The 11 Best Drunk Elephant Products on the Market, According to an Editor Who’s Tried Just About Everything

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If you’re the type of shopper who clicks 'add to cart' and keeps the tab open for days because you just can’t muster up the strength to spend money on something that may or may not be worth it, you’ve come to the right place. Beauty products can be pricey; it's difficult to justify spending your money on testing out one item.

Now you don’t have to. As the self-proclaimed queen of the ol’, “If I’m still thinking about it tomorrow, I’ll buy it,” I’ve decided to roll up my sleeves and test out a buzzy brand I’ve been obsessing over for months: Drunk Elephant. The clean beauty brand’s gotten a reputation for its fun packaging, but how well do its products really work? After trying a ton, here are what we’re deeming the 11 best Drunk Elephant products, from skincare to hair care to body care (all totally worth the splurge).

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1. A-gloei™ Maretinol Oil

I’ve raved about this before, and I’ll gladly do it again. Perfect for retinol newbies, this silky oil combines virgin marula oil and a small concentration of retinol to restore your face to the youthful and beautiful glow it deserves. How? The antioxidant-rich oil is packed full of omegas 6 and 9 that will feel like the ultimate moisture bomb as it soaks into your face. Plus, the small amount of retinol is meant to help improve any unevenness in your skin’s texture and tone without irritating it—as some retinol products do. So, whether you’re trying to fade spots of sun damage or combat those pesky wrinkles, A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil will be your new best friend.

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2. Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream

Calling all moisture-obsessed lovers! As a sucker for any and all things that will keep my face hydrated, this moisturizer sold me after one use. Unlike the light and airy Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer, this thick cream has a whipped consistency. While it is a bit denser than the Protini™, it does a great job absorbing into the skin and creating a moisture-blocking barrier. Personally, I love using this moisturizer solely at night, mixed with two or three pumps of the A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil. In the morning, my skin is always silky smooth and, to my sleepy eyes, appears plump. Plus, they added green tea to the concoction, which has been linked to tons of benefits like combating acne, signs of aging and puffiness—yes, please!

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3. E-rase™ Milki Micellar Water

If you asked for a miracle in a bottle, you’d end up with E-Rase™ Milki Micellar Water. Why so much praise for one product? Well, this solution is a lifesaver in more ways than one. Squeeze a few drops of this onto a cotton pad to remove makeup, dirt and buildup from everyday pollutants without irritating or stripping away good oils or acids that are essential to healthy skin. In fact, it’s rich in antioxidants, vitamins, oils and fatty acids which claim to promote your skin’s health by restoring and delivering essential nutrients to your skin.

Best of all? You can forget the rinsing. This baby can do it all with no extra steps. And your face won’t have that harsh chemical smell that some makeup removers leave behind. So, whether you’re wiping away your makeup after a long day, cleaning the sweat off after a workout or opting for the quickest routine after a few too many drinks (we’ve all been there), E-Rase™ Milki Micellar has your back (in this instance, face). And as this is free of silicones, sulfates, fragrances and much more, it’s safe to use over your eyes and lips, too.

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4. C-firma™ Fresh Day Serum

Slide on your lab goggles and throw on your white coat because newsflash, you’re about to be a chemist when you purchase C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum. You’ll combine the concentrated vitamin C powder and liquid serum base solution to create your potent vitamin C serum. If you’re wondering if vitamin C should be included in your skincare routine (short answer: it should), here’s an in-depth guide to the miracle vitamin. Essentially, vitamin C can help lighten dark spots, hydrate without the oily shine, firm and reduce signs of aging—so long, fine lines and wrinkles!

As someone who’s tried my fair share of vitamin C serums, I can say this one is one of my favorites. Not only is it fun to use, thanks to the DIY aspect, but you can feel the strength of the product after one use. By that, I mean that there’s a slight tingling feeling (minus any feeling of pain or discomfort) so I know it’s working its magic, and it absorbs fast while also making my skin feel extra firm. It’s important to mention that it does have a tacky feel once on your face, but it will disappear once you follow up with other serums and a moisturizer.

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5. B-hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum

While it may seem like I have many Drunk Elephant favorites, this one just might take the cake. A once neglected necessary step in my skincare routine—thanks to my oily, acne-prone skin pre-Accutane—moisturizing is now my number one priority. One pump of this serum is like one hour’s worth of spa-like hydration, or at least that’s what it feels like. This is the one serum I never neglect in my routine because it cools and leaves my skin looking soft and refreshed. Thanks to a combination of ingredients like pineapple ceramide, pro-vitamin B5 and sodium hyaluronate, this product is designed to improve your skins texture and tone (hello wrinkle-eraser!) by delivering a burst of deep, long-lasting hydration. After using a pump of my favorite serum, I feel confident enough to conquer the day with my glowing skin sans makeup.

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6. F-balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial

Have you ever chugged a glass of Liquid I.V. after a fun G.N.O. and woke up feeling surprisingly good? Why not treat your skin with the same amount of love and care by using this electrolyte mask that’s like a hydrating cocktail to the face (and no, we aren’t talking a Real Housewives dinner table screaming-match-and-drink-toss here). It’s formulated with vitamin F, a fatty acid that can help your skin appear plump and give you that natural glow. Safe to use every night or a few times a week as a boost of moisture, this mask can be worn for a few minutes or overnight after applying your oil. So, say goodbye to a sullen, drab face and hello to soft and rejuvenated skin.

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7. Laini™ Latherless Conditioning Co-cleanser

As a sucker for a soapy shampoo, I was extremely skeptical upon first use of the Laini™ Latherless Conditioning Co-Cleanser. Upon further research, I’ve come to realize that shampoos with added sulfates (the ingredient that causes the lathering effect), while excellent at removing dirt, can strip your hair of natural and essential oils which keeps your hair healthy. Drunk Elephant’s conditioning cleanser removes dirt, product buildup and more without depriving the nutrients in your hair. After dousing my hair with a few pumps of Laini™ and massaging the cleanser into every area of my scalp, I was shocked at how smooth my hair was immediately upon rinsing. No shampoo has made my hair feel silky smooth before—it was equivalent to, if not better than, the results of a hair mask. It’s the best go-to cleanser for when you’re hoping to treat your hair with some extra care in half the amount of time.

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8. Cocomino™ Glossing Shampoo

Hooray for another sulfate-free shampoo that actually cleanses your hair. Even better: This one leaves your hair extra-shiny thanks to a blend of fatty acids, omegas and aminos that work to counterbalance heat-damaged hair and leave you with silky, smooth locks. I prefer to use this on days before major outings or events (i.e. a rare dinner outing with friends), because I always end up with salon-worthy hair. How do I manage that? It’s simple: Follow this up with their Cocomino™ Marula Cream Conditioner and a good blow-out with your favorite dryer brush, and it’ll look like you spent good money for that hair treatment. I’ve always paid close attention to how my hair stylist handled my hair after a cut, but no matter how hard I tried to recreate the magic, I always seemed to fail until now. Using the right products that are packed with healthy ingredients, the results are astonishing.

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9. Sili™ Body Lotion

Meet the nourishing body lotion that is designed to be applied from head-to-toe without a hitch. And would this be a Drunk Elephant product if it didn’t contain the famous marula oil and butter ingredients? We didn’t think so. As mentioned before, those fatty acids will protect your skin while replenishing the moisture levels. I noticed the consistency to be extremely light and airy, so if you prefer a fast-absorbing, non-goopy lotion that doesn’t stick to your jeans, then this is the lotion for you. And it’s free of fragrances, dyes and drying alcohols that won’t harm or irritate your skin.

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10. T.l.c. Glycolic Body Lotion

OK, now before you ask, “Why do I need two separate lotions?” hear me out. This is not just any other lotion. No. Think of this as your go-to gentle exfoliator and moisturizer. The AHA blend of acids help remove a build-up of dead skin cells, while the antioxidant-rich oils and butters improve your complexion by smoothing and soothing. Plus, it contains niacinamide, which helps to maintain moisture and act as a protective barrier against pollutants and sun, among other benefits.

If you’re new to AHA, it’s suggested to start incorporating this body lotion into your routine every other day, as the exfoliation might cause slight tingling as your skin adjusts to the treatment. (If you have sensitive skin but want the same benefits, Drunk Elephant suggests mixing it with Sili™ Body Lotion for a milder application of the AHA properties.)

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11. O-bloos™ Rosi Drops

If you want to add a bit of color to your complexion, look no further than these concentrated rose-colored drops for a flushed composure. Simply dab a few drops onto cheeks for a bit of warmth, or dilute it in a moisturizer or serum for some all-over color. Best of all, it’s safe to use on all skin types. The natural ingredients won’t cause breakouts or flare-ups. And thanks to the vitamin F, these drops are formulated to improve scarring and texture. Users rave that they have glowing skin after using these drops, with one stating, “It’s a very natural tint, just right for giving me a healthy pink cheek.”

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Stephanie is a natural savant in the fashion, beauty, and dating & relationships beats. She graduated with a bachelor of arts at the University of San Diego, where she majored...