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Trying On…Drunk Elephant (Part 2)

2018 July 8
by WWGD

There is a lot to love when it comes to Drunk Elephant, but as with anything in life, nobody’s perfect. Some things from the line didn’t WOW me like others and some just fell flat altogether for me. Here is a closer look at those products:

T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. This may just be the most popular product in the DE line up but I will admit, it took me a little time to fall for it. My skin is very used to acids (you can read about my favorite here) so it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to chemical exfoliation and at first, this just didn’t do it. But when I bumped up my Babyfacial practice to twice per week, I started to see what everyone was raving about. You apply Babyfacial like a thin mask, let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse (warning: I got a little on my lip once and it left this weird taste in my mouth so use diligently around eyes and mouth). It leaves your skin feeling exfoliated and helps with texture, uneven tone and pores. If you’re a newbie to acids or you have sensitive skin, start with once per week. If you are looking for more and not getting it, try it twice. I think you will like the results.

Shaba Complex Eye Serum. Ok, I have a disclaimer for this one. Right before I started using it, I was using an EXORBITANTLY expensive eye serum from Tata Harper that was gifted to me from a friend. I didn’t know the price of that serum until I finished the bottle and decided I liked it enough to re-purchase. Big thanks to that friend. Or not, because I can’t afford to buy it ever again. So it felt like the perfect time to try a DE option and I decided on this one over the popular (and newer) C-Tango just to switch it up. And I like it. Is it holding up the same results as the Tata Harper one? Nope. I am seeing my lines a little more for sure. But it does leave my undereye area feeling hydrated and for the $200+ in price difference, the results are probably right where they should be. I will try the C-Tango next to compare.

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. This is the nighttime companion to the C Firma for day and I like it, but don’t love it. Again, if you are sensitive to acids and their effects, this could be perfect for you but I prefer P50 for active results. I tend to alternate between the two so use this every other night with a drop of the Marula Oil. It feels nice on the skin and I am sure it is working but in a more subtle way. And for the price, subtle isn’t necessarily what I am looking for. Would be a great starter acid.

Virgin Marula Oil. Which brings me to the Marula Oil. This is a key element of the DE program and one that they recommend using with abundance. Use it as a moisturizer, use it as an oil, use it at night, use it in the morning, add a drop to any of their other products to boost effectiveness. Use a lot of Marula Oil. I don’t have a love affair with oils the way that some people do because of my oily t-zone tendencies but this one is nice. It goes on light and sinks in easily but I am not sure that it is changing my life. Maybe I will feel differently once I run out. The Ordinary has a much more affordable version if you want to dabble there first. This is the oil I really want to try next.

B-Hydra. This was the very first product I tried from DE and I haven’t repurchased it yet. When I bought it, I was sold on its ultra hydrating promise but after using an entire bottle, I didn’t see enough of a difference in my parched areas to keep it in my rotation. I’ve read a lot of reviews from people who loved it, but it just wasn’t a game-changer for me. I’ve been told it is an incredible combo with the Protini moisturizer but I am still on the fence about trying it again. I think I would rather shop around a little more.

I hope this was a helpful look at the brand and that it gave you some new insight. Overall, I like it a lot and think it’s an easy, effective system that works for my skin. But not everything is worth the DE premium and it does get complicated if you’re using some products and rotating them with other brands that may contain the Suspicious 6 because you may not see the results they promise. I’ve found that being aware of the 6 and avoiding them in the complementary products I use leaves me with great, healthy-looking skin. But it’s a commitment. Now if only it could reverse time just a little.

Happy Sunday! x

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