if i could create a skincare line with a name that represents me, drunk elephant would fit the bill. in all seriousness, it is no secret that i love a good cocktail, wine flight or bubbles and my favorite animals on earth are elephants.
admittedly, my skincare regimen has been pretty simple for the last decade or so as i spent a lot of time in my adolescence working on my skin to get it to a stage where i could just maintain it. however, when i turned 29 last year, i realized how close 30 was and how i needed to pay closer attention to my skin. i implemented a few new products to just protect my skin from the wear and tear of aging + the california sun. i think a lot of my friends have been paying closer attention to things like skin, hair and nails – we are no longer at an age where we can take these things for granted. the bounce back is not what it used to be.
fast forward to my 30th birthday this past february. there were a variety of things i did to celebrate but the biggest celebration by far was vegas. it was truly one for the books. friends and family came from all over the country to celebrate. little did we know that for many of us, it would be the last time we were all together before being quarantined in our homes due to covid-19. while i told my friends that their presence was my present, i am still sorting through gifts from that weekend. my friends jason and vana gifted me some amazing products from drunk elephant and i have been using them most nights before bed for the last few weeks.
prior to this, i had no nighttime skincare routine on days where i was not wearing makeup. terrible, i know. but look, we are all evolving and now i have a nighttime skincare routine that uses three products simultaneously. i am not a person that is cut out for something that requires like 43 steps. when i am ready for bed, i am ready for bed. the end.
let’s get to these products! first, there is the b-hydra intensive hydration serum which is all replenishment and evening out both skin texture and tone. i combine this serum with the tlc framboos and the virgin marula luxury facial oil. these two products can be bought together and are referred to as the nighbright duo. the tlc framboos gets rid of dead skin while tackling fine lines and reduces pore size. the virgin marula luxury facial oil is filled with antioxidants and gives a really healthy glow. the nightbright duo helps to lock in the hydration serum.
i simply place a pump of each into the palm of my hand after washing my face and rub it all over my face, neck and chest. a little really does go a long way. my skin is softer, smoother and more even. i cannot wait to try more of their products, especially with all of them being natural, fragrance free and made right here in the u.s.
do you have any drunk elephant products? if so, which ones are your favorites?