Drunk Elephant: Routines for all Skin Types and Concerns

Looking for an effective skincare regimen with only products by Drunk Elephant? Then look no further. We’ve compiled AM and PM routines to tackle your skin concerns once and for all.

We love Drunk Elephant’s products here at Obviously Skincare. Their potent, pH balanced formulations contain high quality ingredients that provide effective results. In addition to the excellent ingredients and sourcing processes (vegan, cruelty-free), Drunk Elephant do not include problematic ingredients in their formulas; what they refer to ask the #suspicious6. This means no essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes or SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate).

We’ve put together routines that exclusively use formulations by the brand, but you can always use these to point you in the right direction. It’s completely fine to swap out some of the products to those which are less costly.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Normal Skin

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Normal skin describes skin that is well balanced. This means no excessive dryness, sensitivity, oiliness, small pores, and few imperfections. In general there is no perfectly normal skin, but rather skin that doesn’t fall under any extremes. Below is a daytime and nighttime routine for normal skin, which aims to maintain this balance and keep your skin looking at it’s healthiest.

Daytime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: Cleansing is essential to get rid of unwanted dirt, oils and other contaminants which can clog the pores or lead to a dull, uneven complexion. This cleansing wash is gentle enough for everyday use, has a pH of 5.5 so it won’t disturb the delicate pH balance of your skin, contains glycerin to replenish hydration during cleansing, and Virgin Marula Oil high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 improving the cleansing and hydrating properties of the formula.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This intensive hydration serum is excellent for all skin types as it includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin preventing transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. Protini Polypeptide Cream: This breakthrough moisturiser contains a Signal Peptide Complex made up of amino acids which bind moisture to the skin. This means firmer, plumper skin that is deeply hydrated. A light-weight formula which sinks right into the skin yet delivers all day hydration. Non-comedogenic and doesn’t leave skin looking or feeling greasy unlike many other moisturisers.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: A super effective eye cream which contains Vitamin C to firm the skin around the eye area and even the complexion. Other ingredients include coenzyme Q10 which works to drastically improve fine lines and wrinkles, cucumber for added antioxidant benefit, and an 8-peptide blend to strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin. A readily absorbed formula that will nourish the skin around the eyes.
  5. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling. Contains Aloe Vera and Virgin Marula Oil for added hydration, and Algae Extract to protect against oxidative damage.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: This cleanser, as with the AM routine, is suitable for PM use. Ensure you’re thorough and make sure you pat dry with a clean towel after cleansing (never rub).
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Great for daytime and nighttime use, this serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate your skin.
  3. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: An AHA/BHA powerhouse serum containing Glycolic, Tartaric, Lactic, Citric and Salicylic acids to exfoliate the skin, reduce congestion, improve skin tone, texture and minimise fine lines, pores and wrinkles. Use 2-3 times a week.
  4. Protini Polypeptide Cream: As with the daytime routine, this moisturiser is also perfect for use at night.
  5. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Dry Skin

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum for Dry Skin

There are many factors that contribute to dry, flaky skin. Hot showers, aging, over-cleansing and genetics to name a few. With dry skin types, the goal of a skincare regime is to replenish moisture, prevent skin flaking & cracking, and protect the skin from the environment. Below are morning and nighttime routines including some hero products for dry skin:

Daytime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: Cleansing is essential to get rid of unwanted dirt, oils and other contaminants which can clog the pores or lead to a dull, uneven complexion. This cleansing wash is gentle enough for everyday use, has a pH of 5.5 so it won’t disturb the delicate pH balance of your skin, contains glycerin to replenish hydration during cleansing, and Virgin Marula Oil high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 improving the cleansing and hydrating properties of the formula.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This intensive hydration serum is excellent for dry skin sufferers as it includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin prevent transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. Lala Retro Whipped Cream: This breakthrough rescue cream contains an essential mix of African oils and a plant ceramide complex. What does this mean for your skin? Luxurious, rich moisture without feeling heavy on the face. Other ingredients include a hyaluronate crosspolymer for added hydration, and green tea seed extract for added antioxidant and nourishing benefit.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: A super effective eye cream which contains Vitamin C to firm the skin around the eye area and even the complexion. Other ingredients include coenzyme Q10 which works to drastically improve fine lines and wrinkles, cucumber for added antioxidant benefit, and an 8-peptide blend to strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin. A readily absorbed formula that will nourish the skin around the eyes.
  5. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling. Contains Aloe Vera and Virgin Marula Oil for added hydration, and Algae Extract to protect against oxidative damage.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: This cleanser, as with the AM routine, is suitable for PM use. Ensure you’re thorough, especially around problem areas, and make sure you pat dry with a clean towel after cleansing (never rub).
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Great for daytime and nighttime use, this serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate dry skin.
  3. Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil: This luxury facial oil delivers rich hydration that is easily absorbed into the skin. 100% cold pressed and filtered Marula Oil with essential fatty acids to hydrate the skin and prevent trans-epidermal water loss. The ultimate nighttime treatment for dry skin sufferers.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Oily Skin

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Oily skin is characterised by enlarged pores, a greasy/shiny looking complexion, blackheads and breakouts. The objective of a skincare regime is therefore to control and minimise skin oiliness, unclog pores, and as a result, prevent breakouts and congestion. Below are some of the essential products that you can use to combat your oily skin troubles.

Daytime Routine

  1. Pekee Bar: A thorough cleanse is much needed if you suffer from oily skin, and this Pekee Bar does just that. With a pH of 6.5, this bar gently but effectively removes skin impurities, makeup and excess oil while moisturising and maintaining the skin’s protective barrier.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin prevent transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. Protini Polypeptide Cream: This breakthrough moisturiser contains a Signal Peptide Complex made up of amino acids which bind moisture to the skin. This means firmer, plumper skin that is deeply hydrated. A light-weight formula which sinks right into the skin yet delivers all day hydration. Non-comedogenic and doesn’t leave skin looking or feeling greasy unlike many other moisturisers.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: A super effective eye cream which contains Vitamin C to firm the skin around the eye area and even the complexion. Other ingredients include coenzyme Q10 which works to drastically improve fine lines and wrinkles, cucumber for added antioxidant benefit, and an 8-peptide blend to strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin. A readily absorbed formula that will nourish the skin around the eyes.
  5. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Pekee Bar: Suitable for use day and night, cleansing twice a day with this Pekee Bar by Drunk Elephant will ensure your skin remains clear and congestion-free.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate your skin. By providing the skin with essential moisture, sebum production is likely to be reduced.
  3. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: An AHA/BHA powerhouse serum containing Glycolic, Tartaric, Lactic, Citric and Salicylic acids to exfoliate the skin, regulate sebum production, control oiliness and unclog pores all without the typical side effects of AHA/BHA treatments such as skin dryness.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Large Pores

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Large pores are often a result of overactive sebaceous glands, aging, genetics and sun damage. To minimise pore appearance, the skin surrounding the pores must be tightened (if enlargement is a result of aging or sun damage) as sagging skin accentuates pore size. If however excessive oiliness is the culprit, this must be controlled, typically using direct acids.

Daytime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: Cleansing is essential to get rid of unwanted dirt, oils and other contaminants which can clog the pores or lead to a dull, uneven complexion. This cleansing wash is gentle enough for everyday use, has a pH of 5.5 so it won’t disturb the delicate pH balance of your skin, contains glycerin to replenish hydration during cleansing, and Virgin Marula Oil high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 improving the cleansing and hydrating properties of the formula.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin prevent transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. C-Firma Day Serum: A potent day serum with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) as well as Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. This serum works to brighten and even skin tone, neutralise free radicals, and minimise signs of aging.
  4. Protini Polypeptide Cream: This breakthrough moisturiser contains a Signal Peptide Complex made up of amino acids which bind moisture to the skin. This means firmer, plumper skin that is deeply hydrated. A light-weight formula which sinks right into the skin yet delivers all day hydration. Doesn’t leave skin looking or feeling greasy unlike many other moisturisers.
  5. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: A super effective eye cream which contains Vitamin C to firm the skin around the eye area and even the complexion. Other ingredients include coenzyme Q10 which works to drastically improve fine lines and wrinkles, cucumber for added antioxidant benefit, and an 8-peptide blend to strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin. A readily absorbed formula that will nourish the skin around the eyes.
  6. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling. Contains Aloe Vera and Virgin Marula Oil for added hydration, and Algae Extract to protect against oxidative damage.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: This cleanser, as with the AM routine, is suitable for PM use. Ensure you’re thorough, especially around problem areas, and make sure you pat dry with a clean towel after cleansing (never rub).
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate your skin. By providing the skin with essential moisture, sebum production is likely to be reduced.
  3. A-Passioni Retinol Cream: This vegan formula by Drunk Elephant contains 1% Retinol to promote skin renewal, collagen production and drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines, large pores and wrinkles. The addition of passionfruit, kale, apricot and apricot work to soothe the skin, and virgin marula oil ensures the skin is rejuvenated and moisturised.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Aging/Mature Skin

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

Let’s face it, at some point we’re all going to develop wrinkles and fine lines. But there are ways to reverse and slow down the process so you can have youthful, vibrant skin for longer (it’s also never too early to incorporate some anti-aging ingredients into your skincare regime!).

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: Cleansing is essential to get rid of unwanted dirt, oils and other contaminants which can clog the pores or lead to a dull, uneven complexion. This cleansing wash is gentle enough for everyday use, has a pH of 5.5 so it won’t disturb the delicate pH balance of your skin, contains glycerin to replenish hydration during cleansing, and Virgin Marula Oil high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9 improving the cleansing and hydrating properties of the formula.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This intensive hydration serum is excellent as it includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin prevent transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. Lala Retro Whipped Cream: This breakthrough rescue cream contains an essential mix of African oils and a plant ceramide complex. What does this mean for your skin? Luxurious, rich moisture without feeling heavy on the face. Other ingredients include a hyaluronate crosspolymer for added hydration, and green tea seed extract for added antioxidant and nourishing benefit.
  4. Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum: A super effective eye cream which contains Vitamin C to firm the skin around the eye area and even the complexion. Other ingredients include coenzyme Q10 which works to drastically improve fine lines and wrinkles, cucumber for added antioxidant benefit, and an 8-peptide blend to strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin. A readily absorbed formula that will nourish the skin around the eyes.
  5. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling. Contains Aloe Vera and Virgin Marula Oil for added hydration, and Algae Extract to protect against oxidative damage.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser: This cleanser, as with the AM routine, is suitable for PM use. Ensure you’re thorough, especially around problem areas, and make sure you pat dry with a clean towel after cleansing (never rub).
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Great for daytime and nighttime use, this serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate your skin.
  3. A-Passioni Retinol Cream: This vegan formula by Drunk Elephant contains 1% Retinol to promote skin renewal, collagen production and drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines, large pores and wrinkles. The addition of passionfruit, kale, apricot and apricot work to soothe the skin.
  4. Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil: This luxury facial oil delivers rich hydration that is easily absorbed into the skin. 100% cold pressed and filtered Marula Oil with essential fatty acids to hydrate the skin and prevent trans-epidermal water loss.
  5. Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Acne forms when the small pores on the skin become clogged. It is therefore imperative that a skincare regime for acne works to reduce congestion and inflammation, regulate sebum production, and exfoliate deep into the pores.

  1. Pekee Bar: A thorough cleanse is much needed if you suffer from oily skin, and this Pekee Bar does just that. With a pH of 6.5, this bar gently but effectively removes skin impurities, makeup and excess oil while moisturising and maintaining the skin’s protective barrier.
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: This intensive hydration serum is excellent as it includes pro-vitamin B5 (a fantastic hydrator), pineapple ceramide to boost skin luminosity; sodium Hyaluronate, a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid with smaller molecular weight to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver hydration where it’s most needed; and Squalane, a natural oil which works as a barrier on the skin prevent transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin nourishment.
  3. C-Firma Day Serum: A potent day serum with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) as well as Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. This serum works to brighten and even skin tone, neutralise free radicals, and minimise signs of aging.
  4. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: Sun protection is critical to protect the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors. This is a daily sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30, ideal for daily use and it doesn’t leave a residue or a greasy feeling. Contains Aloe Vera and Virgin Marula Oil for added hydration, and Algae Extract to protect against oxidative damage.

Nighttime Routine

  1. Pekee Bar: This cleansing bar, as with the AM routine, is suitable for PM use. Ensure you’re thorough, especially around problem areas, and make sure you pat dry with a clean towel after cleansing (never rub).
  2. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: Great for daytime and nighttime use, this serum will deliver additional hydration throughout the night to rejuvenate the skin.
  3. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: An AHA/BHA powerhouse serum containing Glycolic, Tartaric, Lactic, Citric and Salicylic acids to exfoliate the skin, regulate sebum production, control oiliness and unclog pores all without the typical side effects of AHA/BHA treatments such as skin dryness.
  4. C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Coenzyme Q10, peptides, Vitamin C and cucumber are just a few of the ingredients this powerhouse eye cream boasts. Works to deliver intense hydration, minimise dark circles, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

References

Product images: https://www.drunkelephant.com/

Well that concludes the regimes, we hope you’ve found this article to be useful. What are your favourite products by Drunk Elephant? Let us known in the comments below 🙂 – OBVS. Team