My Top 7 Must-Have Drunk Elephant Skincare

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In the wild jungle of skincare, I stumbled upon a soirée – the Drunk Elephant extravaganza. It’s been more than a year since Botox took a break from my face in November 2022, and guess who stepped in as the main act? Drunk Elephant – the skincare line who have turned my skin into the life of the radiant celebration. Full disclosure, some visible lines are present on my forehead, especially when I raise my eyebrows, but the texture and plumpness of my skin are healthy and glowy.

Elevate your skincare routine with Drunk Elephant: top-shelf quality, low-maintenance luxury. Uncomplicate your beauty regimen with high-performance products that speak for themselves.

Why Drunk Elephant? Drunk Elephant is not just a skincare brand; it’s a philosophy. Known for its commitment to clean, effective ingredients and a ‘less is more’ approach, the brand has gained a cult following for good reason. Here’s why:

  1. Clean Beauty Commitment: Drunk Elephant knows how to throw a clean beauty bash. They kicked out the ‘Suspicious 6’  – essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances, and SLS – making room for only the cool kids on the skincare block.
  2. Biocompatible Formulas: The products are formulated to work with the skin’s natural pH, promoting harmony and optimal absorption for maximum effectiveness.
  3. No-Nonsense Packaging: Airless pumps, opaque containers – Drunk Elephant packages its potent formulations in a way that preserves their efficacy and keeps them free from contaminants. It’s like well-dressed bouncers at an exclusive club – eye-catching yet effective at keeping the good stuff in and the nasties out.

My Top 7 Drunk Elephant Lineup:

Directions: Squeeze Beste™ No. 9 into palm and gently massage over wet or dry skin. Add water to lather. Rinse well and pat dry. Use nightly or in alternation with other Drunk Elephant cleansers. Tip: We recommend skipping the morning cleanse, as it’s not necessary if you’ve cleansed your skin the night before.

1.Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: A gentle yet effective cleanser that sweeps away impurities without stripping the skin. It’s the VIP entrance to a clean face party – gentle, yet it wipes away the drama.

The C-Firma Fresh Day Serum features a powder and a separate container for the liquid, allowing you to mix them before the first use. This DIY approach maximizes the potency of its delicate yet powerful ingredients and ensures the formula stays fresh. How to: 1.Tap to loosen powder. 2. Remove cap and unscrew pump. 3. Slowly pour liquid into powder. 4. Screw pump on tightly and wipe clean. 5. Shake for one minute.

Directions: In the morning, apply evenly to a clean, dry face, neck, chest, and backs of hands. Tip: C-Firma™ contains pure l-ascorbic acid and is best when fresh, so use immediately and don’t stock up. After first use, may be stored in the refrigerator to help maintain its potent antioxidant activity and effectiveness.

2. C-Firma Day Serum: Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, this serum brightens and firms the skin, leaving a youthful glow. A serum that’s like a burst of confetti – brightening and firming for a skin celebration.

Directions: Apply B-Hydra™ to face, neck, chest, hands, or any place needing increased hydration. Mix with any Drunk Elephant serum, oil, or cream to lock it in. Pro-vitamin B5 is well known to complement vitamin C, so try mixing it with C-Firma™. Tip: Exfoliate regularly to ensure maximum absorption of the product.

3. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: A hydrating serum featuring pro-vitamin B5, bringing a surge of moisture to parched skin. B-Hydra™ helps diminish drabness, dryness, and the appearance of fine lines. It’s the hydration dance floor, and B-Hydra is the star – giving skin a moisture boogie.

Directions: Apply morning and night to clean, dry skin for the vital dose of protein and replenishing moisture the skin needs to retain its youthful appearance. Tip: Think of Protini™ in your Drunk Elephant skincare routine like adding a shot of protein to your smoothie every day.

4. Protini Polypeptide Cream: The protein-packed moisturizer is the life of the skincare ball – making your skin dance with joy.

Directions: In the evening, apply to a clean, dry face (and even to the chest and backs of hands), avoiding the eye area. Mix with Virgin Marula Oil for a dose of moisture and barrier-boosting fatty acids. Slight tingling may be experienced, particularly for the first few days of application. This typically dissipates as your skin becomes adjusted. Start slowly by using every other night. Tip: Also works incredibly well as a spot treatment!

5. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: An overnight serum featuring a blend of AHA/BHA to gently exfoliate, refine pores, and combat the signs of aging. An overnight sensation featuring a blend of AHA/BHA to gently exfoliate, refine pores, and leaving skin ready to party the next day. Best part? It sinks in easily and delivers an effective level of chemical exfoliation without harsh side effects, like dryness or sensitization. Mind-blown!

Directions: Suggested use: Apply 2-3 drops to face, neck, chest, hands, backs of arms, or any place needing increased moisture without any greasy residue for balanced, glowing, healthy-looking skin. Use with Drunk Elephant cleansers, serums, and sun protection as part of your complete Drunk Elephant skincare routine. Tip: Apply 1-2 drops under eyes to help minimize the look of fine lines and rejuvenate fragile skin.

6. Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil: Pure, cold-pressed marula oil that nourishes and rejuvenates the skin. It’s the VIP section for your face. Insta smooth skin with just a few drops.

Directions: Apply 4-5 pumps of F-Balm™ as the last step in your nighttime routine. May be worn to bed as an overnight mask. Also can be layered over Virgin Marula Oil for an extra shot of absorbable moisture. Tip: Try using F-Balm™ on top of T.L.C. Framboos™ for a gentle chemical exfoliation while you sleep.

7. F Balm Electrolyte Facial: The hydrating sensation your skin craves, like a refreshing skincare splash of electrolytes for that ultimate party-ready glow!


  • Spotlight-Worthy Radiance: Drunk Elephant makes sure your skin is ready for the skincare red carpet – glowing, even, and ready for its close-up.
  • Hydration Groove: The biocompatible formulas ensure deep hydration without any skincare hangovers.
  • Fine Line Disco: Thanks to a blend of peptides, antioxidants, and exfoliants, fine lines dance away like nobody’s watching.

Drunk Elephant smoothie process: Utilize the top part of the Drunk Elephant dispenser containers as your stage; squirt or drizzle serums and oil onto this surface for mixing. Alternatively, you can use the palm of your hands to blend the products before applying them to your skin.

What is a Drunk Elephant Smoothie? The term “smoothie” means layering or combination of their skincare products in a specific sequence to create a customized and comprehensive skincare routine. Just as a smoothie blends various ingredients to create a nourishing and well-balanced beverage, Drunk Elephant encourages users to layer their skincare products in a thoughtful order to address different skincare needs and provide a holistic approach to skincare. The term reflects the brand’s emphasis on simplicity, effectiveness, and using a combination of their skincare formulations to achieve optimal results for the skin.

Cheat Sheet AM/PM Skincare Routine:

Morning Routine:

Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser + C-Firma Day Serum + B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum + Protini Polypeptide Cream + Sunscreen = A Fresh and Protected Morning Glow!

Night Routine:

Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser + T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (2-3 times a week) + Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil + F Balm Electrolyte Facial = A Nourished and Hydrated Evening Ritual!

Note: Feel free to adjust the formula based on your skin’s unique needs, and enjoy the delightful results!

As I continue my skincare soirée with Drunk Elephant, it’s clear – this isn’t just skincare; it’s a lifestyle. Coupled with clean eating, these products have become the backbone of my quest for a healthy complexion. Here’s to sipping on the brilliance of Drunk Elephant – because who said skincare can’t be a celebration? Cheers to a year of glowing skin!

Shop: You can find the collection on for online shopping. Additionally, you can visit LOOK At Me stores at SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall, SM Makati, and LOOK At Me SM Mall of Asia. The collection is also available at various Watsons store locations across the Philippines for in-store shopping.

Disclaimer: Do a skin patch test before use. Discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs and consult a physician. 

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