Alright y’all, my most highly requested blog post is here! I get questions all of the time about my skincare routine: what I use and how to choose the best products. To be completely honest, I have always had pretty good skin and have never seriously had to think about the products I used. It wasn’t until I discovered Drunk Elephant skincare (which I am OBSESSED with) that I became more knowledgeable! Drunk Elephant has a philosophy about the “suspicious 6” ingredients that are harmful to your skin including:
1. Essential oils
2. Drying alcohols
4. Chemical screens
They go more into depth about why/how these damage your skin on the Drunk Elephant website, but for the sake of getting to the point, stay clear of these ingredients when choosing your skincare! Since diving more into my research on skincare, I have become a compulsive label checker (unfortunately I am not like this in the grocery store-haha!) Anyways, Drunk Elephant’s skincare line had everything I was looking for + excluded everything I wanted to avoid. This line has completely transformed my skin and I could not be more excited to share it with y’all!
I also want to add that this is about to sound like a lot of steps, but it honestly isn’t as much as it seems. It only takes me around 3-4 minutes for both my morning and nightly routines. Writing it all down, however, makes it super long, so get comfy!
Also, something really cool about these products is that you can mix them or change the order however you’d like, so this is just how I choose to use them. Now, without further ado, here is my daily skincare routine along with some information on each product per the drunk elephant website + how I feel about them to follow!
Step 1: Splash cold water on your face (no need to cleanse again as long as you did the night before). Now I won’t lie to you, sometimes when I’m exhausted I don’t do any of this at night, so if you’re lazy like me you’ll need to wash your face here!
Yes, I see my mother-in-law in the mirror. Hope everyone got a good laugh, lol!
Step 2: Mix 1 pump C-Firma, 1 pump B-Hydra, and 2 drops Marula oil and apply to clean dry face.
Step 3: 1 pump C-tango eyecream onto ring fingers and apply under eyes and all over eyelids up to brow. (This is the only product I don’t have pictures of because I just ran out, but I seriously do live it!)
Step 4: 1 pump Protini moisturizer, apply all over face and neck (including the back of your neck!)
Step 5: Umbra Tinte Tinted Daily Defense/ Umbra Sheer Daily Defense
Step 1: Cleanse face with Beste No. 9 cleanser (this successfully removes your makeup, but I personally like to remove mine beforehand to get a really good cleanse)
Step 2: Mix 1 pump T.L.C. and 2 drops marula oil and apply
Step 3: C-tango eyecream
Step 4: Protini Moisurizer
Once a week I also use the baby facial, and it is AMAZING!! I won’t lie, it kind of burns at first but only for a second. When you take it off though, your face feels so amazing (like as soft as my 6 month olds booty lol!)
Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser
“An innovative jelly cleanser that removes all traces of makeup, excess oil, pollution and any other grime from the day. Free of SLS, fragrance and essential oils, Beste™ No. 9 is totally non-irritating, non-sensitizing and appropriate for every skin type.”
This cleanser feels so good, literally like jelly! I haven’t tried their other cleansers yet, but I will keep yall posted when I do!
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
“B-Hydra™ is a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. This ultra-hydrating vitamin B5 gel replenishes nutrients, visibly brightens and improves the appearance of skin texture and tone, while delivering intense skin hydration throughout the day.”
I am obsessed with this serum! My face tends to be on the dry side, especially in the winter, so I love anything hydrating!
C-Firma Day Serum
“A super-potent vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, and fruit enzymes, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin, while improving the signs of photoaging.”
I use this as a spot treatment as well at night if I break out somewhere!
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
“A 12% AHA/BHA night serum that helps refine and resurface skin to reveal a smoother and more radiant looking complexion. T.L.C. Framboos™ enhances the performance of other products by clearing the way for maximum absorption.”
C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
“C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream is rich and restorative, featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract for firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area.”
This product is amazing!! It feels so good, and I honestly cannot say enough great things about it! I have also tried their other eye serum, Shaba Complex, but I personally like this one much more.
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
“Like rehab for your skin, this wonder-working, luxury facial oil, high in critical antioxidants tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids, and rich in omegas 6 and 9, helps to moisturize, rejuvenate and nourish skin while restoring a youthful glow. Straight from the “pip” of the marula fruit, our Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is untouched by any chemical or fragrance, natural or synthetic and remains in its purest form.”
As I said, I love anything hydrating, and I am obsessed with this facial oil! I feel like it has definitely had a great impact on my skin (along with every other drunk elephant product)
Protini Polypeptide Cream
“This breakthrough protein moisturizer combines an unprecedented array and concentration of signal peptides, growth factors, supportive amino acids and pygmy waterlily for visible and immediate improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture and firmness.”
I love this moisturizer because it is super light! I have also tried their other moisturizer, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, which I also love! I honestly go back and forth, but if I had to choose I would go with Protini.
Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense
“A tinted, physical broad spectrum sunscreen that delivers powerful UVA/UVB protection and helps aid in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage as well as photoaging for a more youthful-looking complexion. Plus, a hint of tint for a gorgeous, glowing finish.”
Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense
“A sheer physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps aid in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage as well as photoaging for a more youthful-looking complexion.”
I go back nd forth between the sheer and tinted moisturizer depending on if I am wearing makeup or not. If I am going natural I definitely want that extra color! I am a huge believer in protecting your skin from the sun, so these products are definitely a must have for me!
I highly recommend following Drunk Elephant on Instagram because they post a lot of great tips and information on their products. Their website also has a lot more than what I provided for you here, so definitely do your own research as well! I cannot wait to see what those of you who try it think!
Has anyone here tried Drunk Elephant products?!
Thank you for reading!