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A few month’s ago I was sent the gorgeous Drunk Elephant Littles pouch (£76) which is perfect for travel or in my case, for getting to know a brand. I really enjoyed trying out the products as I had heard very good things about the brand. It was founded by Tiffany Masterson, who wanted to create a range without toxins and what she calls, the ‘Suspicious Six’
I really loved the story of how the name ‘Drunk Elephant’ came about. Throughout the range, you will find Marula oil which comes straight from the pip of the marula fruit. Tiffany believes it is superior to any other oil because of it’s high content of fatty acids, anti-oxidants and anti-microbial properties. There is a myth that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees and that it ferments in their very large bellies and makes them drunk. You can find very sweet videos of young elephants that are said to be drunk on marula fruit on Youtube. As a teen growing up in South Africa, Amarula (a delicious cream liqueur, very similar to Baileys) was an absolute favourite of mine, so I identify well with those young ellies!
There were three products that I tried that really stood out for me.
– The C-Firma Day Serum which is a lovely Vitamin C serum for daytime use. Provided you don’t use too much, it sinks into the skin quickly without feeling sticky and sits well under makeup.
TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum which is a serum containing AHA and BHA that you apply at night which gently resurfaces the skin, leaving your complexion smoother and clearer overnight. I really noticed a difference in my skin after using this. Sometimes chemical exfoliation can leave your skin feeling a bit dry and sensitive, but I didn’t find that at all with this product.
The Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil might be my favourite product of all. It’s the most divine facial oil which leaves my skin feeling silky and smooth and nourished.
Last week Drunk Elephant sent me their new haircare range. I have to be honest my first thoughts were, ‘would a skincare brand know enough about hair care?’ But after trying the products, I think I can confidently say they do! My hair hasn’t felt this good in a while. After using all four products, it was left feeling very soft but it still had body which is what I look for in hair care. Some shampoos and conditioners make my hair so soft it becomes lifeless and hard to style.
I really liked the Scalp Scrub, because it felt like my hair had never been cleaner, but I fear it’s the sort of product that I would forget to use as you apply it to dry hair and leave it on to work for ten minutes before washing. I really loved both the shampoo and conditioner, and my absolute favourite has to be the Marula Tangle Spray. It’s not available to buy just yet, but I think this may have cult status before long. I love anything that smells like marzipan (or Amarula liqueur!) and the spray is a wonderfully fine and lightweight mist that leaves your hair feeling detangled and nourished at the same time. It’s not at all sticky, greasy or heavy. The detangling spray gets a big thumbs up from me!
I should mention the beautiful Pucci-esque robe I am wearing, which came with the delivery of the new haircare range. It is made from 9 recycled plastic bottles and was made exclusively for the launch by a company called Nunolove. The robe is not for sale unfortunately.
I hope my little review has been helpful. Please do feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them.