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Brand Spotlight: Drunk Elephant 🐘

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relpixela
Brand Spotlight: Drunk Elephant Drunk Elephant. You may know her, you may love her, you may hate her. I discovered this brand in 2018 by perusing the Sephora bestsellers page and reading reviews on Protini Peptide Cream. I bought it because I was desperate and it actually worked so obviously I assumed the entire line would work for me and be a godsend...flash forward to now. If you go back through my profile you will find reviews of Lippe, Lala, Slaai, and Beste, so I won’t be highlighting them here. Products I’ll be reviewing: B-Hydra Hydration Serum D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Drops Protini Polypeptide Cream The good, the bad, and the ugly: THE UGLY: DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Honestly when I first started using this serum it was my first Hyaluronic acid serum I ever used. I mixed it into my morning “smoothie” of Protini and D-Bronzi and slathered it all over. Even though I felt a difference in my skin while using it, I’m not sure I can solely credit this product for doing so. It contains a high content of niacinamide that actually helps to stop oil/sebum production in your skin. The texture is lightweight yet sticky if not used in a DE “smoothie.” I ended up swapping B-Hydra out of my routine and swapping in the Ordinary’s Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 serum and saw an instant improvement in the hydration levels in my skin. So while I believe B-Hydra did SOMETHING, $52 for something that a $7 product does better is an all around scam. I said what I said! THE BAD: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
Honesty is the best policy... Protini is very hit or miss for me. It’s a TOTAL HIT when I mix it with a facial oil or my skin is more likely to produce oils like the summertime. When I started using Protini into the cold winter months, my GOD I broke out so badly. Didn’t change my routine at all. Just swapped out Protini for Lala and my skin healed up in a week and stayed clear. I also notice an increase in facial hair when I use Protini which doesn’t bother me so much as it just causes an inconvenience. The texture itself is super light but it feels really hydrating when mixed with an oil. It also smells like yeast so that’s a bit off putting. It is great for the summer for me but in the winter it’s a flop. THE GOOD!! (Omg finally): DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
D-Bronzi: wow when I first heard of this I thought it was an instant scam. I started using this product as a mix in to my morning “smoothie” or my super white SPF formulas. The difference I notice when this is in my routine is night and day. In the winter I’m too pale to add this in but in the summer it’s like, INSTANT GLOW! & the air pollution in my area is so bad there is a real noticeable difference in my skin tone when I use this. I’m not sure if it would help those who don’t suffer from bad air pollution though! Have you tried anything from Drunk Elephant? Any faves? Any hates?
Feb. 17
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the best niacinamide serum for fungal acne!
sense now in days every skincare brand has their own niacinamide serum, i think its time to put some of them to the test! ( also lets just ignore the fact that i dont have the glossier bottle bc i threw it away lol ) score sheet: affordability fungal acne safe packaging formulation ingredients starting from most expensive to most affordable we have here... DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum $48 - about $28 per oz - not fungal acne safe (sclerocarya birrea seed oil aka marula oil) - super cute baby blue packaging with air pump mechanism - thicker gel-like texture that doesn’t pill, sting, or foam up and feels luxurious on the skin - great ingredient like niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, pineapple fruit extract just to name a few i give it a 3.5/5 because although i love the formulation, packaging, and ingredients, its not the most affordable and not to mention its not fungal acne safe ): PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum $39 -$28 per oz - fungal ance safe! - cute packaging with pump - doesn’t pill, sting, or foam - good range of hydrating ingredients like hyalouronic acid, peach extract, peptides i give this a 4/5 because i loved everything about this product HOWEVER this product is a NIGHTMARE for oily skin!! Glossier. - Super Pure $28 - $28 per oz - fungal acne safe!! - cute blue and pink glass bottle woth dropper - liquidity consistency that doesn’t pill, sting, or foam up - VERY minimal ingredient list niacinamide, glycerin, honeysuckle flowr extract i give this 5/5!!!! i mean what more could anyone want!! its cute, affective, and fairly affordable!! NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% $16 - $16 per oz - fungal acne safe!! - glass bottle with pump - gel like consistency that doesn’t foam but does sting and pill like crazy - minimal ingredient list with niacinamide, glycerin, dimethicone i give this a 3/5 because although its affordable and fa safe, i does pill like crazy and im not a huge fan of the packaging and finally 🥁🥁 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% $5.90 - about $6 per oz -glass packaging with dropper ( mine came broken) - fungal acne safe!! - terrible terrible goopy texture that stings, pills, and foams up - the ingredients are very basic and boorrinng overall ive the infamous serum a 1/5 because it absolutely sucked butt. the only good thing about this serum is that its cheap and fa safe and the winner iisss 🥇Glossier. - Super Pure $28 with the cute packaging and cute ingredient list, this product is sure to win your heart 💗 pls like and save! xo melanie
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dewybaby
how i cleared my fungal acne
around the time i was entering high school i started to see some texture on my forehead. and as the time went by, it only got worse lol. but somehow months later later i managed to clear it up my skincare routine that made my fungal acne worse LUSH - Herbalism FACE AND BODY CLEANSER Humphrey's - Witch Hazel Astringent LUSH - Grease Lightning LUSH - Mask Of Magnaminty LUSH - Don't Look At Meface mask LUSH - Cosmetic Lad and i would use lush ultrabalm or Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Originalas a moisturizer 🤦🏻‍♀️ products i used to clear my skin/products i love cleanser: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser(not fa safe) ETUDE HOUSE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser Simple - Micellar Gel Wash toners: ETUDE HOUSE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector(not fa safe) PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution serums: Glossier. - Super Pure NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum( not fa safe) PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum( not suitable for oily skin) COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence treatments: Curology - Curology formula( this mainly cleared up my skin) Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel( spot treatment only) moisturizers FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer( doesn’t really control oil but is still good) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream( by far my FAVORITE moisturizer) boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer e.l.f. - Superhydrate Moisturizer (not my fav but gets the work done) DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Cream( this is 11 ingredient that trigger fungal acne BUT somehow this doesn’t brake me out) NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream( not fa safe) sunscreens: FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++( my FAVORITE for oily skin) Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Broad Spectrum SPF 70 makeup removers GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover( blue one) POND'S - Cold Cream Cleansing Balm( not fa safe) for more info about fungal acne and fungal acne safe products https://simpleskincarescience.com/pityrosporum-folliculitis-treatment-malassezia-cure/ sorry if this post was a bit long but i hope this helps someone in the same position i was years ago. pls like and save! xo melanie
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dewybaby
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First post - My Skincare Routine
Hello! This is my first post on Cherie. I’m a licensed esthetician and makeup artist who works at Sephora. I get to try so many products and I love to write reviews/educate people on different products, ingredients and build skincare routines for people! My favorite brands are Youth To The People, Drunk Elephant, Dr Jart+, Farmacy and CeraVe. So here’s my review of my skincare routine products and how they’ve helped me control my hormonal acne! (I am 23 years old with combination oily skin and I have dealt with acne for years). DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel Differin Gel is a fantastic over the counter retinoid available at many drugstores. It is highly effective at unclogging pores and turning over skin cells. This product causes a purge which will result in more acne at first but after about 8-12 weeks the purge will end and your acne will be reduced greatly. Differin gel helps reduce fine lines, large pores, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation and acne. I use it every other night (I use Drunk Elephant TLC serum on the nights I don’t use Differin), on clean, dry skin. I buy the 3 month supply and use a pea sized amount for application. I’ve tried Tretinoin from a dermatologist before but it was extremely irritating and I couldn’t stick to it. Differin gel is the best for sensitive, acne prone skin! FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm Farmacy has fantastic clean beauty products. My favorite is their Green Clean cleansing balm. It’s a soft green sorbet with a light lime scent. It melts in your hands and applies like an oil to emulsify makeup, sun screen and pollution, and washes off like a cleansing milk, leaving skin soft and never stripped. Papaya enzyme and moringa extract detoxify the skin and echinacea calms the skin down and acts as an antioxidant. Green clean is the perfect way to remove waterproof makeup and can be used as the first step in a double cleanse. I will continue repurchasing for life because other cleansing oils just don’t make my skin feel the way this does (I have the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and I like it but it isn’t detoxifying like Green Clean). Highly recommend! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser This cleanser has been a very pleasant surprise for me! I saw many rave reviews and decided to give it a go. The Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser has a light spinach/kale scent and foams up gently. It cleanses thoroughly without stripping the skin. I use a half a pump, not a full pump since this cleanser is a bit pricy. The entire Youth To The People line is high quality, highly effective and worth it. The brand is extremely ethical, LGTBQ+ and Black Lives Matter advocates, and completely vegan/cruelty free. They also use glass packaging and strive to be as sustainable/eco friendly as possible! (I don’t have a lot of space for these reviews but I will definitely post more in the near future!)
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jennav_makeup
Actually no-makeup
The whole no-makeup makeup trend has gained a lot of popularity recently. But truly, if I am going to aim for a natural look I would rather just not wear makeup. Here’s how I achieved my look • Wash your face 🧼 CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser Avène - XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil • Ice cube facial. I swear by this, and it’s really not a facial but it sounds cool. I wrap an ice cube in a paper towel wait for the towel to dampen, then I just rub it all over my face. It helps with de-puffing, fights inflammation, acne, wakes you up in the mornings. • Moisturize! VANICREAM - Moisturizing Skin Cream • Next, I mix my sunscreen PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Uva/Uvb Protective Lotion . It’s not my favorite, I do think the color is always just a little bit too light. However, I almost always mix it with DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops . This gives me sun protection with a bronzed glow. • Curl those lashes • BAG BALM - Bag Balm Ointment this has been a product that has been passed down in my family. Seriously, my grandma used it as a kid. It’s similar to Vaseline. Basically I just apply it wear I would put highlighter for some glow.
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HilaryStrano
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HOLY GRAIL Skin Care Products
Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to do something different today and focus on skin care. You can’t have amazing makeup without an amazing base and I feel taking my skin care routine seriously is responsible for having a great makeup base. I posted a selfie of myself post-gym without any make-up (except eyelash extensions) for reference. All these products are my holy grail! they are all 10 out of 10 in my opinion ✨DAY TIME ROUTINE✨ I only wash my face once a day. As soon as I weak up I use simple’s micellar water (not pictured) to clean my face before I apply serum and moisturizer. I have very dry skin so I only wash my face once a day. The micellar water is gentle enough and cleanses my face at the same time. It also wipes off all my skin care products from the night before. I use Sunday Riley’s Good Genes Lactic Acid as soon as I cleanse my face. This one smells like ginger. This is lightweight and doesn’t drag your face. This helps wirh my pores and dark spots. SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment Then I use Elta MD tinted moisturizer. Not only does this moisturizer my face, but it also has SPF 40. I always thought that since I am naturally olive that I don’t need sunscreen, but boy I was wrong. Sunscreen is really important to me so any moisturizers with SPF is a winner to me. This contains sodium hyaluronate and lactic acid to further help with my pores and dark spots. Also it’s tinted! Which is a winner because it preps my skin for makeup elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 The last step is applying eye creme. Dark circles is one of my biggest skin concerns so eye creme is a must. Also it helps prep my skin for concealer so it doesn’t apply dry and cakey. I love this eye creme because it brightens my eye quickly. Also it smells like fresh oranges. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème ✨NIGHT TIME ROUTINE✨ I remove all my makeup first wirh Neutrogena makeup cleansing wipes. I know that I am probably committing skin care suicide here, but it works for me so far. I have yet to switch to towel cloths. Please comment down below if you have any recommendations. Once I remove my makeup, I wash my face wirh DE Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser. This further removes all traces of make up while cleansing gently. I love how it is fragrance free as well. This leaves my skin feeling clean without feeling stripped. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser This toner helps wirh my dark spots and fine lines. I know I am only 25, but I have to start early to prevent further fine lines and wrinkles. This also further removes any residual dirt and makeup that the cleanser didn’t pick up. What I love about this toner is it contains lactic acid and glycolic acid. OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
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FrancescaDee
Drunk Elephant Littles Review
I have a good friend who swears by DE— she loves what it does for her skin and has raved about her results. Which is fair because in essence, all of our reviews are subjective. People are going to like what you dislike & vice-versa. With that being “said” as I type this. DE sadly, isn’t worth the high end price point in my eyes. 🥴 𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪’𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵, 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥’𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘋𝘌 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘍𝘚 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳. 𝘭𝘰𝘭, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥. Now let’s get to the nitty gritty: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Man, oh man. This heavy feeling milky jelly cleanser left me feeling disappointed, my skin tightened and not supple as many other cleansers I’ve used. [in my previous post I mentioned that cleansers are important to me, it is the most important step in my routine] Even my CeraVe cleanser does a better job. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Now, the peptide cream is actually pretty good. it definitely stacks up against other moisturizers. I just wish I felt the moisturizing last a little bit longer, but I’ve also been dealing with minor skin issues as of late so maybe that’s a culprit? 🤔 All in all, if someone came up to me and asked which DE product do you love the most? My response wouldn’t be exactly love, but I would say try the Protini Polypeptide cream. I still use it in tandem with the FS cleanser and my other routine products.
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This pair is my true destiny! 💙💚🧡
This pair is my true destiny! 💙💚🧡
If you let me pick three of my favorite DE products, it would be - Vit C serum🧡, B Hydra serum💙, and Protini Polypeptide cream 💚. These three products are used in my AM routine every day. B-hydra and C-firma is a good night & day serum pair, with polypeptide cream to maximize their effect. B-hydra has pro-vitamin B5 humectant which attracts and boosts moisture of skin, plus pineapple ceramide that helps visibly improve skin tone and texture. C-firma is a cruelty-free serum which could give you a more youthful-looking skin! Believe me, just try mixing them together and make your own skincare smoothies! Be paired with the polypeptide cream, which it's extremely moisturizing, soothing and calming, definitely 1+1>2 ! Free of silicones, DE's products will bring you unexpected amazing results when mixed! After adding these three products into my daily routine, my skin gets really smoother and soft like baby! My husband can't help pinching my face after my first trial of the three. I definitely think they're like three besties and definitely my most ideal serums and moisturizer!
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Fanny
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
favorite DE smoothie ATM
favorite DE smoothie ATM
something that I love about @drunkelephant is how easily their products can be applied— you mix them all together and apply them as a singular step! This “smoothie” style of skin care is totally unique to this brand and I love it. it helps all ingredients achieve their maximum potential by interacting with other antioxidants and vitamins and proteins and peptides and nutrients that enrich the skin. this is currently my favorite nighttime smoothie— #tlcframboos gently exfoliate my skin, while #bhydra adds some hydration through pineapple ceramide, and #protini give the skin some strengthening proteins. I am mesmerized!!! 💗 all these products are well worth the price because they last for a very long time and have very hygienic packaging which ensures that no bacteria is shared or transferred meaning thT only the best ingredients will reach your skin!DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum The only thing is that framboos DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum is so so so expensive for about $134 a bottle! honestly that part of it it’s not worth it but the other two yes!
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skincare.loverrrr
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra
The DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum overall is a great product to use in conjunction with another product. I have found that using the B-Hydra on its own did not give my dehydrated skin enough hydration. As of late the way I have been using this is by mixing it with the DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream and that been my super star retinol combo and in the morning I am not waking up with dry skin or anything like that!
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Jewlianna
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
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drunkelephant . I’ve had the protini peptide cream for a couple of months and I’m not going to lie to you ... at first I didn’t like it. I know, I know...I must be crazy. But it grew on me and now it’s a favorite that I use mainly in the AM (it’s too ‘spensive to use twice no matter how much I want to!) it is lightweight & leaves my skin feeling hydrated & looking radiant. But by far, my ABSOLUTE favorite is the c-firma vitamin c serum. I am in love. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the time & texture of my skin since starting this a month ago (think firmer & brighter ✨). Although it is sticky at first, it does dry down and doesn’t leave my skin tacky which some serums have done to me. I still have a bit left but will most definitely be purchasing the full size. 🍊✌️ -
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kateclementine_beauty
C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
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Best Drunk Elephant Products Worth Your Money
Best Drunk Elephant Products Worth Your Money
Well, I know people have used drunk elephant products. But still, I want to recommend this brand to people around me! Because it's my fav!🤩🤩 My first time was getting a try of drunk elephant, only because I got some small samples (like the pic below) for free!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum One of these is B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum, with a very light and easy-spread jelly-like texture. My T-zone always has issues absorbing any products because it turns so oily in summer (I want clear skin). But after I tried the free sample at night, my face stops turning oily, so amazing!!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum So I bought a travel size package from Sephora, including B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum and C-Firma™ Day Serum. After using C-Firma™ Day Serum, I decided to go for a full-size package because it's one of my fav brightening serum. I have other reviews with details on this, check this out!!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream After that, I keep trying more small samples from Drunk Elephant, never get disappointed!!! The products like Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30、Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer, are just like designing for me!!!! I can't wait to shout out how much I love this brand!!' 🥰🥰
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Gunslinger
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Clean beauty 💜
Clean beauty 💜
Although I love clean beauty, I don't necessarily rely on it to buy or use it. My beauty routine is based on a retinol brand that is not clean beauty. Clean beauty had a lot of impact a few years ago when the people began to realize that everything we put on the skin or hair was absorbed by the body. It’s very valid to think about this since many people can get irritated with certain ingredients and from others could be fine. It’s basis is not to use chemicals that could be toxic or harmful to health and to use ingredients as natural as possible. Although many companies often say that their products are clean, we must always check that what they tell us is real, since they could be using it as a sales strategy. I have clean products that I love and would really buy again. I like clean products.
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priscilla
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
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