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The 5 Drunk Elephant products everyone should try

Although the brand name ‘Drunk Elephant’ is rooted in a myth, the positive changes you might experience using this lineup of simple, effective skincare are real. According to the founder, Tiffany Masterson, the story goes that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from marula trees (they do), and the natural alcohol content from the fermented marula fruit then gets the elephants drunk (it doesn’t). It may be a myth, but it led to further research into the marula fruit itself, leading Masterson to discover the benefits of the oil it produced — which is why you’ll find it in every product in the range along with other effective ingredients — both synthetic and natural — that directly benefit the health of the skin. Another thing you’ll notice about Drunk Elephant products is the high percentage of active ingredients at skin-friendly pH levels to keep every skin type happy and balanced. Want to know more? See our top picks below and get ready to fall drunk in love.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil


The hero ingredient in every Drunk Elephant product, and the reason the brand exists – this marula oil is cold-pressed straight from the pip and is a powerful antioxidant that nourishes and protects the skin from free radicals and environmental aggressors. It will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness and any skin unevenness whilst imparting a youthful glow. As a natural anti-microbial, marula oil will also benefit congested skin without clogging pores.

T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum

This perennial bestseller ticks all the boxes – it also ticked the boxes of this year’s Beauty Election voters. A lightweight serum best applied after you’ve cleansed and before your oils (ahem, marula) and moisturisers, one to two pumps is all you need for it to work its resurfacing magic. In the morning, you’ll notice how radiant and smooth your skin appears (trust us). A powerhouse combination of glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric acids gently lifts away dead skin cells, fades the appearance of pigmentation and smooths lines. Plus, salicylic acid helps to get inside blocked pores to unclog and remove debris – in other words, your breakouts won’t know what hit ‘em.

Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream

This tub of whipped deliciousness has over 1000 five-star reviews on mecca.com.au, so you know it’s one to add to your routine. It’s restorative and has a lightweight, whipped texture that’s incredibly nourishing. It’s infused with a plant ceramide complex, African oils, omega acids and antioxidant-rich fermented green tea. Apply this one morning or night and enjoy the protective layer it forms, while still allowing your skin to function at its optimal level. For even more hydration and nourishment, try mixing a few drops of your Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil into it and thank us later.

C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum

Vitamin C that’s made to order? Drunk Elephant has thought of it. Designed to be mixed by you before its first use, C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum is packed with a powerf ul antioxidant complex of 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 1% vitamin E that delivers a brighter, firmer and more even-looking complexion. The benefit of this product coming in a powder format mixed by the user, is it extends the shelf life of the product and eliminates the risk of it going off or oxidising (which can sometime happen to vitamin C if it’s not stable) – it also means you’re getting the very best, most active form of potent vitamin C.

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