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Drunk Elephant UK is happening and all the skincare junkies could not be happier. If you haven’t tried the brand before, you might find it difficult to know where to start. So I thought I’d share my top products to help you on your way. I hope this is helpful and please do let me know if you have any questions.
I need to start by saying that I met Drunk Elephant founder Tiffany Masterson this week and she’s so lovely – very normal and accessible and super friendly. Plus, I love her that bit more because she really reminds me of Britney Spears in her ‘Sometimes’ time of life!
Anyway… the products! I have fallen in love. I’ve been testing out quite a few of the products and they are so good. I have been using them exclusively for about a week and although I am completely knackered (I feel about 100!) my skin isn’t showing it.
Drunk Elephant UK – My Favourite Products
So you can layer the products on separately if you wish, but the Drunk Elephant approach is mainly about mixology, or smoothies, as Tiffany puts it. You can use the base product, either Protini or LaLa Retro, pump it out on to the lid, then add a shot of each of the products your skin needs.
For day, I have been using Protini with a shot of C-Firma, B-Hydra and Virgin Marula Oil. I mix it up on Protini’s dish, scoop up the blend and then massage it into my skin. Job done!! It’s like an advanced skincare regime in one quick and fun step.
There are two eye products, a serum – Shaba Complex, and a cream, C-Tango, and I have been layering them and mixing them, depending on how I feel. If I had to choose I’d go with the cream because it has a lovely rich texture but sinks in beautifully and provides lasting hydration.
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
This is a protein cream that contains nine peptides along with growth factors and supportive amino acids and is all about strengthening the skin.
It firms and evens out tone and texture and is super comfortable on the skin. It is £57 and available HERE.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
This is a must if you want to protect skin from pollution and give it instant glow! I love using this applied as a first layer and also mixed into my smoothie if I am in a rush.
It contains a complex of 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid and 1% vitamin E, along with other enzymes and antioxidants which work to neutralise pollution. It has an enzymatic exfoliation action which leaves skin soft and smooth and a Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer for intense hydration. Available HERE for £67.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
This serum is like a big drink of water for the skin. Again, I like to use it alone, or add it into the blend and it works to plump, hydrate and soothe the skin.
It contains provitamin B and pineapple ceramide to improve barrier function and also a watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex for 24 hour continuous skin hydration. It’s great for all skin types but dry skins will literally drink it up. Find it HERE.
Drunk Elephant Marula Oil
This stuff is glorious. Marula oil is actually responsible for the name of the brand, as apparently elephants eat marula seeds which ferment and make them tipsy. How cute is that!?
It is rich in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 and works to moisturise and nourish skin. It’s a serious glow giver! I actually like to use a tiny bit pressed over makeup to give the skin a really natural looking radiance. Available HERE.
One thing that the Drunk Elephant UK line up doesn’t have yet is the brand’s much loved SPF as it has yet been through the lengthy regulatory process for this market, but it is on its way. It’s essential to use an SPF product, especially if you are using the vitamin C or Glycolic serums. Until I get to try Umbra Sheer I have been using this one from Shiseido which I love.
You can find the full Drunk Elephant UK collection HERE now. The Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser is also amazing and if you want something simple, you can get the day time kit, the night time kit, the hydration kit, or the travel kit.
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