Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of the formulations. When formulating the products, they focus on pH levels and safety and always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels. This is the Drunk Elephant difference.
THE SUSPICIOUS 6
Drunk Elephant avoids six ingredients that they believe are at the root of almost every skin issue. The “Suspicious 6” includes silicones, essential oils, chemical screens, SLS, drying alcohols, and fragrance/dyes. It’s not about smelling pretty or changing the look or feel of our ingredients. Instead, they just let ingredients be what they are naturally. When the Suspicious 6 are entirely removed from one’s routine, skin can reset and return to a healthy, balanced state.
A FORMULA THAT WORKS
T.L.C. Framboos AHA blend: Glycolic plus tartaric (T), lactic (L), and citric (C) acids exfoliate built-up dead skin cells, resurfacing dull, uneven skin for a smoother, brighter, more even-looking complexion. A mix of antioxidant-loaded nonfragrant plant oils and butters—think green tea seed, passionfruit, apricot, marula, and shea—soothes and goes deep to moisturize dry, irritable skin, while squalane, vitamin F, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide work to create a stronger, healthier acid mantle. Powerful electrolytes (coconut fruit juice and sodium PCA) provide critical hydration and help defend against environmental stressors.
BREAK THE CYCLE
Your skin is left vulnerable with the overuse of harsh exfoliates, chemical peels, expensive laser treatments, Botox abuse, layered foundations, and powders, and chemically-laden beauty creams. There’s nothing wrong with an occasional beneficial beauty splurge here and there (when appropriate), but it can be a vicious cycle that is hard to stop.
T.L.C. GLYCOLIC LOTION. This supercharged blend of 10% AHAs gently exfoliates to restore and resurface dull and uneven areas, while its mix of soothing plant oils, deeply moisturizing butters, and barrier-supporting electrolytes replenishes dry and dehydrated skin below the neck.
WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO. Our dream-team blend of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, and citric alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) gently smooths, refines, and improves uneven skin tone. Antioxidant-loaded plant oils and butters goes deep to moisturize dry, irritated skin, while squalene, vitamin F, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide work to create a stronger, healthier acid mantle.
HOW TO USE. Apply to clean, dry skin once per day. Those new to AHA exfoliation may want to start slowly, using Glycolic Lotion every other day for the first week of application. Note: Slight tingling may be experienced, particularly for the first few days of application. This typically dissipates as your skin becomes adjusted. May be mixed with Sili Body Lotion for a milder exfoliation experience. WARNING: Use only as directed. See product label for usage instructions.
THE DRUNK ELEPHANT DIFFERENCE. Drunk Elephant avoids the Suspicious 6 (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS) that they suspect disrupt skin health and are the root of almost every skin issue they see.
OUR COMMITMENT. You will never find what we call the Suspicious 6 (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS) in our line. We believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue, and when they’re removed entirely from your routine—that is, when you take a Drunk Break—skin can reset and return to its healthiest, most balanced state. This ingredient-elimination diet benefits all skin types.