I never thought anyone could take the place of Paula’s Choice in my heart (and 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:
- Best For Combination Skin: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90.00/£76.00)
- Best For Brightening Skin: Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80.00/£67.00)
- Best For Dehydrated Skin: Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52.00/£44.00)
- Best For Anti-Aging: Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream ($50.00/£62.00)
- Best For All Skin Types: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream ($68.00/£57.00)
Best For Combination Skin: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90.00/£76.00)
Have dryish skin with blackheads and 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, hydrates skin, 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 and blackheads. 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 combination. But anyone can use it (unless you have sensitive skin). Did I mention it contains antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to prevent wrinkles and keep skin hydrated too?
Want to get the most out of your skincare products? Click on the image below to subscribe to my newsletter and receive the “How To Combine Actives Like A Pro” cheatsheet.
Best For Brightening Skin: Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80.00/£67.00)
Vitamin C is an antioxidant on steroids. 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 (anti-irritant tetrahydro curcuminoids, if you’re curious) that have a yellow colour.
Best For Dehydrated Skin: Drunk Elephant 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!
Best For Anti-Aging: Drunk Elephant 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.
Best For All Skin Types: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream ($68.00/£57.00)
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream is loaded with every peptide you can think of. But, that’s not what impresses me. Peptides aren’t the anti-aging miracle the press makes them out to be. Heck, most of the “proof” they work comes from the manufacturer. Not the most unbiased of sources… So, why did it make it the list? It’s also loaded with amino acids (the building blocks of your skin) to moisturise skin and plump it up – without clogging your pores and giving you breakouts. Its lightweight, gel-like texture sinks in immediately, leaving skin softer, smoother, and dewy. The best part? It works for all skin types. But I’ll warn you: once you try it, you wouldn’t want to use anything else…
What do you think are the best Drunk Elephant products? Share your fave picks in the comments below.