THE IN-TRAY

Mix your way to great skin with MECCA and Drunk Elephant

Skincare has become a little ‘tech-y’ in recent years, leaning further into science than ever before. Which is good news for you (and us), because it means greater efficacy. But it also means it can feel like you need a chemistry degree to figure out what products you need, which ingredient pairs with what — and don’t even get us started on layering. We hear you, skincare novices (or anyone seeking simplicity in their routine), it’s a jungle out there. But we have the answer...

Enter: Drunk Elephant’s skincare smoothies. The ‘smoothie’ philosophy is unique to the brand and aims to simplify your skincare routine — while still targeting specific concerns. You see, since Drunk Elephant’s formulas are silicone-free and biocompatible with the skin (meaning the ingredients are non-irritating and absorb easily), each of the brand’s serums, creams and oils can be mixed together and applied at the same time.

Just like that, a three or four-step routine becomes a highly ​effective ‘one and done’. Dispense, mix in your hand (or on top of the packaging), and apply. Really, it’s that simple!

Here, we take you through three of the MECCA team’s favourite ‘smoothies’, designed to brighten, up the glow, or smooth — no matter your skin type (yes, even the stressed out and the sensitive). All you have to do is ask yourself, ‘What’s my skin craving?’, find your recipe, then get blending!

BRIGHT BACK AT YOU – FOR BRIGHTER SKIN

Craving a reset? Maybe something zingy, fruity and juicy? This power-packed concoction will remedy dehydrated skin, cancel dullness and leave you with a bright, bouncy complexion. First, you’ll need to activate your made-to-order C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum. This powerful formula is designed to be mixed before first use to keep the delicate (and powerful) ingredients ultra-fresh — ultimately, ensuring maximum potency and stability.

Then take one pump of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream — a MECCA MVP of moisturisers — but leave it on the top of the container. Add one pump of the vitamin C and one pump of B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum to the cream. Mix and apply directly to a clean, dry face, neck and chest every morning — done!

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HERE COMES THE ‘SUN’ – FOR GLOWING SKIN

Who doesn’t want a healthy, bronzy glow all year round? It’s the ultimate skin goal, right? Add this smoothie to your daily routine when your skin’s feeling dry or lacklustre and needs rescuing from the brink! We’ve chosen the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil because it takes care of a myriad of concerns, including the appearance of fine lines and redness, while also imparting a deliciously juicy glow.

Spiked with pineapple ceramides and sodium hyaluronate, adding in the B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum will satisfy thirsty skin — instantly. (If your skin is perpetually dry, you’ll want one of these on hand at all times — trust us!)

And then for the D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops. This tinted serum floods skin with a concentrated mix of antioxidants while leaving a visible bronze glow. The method for this smoothie? Mix one drop/pump of each product in the palm of your hand then massage across your face, taking it all the way down your neck. And don’t forget your SPF of choice on top! Hello, sunshine skin.

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OH, WHAT A NIGHT – FOR SMOOTH SKIN

Introducing your new nightly routine for soft, smooth, plump skin. This potent trio gets to work while you sleep (literally), taking your complexion to downright dreamy heights by the time you’re ready for your morning coffee. It stars the ultimate overnight exfoliator, T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, which ever-so-gently whisks away dead skin cells, resurfacing the skin and helping to smooth lines.

Then, go back to the multipurpose hydration heroes of Drunk Elephant’s range – the B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum and the Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream – to double down on defeating dehydration. You’ll want to mix one pump of each atop the lid of your Lala cream, then apply to a clean, dry face and neck — before you settle in for some serious beauty sleep.

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A RECIPE FOR FUSS-FREE SKINCARE

Now you know the special smoothie combos we can’t get enough of, but if you’re new to the skincare game, you might want to start by sampling something from the regular Drunk Elephant menu. Maybe experiment with the brand’s most popular products on their own before you start mixing! Try:

- The ceramide-rich Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream took out the Best Moisturiser in this year’s MECCA Beauty Election. Admirers love the thick, creamy texture that hydrates like a dream — and so do we. Plus, how’s that satisfying pump application?

- A past Beauty Election winner, T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum made our MECCA Beauty Election Hall of Fame this year – an honour reserved for repeat Beauty Election winners – for its glow-giving ability.

- Featuring in every one of our favourite smoothies above, the B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum is also just as good on its own. It’s truly a hydrator you can rely on, and it sinks in lightning fast.

- Can’t decide? Or want to sample them all? Go for The Littles Night Out — a kit of Drunk Elephant minis for you to find your match.

Ready to mix your way to great skin? Shop the full range of Drunk Elephant products here. Let’s get blending!