I never thought anyone could take the place of Paula’s Choice in my skincare stash. But gosh, Drunk Elephant is giving it its best shot.
I kid you not, everything I’ve tried from Drunk Elephant has swept me off my feet. You know how rare is that?!
Its secret? Rather than churning out a new skincare product every month just because it can, Drunk Elephant takes the time to develop serums, moisturisers and co that really do what they say on the tin. That’s even rarer.
But, if every product works, how the heck do you choose the best ones?! Good news is, you can’t go wrong. But I do have my faves. 🙂
Here they are, the best Drunk Elephant products:
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90.00/£76.00)
Can’t decide between glycolic acid and salicylic acid? Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum has both. 12% glycolic acid removes dead skin cells, boosts collagen production, and reduces the signs of sun damage, such as wrinkles and dark spots. 1% salicylic acid gets inside the pores, unclogging them from all the gunk that causes breakouts. Like that weren’t enough, the serum also has some lactic acid, an hydrating exfoliant. Basically, the serum addresses both sun damage and breakouts, making it an amazing option for all skin types (bar maybe sensitive). Did I mention it contains antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to prevent wrinkles and keep skin hydrated too?
C-Firma Day Serum ($80.00/£67.00)
Vitamin C is one of the best things you can use on your skin. It fights the free radicals that cause wrinkles, promotes the production of collagen that keeps skin firm, and even reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Together with vitamin E and Ferulic acid (they’re both in Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, too), it even boosts the effectiveness of your sunscreen! Add in some more antioxidants (such as green tea and licorice extracts), hydrating hyaluronic acid, and moisturizing marula oil and you have another wonderful formula that’s perfect for dry skin (oily skin may find it a little sticky). Oh, don’t let the yellowish hue of the serum fool you. Usually, that’s a sign that vitamin C has gone bad, but this serum contains ingredients, such as tetrahydro curcuminoids (an anti-irritant) that have a yellow colour.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52.00/£44.00)
If your skin’s in need of moisture, look no further than Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. It’s full of humectants, such as hyaluronic acid and panthenol, that attract moisture from the environment into the skin, keeping it hydrated without adding oil to it. If you have dry skin, it’s a great gel to layer under your fave moisturiser. Oily skin? It may double up as moisturiser for you. Oh, it also has its fair share of antioxidants, including pineapple and bearberry extracts, that help fight wrinkle-causing free radicals. Plus, it feels so refreshing on the skin!
A Passioni Retinol Cream ($50.00/£62.00)
Drunk Elephant A Passioni Retinol Cream isn’t for the faint of heart (or should I say, skin?). This baby contains a whooping 1% retinol, an antiaging superstar that fights wrinkles on 3 fronts: it destroys free radicals, boosts collagen production and speeds up the skin’s natural exfoliating process. The catch? 1% retinol is VERY irritating. To avoid redness and irritation, start with a smaller concentration of retinol and work your way up to this. It’s worth it. Retinol aside, it’s loaded with antioxidants that prevent premature wrinkles, natural oils to moisturize skin and niacinamide, the skincare jolly that hydrates skin, soothes irritations, fades away dark spots, fights wrinkles and even helps treat acne. In other words, it’s one of the best antiaging products I’ve seen in a long time.
Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($60.00)
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a godsend for dry skin – especially in the colder winter months that destroy its protective barrier and make it even drier and more sensitive. A blend of natural oils and moisturising fatty acids, this fluffy cream repairs your skin’s protective barrier to help you better withstand the attacks from the cold and germs. Plus, now the barrier’s intact again, your skin retains all the moisture it needs to stay soft and supple. The only “con”? There’s nothing antiaging here. It’s just a moisturizer for dry skin – and a wonderful one at that.
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