So I’m sure you’ve seen that Drunk Elephant has landed in the UK… They have gone in with their marketing, social and PR! It’s hard to miss. Having admired the brand from afar for a good couple of years, I was pretty eager to try the brand. The packaging just speaks to me, plus the products seem to be really intriguing and have countless rave reviews. Pity it’s incredibly expensive, which definitely put me off but I couldn’t resist the little (little in size, not price!) kit that has seven of their best-selling products. I’m using just these skincare products until they’re all gone so I can give you my Drunk Elephant First Impressions!
Drunk Elephant – The Littles Kit
Inside the little kit you get seven products, of which the products are travel-sized and contain some of the brand’s best sellers and favourites. A beauty blogger getting their hands on drunk elephant products for the first time is pretty much like being a kid in a candy store. I didn’t know where to start! I’ve been using these products every day for five days; once I’ve finished everything up I will add some final thoughts so don’t forget to check back in two weeks… [edited 2nd November – the brand has since dropped their prices a fair amount, and I was refunded the difference by Space NK (£19!)]
Drunk Elephant First Impressions
No. 9 Jelly Cleanser – link. This seems like a pretty basic cleanser. A little bit joyless because no scent or rich texture, but it does the job nicely of serving as a gentle cleanse. The packaging is great as the lid twists round, and seems super hygienic. I wouldn’t repurchase. [edited 2nd November – this cleanser is definitely a little drying on me in the colder weather]
Lala Retro Whipped Cream – link. Super, super rich moisturising cream. I love the texture on this, it’s almost like a butter and I did notice my skin felt hydrated all day. Possibly would repurchase… [edited 2nd November – I love this and would definitely repurchase]
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum – link. This is a nicely formulated serum for thirsty skins but I wouldn’t say it’s anything special… I have tried loads and loads of hydrating serums over the last few years and didn’t notice anything drastically different with this one. Will use up, would not repurchase. [edited 2nd November – thoughts are the same!]
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum – link. Oooh, this one is nice! Super super potent, it makes skin tingle a little upon application. It has a mammoth 12% aha and bha and makes a pretty immediate overnight transformative effect on the skin. Love this! Haven’t noticed any dryness. [edited 2nd November – thoughts are the same]
C-Firma Day Serum – link. Another fab serum. I’ve heard a lot about this, and I have to report good things. Big shot of brightness for the skin and protection against pollution all day. The full size of £80 for 30ml is incredibly steep and you’d have to just use this because vitamin C destabilises pretty quickly. The 8ml is this kit is a decent amount. [edited 2nd November – this has started to look darker in colour and also smells really fishy now…]
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil – link. This is one of the products I was most excited to try! I love my oils (proof here and here) and I always want to try new ingredients. The 30ml is £75 which is so overpriced considering it’s just a pure oil – no mixes or blends. It’s nice on the skin, and definitely a luxurious formula but it doesn’t warrant the price tag. [edited 2nd November – same thoughts]
Shaba Complex Eye Serum – link. A nice smoothing eye cream, that doesn’t seem to be irritating. At £60 for 15ml I just can’t recommend because I haven’t noticed any magical changes. [edited 2nd November – same thoughts]
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