Drunk Elephant is a name that invokes a lot of feelings, glowing reviews, and “shelfie” shots on Instagram. And we totally understand why. Launched in 2013, the brand was born when founder Tiffany Masterson realized that she was unable to find the right moisturizers, serums, or toners that agreed with her skin.
They all had toxic ingredients that messed with the skin and caused it to become “sensitized” over time, and Masterson made it her mission to create a clean beauty brand that put health and integrity first. She started with just six Drunk Elephant skin care products that were 100% free of essential oils, "drying alcohols," silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances and dyes, and basically anything else that was harmful for your skin. The brand has since evolved to include way more products and top reviews from skin care enthusiasts all over the world. “Drunk Elephant Protini” is a household (or medicine cabinet) name for any beauty enthusiast, and the brand is just as famous for their cute packaging and product names as they are effective skin care solutions.
While we would definitely recommend buying the entire Drunk Elephant skin care collection, because every last product is made with beauty and love, we know that isn’t always an option. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the best Drunk Elephant moisturizers, serums, and creams you need in your skin care routine.
“LOVE LOVE LOVE. I use this as a daytime moisturizer, it's creamy and light. I am acne prone, so this was a great addition to my routine.” Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, let’s talk about it. It’s one of the brand’s most popular skin care products, and likely the first that comes to mind when you think about DE. And we definitely understand why, because it’s amazing. This Drunk Elephant moisturizer has a Nine Signal Peptide Complex (made from amino acids) to bind moisture to the skin and keep the wrinkles away while restoring your natural radiance, and the Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract and Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract in this product make it one of the best anti-aging creams on MIRA BEAUTY. But don’t think that you have to be a certain age to use it, as Drunk Elephant Protini has top ratings by all ages and skin types. 93% of MIRA guests with combination skin approve of this cream, while agreeing that it provides redness relief, evens out skin tone, and hydrates like a dream. Drunk Elephant Protini is always here to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and youthful… no matter how old you are.
“This face mask works wonders! I use it once a week and it's seriously amazing. My skin feels softer and smoother after using it. I swear my pores have gotten smaller too since using it.” Valerie wrote this MIRA BEAUTY review about her experience with this Drunk Elephant skin care must-have, and she’s 100% correct. Especially if you have combination skin like hers. T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is an AHA/BHA at-home facial that exfoliates, clarifies, brightens, and protects your complexion. The AHA Blend of Glycolic + (T) Tartaric, (L) Lactic, and (C) Citric Acids removes dead skin cells while speeding up the cell turnover process, giving you bright and beautiful skin that lasts. Those who struggle with redness or acne will also love the addition of Salicylic Acid, while Chickpea Flour fights dullness in all skin types. MIRA guests agree that T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is a must for those who struggle with skin texture, with 92% who say it evens out skin tone with ease.
Drunk Elephant skin care takes care of your complexion. Each of their beauty and skin care products is formulated with top ingredients that transform your skin, without causing dryness or irritation in the process. Yes, retinol… we’re looking at you. Despite retinol’s ability to fight wrinkles, increase elasticity, and perform other anti-aging miracles, it also needs to be used in small doses to avoid skin freakouts. Drunk Elephant knows this all too well, which is why the A-Passioni Retinol Cream uses just the right amount of this hero ingredient to improve tone and texture without being too harsh on the skin. It even works alongside a Triple Peptide Blend to strengthen and firm while helping retinol work that much better… because real friends lift each other up, right? This cream goes beyond all your Drunk Elephant skin care dreams, protecting your skin against environmental damage and stressors while making you look and feel more youthful in an instant.
There are so many quotes and song lyrics about how nothing good happens after dark. Or midnight, or 2AM… whatever. But there are exceptions, like when we’re talking about the best night serums that give your skin an overnight glow. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is a late night party featuring all your favorite acids for stunning skin: glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric, and salicylic. They all work together to gently remove dead skin cells while improving tone and texture. Basically every skin issue is addressed in this Drunk Elephant skin care product, with Cactus Extract to soothe redness and sensitivity, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer for hydration, Virgin Marula Oil to create a youthful glow and more. Just listen to the MIRA reviews, with 94% of guests saying that T.L.C evens out skin tone and 88% saying it provides redness relief, especially for those with sensitive skin.
Soap and water are definitely not enough for a proper skin care routine, just to make that perfectly clear. However, we may have to make an exception for the Juju Bar. Drunk Elephant skin care is innovative and always finding ways for us to love them more, and this multitasking bar deeply cleanses and exfoliates your skin for all-over radiance. Beauty goes beyond just your face, and Juju Bar is infused with bamboo powder, heilmoor clay, and virgin marula oil to sweep away dead skin cells and unveil the radiance underneath. Glowing arms, legs, and elbows are something you may not have realized you needed until now, but the Juju Bar reminds you that you can glow wherever you go. It’s also ultra-effective on sensitive skin, with 93% of MIRA guests who say it smooths and evens out tone.
Drunk Elephant skin care is universal and works beautifully on people of all ages and skin types. While most of their products are anti-aging and effective for reducing and preventing wrinkles, you can see use the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream whether you’re 18, 38, or 58. And beyond. It contains a brightening combination of eight peptides to diminish the appearance of fine lines while strengthening your delicate under eye skin, along with five forms of Vitamin C (paired with peptides and antioxidants) to defend your skin against the damaging effects of pollution and UV rays. Eye cream is a product that many believe is only for people of a certain age, but the truth is that the earlier you get started with this skin care favorite, the better. C-Tango works beautifully alongside your Drunk Elephant moisturizer, and every ingredient absorbs into your skin like a dream to keep the fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness away for the foreseeable future.
“I have combo skin (dry/normal) and it really helps with the flaky skin patches I have! I apply it twice a day, one in AM and PM and my skin feels plump and hydrated!” We’re back with another serum, because nobody does them quite like Drunk Elephant skin care. As any beauty enthusiast knows, hydration is the answer to just about any complexion issue, ever… and B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum provides a lot of it. Pro-vitamin B5 locks moisture into the skin and keeps it in place throughout the day, improving the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helping to protect against all the things that are bad for your skin. Pollution, stress, the breakout that just happened at the worst time ever… it’s no match for B-Hydra. This lightweight serum also contains an antioxidant complex of watermelon/apple/lentil to deliver all day hydration and fix the appearance of dull or uneven skin, giving you the radiant complexion you’re used to seeing on the DE Instagram!
“My dark spots were lighter and my face was just glowing more. People were complimenting my bare face and for the first time in my life, I feel totally comfortable leaving the house with no makeup. I would recommend this to anyone!” As beloved as Drunk Elephant moisturizers are, you can’t forget serums. These top skin care products are known for their active ingredients that absorb quickly and easily into the skin, and C-Firma Day Serum is no exception. It’s formulated with a Potent Antioxidant Complex (15% L-Ascorbic Acid plus Ferulic Acid and 1% Vitamin E) to make skin feel more firm while adding a boost of brightness, along with protecting against environmental factors and reducing the signs of photoaging in the skin. And that’s just one of the ingredients in C-Firma… there are plenty more that make your skin care routine more fun. Pumpkin Ferment and Pomegranate Extract work together to exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells, Indian Gooseberry slows down the signs of oxidative stress, and Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer guarantees that all these ingredients work effectively without drying out your skin. “C” the light and increase beauty and brightness with this Drunk Elephant skin care essential.
“I apply this lippe balm once in the morning and once at night and my lips stay soft and moisturized all day.” Skin care isn’t just about the products that go on your face, but also your lips! Lippe Balm by Drunk Elephant is packed with a long list of powerful antioxidants, including green tea, Vitamin C, and Avocado and Mongongo oils, to keep your lips soft and hydrated throughout the day. And of course, protected against the drying effects of weather and environmental factors. Shea Butter and Sea Fern Algae add hydration and help support the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while you’ll even get an increase in volume and plumpness with Tripeptide-1. 96% of MIRA guests say that Lippe Balm feels incredibly lightweight on their lips, while a consumer test by Drunk Elephant showed that 90% of individuals found that their pout felt healthier and looked younger after use.
Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, it’s true… but your skin can be. When you’re not shopping for Drunk Elephant moisturizers, Drunk Elephant Protini, and other skin care favorites by the brand, you can get a bit of beautiful bronze with the D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops. This liquid bronzer contains omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oils, along with vitamin F (fatty acids) to moisturize, nourish, and protect the skin while giving you a bronzed glow. Plus platinum peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve elasticity, and a whole lot of other skin-benefitting ingredients that you’ll love. So basically, you get to look like a ray of sunshine while this Drunk Elephant skin care protects you against the actual sun, and all the pollution and damage that comes with it. Pretty cool, right?
“The balm has a very soft butter-like consistency, melts into a cream and feels wonderful to massage into your skin. It rinses off easily and cleanly.” Makeup can be just as fun to take off as it is to apply, thanks to the Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. Step away from the wipes and liquid cleansers and dip your spoon into this balm, which removes makeup, dirt, and oil with ease. It’s infused with a nourishing fruit salad blend (yes, really) to comfort and moisturize, removing makeup while still being gentle on your skin. You’ll also enjoy an oil blend (marula seed, baobab seed, kalahari melon seed, mongongo, and ximenia) and Bamboo and Charcoal Powder to exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells that build up underneath the surface. Because nobody likes that. Remove every last trace of foundation and blush before applying your Drunk Elephant moisturizer, and watch as your skin glows up before your eyes.
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