THE LITTLES: A DRUNK ELEPHANT SKINCARE ROUTINE
If you follow me on Instagram, you might know how much I love Drunk Elephant’s Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. It has been an essential part of my nightly skin care routine for a couple of years now and I’m so glad that after so many years of trying so many cleansers, my sensitive, acne-prone skin finally responds positively to something.
Since I had such a great experience with the first Drunk Elephant product I tried, I’ve been meaning to test out some of their other products for some time now. I’ve tried a few different serums from a bunch of brands in the past and most of them either broke me out instantly or seemed to work for a week or two before my skin decided to be like “haha, just kidding”.
Before talking about their super hyped up products, I wanted to be sure that I gave Drunk Elephant’s The Littles a decently long trial run in order to try them out in a few different ways: on their own, layered on top of each other, and by mixing them together.
Here’s a break down of my thoughts on each product in The Littles kit.
C-FIRMA DAY SERUM
I’ve been using the C-Firma Day Serum pretty much every day since receiving it, and I only apply a couple of drops to areas where I want an extra glow like my cheekbones and forehead. At first I was applying a little more of this all over my face, but I realized that avoiding areas that I know get a little oily throughout the day works best for me. The biggest difference I see in my skin after using this serum is it’s texture; it really seems to even out the surface and after a couple of weeks I noticed how much brighter and healthy my skin looked.
B-HYDRA INTENSIVE HYDRATION SERUM
I only use this when I feel like my skin is lacking hydration and I love the consistency of it. It’s made with vitamin B5 which helps keep skin smooth and soft, and I definitely notice these results every time I use the B-Hydra. I think I’ll get much more use out of this product in the winter when I’m seriously in need of some hydration since my skin tends to get super dry in the colder months.
T.L.C. FRAMBOOS GLYCOLIC NIGHT SERUM
Okay, obsessed. I was so excited to try this product out and it definitely did not disappoint. Drunk Elephant describes the T.L.C. Framboos as an AHA/BHA night serum that clears the way for maximum absorption of other products applied after, so I never skip this one at night. Even when I use it alone, I wake up with even-looking skin and it seems to calm things down whenever I have any active breakouts. Recently I’ve been combining it with the Virgin Marula oil and I’ve been loving the results.
VIRGIN MARULA ANTIOXIDANT FACE OIL
I heard so many good things about the Virgin Marula oil before testing it out, so I started this Drunk Elephant trial without using it at all to see the difference it made once I started using it frequently, and WOW. This stuff seriously gives me such a nice glow and leaves my skin looking so healthy. The biggest difference I noticed was that it reduced the redness that I get in my inner cheek area.
C-TANGO MULTIVITAMIN EYE CREAM
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a frequent user of eye creams in general. I did notice a difference in firmness around my eyes after using the C-Tango a few times, but I’m not sure that it’s a product I would use daily and I wouldn’t consider it as an essential part of my routine. Whenever I do use it at night though, my under eyes appear brightened in the morning and it makes me look like I got a full 9 hours of sleep (which is never the case).
PROTINI POLYPEPTIDE MOISTURIZER
I’ve absolutely been loving this moisturizer for AM and PM use. It’s so hydrating and I love how it feels on my skin throughout the day. The Protini Polypeptide moisturizer leaves it feeling plump and although it’s fairly thick when applying, it doesn’t feel too heavy once it’s on my skin. I love mixing some of the serums into it!
UMBRA TINTE PHYSICAL DAILY DEFENSE SPF 30
This tinted sunscreen has been a life saver this summer! Most mornings I’ll apply this after the Protini moisturizer and that’s it, but some days when I want a little more coverage I’ll combine it with a CC cream. The Umbra Tinte is pretty sheer so it’s not meant to offer much coverage, and there’s no need to worry about that white cast that comes with regular sunscreens.
BESTE NO. 9 JELLY CLEANSER
Of course, I cannot say enough great things about the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. It’s the perfect everyday cleanser and if you’re looking to try out any Drunk Elephant products I would definitely start with this one. It’s one of the less expensive products out of the Littles and since you don’t need to apply a lot of product for each use, the bottle actually lasts quite long.
Considering Drunk Elephant’s products are definitely on the pricier side, I think the Littles is a great way to try out a bunch of their products to see which ones are worth purchasing the full size of. Obviously this depends on skin type and which skin concerns you’re looking to target. Out of the new products I tried my personal top three that I think would be worth purchasing are: T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Serum, Virgin Marula Antioxidant face oil and the Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense.
*Special thanks to Drunk Elephant for gifting me The Littles and allowing me to try these goodies out!