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Today is the much requested Drunk Elephant review. I have read your DMs and comments on my Drunk Elephant giveaway and I am excited to dive deeper into this company and their products with y’all!
So, let me start by saying, every time I go into Sephora I fall DRUNK in love. Their packaging is the cutest and I want it all! Over Christmas this past year my mom bought me their minis and I knew I was hooked.
I recently got the opportunity to try out a lot of products from their line and a couple things drew me in even more!
- They are CRUELTY FREE! (Can I get a hell yeah?);
- They don’t use fragrance or parabens; and
- They also don’t use silicones, essential oils, drying alcohols, SLS or chemical/synthetic sunscreens!
As someone who gets extremely dry skin in winter, and extremely oily skin in summer, I started to wonder if I would ever be able to normalize my skin. I figured it was just my skin type, but I was wrong! Over hydrating in winter with different chemical products and over mattifying in summer was RUINING my skin and causing me to break out. Using Drunk Elephant’s clean products has changed the game for me and I’m never going back!
So, it is pretty obvious that I love Drunk Elephant, but before I get into the breakdown of the individual products, I have an oddly interesting fact! Do you know why they are called “Drunk Elephant”? Well! The name is rooted in the myth that says elephants love to eat the fruit from Marula trees, which ferments in their stomachs making them drunk! Since Virgin Marula Oil is found throughout their products, it is only fitting for them to be called Drunk Elephant! #Randomfactoftheday
Okay let’s get into the products!
Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
First up, Cleanser! This jelly cleanser is amazing for removing makeup. I got so comfortable doing the “double cleanse” even though it stripped my skin, but I felt it was the only way to actively get ALL the makeup off. Using this has changed my mind completely! One wash and my face was squeaky clean. I use this product nightly. I used to wash my face with cleanser in the morning but lately I have been just rinsing with water and only cleansing once a day has actually helped clear up my skin!
Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30
A sheer, physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps aid in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage. Loaded with potent antioxidants. It is a daily must! I have been applying this every morning.
B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum
This is amazing for thirsty skin! And let’s be real, none of us drink enough water throughout the day. Help your skin and hydrate!
C-Firma Day Serum
Vitamin C is very important for brightening up your skin and this serum is packed with the best antioxidants that brightened my skin like I’ve never seen before!
T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum
This baby is a AHA/BHA night serum that clears out all that dead skin and makes your skin smooth and radiant while also allowing MAX absorption of other products!
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
This product is an amazing facial oil and it really transformed my skin. It helps with dryness, uneven skin tone, and anti-aging. To be honest I was really nervous to use a facial oil in my skin care routine because I get so oily in the summer but this facial oil doesn’t leave an oily residue and actually helped my oil skin regulate!
Protini™ Polypeptide Cream
This is my new fav moisturizer. I makes my skin firm, hydrated, and helped with all the uneven texture that I had. If you’re feeling dehydrated, add a pump of B-Hydra and you got yourself a power couple!
A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream
Suffer from dark spots, and wrinkles? Are you using a Retinol? I wasn’t until this past year. I heavily debated getting some botox (nothing wrong with that!) but instead I wanted to try a less expensive alternative and the answer is Retinol! And the A-Passioni has the perfect blend to help improve your skin!
T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
I use this product once a week, and with the amount of awards this product has won, I had HIGH expectations… and it delivered! The Babyfacial is formulated with 25 % AHAs and 2 % BHAs to get off dead skin cells and help refine the texture of your skin. It is also made with gentler, antioxidant-packed ingredients like soothing matcha tea, vitamin C–spiked apple, and redness-fighting niacinamide (a personal fav) to brighten and reveal your best you!
I hope y’all learned something new about skincare and let me know in the DMs if there’s anything else you would like to know! I think it’s needless to say that I am #drunkinlove!