. African Oil Blend (Marula, Mongongo, Baobab, Kalahari Melon, Ximenia, and Passion Fruit): Combined, these plant oils heal your skin as optimal nutrient and moisture levels are reached, while simultaneously, these botanical’s also help protect your skin from further damage by calming skin inflammations and strengthening your skin’s barrier protection. A super common emollient that makes your skin feel nice and smooth. See how many of the components are natural, and how many are synthetic. Drunk Elephant prides themselves in being 6-free, so no silicone, essential oils, chemical UV filters, alcohol, or fragrance/dyes. One of the few silicone-free moisturizers on the market. The emollient plant oil coming from the passion fruit. Though this seems to be only a legend, what is true is that the Marula fruit is really nice (and elephants do love to eat it) and there is a stone in it with several oil-rich kernels inside. It also contains some natural antioxidants, including Vitamin E and the oil shows an outstanding oxidative stability. Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a 50ml whipped and airy cream that fully restores hydration and repairs even the dullest and most dry skin, leaving no patches behind. Ceramides make up 50% of the goopy stuff that's between our skin cells and play a super important role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer Review Highlighted Ingredients: Six Rare African Oil Blend: This ingredient helps to moisturize the skin for a hydrated and soft appearance. For Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides: It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. If your skin’s in need of rescue, introduce it to this quenching, nourishing all-purpose moisturising cream. It can be found in nature - in green tea - but the version used in cosmetics is synthetic. A type of ceramide that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. All in all, we think Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer is an awesome version of HA, probably superior to traditional versions, so be happy to spot it on the ingredient list. Baobab is a really big, iconic tree native to Africa (here is a nice image of it). About 25% of the goopy stuff between our skin cells consists of cholesterol. Smearing crosslinked version all over ourselves is a newish thing, and incoming evidence so far suggests that it's a great idea, even better than normal HA. Lala™ Retro Cream Apply a pump of Lala Retro™ anytime to clean, dry skin. A little helper ingredient that works as a preservative. The emollient plant oil coming from the passion fruit. Share your experience with our community. It works even better when combined with its pal, Ceramide 1. According to manufacturer info, it's also a moisturizer and helps to make the product feel great on the skin. Btw, Xanthan gum is all natural, a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation. Apart from being an important skin-identical ingredient, it's also an emollient and stabilizer. Also, has some antimicrobial activity so it can help to boost the effectiveness of the preservative system. It’s pretty much the current IT-preservative. Review Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream. It’s safe and gentle, and can be used up to 1% worldwide. The plant extract coming from the leaves of English plantain or narrowleaf plantain that's native to Europe and Asia. It's one of the important lipids that can be found naturally in the outer layer of the skin. It's because there are lots of different ceramides, a 2014 article writes that currently 12 base classes of ceramides are known with over 340 specific species. As for its composition, it's loaded with skin goodies: it's very rich in fatty acids, including oleic (73%), palmitic (15%), and linoleic (9%) acids. A super common multitasker ingredient that gives your skin a nice soft feel (emollient) and gives body to creams. Pretty much the current IT-preservative. Another study in the Journal of Herbal Medicine examined the antioxidant properties of the plant and found that the leaf extract has potent antioxidant activity (thanks to its flavonoids and hydroxycinnamic acids content) that's comparable or superior to multiple herbs and Chinese medicinal plants. Fatty alcohols have a long oil-soluble (and thus emollient) tail part that makes them absolutely non-drying and non-irritating and are totally ok for the skin. Ceramides make up 50% of the goopy stuff that's between our skin cells and play a super important role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. Sodium hydroxide in itself is a potent skin irritant, but once it's reacted (as it is usually in skin care products, like exfoliants) it is totally harmless. I had never heard of Drunk Elephant until … Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation From the shop floor: “Mix one pump of Lala Retro™ with a pump of your favourite serum for added benefits or blend with an active ingredient to dilute the formula for sensitive skin.” - Lala Whipped Cream 50 Milliliters. Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) This is called self-emulsifying and SE in its name stands for that. 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