What could ditching the ‘Suspicious 6’ do for your skincare regime?
From parabens to plastics and additives to alcohol, the world is waking up to harmful ingredients. It’s one thing when we choose to indulge in unhealthy foods and one too many glasses of wine - we know the risks and it’s a conscious decision we make, usually for our own enjoyment. Yet the same can’t be said for skin care. When we remove our makeup or moisturise our skin, we’re doing so because we want the best for our complexion. When we’re inadvertently doing more harm than good, it can suck.
Why should we scour every packet and ingredient list just to work out whether a company is doing us a disservice? Drunk Elephant Skincare offer an alternative you’ll love: clinical skin care products formulated with natural ingredients and no harmful additives.
What are the Suspicious 6?
Drunk Elephant pledge to never use the Suspicious 6 in their non-toxic skin care products. So what exactly are these 6 offenders?
You’ll find Drunk Elephant products free from drying alcohol, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) and essential oils. Many of these ingredients are known to have temporary benefits but leave your skin dry and stressed in the long run. You might not see the negative effects straight away, but they could be ageing your skin without you realising.
Drunk Elephant’s products will have you tipsy with their fresh, unique outlook. The non-toxic skin care essentials include moisturisers, serums, creams, cleansers and plenty more. They’re all fragrance-free and packed with natural ingredients, antioxidants and vitamins. Ready to reset your skin and experience their must-haves with us?
For cleansed skin: the Pekee Bar
Let’s start with your skin’s most basic need: to be cleansed after a long day wearing makeup. The Drunk Elephant Pekee Bars are fuss-free but mighty powerful. With the mission to cleanse, tone and moisturise, the clever bars use gentle natural ingredients to give your skin the treatment it deserves. Soothing blueberry extract, marula oil and honey rinse away pore-clogging debris like dirt and leftover makeup residue. By creating a gentle lather, the Pekee Bars posses all the power of your favourite cleanser.
If you love using natural soap bars on your skin, you might also like the Drunk Elephant Juju Bar. Thanks to gentle exfoliating particles, your skin gets the detoxifying treatment it needs, while dead skin is stripped away to reveal a soft, youthful glow. Thermal mud and bamboo powder are the non-toxic, natural ingredients at the heart of this luxurious soap bar.
For a vitamin boost: B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum
Introducing a serum to your skin care collection is a great way to treat your complexion to a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. See it as a smoothie for the skin! Serum is super lightweight yet it boasts an intense blend of antioxidant ingredients. In this hydrating Drunk Elephant formula you’ll find extract of watermelon as well as apple and lentil complex. These super ingredients provide 24-hour hydration, plus protection against fine lines and wrinkles. Clinical skincare doesn’t get much better than this!
Want to specifically target the area around your eyes? You might like the Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum, specially formulated for the most sensitive area of your face - and also the one most likely to give away your age! This intense formula boasts potent doses of black tea ferment and copper peptides, two fast-acting natural ingredients with strong health benefits. Apply the serum before bed and let these fragrance-free antioxidants work their magic.
For a perfect pout: Lippe Balm
You use moisturiser on your skin so why not extend the treatment to your pout? Dry lips can be sore and unattractive, and chemical-heavy beauty products can exacerbate the problem. Treat them to a non-toxic, fragrance-free solution with a natural lip moisturiser. Lippe Balm from Drunk Elephant Skincare is a soft, buttery formula that aims to replenish, hydrate and soften your skin in just a few uses. The blend of avocado, cranberry, green tea, Vitamin C and marula oil permeates deep into your skin for a smooth and healthy finish that can’t be rivalled. Better yet, the balm formula is so soft that it'll melt right into your skin - perfect for keeping close during the drying winter months!