Drunk Elephant is a skincare brand I have developed a deep love for. They say, ‘If there’s any doubt, it’s out’ – meaning they only use the highest quality ingredients and exclude anything toxic. A lot of the products contain Marula oil which was the inspiration behind the name. The story goes that elephants eat the fruit off the Marula trees and once it ferments in their stomach they get drunk, cute right? Two products I had been dying to get my hands were the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and C-Firma Day Serum. These were both quite hard to get ahold of since the line has flown out the door since arriving in Australia.
Prior to using Drunk Elephant my skin was an absolute mess and had been for at least 8 months. When I’m feeling brave I am going to write more about my skin story and why it had been depressingly awful. So friends, in a nutshell I had been dealing with deep, cystic acne, which was worse than what you’d see on a Proactiv advertisement. Anything that had cleared up left red scarring that looked just as bad as anything else that was active on my face, what joy!
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Although the front of the bottle advertises this product as a 12% AHA blend, it also contains BHAs (aka Salicylic Acid which is perfect for acne). This product is designed to retexture and refine the skin and help clear out congestion thanks. Besides Salicylic, this serum is full of Glycol (duh), Lactic, Tartaric and Citric Acid as well as Raspberry Extract and the T.L.C. Framboos. I wanted this product to help budge my stubborn congestion and I am happy to say I have noticed such a change in my skin in a short period of time. Drunk Elephant recommends using this product on alternate nights when you first start using it but since my skin is super congested and very used to active products I have been using it every night for around two weeks now. After using this serum my skin always feels so much calmer, smoother and radiant. If you are looking for an effective resurfacing serum formulated without chemicals and silicones check this bad boy out.
C-Firma Day Serum
To budge my acne scarring and redness I knew I needed to start using a Vitamin C serum, so C-Firma seemed like the obvious answer. Not only does this serum contain Vitamin C, a 15% antioxidant complex and Vitamin E to name a few, it also contains fruit enzymes. The fruit enzymes eat away the dead skin cells leaving your skin looking fresh, radiant and ready to absorb other skincare products. This serum feels hydrating yet light on the skin and has certainly made my skin look a lot calmer and smoother. My scarring has already improved and is looking less red and angry.
While I had well and truly lost hope that nothing was going to help my skin, I feel like I can now see the light thanks to Drunk Elephant. The comments I have received from friends, family and colleagues in regards to the improvement in my face make my heart flutter a bit. If you have suffered from acne you’ll know true and well how depressed it can make you feel and how defeating it is when nothing seems to work. When my skin was shocking I stopped wearing the bright lipsticks I love because I didn’t want to draw any attention to my face, however Drunk Elephant has given me the confidence to wear bold colours again. I’m starting to look and feel like my old self again and that pals is something I don’t say lightly.