Drunk Elephant - Worth the money?

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I am interested in the new line from Drunk Elephant, but have not made the purchase due to the price. Are there alternatives to the products, specifically the 

TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Cream and the C-Firma Day Serum? 




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Depends on the product. Almost every other skincare brand has their own vitamin C serum and facial oil, and I don't find Drunk Elephant's marula oil or C-firma day serum to be better than others. They are good products, but there are others just as good.


I've tried 10ish different vitamin C serums and my favorites are Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and Perricone vitamin C serum. I've heard good things but have not tried Sunday Riley or Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin C serum.


As for the glycolic serum, it's worth the money to me. I've tried plenty other glycolic serums, but some of them leaves a weird residue, some of them makes the skin sensitive and some of them don't do anything. Framboos is the only one where I just need to apply sparingly, doesn't sting/tingle/irritate, works well with all moisturizers/oils and is effective.

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Hi @phillies55,


For me, the DE line is worth every penny. Bear in mind I have really sensitive skin, so finding a product that is not only affective but doesn't aggravate my skin issues is HARD. I can't tell you how much money I spent trying out different brands (around the $$$$ mark) over the past few years before stumbling upon DE products. These are the only ones that my skin could tolerate, so I have no info on alternatives I'm afraid.


I swear by the TLC night serum (just purchased a full size during the sale). I am in my early 30s, and was starting to see fine lines (especially around my forehead, which is an area that suffers a lot during breakouts). One month using the sample on a daily basis, and these have diminished significantly. Also, my pores shrunk and are barely visible. I'm gonna keep buying it till they stop making it Smiley Wink


I do also like the C-Firma day serum, but I don't feel it did as much for my skin as the TLC. I might change my mind once I run out of samples though (took me about 2-3 months to finish my first one I received in the morning set).


As for the other products in the line - I adore the Virgin Marula oil, since it's about the only oil that I can find that doesn't have anything I'm allergic to. If your skin is not sensitive, I'm sure you can find endless alternatives.


I'd highly suggest getting the mini sets - either the nightbright or the rise + glow (or both!) and trying them out. As I mentioned, they do last for a while, giving a chance to see whether the product is really affective or not.



Happy shopping Smiley Happy

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 Hi @phillies55 ,


I suggest checking out the Olehenriksen Invigorating Night Transformation™ Gel. This night treatment also contains glycolic acid which will assist with softening the appearance of find lines and will help even out the tone and texture of your skin.


I also suggest checking out the Olehenriksen Truth Serum. This serum will brighten your complexion and will add a boost of hydration as well. 


If you're unsure of the Drunk Elephant products, you can check out their Nightbright set. It has the Glycolic Night Serum and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. Unfortunately it doesn't come with the C-Firma Day Serum, but it's a great deal for both of the items it does come with! I hope this helps. Smiley Happy




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Thank you for your help! When I was in Sephora the other day, it seemed like Olehenriksen would be a good choice, but I wasn't ready to make the commitment. I think I will try them out! 


- Marlee 

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