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The Best Clean Skincare Purchase for Your Winter Routine

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bryn Mawr chapter.

When it comes to skincare, I’ve always preferred using products made from natural ingredients.  Even before clean skincare became as popular and widespread as it is now, I was already on the hunt for a brand that could consistently deliver great results while also being healthy for my skin.  Now, after testing these products for a few weeks, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally found that brand!  Drunk Elephant kindly sent me The Littles, and my skin has honestly never felt better.  This includes travel sizes of nine of their products—the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, C-Firma Day Serum, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, Protini Polypeptide Cream, Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 and the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream—all packaged in a bright aqua waterproof travel bag.  Here are some of my favorites from the set!

C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

Over the last four days, I’ve pre-registered for spring semester classes, taken an exam, given an hour-long presentation and written two papers.  Needless to say, I have been heavily lacking sleep.  Luckily, the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream helped me look well-rested!  Drunk Elephant’s website describes the product as “rich and restorative, featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin c and cucumber extract.”  This is definitely the most effective eye cream that I’ve tried, and I love knowing that it’s both good for my skin and makes me look like I got eight hours of sleep.  Say goodbye to dark under-eye circles and puffy eye bags!

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

The holiday season typically entails a lot of traveling, and this can quickly lead to dull, dehydrated skin.  I recommend applying the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum before your facial oil and moisturizer for the maximum amount of hydration.  This product is “formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide [which] delivers steady hydration throughout the day, leaving the skin looking healthy and more illuminated.”  I’ve never used anything like this serum before, and I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical at first as to whether or not it would actually work.  The morning after applying this, however, I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up with skin that was noticeably more hydrated than usual.

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

This product, in my opinion, is what truly makes Drunk Elephant stand out among its competitors.  The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is “an AHA/BHA night serum that refines and resurfaces skin and delivers an effective level of chemical exfoliation without the harsh side effects like dryness or sensitization.”  I have sensitive skin, which is another reason I’m especially picky when it comes to picking my skincare products.  Though there are plenty of AHA/BHA serums on the market, Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos is the most natural and effective formulation I’ve ever come across.  Within just a few days of using this, I saw a dramatic improvement in my skin’s texture and brightness without experiencing any irritation.  I recently purchased the full-size of this, and I highly recommend that you do as well!

The Littles is a great way to try out virtually every product Drunk Elephant has to offer without committing to purchasing the full-size product (not yet, at least).  Since the brand’s price point is slightly higher than average (but completely worth the premium, in my opinion), take advantage of the upcoming holiday and Black Friday sales to buy their products!  I highly encourage you to try them out and hope you love the brand as much as I do now.  Thanks again to Drunk Elephant for sending these products along!

Cassie DeVera

Bryn Mawr '21

Senior at Bryn Mawr College studying computer science and philosophy. Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus and Head Technology Portfolio Analyst of the Investment Club.