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BY: Stephanie | filed under:
Drunk Elephant is a non-toxic skincare line I’ve been hearing about on various blogs and magazine websites. I finally took the plunge and tried the products out for myself. The name Drunk Elephant comes from the myth that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from the Marula trees. The fruit then becomes fermented inside the elephants’ stomachs and they become drunk. Read more for my honest Drunk Elephant review, which unfortunately did not meet my expectations.
In general, this line is pricey but has large sizes. Although, I do wish they offered smaller sizes. I’m a big supporter of smaller sized products because it’s so hard to finish beauty products before their expiration date when the sizes are so large. Also, I wish that the packaging was clear so I could see how much of the product was left, instead of the bulky white packaging that the serums are currently in.
The first thing I noticed about the day serum was that it smells kind of like orange juice. It’s also really watery and kind of just squirts out of the bottle so you have to be careful when applying it. The pump is terrible. I put it on right after I wash my face before lotion. It is really sticky so you have to wait a while before putting on moisturizer. Overall, I didn’t see much of a difference with this serum. The glycolic night serum sometimes stings my face when I use it. I recently went to Sephora and the employee I talked to told me that it’s actually not supposed to be used every day. It’s a product that should be used every other day because it thins your skin out, which is already a problem for me. Like the day serum, I use this after I wash my face and before I put on my lotion.
I don’t use sunscreen on my face because my BB cream has SPF coverage. I do, however, use sunscreen on my neck, shoulders and arms when it is warmer outside. I had high hopes for this product but I was disappointed. I put the sunscreen on my arms and it pilled into little white balls. Plus, there’s something shimmery in the product so my arms were sparkling all over the place. Out of the collection, I would have to say that this was my least favorite. After a while, the sunscreen also separated so the oil kept spilling out of the packaging.
Out of the four, this is definitely the most promising in the collection. I add a few drops to my lotion at night before I sleep and rub it into my skin. I also use it for my cuticles when they feel dry. However, the price point is $72.00, which I think is quite high for a single ingredient product. Overall, I would have to say using Drunk Elephant was a rather disappointing experience. However, I’ve definitely started to become more conscious of ingredients in the products I use so I will be on the lookout for other non-toxic or natural skincare lines.