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I tried Drunk Elephant: Is it worth it?

* These products mentioned were gifted by Drunk Elephant however, all opinions and views are 100% mine and are not influenced in any way by the brand.


The Drunk Elephant Littles 3.0 is an ideal set of miniatures to take with you travelling or to try out before splurging on the full size products. It contains the:

→ Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser (30 ml)
→ Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (8 ml)
→ T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (8 ml)
→ B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (8 ml)
→ C-Firma Day Serum (8 ml)
→ C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (5 ml)
→ Protini Polypeptide Cream (15 ml)

These minis contain all you will need for a full skincare routine without breaking the bank. It's contained in a little blue bag which makes it perfect for putting in your suitcase. They recommend you don't mix other brands with this skincare brand so it was difficult for me to dedicate a few weeks to just Drunk Elephant skincare but I did it!




I'll start with the No 9 Jelly Cleanser which contains glycerine to maintain hydration as well as Marula Oil. This works really nicely, it does leave my skin feeling refreshed and lathers well. I use this as a double cleanse just because it doesn't do a great job at removing makeup, but that isn't it's intended purpose anyway so I can't complain. I only use it in the evening as that is advised but overall I am happy with how this works. You can purchase the full size for £27.

The TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is next. I feel this has worked wonders on my skin even though it is an AHA. I love products that you apply overnight as it makes my skin feel so smooth when I wake up in the morning. It has improved the texture of my skin and also doesn't have any scent whatsoever, therefore it doesn't irritate my skin. This retails for £76  so although it is quite pricey, I would definitely repurchase this.

Next is the C-Firma Day Serum. I am going to be completely honest here and say that I haven't noticed much difference in my skin with this product however, I have heard differently from other people. It tingles slightly on your skin which is what it's meant to do due to the high levels of AHA. Don't let my experience put you off though because it has incredible reviews online meaning it obviously works for the majority of people. But for me, due to having quite sensitive skin it felt uncomfortable on my skin when I used it.

My skin loves a good oil so the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil was the product I was most excited about! I apply this to my face & neck (although it can be applied anywhere you want a little extra moisture) and usually in the evening. Unlike a few oils I have tried, this one doesn't leave me with huge spots all over my face. It smells lovely and feels very hydrating on my skin without feeling greasy. It doesn't sink into your skin straight away which is why I like to use it before bed but it does leave my skin hydrated and glowy. This retails for £34.

Up next is the Protini Polypeptide Cream which retails at £57 for 50ml. I apply this morning and night after I have cleansed. This is quite a light cream so at first, I didn't expect it to work with my dry skin but to my surprise, it's actually a lot more hydrating than what meets the eye. This is perfect to apply before makeup and seems to mix really well with foundation.

The B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is an intensely hydrating gel (as stated in the name) that not only moisturises your skin but also locks in that moisture too. I use this before the Protini Polypeptide Cream and they both work beautifully together. With this product, you have to use a moisturiser over the top otherwise, it will just draw all the moisture out of your skin as you're not putting anything over it. It feels refreshing upon application and it has lasted me a long time just because it's mixed with other products. It doesn't feel sticky and has a thick gel-like consistency. This retails at £44 for 50ml which isn't bad at all.

Last but not least is the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream. I don't have any problems with my under-eyes, therefore, I can't say a huge lot about this product however it does feel hydrating and I have noticed some brightening too! It is quite pricey at £54 for 15ml so this isn't a product I would repurchase personally just because I haven't noticed any dramatic changes.

I do feel Drunk Elephant is a great brand that works for the vast majority of people. I will definitely be considering purchasing a few of the full-size products as I have loved using them. I'd recommend giving the Littles set a go as it's a great way to get to try out a range of their different skincare goodies! The steep price tag is probably the only downside to this brand but if they work for you then it's worth the investment.

1 comment

  1. I haven't heard of this brand but I will definitely keep an eye out for them. I like the packaging.

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