By Alina Kelly
Clear skin is something that most women yearn for; however, it may be difficult to achieve as many problems arise when using different skincare products. Tiffany Masterson, the founder of the skincare brand Drunk Elephant, has faced problems with her own skin, which led her to develop her own brand.
Drunk Elephant was founded in 2012 and has since grown to be immensely popular within the beauty world. The brand is on the pricier side with products ranging from $18 for a lip balm to $134 for a night serum. The packaging of the products is very trendy, so not only will the product make your face look good, but it will also spice up your bathroom vanity.
Materson has conducted a great deal of research on skincare products and identified what she calls the “suspicious six.” She believes that the ingredients, including essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, and SLS (sodium laureth sulfate), were the root of her skincare issues.
I began using Drunk Elephant over the summer, and it has done wonders for my skin. As someone with very sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find a skincare product that will do more good than bad.
I have used many skincare products in the past that have included the “suspicious six” ingredients, and my skin became very irritated. When I started using Drunk Elephant products, my skin improved without irritation.
I use the Protini™ Polypeptide Cream and the Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser every night before going to bed. My skin can be very oily, but also very dry during the winter months, and the combination of these two products helps keep my skin hydrated without becoming too oily.
The Protini™ Polypeptide Cream is a moisturizer, and it costs $68. Although it is on the expensive side, the product is definitely worth the price. Out of all the moisturizers I’ve used in the past, this one has made my skin the softest it's ever been.
The Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser costs $32, and is a great purchase for those with sensitive skin. When I used other cleansers from both the drug store and Sephora, my skin would get irritated, and I would end up with more blemishes than I had before I used the product. After using this cleanser, my skin felt clean and no irritation occurred.
On occasion I also use the Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30. This product costs $36. This sunscreen helps keep my skin protected from the sun; however, it may not blend well for people with pale skin. I have a pretty pale skin tone, so I am really only able to use this product in the summer or after a tropical vacation when I get more tan. However, Drunk Elephant also has an Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 sunscreen, which costs $34 and may be a better choice for people whose skin tone doesn’t match the tint of the Umbra Tinte™.
Overall my skin has largely improved since I began using Drunk Elephant products. They are a bit pricey, but can you really put a price tag on healthy skin?