Drunk Elephant Skincare
It seems Drunk Elephant skincare products are everywhere you look right now. And with that vibrant packaging that more closely resembles kids art supplies, how can you not notice it? And that name – well the name stems from one of the line’s main ingredients and inspirations, Marula oil. Apparently, elephants like to eat the fruit that falls from the Marula tree in South Africa and once in their bellies, it ferments and actually gets them drunk! Just the background story and adorable packaging were enough to pique my interest. And then I tried the stuff.
On top of the product’s super fun presentation, the packaging itself has some unique features that are a delightful surprise and actually functional. The Lala Retro Whipped Cream – an instant favorite for me – comes in a jar with a pump that ensures your product won’t be exposed often, potentially getting yucky stuff from the air on your skin. And many of the full sized products come with a twistable retractable pump that make them convenient for travel.
The quality of each product is superb. The Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, the cornerstone product of the line which is carried through in many of their formulas, is divine and isn’t as viscous as other facial oils. It glides on and soaks right in. The Lala Retro Whipped Cream feels like fluffy, airy and soothes the skin. The B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel is just that…intensely hydrating and cool on application. My skin has been ultra dry this winter and this product makes my skin feel like it’s actually retaining much-needed moisture. So much can be said about the line, the serums, masks and more, but truly the best thing about the company and products are their commitment to clean, natural skincare and formulations created without the use of silicones, chemical screens, sensitizing colorants, perfumes or fragrant oils of any kind. These are products you can actually feel good about putting on your face…while feeling good with them on your face. Shop the entire collection here.