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Protini Polypeptide Cream by drunk elephant
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Protini Polypeptide Cream


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once absorbed your skin feels moisturized af, smooth, supple, almost feels like all of the lines & wrinkles in your face have been filled in

- Sephora User

i am on my second container and i think my skin tone has evened and my fine lines have improved

- Sephora User



feels lightweight and incredibly hydrating

- Sephora User

it goes on soft and light weight, lasts all day, and i love the pump packaging so i don’t have to dig around in a jar

- Sephora User



i love the texture, it's hydrating enough and when i use this at night, i wake up with a nice bright complexion

- Sephora User

this drunk elephant product made my skin smooth radiant and hydrated

- Sephora User



this moisturizer sinks right in, leaving my skin matte, hydrated and glowing

- Sephora User

this is a fantastic cream that moisturizes deeply and improves skin health

- Sephora User


redness relief

doesn’t cause my sensitive skin any break outs, and best of all it helps diminish the redness in my skin

- Sephora User

my skin texture has improved, redness has gone away and pores have diminished

- Sephora User

uneven skintone

evens out skin

it evens out my skin tone and makes my skin look plump and full

- Sephora User

i don’t wear much makeup other than some powder to reduce shine, and some mascara, so i needed a moisturizer that visibly worked on my fine lines, pores, and uneven skin tone areas

- Sephora User


good for acne

amazing for oily/dry acne prone skin, best moisturizer ever

- Sephora User

my skin reacts so well to drunk elephant products, and i’ve had completely clear (i used to have moderate acne) and brighter skin, and now that i use protini my skin feels so soft and well moisturized, even in dry colorado

- Sephora User



i have zero irritation and my skin looks great

- Sephora User

i put a bit more marula oil (not mixed) by warming it in my hands and gently pressing it onto my face

- Sephora User
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mira userJanuary 26, 2020

i’ve only heard good things about this product so i decided to try it out and honestly it was one of the worst mistakes i ever made to my skin it caused acne and even left scarring which is still here and i tried this product a year ago but i tried it again just in case it was something else i was experiencing in October but nope it happened again.Just because it is a high end brand it does not mean their products are good. the first image is me when i used the product and the next is me now that i use cerave facial foaming wash,bioré balancing pire cleanser and the cerave moisturizer and neutrogena’a on the spot treatment i hope this helps ppl curious about the product

- mira
sephora userFebruary 08, 2018

best in class

I was so excited to try Protini based on all the amazing ingredients and reputation DE has. I won't lie, I wasn't too impressed the first couple weeks of use. I didn't see much change at all in my skin and no remarkable reasons to spend so much. But in the 3rd and 4th weeks -- wow. My skin is firmer and much more even toned. Any signs of fine lines are gone. It hydrates all the areas of my face perfectly -- I've got an oily T Zoe but normal/dry everywhere else and somehow this cream magically delivers enough moisture while keeping any oil at bay. I was using Tatcha The Water Cream prior to this (which I absolutely adore). I find them quite similar, everything from the lightweight gel texture to the results they gave. Tatcha Water Cream stands out just a touch more because it reduced the look and size of my pores, which have come back into view a bit while using Protini. Protini is more firming and does more work against fine lines though. It's also providing a really solid dose of moisture during these cold winter months so I'm happy to stick with Protini <3

- sephora
sephora userFebruary 26, 2018

Love it the second time around!

This is a review directed towards dry, sensitive skinned ladies of any age. I adore DE! But I must say that the first time I tried Protini it made my skin so dry I returned it. Then I got a few samples which I mixed with the DE Marula Oil. I put a bit more Marula Oil (not mixed) by warming it in my hands and gently pressing it onto my face. Then I apply a slight layer of Clinique Moisture Surge Intense or Belif The Bomb Cream. I have extremely dry, sensitive skin! If a product doesn’t agree with my skin it causes redness and irritation bumps. Didn’t happen with Protini - more dryness and flaking. I bought another jar and have been doing this routine of topping it off with a hydrating moisturizer. It’s really working! DE Vitamin C in the morning, then some Marula Oil topped off with an SPF. My skin is now glowing! It was a dehydrated flaky mess but it’s literally glowing now! I went to a SEPHORA today and a few ladies (including Staff) asked me what I used on my skin! Got lots of compliments from men and women. I think if you try to work Protini in with the Oil or your product of choice it may work for you. However, this product is not for everyone. We all have our own unique skin and different issues. I would get a sample first. On its own it seems to work wonders for some ladies of different skin types. Again, I’m addressing those of us with dry, sensitive skin. I’m glad I was able to work with it and come up with a way to make it work on my dry skin! I’m finally glowing and my skin feels and looks healthier.

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sephora userFebruary 05, 2018


I was very curious about this cream for some time, and managed to get a GWP of it with an order I placed about 2 weeks ago. I have NEVER used a DE product before as well. For reference, I have combination skin that is very acne prone and moderately sensitive. THIS IS THE FIRST FACE CREAM (except for Cetaphil light moisturizer) that HAS NOT BROKEN ME OUT. It has helped fade current acne marks prevent further acne, and plumps up my skin. I have not had a breakout since using this moisturizer. It’s not heavy enough that I get oily or greasy throughout the day, but moisturizing enough that it sufficiently locks in hydration in at night. I HIGHLY SUGGEST if you have COMBINATION SKIN THAT IS ACNE PRONE, THAT YOU GET A SAMPLE OF THIS TO TRY IT. I have been using this for about a week and a half, BUT if my skin reacts, it does it after the first night of trying a product. I have read other reviews since trying this and there’s usually a pattern of dry skinned gals/guys not liking it as much or having reactions and acne...that being said, get a sample. I fully plan on purchasing the full size after my sample size runs out.

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sephora userJanuary 25, 2018

God send- for dry, sensitive, acne prone skin!

Hello! I have been on a search for a perfect moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores, leave you oily, or too dry forever. All my life I have been jumping between products, reading all the ingredient comedogenic raitings like a crazy person. Nothing seemed to work, everything would break me out or leave my skin looking out of balance, plus I would get tiny little under skin bumps all over. Ahh what a mess, right? I learned about different ingredients over time and managed to cut out all of the bad ones and I think I have mastered all of my products except moisturizer. I even got my skin checked with device that reads all levels of your skin and tells you oil levels, water, damage, everything. It’s funny how in my age- 29 I still wasn’t sure what my skin type was. Cause it would feel dry, but look oily? So I learned that my skin type is dry, but whenever it gets dehydrated or out of wack it generates extra sebum to protect it, so it would appear like an oil slick. Keeping my sensitive skin type in mind, avoiding all bad ingredients including silicons, trying to find an airless packaged moisturizer has been an truly a mission impossible for me. I found Lala retro cream this summer. It was calming and nourishing. But left my skin looking bit oily and when I would smile my eye area would turn in to wrinkly mess. So i thought adding B Hydra would help- it did, but when it soaks in its back to looking oily. The other thing- it broke me out, slowly, but steady. I wanted to blame it on B Hydra or marula oil, but I stopped using the cream twice and it was the cream. So looked up ingredients on “acne mantra” ( you copy/paste all ingredient list and it lets you know comedogenic ratings). So turns out one of them is red flagged. I just tried this one: Ingredients wont clog pores, and it’s like a drink for tou face. Feels comfortable- hydrated and moisturizer at the same time- plump! Finally! ❤️

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Cetearyl Alcoholacneirritant
Polysorbate 60hazard
Polysorbate 20hazard

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I just want to recommend this moisturizer to everyone! It’s definitely on the pricier side but it’s always good to invest in good skincare, I got a sample size from Sephora for my birthday with their jelly cleanser. It’s truly one of the best moisturizers I’ve ever used, it changed my skin in the matter of a week from mostly dry to super hydrated and soft! #drunkelephant #moisturizer
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What is a good moisturizer for oily skin? I typically don’t use moisturizer because my face is already oily but in the winter it does start to dry out a little bit and I use topical acne medication that sometimes dries it out as well.
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Hi! I used to skip moisturizer as well because my skin is so oily. However, I came to learn that skipping moisturizer simply makes you produce more oil because you’re not hydrating your skin. I really like 3 moisturizers, all within different price ranges. The Simple light moisturizer is a really nice one for the day before makeup application. It’s about $4 for a little pouch, and the pouch lasts about 2 months if you use a pea size amount. The Glow Recipe Watermelon Juice moisturizer is very light weight as well and works nicely during the day— $39. At night (and sometimes during the day if I’m not wearing make up) I use the Drunk Elephant Protink Polypeptide moisturizer. It’s super rich and hydrating and has really made a difference in how oily I wake up in the morning. It’s in the pricier side, $68. Marula oil works wonders for those dry patches you are experiencing from the topical medication. I use it at night on any dry patches I have and the next morning it’s practically gone. Hope this helps!
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Paula’s Choice gel to cream cleanser, 2% BHA liquid, and antioxidant pore purifier are amazing. With those actives you’ll need a mid weight moisturizer like @Protini Polypeptide Cream and an SPF @Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
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Amazing at helping to smooth out texture. If you want to trial it before committing to the full size product, they sell a little trial size combo along with the face wash I believe.
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