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Drunk Elephant Empties 🐘

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mikachu
I think I got these products as part of the Sephora birthday special last year and finally got around to trying them! In general, I think DE is an overrated, overpriced brand. I’m not a fan of how they handled their response to BLM, nor their customer service. But that being said, I tried to be honest and fair about reviewing these products. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
I was pleasantly surprised by this product!
Texture: it is a cream, but it does not feel very heavy or sticky. I would compare the texture to in between a cream and a lotion.
Scent: this product didn’t smell like anything to me and does not have fragrance.
Application: the travel/sample size comes in a little jar with a screw-on lid. I washed out and am keeping the empty jar to store creams when I travel.
Results: I used this nightly as my PM moisturizer. It feels very smooth and silky on the face and kept my face hydrated throughout the night. It didn’t aggravate my acne or cause additional breakouts, but I did notice some stinging on my neck a few times when I applied it there—so I’m taking 1 star off since I experienced a little irritation. I think it’s a nice moisturizer that is occlusive without being too heavy, but I won’t be repurchasing as I’m not sure how much I buy into the peptides marketing, and the price for the full size (almost $70 for 1.69 oz) is ridiculous in my opinion 🤷🏻‍♀️ I personally think there are many cheaper and better moisturizers out there.
DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
Unfortunately, I think this is one of the worst cleansers I have ever used 😕
Texture: the texture is a gloopy, clear gel. It’s comparable to a shampoo or body wash.
Scent: this product doesn’t have fragrance, but it smells very plastic-y to me.
Application: the travel/sample size comes in a tube with a twist-top. You twist the lid and there is a small hole in the center of the lid that opens to release the product. I was not a fan of the packaging. I had to prop the tube on its side instead of upright when I wasn’t using it because the lid is not 100% airtight—so a little bit of product would leak out of the hole and onto my bathroom counter if I left the tube upright (even if the lid was twisted closed).
Results: I used this product 1x/day as a PM face wash and it was so drying. After I washed my face, my skin would feel super tight and dry and like I had to immediately moisturize. After a few weeks, I stopped using this on my face and ended up finishing the bottle as a body wash. Maybe for very oily skin it would be okay, but it was way too stripping for me. Again, will not be repurchasing, especially due to the high price tag for the full size ($32 for 5 oz).
Aug. 4, 2020
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nikaabeautysuper useful!! can it be applied to sensitive skin?
Aug. 5, 2020
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mikachuThanks for reading! 😊 Hmmm I have combo, acne prone, sensitive skin. It was fine on my face, but like I said, I did experience some stinging on my neck. Honestly, unless you like luxury skincare products, I wouldn’t recommend dropping $70 on a 1.7 oz moisturizer, but that’s just me! I know this cream is a cult favorite for many people 🤷🏻‍♀️
Aug. 5, 2020
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I am currently alternating between two cleansers and they both have different perks. 1. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample  This product is a lot easier to clean up than a foam cleanser so I tend to use this one at the sink.  This cleanser also did not burn when I got it in my eye by accident and works well taking off make up. 2. PACIfICA - Coconut Milk Cream To Foam Face Wash I love how creamy and foamy this cleanser is, but it can be messy so I tend to only use this cleanser when I’m taking a shower. The main reason for a missing star is because I don’t think it works very well as a first cleanse because it burns if it gets in/near my eyes. This isn’t very helpful for removing eye make up like the Drunk Elephant Cleanser,
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CortneyBowen
drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin!  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
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Products Getting Me Through Winter! ❄
Since I can remember I've had oily to combination skin, until this winter. It's been a rough one! My skin has been SO dry, and it's hard to keep up with it. Especially since I'm prone to acne and clogged pores, so I can't use a lot of heavy creams and pore clogging products. These I wouldn't be able to live without this winter! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 🐌 I love this essence! This is a Korean product (Korean skin care will always be a hit). And it's made with Snail Mucin, weird right? This contains 96% snail mucin, which has incredible healing and antimicrobial properties. It promotes collagen production and aids in skin regeneration. And it's a top pick for dry skin types because of its amazing ability to hydrate. This has a jelly-like texture and I find myself ALWAYS reaching for this. Most of the claimed benefits do come with time. Another product I'm loving is the DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 💧This is a serum that came in a DE kit and I really want the full size! This seriously feels like a cold drink of water for your skin. It's lightweight and spreads nicely. It not only has Sodium Hyaluronate, (which is like hyarulonic Acid on steroids) but also Pineapple Ceramide and provitamin B5, an amazing humectant. As well as a lentil/apple/watermelon complex. It's not crazy different from other Hyarulonic Acid serums I've tried, but it's great! I finally got to try the cult favorite DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream . And wow I'm glad I did! This cream does have a few possible pore clogging ingredients so I was afraid to use it, but It's helped my dryness so much! It feels sooo moisturizing and soothing. I love that this is a protein moisturizer that has peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve your overall skin health. This is an amazing anti-aging and skin strengthening moisturizer. I love using this it's a great experience. I already reviewed this incredible product, the Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 👄 It's become a staple lip balm for me. It's extremely hydrating and packed with antioxidants and natural emollients. It has Castor Oil, Beeswax, and Lanolin to seal in moisture. It leaves my lips looking sooo hydrated and smooth. It's THE perfect lip balm and I am obsessed. Feel free to comment or ask any questions below 💗
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Ali.Ashley
drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin!  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
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Drunk Elephant Initiation🐘
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*I have used the two products as my night routine. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream After using this moisturizer a couple times, I’m a little underwhelmed. It’s lightweight and fragrance-free which I love, but it’s more gelly than creamy and doesn’t leave my skin as moisturized as one would expect from such a high end brand. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser This cleanser on the other hand is BOMB. It’s smoooth, like butter😂 It leaves my skin so soft and it rinses well. I just massage it onto my skin while it’s dry and rinse in the shower. I prefer using it with a scrub for the best exfoliating experience.
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FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser I’ve been using this cleanser for about 5 months now. Here are my thoughts so far: OVERALL OPINION: It is definitely gentle on my skin. I’ve used cleansers before that left dry patches on my cheeks & forehead area or that left my skin feeling tight. This cleanser didn’t dry out my face at all, but it also didn’t leave my skin feeling more hydrated/bright like other brands [Boscia’s cleanser is really good for this specifically!]. It has a nice texture & melts onto the skin easily. This is definitely one of my favorite cleansers I’ve tried thus far, but not a HG product. USE: I use this after removing my makeup with a makeup wipe. It helps break down any makeup or excess residue still on my face. I only need a small pump of product to remove everything. SCIENCE: The cleanser’s key ingredients include amino acids, sugar, coconut, honey, hylauronic acid, aloe, & chamomile. Honey is known for its anti/bacterial & moisturizing properties which makes it a perfect ingredient to include in a cleanser. Aloe contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that is very gentle on the skin & can help with inflammation of the skin [surface-level acne especially!] Chamomile has very similar properties. It is known for its high level of antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a great ingredient to those with acne or with sensitive skin. VALUE: This cleanser is $28 at Sephora. That’s a pretty average price for a good cleanser & it’s lasted me SEVERAL months, so you get a good amount of product for what you’re paying for. I’d definitely use this cleanser in the future, but once this bottle is done I think I’ll try YTTP’s cleanser next.
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soumaya
Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
FARMACY-Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
Drunk elephant - moisturizer and jelly cleanser!
Drunk elephant - moisturizer and jelly cleanser!
DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream I’ve only tried a handful of drunk elephant products because they can be really expensive. However, I’ve found that DE’s jelly cleanser works so good - it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. It’s unscented and pH balanced. It removes all the dirt and makeup and leaves the skin feeling clean and purified. My skin can be sensitive at times, and is prone to breakouts, and this product definitely helps. DE’s polypeptide moisturizer is a pretty decent moisturizer, however, I’m not sure I’ll be willing to break bank on a DE moisturizer for every day use. It is really good for sensitive skin, is unscented and is definitely hydrating, but I’m certain there are other similar moisturizers for a fraction of the price. But that’s just my opinion.
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mariaxxz
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
Youth to the People Empties 🍃
Youth to the People Empties 🍃
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I was looking for a gentle cleanser and bought this sample-sized bottle after hearing Hyram rave about this product. I also have a friend with oily skin who loves this cleanser. Texture - the texture is the same consistency as a shampoo or liquid soap, and becomes a foamy lather when you rub it onto your face. Scent - I actually quite enjoyed the scent of this product. It does not contain synthetic fragrance, but it smells like a green smoothie. Application - YTTP packages their products in glass bottles and jars, which I appreciate from a sustainability standpoint. But it does make this product a little risky to use if you wash your face in the shower. I accidentally dropped my bottle in the shower once—it didn’t shatter, but it chipped a piece of enamel off of my bathtub 😐 Other than that, the product was easy to pour out of the bottle. Results - I wasn’t a huge fan of this product. It didn’t cause any breakouts or irritation, but every time after I used it, my face would feel tight and dry, and I felt like I would have to immediately moisturize. I think it was too harsh for my sensitive skin, but people with oily or more resilient skin might like this. Would not repurchase for myself, I ended up finishing this product off as a body wash 🤷🏻‍♀️ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi I received this mini jar as a sample in one of my Sephora orders. Texture - the texture is a slightly whipped cream. It reminds me of Cool Whip in the tub, but slightly thicker in consistency. Scent - like the cleanser, this also does not have synthetic fragrance, but I’m not sure how to describe the scent? It kind of smelled like flour mixed with baby powder to me, but it wasn’t too overpowering or obvious. Application - this comes in a glass jar. Results - I felt very neutral about this product. I saw that some people experienced irritation due to sensitivity to the mushrooms in this product, but I didn’t experience any. It moisturized my face fine, but felt no different than an average drugstore moisturizing cream. Given this and the fact that the price for the full-sized jar is rather high, I would not repurchase. If you end up trying this product out, I suggest patch testing to be sure that you don’t have a sensitivity to the mushrooms. Hope this helps! I know Hyram and a lot of other people love this brand, and I appreciate their commitment to sustainability. However, I felt pretty meh about both of these products and am not super interested in anything else from them at this point in time.
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mikachu
Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
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A little too harsh for me
A little too harsh for me
Let me start by saying I love Farmacy products so I was super excited to try this cleanser. It’s marketed as an ultra gentle smoothing facial cleanser that cleans the skin while still moisturizing with ingredients like honey and hyaluronic acid. It’s ok for normal, combo, and oily skin types and has a thin gel texture. Overall I enjoyed using this product, it was very refreshing with a light honey/natural scent. My issue with it is that it stripped my skin too much and also burned my eyes a little. I have combo skin and look for a cleanser that’s a little more gentle on my skin. The price point is pretty pricey ($28 for the 5 oz at Sephora) so I would highly encourage trying a sample before buying this one since it is a little more expensive. I did end up using this cleanser up but there are others I enjoy more. I give this product a 4/5 stars.
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erinsbeautyobsession
Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
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 The cleanser for all
The cleanser for all
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soskintriguing
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