Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Skincare Review: Drunk Elephant

Products Pictured: Drunk Elephant products (discussed below), Bobbi Brown Eye Cream, Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, This Works Clean Skin Rosehip Gentle Cleanser, Origins Retexturising Rose Clay Mask, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (these are all available from Mecca), Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Facial Mist (available from Sephora).

Who else is in disbelief that we are in December already?! As the year comes to a close I often like to reflect on different aspects of my life - what I've achieved in terms of my career aspirations, fitness and health and where my beauty journey has taken me throughout the year. 2017 has been the year of skincare for me. I've become completely obsessed with buying and trying new skincare products and have learnt and experienced first hand the benefits of including powerful ingredients in your routine such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinol (vitamin A). One brand that has dramatically improved my skin this year is Drunk Elephant. It is quite a pricey brand so I thought I would give you guys a rundown of what I've found with each product so you guys can decide for yourselves if they are worth the splurge! Keep in mind I have slightly dry and dehydrated skin so if you're a different skin type, these may work a bit differently for you.

TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum - This serum contains glycolic acid - an AHA which is a chemical exfoliant. I use it every second night and have noticed a massive improvement in the clarity of my skin since using this product. My acne scars have slowly but surely faded and my skin now appears brighter. This will definitely continue to be a staple product in my skincare routine.

Lala Retro Whipped Cream Moisturiser - This moisturiser contains 6 different types of African oils and is super rich and nourishing. I would probably only recommend this to people with dry skin. I've even found it to be too heavy during the summer months but this was perfect for me during winter when my skin is typically drier. Once I started using this product mid-winter, all of my flakiness disappeared for the rest of winter. I was amazed, and I have now completely used this product up! I will definitely be repurchasing this moisturiser next winter to keep dry flaky skin at bay.

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel - This is my most recent purchase from the brand. It contains pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramides that help deeply hydrate the skin and smooth out wrinkles. It's such a beautiful, light-weight product that feels like a glass of water for your skin. It's super cooling and hydrating without being too heavy and I have been enjoying it this summer. I've noticed that my skin is deeply hydrated without feeling too heavy so I believe this is a good product for summer. I've tried using it alone and under moisturiser and feel that it works great both ways, giving me adequate moisture for the summer months.

Lippie Balm - This is a lovely nourishing lip balm and I have been applying it before bed. It's nice and nourishing however probably not much different to my Burt's Bees lip balms that are a lot cheaper. For this reason, I am not sure if I will repurchase this balm although I have been enjoying it.

These aren't all the products in the range, and I'm really itching to try the Vitamin C serum as it's meant to be super brightening for your skin, but hopefully, a review of these few products gives you guys an idea of the brand's products. Have you guys tried any drunk elephant skincare products? What did you think of them?

I hope this post was interesting and informative! Let me know in the comments if you guys would like to see anymore skincare reviews or a post talking about some key skincare ingredients and how they might benefit you. There will be some new outfit posts going up soon when I get a chance to fit in some outfit shots between shifts on my clinical rotations! Until then,

Kelly Anne xx

P.S. if you'd like to see more of my beauty obsessions be sure to follow me on Instagram @anneinthedollhouse. I post heaps of reviews of my favourite items there too!

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