Drunk Elephant products review: Whipped Cream and Night Serum

Drunk Elephant product review: are they really good? Time for a honest feedback!

I can’t remember when or where I heard about the skincare brand Drunk Elephant for the first time, however, I can remember how much it made me want to try some of its products. Had to be patient though, because I first wanted to finish my previous skincare products in order to, then, only see the effects of the Drunk Elephant ones.

I eventually bought my first two Drunk Elephant products: the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and Lala Retro Whipped Cream. I chose these two because that’s the ones the store assistant recommended for my skin when I told her it was rather oily. Also, I wanted to have a day and a night cream/serum.

I’ve been using them both everyday for about 3 months now, putting the Lala Retro Whipped Cream on my skin every morning and the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum every evening*, both after having washed my face with a neutral soap. Here is what I have to say about these products!

*(it’s recommended to start by using the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum every other day because it can dry the skin too much otherwise, but I tried to use it everyday and my skin reacted well, so I kept on doing so.)

The packaging

Not only are the pastel colors of every product super cute, the packaging is also very hygienic! For both, the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and Lala Retro Whipped Cream, it’s a “one-way dispenser” which is really good since it prevents bacteria to get in the core product.

The texture

Let’s start with the Lala Retro Whipped Cream. As the name suggests, the texture is creamy and rich, yet not oily, and the good part is that it’s easy to apply, which is really nice. As for the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, it’s a gel texture (not oily either), so it’s obviously also super easy to apply.

The smell

Both product smell something, but I honestly wouldn’t be able to say what. It’s very discreet though and doesn’t smell bad at all in my opinion!

The effects

… of both products
When I started to use both products, it made my skin break out. As I’ve had acne for a long time and had just finished a Roaccutane (isotretinoin) treatment before summer 2019 (2-3 months before starting the Drunk Elephant products), I was scared that the products didn’t suit my skin. I must admit that I was a bit upset, because Drunk Elephant was so promising and I didn’t understand what suddenly caused my acne to reappear. So I looked online and ended up reading articles about how some specific ingredients in skincare caused the skin to purge: that’s what was happening. Indeed, both products contain ingredients known to cause skin purging, BHA and AHA in the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and vitamin C in the Lala Retro Whipped Cream for instance. Skin purging happens during the first four to six weeks, if it lasts more, it’s highly probable that the product simply doesn’t suit your skin.

After about 5 weeks, the skin purging effect started to fade, which reassured me a lot and encouraged me to continue using both products. As I kept using them, I noticed the great effects of the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and the less promising effect of the Lala Retro Whipped Cream.

… of the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Over time, I noticed that it unclogged my pores and improved my skin texture making it smoother and helping getting rid of small acne scars, which I obviously appreciate very much. Also, when I happen to have pimples again, the serum helps drying and healing them. It’s so good at this, that I sometimes apply it locally on pimples in the morning to get rid of them ASAP.

… of the Lala Retro Whipped Cream
I thought that having a rich – yet adapted to my skin type – cream would give my skin the right nutrients in order for it to find its balance and eventually stop over-producing sebum and giving me a super glowing skin (it doesn’t look bad, but I’d appreciate if this effect could be diminished a little bit). Honestly, the Lala Retro Whipped Cream didn’t make this happen, but it didn’t make it worse either. To sum up, I still think that this cream is really good, but I believe that it’s more adapted to normal and dry skins, especially if you want to prevent your oily skin from glowing.

This review comes to an end, I hope it helped you decide if these two products are the right fit for your skin. Also, I want to point out that the idea was to share my own experience with these products, but of course, we all have different skins, so the effects it had on me might not be the same on you. 😉

Let me know if you try these or any other Drunk Elephant product! I’d love to hear your opinion about it!

With luv, Pauline

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