Review: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

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Rachel Sheldon

I've been busy over the last few months with work, and it's showed in my skin. Breakouts — hormonal or otherwise —dehydration, and texture galore. I also faced my fears and went for a (extremely expensive) facial for the first time in years. To say my skin reacted poorly is an understatement. 🙁

After swearing I would never let another human being touch my face again, I hopped on the Internet and did some good, old-fashioned research. My quest? Find the perfect at-home facial product for under $100. 

After a few hours of light Googling, I landed on the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, which I'd heard raved about by bloggers. I had been curious about Drunk Elephant for a while, partially for their brand mission and partially for their adorable packaging. 

So during the most recent Sephora sale, I took the plunge and purchased the revered Babyfacial for a whopping $80. I've been using it approximately once a week for the past few months, so I think it's time for a review.

The Stats


Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

drunk elephant tlc babyfacial


$80 for 1.69 oz/ 50 mL (

Active Ingredients

  • 25% AHA
  • 2% BHA


"A pro-quality AHA/BHA mask that works as a "facial" to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful-looking radiance." (via Sephora)

My Review


When I first apply this mask, it has a tingling sensation which goes away after a few minutes. It applies as a thin paste and doesn't fully dry, so it feels like almost nothing on your face. I set my timer for 20 minutes and go about my evening until it's time to wash it off. (Be careful when washing it off not to get any in your mouth - it tastes awful! Also beware of any open sores on your face and avoid them like the plague when applying the mask — just trust me on that one.)


As I mentioned earlier, the packaging of this product (and all other Drunk Elephant products, for that matter) is part of what attracted me to it. It comes in a super cute and Instagrammable pink and white container with a pump, which is also hygienic and prevents bacteria from getting into your lovely, expensive mask.

*Sensitive skin disclaimer*

My skin is pretty well-adjusted to glycolic acid from years of using the Pixi Glow Tonic, so I wasn't sensitive to this product. But other sensitive skin folks who haven't used glycolic acid before should be more careful and work up to this product.


I was surprised after the first time I used this mask how radiant and glowing my skin looked the next morning. My face felt smoother and clearer overnight, which is difficult to achieve for my skin type. This mask definitely does wonders to improve texture, but it does cause some purging (no breakouts so far though).

A tip on the Sephora website that I find holds true is this: "Think of T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum as your nightly maintenance and Babyfacial™ as a weekly deep cleaning."

Babyfacial works best once a week, or once every two weeks, to give a deep chemical exfoliation to your skin. The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, on the other hand, is something I can use 2 or 3 times a week to keep my glow going (check out my review of that product here).

Overall, I'm a big fan of this product and will likely purchase it again, unless I find another at-home facial product that works as well. One thing's for sure though: I probably won't find one with cuter packaging. 


Topic: Drunk Elephant Skincare Review

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