Drunk Elephant Skincare

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www.DrunkElephant.com

 

 

 

 

HELLO AND HAPPY FRIDAY!!

 

 

 

Natural skincare comes with many perks, not only is it sans harmful chemicals, cruelty free, sustainable, and comes in potentially recyclable packaging with plant based ink etc..

 

 

But what about skincare that reduces the signs of aging?!

 

 

In the search for skincare lines that embrace the more natural side, I haven’t come across many products that are geared towards age preventing.. 

 

 

When I had the chance to sample the Drunk Elephant skincare line I was instantly elated due to the perfect branding and packaging behind this company. 

 

Picture bright colors, large quantities, and a line that offers all the essential beauty needs. From a Marula Oil serum, to a natural exfoliating face bar, to the amazing skin resurfacing treatments for both night and day.. 

 

 

 

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Its safe to say, .. I’m a HUGE fan. 

 

(for more of my personal thoughts check out the vide review at the bottom of the feature)

 

 

 

 

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THE ANSWER TO HEALTHY SKIN CARE WAS ALWAYS RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE…

 

 

A category of its own. Skin care brands generally fall into two categories: Natural and Clinical. Most consumers believe that “all natural” means a product is all good, clean and safe and that “clinical” means it is effective. We want to change the way people view skin care. Regulations today continue to allow companies in both categories to use harmful, toxic ingredients.

 


Drunk Elephant always aims for its products to be as natural as possible, but it is more important for them to be effective and safe for your skin. So, we consistently formulate with low-hazard ingredients regardless of their “synthetic” or “natural” status. Many companies today are touting the “all natural”, “clean” skin care thing, but we took it a very significant step further than the others.


 

   

 

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Drunk Elephant products do not smell like anything other than what they are. After carefully balancing the absolute best ingredients available, we don’t have to add anything to mask the natural smell. When you hold Drunk Elephant products to your nose, you will likely detect nothing but a glycerin base with slight hints of Marula oil, Zinc Oxide, Thermal Mud, Fruit Enzymes and Vitamins. It’s refreshing and reassuring. Don’t trust us, just trust your nose.

 

Made in the USA. Our products are designed, tested, and made in the United States. Major skin care manufacturers generally use large-scale processes that cannot yield the balance of ingredients found in the Drunk Elephant lines. We don’t take shortcuts to save money. We don’t compromise ingredients for the sake of mass production. We are hands-on and will stay true to our mission.

 

 

 

 

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The name Drunk Elephant is rooted in a myth that says that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from the Marula trees. Once eaten, fermentation occurs inside their very large tummies and the elephants become drunk!

 

 

Virgin Marula oil, straight from the “pip”, can be found throughout our line. It is an oil that I believe is superior to ANY I’ve tried due to the high content of fatty acids and antioxidants. It soaks right in. I’m in love with it. The products are all safe, completely unscented and non-irritating. I hand-picked almost every ingredient in this line. There is no doubt about it, Drunk Elephant was developed with lots of care and love and a large dose of determination.

 


Drunk Elephant Skin Care represents what I would use on my own skin and what really works for me. It is safe, minimal, effective, and non-toxic. I know I’ll be looking no further for the perfect skin care routine–for I have finally found it. I hope you will love the Drunk Elephant system; finding yourself looking forward to the ease of using it every day, getting real results and not wanting to be without it


 

   

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WHAT IT IS FORMULATED WITHOUT:

 

 

Animal Fats/Oils/Musks, Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzophenone, Bisphenol A (BPA), Butoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, Chemical Sunscreens, Coal Tar Dyes, -Cones, Detergent, Essential Oils, Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Hydroquinone, Liquid Petrolatum, Methyl Cellosolve, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mercury, Mercury Compounds, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Paraffin Oil, Phthalates, Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs), Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Siloxanes, Sulfates, Thimerosal, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban

 

 

 

 

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WHAT IT IS:

 

A super potent Vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex (15% L-Ascorbic Acid, .5 % Ferulic Acid and 1% Vitamin E), essential nutrients, fruit enzymes and an anti-aging chronopeptide that transforms into Vitamin D, all working together to firm and brighten skin, while preventing and correcting photoaging.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

This revolutionary serum evens skin tone, fights cellular UV damage, stimulates collagen synthesis and optimizes skin physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration. Our unique formulation enzymatically dissolves unwanted surface skin cells and provides intense hydration through the use of Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, which can easily penetrate the skin. The result is a noticeably diminished appearance of photodamage, replaced by incredible radiance and luminosity. The pH level of C-Firma™ is 3.3-3.5.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

C-Firma™ Day Serum works synergistically with our D.E. Umbra™ Sheer Physical Defense to provide unsurpassed protection against UV damage. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

 Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol

 

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 8/10

 

 

 

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WHAT IT IS:

 

A broad-spectrum, cell-energizing sun block that is loaded with potent antioxidants to fight free radicals, while delivering powerful UV protection and anti-aging benefits.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

Umbra™ is a physical formulation loaded with antioxidants that aid in the prevention of oxidative cell damage and photoaging. Infused with Sunflower Shoot Extract, which exhibits strong anti-glycation properties and preserves cell energy, Astaxanthin, a powerful carotenoid that protects DNA, Raspberry Seed Oil, nature’s most powerful sunscreen and finally, Marula Oil for intense moisture and healing, this unique formulation will leave your skin healthy and protected. Without leaving any white residue or greasiness, Umbra™ minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles and is totally fragrance free and non-irritating. It is ideal for all skin tones and types.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

This physical block is formulated without any chemical sunscreens, which have been known to cause irritation and are not as effective as the natural alternative, Zinc Oxide. It is difficult to formulate a physical sunblock that is suitable for all skin tones, but we have done just that. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

Ingredients:

Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Ceteryl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Sea Water, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Algal (Astaxanthin) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Acetyl Glucosamine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Glycine, Sucrose, Lecithin, Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Water (Aqua)

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WHAT IT IS:

 

A 12% glycolic serum for night that refines and resurfaces skin by gently dissolving the glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface and increasing collagen production. Formulated with a “dream team” of AHA’s designed to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion, T.L.C. Framboos™ enhances the performance of other products by clearing the way for maximum absorption.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

Glycolic T.L.C. Framboos™ is a refreshing, hydrating gel that resurfaces dull, congested skin by gently lifting dead skin cells away, revealing an even-toned and radiant complexion. Fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other signs of aging will be greatly diminished, along with excess oiliness, acne and the appearance of pores. The results include greater clarity, smoother texture and increased collagen formation. Our powerful T.L.C. Framboos™ blend of glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric and salicylic acids and Raspberry Extract, sinks in easily and delivers the most effective and precise level of chemical exfoliation, without the harsh side effects. Horse Chestnut, Bearberry and White Tea help to calm, brighten and protect. Go from a lifeless complexion to an absolutely luminous one, practically overnight! Suitable for all skin types. The pH level of T.L.C. Framboos™ is 3.8-4.0.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

AHA’s can be irritating if not formulated properly. We have added a cactus plant enzyme blend that is designed to reduce neurosensory irritation caused by the application of topical products such as AHAs. Glycolic T.L.C. gets the job done with little to no redness or stinging. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

 Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Galactoarabinan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol

 

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 8/10

 

 

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WHAT IT IS:

 

Like rehab for your skin! This wonder-working, luxury facial oil, high in critical antioxidants (tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids) and Omegas 6 and 9, hydrates, preserves and heals your skin, while restoring its youthful glow. Straight from the “pip” of the Marula Fruit, our Virgin Marula™ Oil is virtually untouched by any chemical or fragrance, natural or synthetic and remains in its purest form.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

This amazingly absorbent oil delivers clinically proven anti-aging benefits and advanced protection against environmental stressors and free radicals. Look for a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness and blotchiness, with a marked improvement in skin elasticity. It is anti-microbial and appropriate for all skin types. Your skin will drink in this nutrient-rich oil leaving no residue behind.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

Our Virgin Marula™ Oil is totally pure, which is the way it is used by the African women. So close your eyes and pretend you’re sitting under a beautiful Marula tree…your skin will never know the difference! With regular use in combination with the Drunk Elephant cleansers, serums and sun protection, your skin will be balanced and optimized to look and feel it’s healthiest. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

Virgin Marula Oil:

  • Hydrating oil that protects, heals and rejuvenates the skin. High in Antioxidants and Omegas 6 & 9.

  • Ingredients: 100% Unrefined Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil

  • Cruelty-Free. Gluten-Free. Recycle for Earth’s Sake. Supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation).

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 7.5/10

 

 

 

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WHAT IT IS:

 

A gentle, multi-tasking bar that deeply cleanses, tones and moisturizes. Unlike soap, which has a pH level of 9 or above, the Pekee Bar’s ideal pH-level of 6.51 ensures sufficient cleansing without drying or stripping the skin of its protective barrier.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

The Pekee Bar™ clarifies, balances and moisturizes, while rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities and excess oil. Infused with a powerful blend of blueberry extract, marula oil and honey, the Pekee Bar™ tones and promotes moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness. This bar is truly in a league of its own. The Pekee Bar™ is totally fragrance and soap-free and only formulated with skin-friendly ingredients designed to cleanse and calm the skin.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

Unlike most other bar cleansers on the market, the Pekee Bar™ is made with a pH-balanced base that will not strip or dry out your skin. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

Ingredients:

Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Honey, Glycerin, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract

 

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 7/10

 

 

 

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WHAT IT IS:

 

An ultra-mild, 3-in-1 bar that deeply cleanses, subtly exfoliates and heals. Unlike soap, which has a pH level of 9 or above, the Juju Bar’s ideal pH-level of 6.34 ensures sufficient cleansing without drying or stripping the skin of its protective barrier.

 

 

WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:

This multi-tasking bar is designed to effectively cleanse while gently removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin that have loosened overnight. Our healing formulation of thermal mud and bamboo powder delivers a wonderful creamy lather that dissolves unwanted oil, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris and any impurities. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and over time, minimizes the look of pores. The JuJu Bar™ is totally fragrance and soap-free and formulated with skin-friendly ingredients designed to calm and feed the skin while promoting moisture retention.

 

DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE:

Unlike most other bar cleansers on the market, the Juju Bar™ is made with a pH-balanced base that will not strip or dry out your skin. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.

 

Ingredients:

Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Paraffin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Heilmoor Clay, Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract.

 

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7.5/10

 

 

 

 
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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian in New York City. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and am pursuing a MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences while teaching yoga and working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

 

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2 Comments

  1. It says the products are formulated without Paraffin Oil yet the Peeke bar has Paraffin in it. According to Acne Mantra Paraffin is comedogenic.
    • Hi Jessica! Where does it state that the products are formulated without Paraffin oil? I know that they are sans parabens, but wasn't aware of that statement. Paraffin in skincare products however is said to cause skin irritation, and be linked to kidney and renal cancer. That being said, it wouldn't be a product I would purchase in the future.

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