Is it really a dupe?? Drunk Elephant vs. Inkey🍀
In this round of dupe products, I tested Drunk Elephant’s Protini against The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer. I have used Protini in the past and just got the newly released Inkey List moisturizer a few months ago. I was excited to see how they would perform up against each other. Let’s dive in! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream $68/ 50ml: contains a combination of signal peptides, growth factors, and amino acids. It comes in an airtight jar and a pump to prevent exposure and oxidation. The cream is in an intensely thick formula but surprisingly doesn’t feel too heavy when applied on my oily skin (although I feel oilier later in the day). The formulation has A LOT of peptides. Nine in total. I’m still skeptical when it comes to peptides since there haven’t been enough controlled studies to support the claims. However, I do know it has amazing moisturizing properties therefore, it may really help reduce fine lines and improve the overall health of the skin. THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer $14.99/ 50ml: this is a mainly a shea butter moisturizer. The peptides are last in the ingredients list. It contains a two-percent royal epigen P5 that claims to nurture skin and help decrease the appearance of fine lines and one-percent hydrating peptide solution to support the moisture barrier. It has fewer ingredients compared to Protini so it has less potential to cause irritations for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Texture and Consistency: I find that the Inkey moisturizer is more lightweight and sinks in quicker than the Protini. However, the Protini has that special luxurious silky feel to it. It feels really soft and cream slides easily onto skin. They are both sufficiently moisturizing for my oily skin. Both make me oilier at the end of the day but I really have no problem when used in the nighttime. I think they’re both great products. Both are fragrance-free and have occlusive properties. They seal in the moisture to keep your skin looking healthy and they’re perfect for use to repair the moisture barrier and replenish your skin with hydration overnight. So which one should you get? depends on your needs and skin type: I would say, go for the PROTINI if: You have dry skin You have wrinkles and fine lines You prefer a really intensive hydration You’re not sensitive to plant extracts Go for the PEPTIDE MOISTURIZER if: You have oily skin You are acne-prone You prefer a lightweight moisturizer You’re sensitive to plant extracts *cons: it has a strong chemical smell I personally have been enjoying the Inkey List moisturizer better than the Protini. Although I have always loved the Protini, I find that the Inkey moisturizer works better with my skin type. Thank you for reading! xoxo
THE inkey LIST-Peptide Moisturizer
Is this really a dupe?
DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask Product claims: A pro-quality AHA/BHA facial that resurfaces skin to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful appearance. Ingredients: 25% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic) + 2% BHA (saliclyc acid). Skin type: normal, dry, combination and oily. Scent: no fragance. Formulation: lightweight mask. Directions: 20 minutes. Price: $80 Thoughts: light tingling sensation, very tolerable. My skin feels soft the next day. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Product claims: An exfoliating solution to help fight visible blemishes and improve the look of skin texture and radiance. Ingredients: 30% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic) + 2% BHA (salicylic acid). Skin type: normal, combination and oily. Scent: no scent. Formulation: liquid. Directions: 10 minutes. Price: $7.20 Thoughts: the first time I used it the tingling sensation was intense so I put myself in front of a fan 🥵. My skin looked smooth and luminous for the next two days. This combination of ingredients offers a deep exfoliation that helps clear blemishes, improve luminosity and get rid of dead skin cells to reveal healthy and luminous skin. I generally use this type of exfoliants every 2 weeks, I love the results I get with them, with continued use it helps to control acne breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and improve the look of skin texture. Concentration levels vary a little, The Ordinary has a higher concentration (higher concentration, more susceptibility to irritation), both have anti-inflammatory ingredients but Drunk Elephant (DE) has a powerful mix of them that doesn’t compare with The Ordinary. DE is much better for dry skin due to its anti-inflammatory ingredients. Both have the same long-term results, so it will depend on how much you want to spend 🤑.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution