With so many fan favorites – all of them rave reviews online and from our team – it’s admittedly difficult to figure out which ones worth adding to your mode … especially since they all work wonders and look pretty darn cute on Instagram. To help you navigate your choice, we turned to a certified dermatologist. Joshua Zeichner, M.D.to rank your favorite products in this line. And – spoiler alert – we’ve already added them all to our carts.
Get 5 of the best dermatologist-rated Drunk Elephant products
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum – $ 80
Any dermatologist will tell you that vitamin C should be part of any good skin care due to its antioxidant properties (which help protect against UV light, pollution and free radical damage), and Drunk Elephant’s C serum combines a powerful ingredient. “This serum provides the skin with a triple action of antioxidants,” says Dr. Zechner. The combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid not only work together to maintain stability, but also enhance the effectiveness of the ingredients. ” The three ingredients work together to help nourish and protect skin throughout the day.
Drunk Elephant TLC Frambroos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum – $ 90.00
This chemical exfoliant was part of the first release of six Drunk Elephant products and has since earned a reputation as one of the best products money can buy. “This serum contains a cocktail of alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate effectively without over-drying the skin,” says Dr. Zeichner. For many beauty editors (myself included), this is a desert island product they cannot live without, because it is great for all skin types and will refresh your complexion while you sleep.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Moisturizer with Ceramides – $ 60.00
In 2019, the brand redesigned its iconic ceramide moisturizer and version 2.0 is even better than its predecessor. “This moisturizer has a light whipped texture and helps rebuild the skin’s barrier with ceramides that fill the cracks between cells in the outer layer of the skin,” says Dr. Zeichner. It’s ultra-moisturizing yet with a marshmallow texture that doesn’t feel sticky or heavy … even in the 90-degree summer heat.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Serum – $ 48.
“This lightweight hyaluronic acid serum helps to leave dry skin smooth and hydrated,” says Dr. Zeichner, adding that it is great to apply as a base under a moisturizer. It acts like a sponge, helping other moisturizing ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin, hydrating it from the inside out. This special formula combines hyaluronic acid with vitamin B5 to add another complexion-enhancing element.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Cream – Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Cream – $ 74.00
When Drunk Elephant jumped on the retinol train in 2019, the brand did it with a formula that users will surely love. “The serum contains a stabilized form of retinol on a hydrating base to minimize irritation, and special peptides also help increase cell turnover for added benefits,” says Dr. Zeichner. Thanks to this combination, A-Passioni will not irritate the skin like other retinoids and can be used safely throughout the day (with a lot of SPF, of course).
Need help figuring out how to add them to your daily routine? Click the play button on the video below to learn how the dermis can work out the perfect regimen for your skin.