A fresh purifying balm with a mixture of Marula oil and organic extracts that removes all hints of dirt, sunscreen and makeup from your skin.

About the Cleanser

Cleanser Type

Emulsifying Balm.

Nature of Cleanser


Skin Type

Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily.


$34/£29 for 100ml.

Usage limit

7-10 weeks.


“I really wanted something that fit in with my philosophy and that would melt off my eye makeup. It’s designed to do its job without disturbing your acid mantle (fine, marginally acidic layer on the top layer human skin acting as an obstruction to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that may enter the skin) — which is really important to me.” said the founder/innovator Tiffany Masterson via a press statement.

Dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla praised the brand’s use of organic extracts in the cleansing balm saying that keeps it from altering the skin’s pH, which will not harm skin’s barrier giving a silky-smooth skin.

The DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser has an oil consistency that changes once it touches water. Rest assured it’ll even be mild around the eyes so suggests that all those mascaras and eyeliners are taken off without that atrocious stinging sensation. Also, this cleansing balm contains an abundance of inhibitor fruit extracts and a nutritive african oil mix of marula adansonia digitata (marula and baobab) to carefully soothe and brighten the skin giving the skin a bright glow and a bedewed finish. It will clear your skin giving you no irritation. The cleansing balm is fragrance free but it has that kind of “muggy” smell that comes with all fragrance-free products.

The Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser comes with a little friend the Bamboo Booster. The Bamboo booster contains tiny grains of bamboo and charcoal, the Bamboo Booster softly exfoliates and conditions the face before the cleansing balm is applied. The cleansing Balm and Bamboo Booster are free from PEGs, silicones, fragrances and essential oils, guaranteeing smoothness of the skin.


Antioxidant: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Tocopherol

Skin-matching ingredient: Alcohol Namely Glycerin

Soothing and Softening: Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract.

Other ingredients include:

Emollient: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil.

Emulsifying: Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate.

Moisturizer/Humectant: Glycerin

Surfactant/Cleansing: Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate thylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate.

Antioxidant: Herb (Safflower) Seed Oil, Garden berry (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Tocopherol.

Skin-matching ingredient: Alcohol particularly glycerine.

Soothing and Softening: Herb Seed Oil, berry (Blueberry) Fruit Extract.

Other ingredients include:

Emollient: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capriclipid, Herb (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Actinidia chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, cranberry Seed Oil, herb Seed Oil, angiospermous tree Seed Oil, genus Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Almond tree Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil.

Emulsifying: Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate.

Moisturizer/humectant: Glycerine.

Surfactant/cleansing: Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate thylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric lipid, herb (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate.




For all the intense skin-care lovers, Drunk Elephant has designed a spatula which contains a circular magnet that attaches itself to the lid of the cleansing balm which makes it easier and less messy. All you have to do is richly scoop the cleansing balm out with the spatula (no choosing product out from beneath long fingernails here).

In order to effectively use this balm, all you’ve got to try to to is add water to Slaai™ to activate it and apply it on a dry face. Wipe it off and done, you’ve got activated the key to natural wet skin.

Extensively, begin with a dry face. Scoop the buttery balm onto your hands, and massage it over made-up areas. Once the face is fully covered, rinse well with water and watch because the oil turns into milk, whirling down the drain together with the remnants of makeup.  You do not need to rub and tug.

The little bottle of Bamboo Booster that comes with each box of Slaai™ sets this cleansing balm apart. You can use the Bamboo Booster by merely combing a little quantity of the super-fine granules — made up of bamboo powder and charcoal derived from baked bamboo — into the balm for mild skin-sloughing edges if you crave some mild exfoliation. (Keep this to once or doubly per week, and if you’re using a vitamin A1 exfoliate like retinol, contemplate skipping altogether.)

As with most oil and balm cleansers, you’re meant to use them on to dry skin, allowing the formula emulsifies into milk to carefully chip out impurities. While the next rational step would be to double-cleanse with your special cleanse, you may choose not to do it as it is optional but highly recommended. The double-cleanse is entirely nonmandatory, because the traces left behind after cleansing are “advantageous” to your skin.


Why the DRUNK ELEPHANT Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter  Cleanser is the Product of the Month

  • Cleansing balm that melts all hints of dirt, makeup and emollient from skin.
  • Tender enough to be used round the eye region.
  • Rapidly emulsifies into milk upon contact with water.
  • Smoothly eliminates even waterproof formulation.
  • Formulated with fresh, fruit extracts rich in antioxidants and oils.
  • Uses nutritious African oil mix of marula, baobab, Kalahari Desert melon, mongongo and ximenia to moisten while it cleanses.
  • Free of polyethylene glycol (A thickener which is toxic and can cause irritation to your skin).