The true sign of being a beauty nerd? When a skin-luminizing trio of products — Drunk Elephant Let's Dew It ($78), to be exact — makes you LOL. But the thing is, having gorgeous, dewy complexions is no laughing matter.
The fact is, the non-toxic beauty brand Drunk Elephant deserves a shout-out for how they're changing the biz. They're doing it by making top-rated anti-aging ingredients that are totally safe for sensitive-skin thanks to their "clinical-clean" standards. The Cut recently paid tribute to the green beauty co. for being the safe skincare line that keeps selling out.
What Makes Drunk Elephant Safe?
Their website shares the deets behind Drunk Elephant's philosophy and ethics, but I'll break it down for you below:
1.) They're not just non-toxic; they're Clean-Clinical. The creators of DE redefined the industry by coining the "clean-clinical" category term. It means that they deliver clinical-grade results, but never sacrifice your health to do so.
2.) They're sensitive skin-safe. DE banished six skin-irritants from their line that they believe cause all of our skin's woes: silicones, essential oils, chemical screens, SLS, drying alcohols, and fragrance/dyes.
3.) They're fragrance-free. As nice as it can be to apply an aromatic mask to your face, synthetic fragrances can be dangerous. Phthalates can even disrupt your hormones! Plus, this makes them safe for the chemically-sensitive, like my step-mom, who even have reactions to natural fragrances.
4.) They work with Mother Nature. It rocks that this skincare line complements our skin's natural physiological process. This reduces stress on your skin, maximizes results, and represents holistic health-informed beauty at its finest.
These Are The Stand-Out Products to Try First, All Rated 5-Stars at DermStore:
The Littles ($84): Score the package deal with their 7 core products in travel sizes to test them out in one fell swoop. It includes an entire day-to-night regimen for a budget-price.
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser ($34): I have a sample of this that I still need to try! All you need to know is that Oprah vouches for it: It was a Beauty O-Ward Winner in September 2017. You can also get Sephora's Limited Edition Hit It Off Duo ($30) combo-pack of this cleanser and their Lala Retro whipped moisturizer below.
C-Firma Day Serum ($80): Vitamin C serum is so essential for day. It helps protect from UV-damage and combats hyper-pigmentation left behind, providing 72-hour anti-aging protection. It is also a great cruelty-free alternative to the Beauty Editor-beloved SkinCeuticals' CE Ferulic ($165), containing both of the skin-brightening and tone-evening ingredients.
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90): This PM serum refines skin tone, exfoliates, prevents breakouts, and reduces the appearance of fine lines overnight. It's powered by Raspberry Extract, Horse Chestnut, and AHA's.
Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($60): While I was drawn to their hydrating gel initially, this hydrator has won Allure's Best of Beauty Awards in both 2016 and 2017.
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ($72): This oil-slash-serum provides you with free radical-protection, courtesy of antioxidants, and helps reduce photo damage (AKA the number one sign of aging).
*T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80): This resurfacing peel exfoliates is an anti-aging mask that leaves baby-soft skin behind. It exfoliates and reduces pore size using AHA's, removes fine lines and wrinkles with resurfacing Glycolic Acid, and plumps using skin-quenching Hyaluronic Acid. I've featured this baby on Brit + Co. and have it in my own beauty cabinet.
Featured photos via Instagram @drunkelephantskincare.
Which Drunk Elephant products have you tried? Let me know!