Drunk Elephant skincare is all over social media. There’s so much hype over this skincare line, it’s hard to avoid. Something about their packaging, active ingredients, and their ethos of using ethically sourced, “non-toxic/non-questionable” ingredients – definitely draws you in.

Two years ago, I bought my first product from their skincare line – the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I have to admit, I was hooked immediately. The first time I used this overnight serum, I woke up the next day with bright, smooth, radiant skin. It’s rare I use skincare that delivers such immediate results, and it was the first time I’ve used a product containing glycolic acid that didn’t make my skin red and raw.

A year later, I wanted to try more. So, when Sephora yearly VIB sale came around, I bought a bunch of products.

Fast forward another year (and another Sephora sale), I’m back buying more Drunk Elephant products. Since I just made another order, and re-purchased a few products, I thought it would be a perfect time to review the Drunk Elephant skincare products I’ve used over the past year, and talk about what I liked and didn’t like about them.

I was actually planning on doing a 30 Day Experiment exclusively using these Drunk Elephant products (like the 30 Day Living Libations Experiment I did a few months ago), but unfortunately not all the products were compatible with my skin (more on that in my review). So for now, I’m holding off on the experiment until I can put together a routine that works better for me.

Drunk Elephant Ethos

Before I get into the review, I do want to briefly talk about Drunk Elephant and what they are about.

Drunk Elephant is best known for making skincare products without using what they consider the “Suspicious 6.”

These “Suspicious 6” are the following skincare ingredients commonly used in most mainstream skincare and makeup:

  • Drying Alcohols
  • Essential Oils
  • Silicones
  • Chemical Sunscreens
  • Fragrance/Dyes
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Drunk Elephant believes that the “Suspicious 6” are at the root of almost every skin issue. On their website they say that they’re “committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations.”

Personally, I do agree that the “suspicious 6” can be problematic for a lot of people. But, I don’t believe it’s the only ingredients that are problematic. There’s a lot more ingredients that can cause issues for people (and some of those ingredients are even used in their skincare).

I wish it would be so simple to narrow everything down to just 6 bad ingredients, and by avoiding them everyone would have perfect skin. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as that, at least not for everyone.

But, I will say that I’m happy Drunk Elephant is avoiding these “suspicious 6.” It’s a step in the right direction, and it makes it a lot easier for consumers buying their products knowing that none of these ingredients are used in their formulations.

I personally avoid most of the suspicious 6. The only ingredient out of the 6 I don’t have so much of an issue with is essential oils. If you saw my video on essential oils in skincare and what mistakes to avoid, you already know that I’m extremely selective and cautious with what products I use containing essential oils. There’s only a handful of products I use containing essential oils, and I prefer the rest of my skincare not to contain them, this way I eliminate any risk of causing irritation or having a bad reaction.

And maybe that’s what I really like about Drunk Elephant, since they don’t contain any of the “suspicious 6,” their products can be compatible with products from other brands. You can use Drunk Elephant products in the same skincare routine as natural products, or even with medical-grade or prescription products. Since they don’t contain fragrance, dyes, drying alcohols or essential oils; they’re less likely to cause additional reactions or sensitivity.

Is Drunk Elephant all natural?

A question I’m asked all the time is if Drunk Elephant all natural?

No. Their skincare products contain both synthetic ingredients and natural ingredients.

In my opinion, their products are a good marriage of synthetic and natural ingredients because they’re making an effort to use safe ingredients while still aiming to formulate products that are beneficial for your skin.

Just because something is natural, doesn’t always mean it’s great for your skin. And the same goes for synthetic ingredients, just because it’s man-made or synthetic, doesn’t mean it’s bad.

I’m happy to see brands like Drunk Elephant using the best of both worlds. And I especially like that they’ve made it a point not use many of the known irritants or toxins in their skincare.

Review of Drunk Elephant products featuring C-Firma, Protini Polypeptide Cream, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser, and B-Hydra.

Drunk Elephant Review: The Products

The Drunk Elephant products I’ll be reviewing in today’s blog post and video are:

  • Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser
  • C-Firma Day Serum
  • T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
  • B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
  • Protini Polypeptide Cream

I’ve been using the majority of these products over the last 9 months. The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Serum I’ve been using for the past 2 years (I’m on my second bottle, and just bought another one!). The C-Firma I stopped using after 4 months (it’s was terrible for my skin).

Just for you to know, my skin type is maturing skin (I’ll be 43 soon). These days my skin is pretty normal, but I’m still breastfeeding my daughter and can get hormone-related breakouts and sometimes my skin can feel a little dehydrated. I used to have adult acne, and even though I no longer have acne, I still have to be VERY careful. My biggest skin challenge these days is lines, wrinkles, some visible pores, and some loss of volume and firmness in my face/skin (from getting older, and weight fluctuations from my pregnancies).

My expectations

Since Drunk Elephant puts such a strong emphasis on not using the “suspicious 6,” I really expected all the products to be gentle, not causing any adverse reactions or sensitivities, yet still being effective.

Drunk Elephant does use a lot of actives in their skincare like vitamin c, glycolic aid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, enzymes, peptides, sodium hyaluronate, etc. – these ingredients are what I would term “power players” and if it’s a good formulation, they can really make a noticeable difference in the appearance and texture of your skin.

I was excited to see how these products would work out.

When I first started using the products, I had some melasma still left over from my pregnancy. I had very high hopes for the C-Firma Day Serum, which was strongly recommended to me numerous times by some of my subscribers. I was hoping the C-Firma would banish the stubborn hyperpigmentation.

I also had high hopes for the Protini Polypeptide Cream. There’s many great reviews on how firming, brightening, and moisturizing this cream is.

The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum I’ve been using for over 2 years (I’m on my second bottle). This was the only Drunk Elephant product in this review that wasn’t new to me. To this day, this product is one of my all-time favourite skincare products. I love it, and it’s the reason why I wanted to try more Drunk Elephant products.

The rest of the products, like the Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser and B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, I didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, I didn’t really have any expectations. I bought them because I was planning on doing a 30 Day Drunk Elephant Experiment and I needed a cleanser and moisturizer to complete the skincare routine.

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Drunk Elephant Beste No.9 review

Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser

What is it?

Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser is a mild, foaming, gel cleanser.

This cleanser doesn’t contain any sodium lauryl sulfate, but they use other surfactants to create the foaming texture.

It’s formulated to cleanse the skin and remove all traces of makeup.

It’s free of fragrance, SLS, and essential oils.

How long have I been using it?

I’ve been using the Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser on and off over the past 9 months.

I can’t seem to want to use it more than a few days in a row. I’m not used to using gel cleansers or foaming cleanser, so it’s been hard for me to get used to this type of cleanser, and after a few days, I always want to go back to using a more nourishing cleanser (like an oil cleanser).

How did I use it?

I’ve used it morning and night, but prefer using this cleanser just at night.

If I am double cleansing, I would use this as my second cleanse.

What were my expectations?

Drunk Elephant has reformulated this product many times. It seems like their goal with this cleanser is to get it formulated to the perfect ph where it doesn’t dry out or strip your skin, yet still be an effective cleanser.

My main expectation was that it would be gentle, non-stripping, and thoroughly cleanse my skin of impurities and makeup.

Did the product meet my expectations?

Yes and no.

I’m coming from using very nourishing oil cleansers, that any gel/foaming cleanser just feels very “cleansing.”

I like how simple it is – you apply it to damp skin with your fingers, massage it around and rinse off. It comes off easily, no residue.

It is pretty mild. It never made my skin feel dry or tight. I also really like that I could use it around my eyes and it doesn’t burn or sting, and it doesn’t dry out my eye area (I’ve used it daily over a few weeks on my eyes to remove sunscreen, and it never irritated my skin or dried it out).

It does a good job at cleansing my skin, but I didn’t find it very effective removing eye makeup like mascara or eyeliner (you’d have to use a makeup remover or oil for that).

It also always left my skin feeling very soft and smooth, which I liked.

Who would I recommend this to?

I find this cleanser would be most suitable for normal and oily skin types. If you have combination skin that is more on the oily side, this would be fine.

This would be especially good for younger skin.

If you have acne, acne prone skin, or sensitive skin; this would be fine to use.

If you love foaming cleansers but they all dry out your skin, you should try this one.

Who shouldn’t use this product?

I don’t recommend this for dry skin, or combination skin types that are more on the dry side.

If you have maturing skin, I think you are better off using a more nourishing cleanser (like an oil, balm, cream or milk cleanser).

If you don’t like foaming cleansers, don’t bother with this one.

Would I purchase this product again?

No. I don’t mind using it, but I don’t think I’d ever buy it again.

I much prefer using a more nourishing/moisturizing cleanser like an oil or balm.

I like cleansers that are moisturizing enough, that if need be, I wouldn’t have to put a moisturizer on after cleansing. Unless you have very oily skin, you’d have to moisturize after cleansing with the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser.

Where to buy:

Shop Drunk Elephant Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser at:  Sephora || Cult Beauty

Drunk Elephant C-Firma review

C-Firma Day Serum

What is it?

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is a vitamin c serum formulated to firm and brighten your skin. It has a cocktail of antioxidants, nutrients, and fruit enzymes and extracts that gently exfoliate the skin, repair sun damage, and can help protect the skin from environmental stressors.

The product contains 15% l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c), pumpkin ferment, ferulic acid, and vitamin e.

How long have I been using it?

I used it daily for 4 months.

How did I use it?

I applied it right after washing my face in the morning.

What were my expectations?

This was the Drunk Elephant product I was most excited about.

During my pregnancy I developed melasma on my forehead and cheeks. A bunch of my subscribers strongly recommended this product to get rid of the hyperpigmentation.

I also saw SO MANY YouTube reviews praising this product.

I could wait to try it!

Did the product meet my expectations?

The C-Firma Day Serum turned out to be an epic fail for me!

The first problem I encountered was it turned my skin orange! The first few days using it was fine, but by day 3, my skin had an orange tinge to it. It wouldn’t turn orange as soon as I put it on, but halfway through the day, my skin was orange. I presume it oxidized on my face.

I tried using it with different products and different ways, including not using it with anything else, but it would continually make my skin orange by mid-day.

Where I live is hot, and my skin is fair. I’m not sure why this happened? I don’t regularly wear makeup, I use mineral sunscreen every day, and I was using all the other Drunk Elephant products while using this, including exfoliating my skin with their T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum a few times a week.

All I can say is I never got the “brightness” that everyone is raving about. I got an orange face instead.

Even though it gave my skin an orange tinge, I continued to use it. I had such high hopes of it getting rid of my melasma, I was willing to have an orange face. But, after using it daily for 4 months, it didn’t do anything to fade the melasma what so ever.

And over time I started to notice that I was developing a lot of blackheads and enlarged pores. I’m not sure if it was congesting my skin (I wasn’t getting pimples from the product), but I wonder if it was irritating my skin, and therefore making my pores inflamed and appearing enlarged.

Once I stopped using the product, within a week my skin was smooth again, and didn’t look porous. That’s how I realized the product was giving me issues, my skin was so much better once I stopped using the product.

In all fairness, this isn’t the first vitamin c serum I’ve had issues with. I’ve tried a few, including making my own; and none of them caused enlarged pores, blackheads, or orange skin – but, all the vitamin c serums I’ve tried end up irritating my skin after a few uses. The C-Firma was the first vitamin c serum I’ve used that didn’t irritate my skin, and in fact, I like how moisturizing it was.

I also liked what it was doing for acne scars and how fast my skin would heal from a breakout. I remember right when I started using C-Firma, my skin was broken out really bad (it was one of the worst breakouts I’ve had in years), and I was shocked how quickly everything healed, especially the red/purple PID (post inflammatory pigmentation) that can linger on my skin for months, it disappeared in days!

But, I don’t get breakouts often, that it doesn’t warrant using the product just for that. Especially if it’s giving me blackheads, enlarged pores, porous texture, and an orange hue to my face.

If you are wondering if maybe the C-Firma I bought was bad/rancid/oxidized? It could be, but I kind of doubt it. There is always a chance I got a bad bottle. Usually if it’s gone bad, a vitamin c serum will turn orange, but with the Drunk Elephant C-Firma, it’s already a yellow/orange colour from the pumpkin ferment. It’s difficult to tell if the product has oxidized, especially when you first buy it and have nothing to compare it to.

The C Firma I used was translucent yellow/orange in colour, and I did make sure to use it as soon as I bought it, so the product was “fresh” and not sitting around.

Who would I recommend this to?

I had a terrible experience using this product, but that doesn’t mean you will.

We all have different skin types, and there’s SO MANY rave reviews of this product, it has to be working for some people.

I’ve even seen some impressive before and after photos of people fading sun spots and sun damage from this product.

And, I’ve had subscribers send me DMs and emails urging me to try C-Firma because it worked so great for them.

I would say, if you are are trying to fade hyperpigmentation, melasma, post inflammatory pigmentation, sun spots, acne discolouration and marks – it could be worth trying C-Firma.

C-Firma has an oil-like consistency, which makes it hydrating and moisturizing. For oily or combination skin types, you might not even need to use a moisturizer with it. If you have dry skin, this product would complement your skincare routine nicely by adding in some extra moisturization.

I also really liked how it helps breakout heal and gets rid of marks and pigmentation left behind from pimples and acne. I would recommend this to anyone with acne or acne prone skin, but because the serum is oily, you have to be careful. If you have acne or acne prone skin, but your skin can’t tolerate oils, I wouldn’t go near this product. But if you have acne or acne prone skin and your skin really does well with oil, this could be a great addition to your routine.

Who shouldn’t use this product?

Because of its oily consistency, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone who can’t use oils on their skin.

If you get breakouts from vitamin e, don’t use this product.

If you’ve previously had bad reactions to vitamin c serums, I would be cautious using this.

Would I purchase this product again?


Where to buy:

Shop Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum at: Sephora  ||  Cult Beauty

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum review.

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

What is it?

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is a chemical exfoliant containing a blend of AHAs (glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid) and BHA (salicylic acid).

This night serum is formulated to exfoliate, resurface, and clarify your skin, making it smoother and brighter.

How long have I been using it?

Over 2 years.

How did I use it?

I use it every other night, or every 2 nights. I find it too strong to use every night.

I also like to use this on it’s own, meaning, I just wash my face and apply the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I don’t use any other serums or moisturizers. I find this is hydrating enough on it’s own, and the less products I use with it, the brighter and smoother my skin is the next morning.

What were my expectations?

I’ve always loved how bright and clear glycolic acid would make my skin, but most products I’ve used with glycolic acid would irritate and sensitize my skin over time.

When I bought Drunk Elephant T. L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum for the first time, I was hoping it would give me similar results without the irritation.

Did the product meet my expectations?


T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum makes my skin super smooth, soft, and clear. With continual and consistent use I find it also helps diminish blackheads and treats/prevents clogged pores, and any bumpy texture.

Every time I use this, I wake up the next day with brighter, more even skin tone.

Sometimes skincare products can congest my pores causing tiny raised bumps (I get them usually on my forehead, but can also get them on my lower face at the side of my chin). If I have this type of reaction to a product (usually something contains coconut oil), using this serum a few times will help speed up the healing and getting rid of that texture and bumps within a week.

Who would I recommend this to?

I would recommend this to most skin types.

I adore this product. I find it so much gentler and much more effective than a physical exfoliating scrub.

I know a lot of people get scared of the term “chemical exfoliant” and “acids,” but when formulated properly, a chemical exfoliant can be super gentle, and really balancing for the skin.

I would strongly recommend this if you are struggling with dull skin, congested pores, raised bumps on your skin, rough or textured skin, uneven skin tone, sallowness, blackheads, and acne scars.

Or, if you don’t have any skin challenges, but you want softer, smoother, more radiant skin – this product will give you a glow overnight.

Who shouldn’t use this product?

I don’t recommend using this when you have active acne, or any skin condition. Don’t use this pimples, or if your skin is red, irritated, inflamed, wounded, heavily flaking, oozing, cut, or super dry.

This is an exfoliant, and it will aggravate your skin condition more.

If you just get an occasional pimple or two, I would take a break from the product until the pimples heal, or just use it on other parts of your face that aren’t broken out.

I also don’t recommend this for super sensitive skin.

If you have dry skin, I recommend using a facial oil or moisturizer over it or mixed in with it to buffer it a little. Dry skin types tend to be more sensitive, so using less and diluting it a bit with a moisturizing product can make it a lot gentler on your skin (especially when you are first using it).

Would I purchase this product again?

Absolutely. I just purchased my 3rd bottle.

Where to buy:

Shop Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum at: Sephora  ||  Cult Beauty

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra review.

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

What is it?

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel is a gel serum containing vitamin B5, pineapple ceramides, fruit extracts, and sodium hyaluronate to bring a boost of hydration to your skin.

How long have I been using it?

9 months

What were my expectations?

Based on the reviews I’ve seen, I was expecting it to be a light weight moisturizer that’s good for hot climate or summer months. Some people said this would be a great moisturizer for oily skin types. Since I live in a humid climate, I was hoping this would be a good lightweight daytime moisturizer.

Did the product meet my expectations?

Not at first. In fact, I didn’t like B-Hydra at all when I first started using it.

I couldn’t understand how anyone could use this as a moisturizer, even if you have super oily skin.

It’s a “water-rich” gel, and it’s not very comfortable to wear on it’s own (kind of feels tight on the skin).

So at first I was super disappointed.

But then one day I was reading somewhere that Drunk Elephant recommends cocktailing or mixing their products, like mixing the B-Hydra with their Marula Oil or Lala Retro Cream. I didn’t have either of those products, but I tried mixing a pump of the B-Hydra with 1-2 drops of Rose Hip Seed Oil and I instantly fell in love with the result.

I found mixing the B-Hydra with an oil moisturized my skin a lot better than using either product on it’s own.

When I used the B-Hydra on it’s own, within minutes it felt like the water evaporated from my skin and made it dry and tight. When I use facial oils on their own, many times they just kind of sit on my skin, softening it a bit, but not deeply penetrating my skin. When I mix the two products together, it felt like the water from the B-Hydra could absorb into my skin and the oil would seal it in. The result is soft, moisturized, plumped, velvety skin!

After a few months using B-Hydra mixed with a moisturizer or facial oil, I started to notice a remarkable change in the texture under my eyes. I’ve always had bumpy textured skin under my eyes. It’s not milia. I believe it to be sun damage. It looks like chicken skin. Plus, I’m in my 40s and my under eye area is crepey.

B-Hydra has significantly improved my under eye area. I’m talking smoothing the crepiness out, and getting rid of the bumpy texture. It’s about 60% better than it’s ever been (which is huge for me!). B-Hydra has been better than any eye cream or eye oil I have used. It doesn’t get rid of wrinkles or anything, but it hydrates my skin, which results in making it appear a lot smoother, healthier, and I might even say, a little firmer too.

Who would I recommend this to?

This product is suitable for all skin types.

What I love about it is it doesn’t have any waxes, butters, heavy oils, or anything occlusive – so it won’t clog your pores. You can safely mix it with your favourite moisturizer or facial oil, and not risk getting breakouts.

Most people have dehydrated skin. Sometimes dehydrated skin is what’s causing people to have oily skin (their body is over producing sebum to compensate for dehydrated skin). Sometimes adding a hydrating product like this can help to balance your skin out.

To get the most out of this product, I do recommend mixing it with a facial oil or moisturizer. Don’t use it on it’s own.

I would recommend this to anyone who is dealing with:

Fine lines & wrinkles

Crepey skin

Dry skin

Dull skin

Overly oily skin

Unbalanced skin

You can try using it on active acne. I don’t think it would aggravate your skin, and it could possibly help breakouts and blemishes heal. The only concern I have is I don’t like to overly bombard active acne with too many products or ingredients. So if you were to add this into your skincare routine, I recommend mixing a small pump of the B-Hydra with a drop of an oil that you know is compatible with your skin. Start with just using it once a day, after cleansing (at night), and see how it goes.

Who shouldn’t use this product?

If you have young, healthy, clear, perfect skin – you don’t need this!

Would I purchase this product again?

Yes. I just purchased another bottle.

I do want to mention that since I bought this B-Hydra, Drunk Elephant re-named B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel to B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum. I think this is a good move. It eliminates the confusion that B-Hydra can be a moisturizer, which it’s not. Now that it’s a serum, it’s use is a lot more straight forward.

I also believe Drunk Elephant reformulated B-Hydra adding niacinamide. I’m excited to try the new formulation, and I’ll definitely keep you updated on the difference.

Where to buy:

Shop Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum at: Sephora  ||  Cult Beauty

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream review.

Protini Polypeptide Cream

What is it?

Protini Polypeptide Cream is a protein moisturizer formulated to nourish, strengthen, and firm the skin.

The product contains an array of peptides, amino acids, and growth factors. It’s supposed to revive your skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

How long have I been using it?

On and off over the past 9 months.

What were my expectations?

I’ve read a lot of great reviews about this product.

Out of all the Drunk Elephant products I purchased, I was super excited to see what this would do.

Reviewers are always raving how it smooths, firms and brightens their skin.

Did the product meet my expectations?

Yes and no.

The first time I used it, I didn’t like the smell, and I didn’t like the texture.

The scent is naturally occurring, there’s no fragrance or anything added to it, but I just didn’t like it. It smells like crayons.

I also found it to be heavy, kind of like a heavy, dense gel. It’s not creamy, or at least not your traditional “creamy” texture.

I didn’t find it moisturizing. And in fact, I would never rely on this as a moisturizer. It’s occlusive, and hydrating, but not nourishing.

But, as much as I didn’t like the smell, and didn’t like it as a moisturizer – I loved what it did to the appearance of my skin.

The first time I used it, I could see a difference in my skin. It plumps your skin, it make it firm, bouncy, and bright.

I’m in my 40s, and after being pregnant twice over the past 6 years, my skin has “changed.” Its lost volume and firmness (probably from weight and hormone fluctuations from my pregnancies, plus I’m getting older).

Even though it’s not very moisturizing, it is hydrating. Plus, it’s not oily, so even though it’s quite dense and heavy, it absorbs well into your skin and doesn’t leave any shiny or greasy residue.

But the big issue I started having with the product was it started to congest my pores. After a few days of using it, I would get raised bumps on my forehead. I get a similar reaction to pure coconut oil.

I loved the results I got from the Protini Polypeptide Cream, but not the textured raised bumps. I did quite a few experiments looking for a way around this issue. I found if I used Protini once every few days and only once a day, I won’t get the raised bumps. But if I start using it every day, within 3-4 days little bumps will start appearing (and probably faster if I used the cream twice a day). I also found that if I used the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum every other night, I could get away with using Protini every day without getting the bumps. It seems like regular exfoliation helps prevent my skin from getting congested from the product, but I don’t want to have to rely on using T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum to use the Protini.

Who would I recommend this to?

I had a bad reaction to this product, but it doesn’t mean you will too.

I would recommend this to anyone struggling with crepey skin, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, dull skin, and loss of volume and elasticity of the skin.

If you have maturing skin and curious about this product, I would say try it!

I really wished it didn’t congest my skin, because I loved what it did for my skin, especially helping to firm it up and bring some bounce and elasticity back into my skin.

Who shouldn’t use this product?

If you have acne prone skin, I don’t recommend it.

I don’t recommend this for young skin, or anyone under 35. You don’t need this (yet!).

Would I purchase this product again?

No. Not because I didn’t like what it did for my skin, but because I had a reaction to something in it.

Where to buy:

Shop Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream at: Sephora  ||  Cult Beauty

Final Thoughts – Is Drunk Elephant Worth The Hype?

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, Drunk Elephant is all over social media. There’s a lot of hype.

So is it worth the hype?

I will say, yes and no.

So far I’ve found one product in their line, the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, that’s not only my favorite Drunk Elephant product, but it’s one of my top 5 all-time favorite skin care products. I adore this product, and I have re-purchased it over and over again. I couldn’t imagine what my skin would be like without it. It makes my skin bright, super smooth, soft, and takes away texture, raised bumps, skin congestion, and uneven skin tone. It delivers a lot!

The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum was the first product I tried from Drunk Elephant, and after that, I had super high hopes about the rest of their skincare line. Not only because of that winning product but because of all the rave reviews I see online and social media.

But, so far, everything else I’ve tried hasn’t wowed me like the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. In fact, I’ve found that everything else I’ve tried so far either didn’t work at all for me, or I had to mix with other products to make it work.

And that kind of bothers me…

Drunk Elephant promotes mixing and cocktailing their products to customize their skincare for your skin needs. But, that means you need to buy more products. Shouldn’t the products be good enough on their own? And when you mix so many products together, that means you’re potentially doubling or tripling the amount of ingredients you’re putting on your skin, which in my opinion, can compromise your skin.

These are some of the things I think about.

But with that aside, I do want to say that I’m so happy I tried these products. I’ve been so curious about Drunk Elephant for so long. And what stood out the most is how unique each product is. Whether they worked for my skin or not, they’re different from anything else I’ve tried, and the quality is certainly there.

And that’s something I would like to emphasize, is the quality of the products and formulations. Drunk Elephant prioritizes using quality ingredients and making effective formulations, as well as safe ones. All over their website they are constantly talking about this.

At the end of the day, if you look online and on social media, the hype isn’t only coming from the attractive packaging and marketing, but their customers and devotees are getting remarkable results using their products. As I’ve personally experienced from using Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Serum – when a product works for your skin, it really works.

I’ve found a holy grail product in their line, and you might too.

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