As you may know I haven’t had a lot of success with Drunk Elephant Skincare and it got me wondering why it wasn’t working for me. What was I doing wrong? What wasn’t I experiencing the great results everyone else was?
Recently, I hauled two of the Drunk Elephant Holiday Gift Sets in the hopes I’d give the brand a second chance to see what it was I was missing and much to my dismay I didn’t really see better results. Even more recently I purchased the new Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, which I love by the way, but I still felt like the rest of my routine with their products just simply wasn’t working out.
So, I did a little research, I reached out to Drunk Elephant, and here is why their skincare might not be working for you (and me).
Many, many of you commented to me and said that Drunk Elephant products worked best when you’re using them exclusively together. And Drunk Elephant agrees. I recently contacted them and explained some of the products I was using alone with theirs and they told me that due to the lack of silicones in their products and the fact they are bio-available it was best to use their brand exclusively.
Sounds like a gimmick right? “Use us only for the best results!” Hmmmm! Actually, they are indeed right. Due to the lack of silicones and other ingredients their products actually absorb into your skin a lot faster which means you’ll see results faster. For example, my nightly moisturizer is loaded with silicones and I was trying to use it in conjunction with T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and I really saw absolutely no results. I started using it with Protini Polypeptide Cream and suddenly my skin looks so much smoother and softer. Likewise, for C-Firma Day Serum. When I stopped using my normal Belif moisturizer and started using C-Firma Day Serum along with Lala Retro Whipped Cream I felt my skin looked so much brighter! However, I’m not a fan of Lala Retro and ended up replacing it with Protini Polypeptide Cream when I got it and I’m much happier.
Drunk Elephant recommends avoiding silicones, essential oils, SLS, chemical screens, drying alcohols, and fragrance when using their products.
Do I like exclusivity? No, I don’t. I’m a lover of skincare and I don’t like limiting myself to a single brand but in reality you’ll get much better results with Drunk Elephant if you do stick with them exclusively. This is a lesson I learned for myself after trying and seeing very little results with their skincare. So, if you have some Drunk Elephant hanging out unused in your stash try giving them a whirl again but remember you’ll have to go on a skincare diet and limit yourself to the Drunk Elephant only to see the best results.
If you do try it out and it works for you I’d love to hear all about it!
Hope this helps you as it did me that had a good deal of Drunk Elephant hanging out in her skincare graveyard.