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Drunk Elephant Babyfacial, C-Firma, Marula Oil and Glycolic Night Serum

SkincareShelby RodriguezComment
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Drunk Elephant T.L.C Babyfacial

This is one of my absolute favorite skincare products, if not #1. Unexpectedly, the product is a greenish/grey color and over time it starts to take on an orange/tan hue. It still works and feels the same even though the color has changed. Yes, it's the squiggly orange product on the right in the above photo.

Babyfacial is essentially an at-home peel. Some claim that it works as good as an expensive facial. The AHA/BHA concentration is much higher than most at 25% but still has a low pH so it isn't as irritating. This is not for ultra-sensitive skin, it is a strong product. I 'd recommend starting with 10 minutes instead of the full 20 just to see how your skin reacts. The first time I applied the product, I was a little nervous about the tingling sensation but it only lasted 2-3 minutes.

After 20 minutes, I rinsed my face and my skin was slightly pink, but silky soft. My pores had become half the size. I followed with the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. I didn't think it was possible for my face to feel any softer, but after I applied the oil, it was. The best part is that if you use this at night, you wake up with even BETTER results. I've never used anything like it. The mask fades acne scars, shrinks pores, brightens your skin, evens texture and makes your skin ultra soft. I recommend this to almost everyone.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

C-Firma is a potent vitamin C day serum packed with an antioxidant complex of 15%  ascorbic acid (vitamin C), ferulic acid, vitamin E fruit enzymes, and an anti-aging chronopeptide. To sum it up, it evens skin texture, lightens acne scars (which is why I wanted to try it to begin with) and gives your skin a luminous glow. Better yet, the product wears well under foundation if you're into glowy skin. Make sure to wear sunscreen with this product.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is a gel formulated with a 12% AHA/BHA blend of Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric, Citric and Salicylic acids and blended with raspberry extract. Overnight, it chemically exfoliates without any dryness or irritation. You are supposed to use Babyfacial two times a week and then use this serum in between. Drunk Elephant acknowledges that AHAs are often irritating, but they add plant enzymes to reduce irritation.

Overall, the brand is extremely impressive. Every Drunk Elephant product I've ever tried (including their ultra gentle cleansing Pekee bar), I rate 5/5.


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