An ATTEMPT to Restart ⏰ My Skin | Drunk Elephant Before and After!

I used to be the kind of person who was blessed with flawless and low-maintenance skin. Other than a few hormonal spots around the time of the month, my skin usually never broke out. Lately, my skin has been somewhat of a struggle. I’ve been having acne along my hairline and on my cheeks. After months of struggle, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands. 
I was blessed with this birthday pack from Sephora which contains two SUPER HYPE Drunk Elephant products: Jelly Cleanser and Protini Polypeptide Cream. I think that these products will help me get to healthier, more perfect skin! 

⭐🤑Jelly Cleanser $32.00 5 oz. (Full Size)
What it is: An innovative jelly cleanser that removes all traces of makeup, excess oil, pollution, and any other grime from the day. For all skin types.
Why I think this product will work: Not only does it claim to remove makeup without leaving residue, it’s also set at a low pH level (5.5). Having a more balanced pH might give me an additional boost to healing my skin. 
⭐🤑Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer $68 1.69 oz. (Full Size)
What it is: A protein moisturizer that improves the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness. For all skin types.
Why I think this product will work: It will provide beneficial ingredients (amino acids, peptides, and growth factors) that will strengthen my skin. This also has a lower pH (4) for balance. I have extra expectations for this product cuz this shit’s expensive. 
⚠️Disclaimer: Neither of these products are directly acne-fighting but I hope that they will give my skin beneficial nutrients and balance, which will concurrently make my acne go away. The focus is CLEAN and BALANCED skin. 

Every morning and night I….
✅Use a simple bar soap or makeup remover to clean off as much makeup as I can (nighttime only)  
✅ Use a dime-to-quarter-sized amount of the Jelly Cleanser and massage it into my skin to thoroughly cleanse my face. 
✅Apply essence. 
✅Take a swipe of the Protini Cream and moisturize my face. 

I’ve used these products everyday for the past four weeks. Here are my thoughts:

The Jelly Cleanser removes makeup very well, but requires a lot of volume. I find myself using almost a quarter size amount to get a really good lather. 
The cream has a nice thick consistency, and moisturizes my skin really well. The consistency is perfect for using both in the day and at night. 

👍 The spots on my cheek are mostly gone (except for one that formed yesterday) and my forehead cleared up slightly. I don’t think the products contributed significantly to the acne clearing, but I think that overall it has improved the health and texture of my skin.

🌟Tip: I think that the cream is a much better investment than the cleanser. The cleanser is easily replaceable by other products on the market that are also more affordable. 

What did you think of these two products? Do you think other Drunk Elephant products work better?

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  • Pauline

    Looks like competition for those acne product kits out there. I am impressed by the way it works and the results. As a young adult kid I suffered extreme acne not only on my face but all down my backside. This medicine cleanser seems safe and effective. I know it all takes its time but what a relief not to suffer and look and feel your best.

  • Tonilynn Rosario

    great review on your Drunk Elephant Birthday gifts, I now will have a idea on what to expect from my haul shipping now. loved the break down and your thoughts on products. Visual pictures were great. your skin appeared more brighter in after photos.

  • Pam Jackson

    I've always heard really great things about Drunk Elephant products and I've always wanted to try them for myself

  • Sarah Rantala

    Really cool! Maybe changing your pillowcase(s) and sheets more often would help with your cheeks. Sometimes I forget to do it. Also, if you don't sleep with a nightcap on your hair, you might end up sleeping on oils from your hair, which could contribute to breakouts.I tend to find I break out more when I don't change my pillowcase as often as I should.

  • Carol Wicker

    I want this I love pampering my skin like that very good review very useful info

  • Laury Dencklau

    Thanks for the info! Yeah I’m not big on this brand, it’s over priced and I feel like it didn’t do anything for my skin, I have tried other brands that are around the same price and have gotten much better results then I did with DE, I have even gotten better results from the inexpensive brands too! 👍🏻😄

  • Lori Odaniel

    Wonderful review ive always wanted to try this brand but wasn't sure of the high end price you helped me make a decision for now i think ill stay with my old routine but will try some of these soon thanks again.

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  • Ja-Nee

    I recieved the same bday gift from Sephora. I liked the jelly cleasner but I agree, it's over priced and they're more affordable products. I really enjoyed the Protini cream.

  • Mary Charles

    Yes girl, I love all their products . They help in so many ways. Wrinkles, sun spots, hydration, glowing and helps with acne as well

  • Nicole

    I was the same way. I am just turned forty and all my teen years and mid twenties I hardly had any acne, one or two every few months, or so at least, but that was about it. At some point I started getting adult acne and my skin is super sensitive to many new products. It's like 4/5 of them WILL cause me to break out. Thanks for the review of both, I've actually tried the cleansers with the same results as you, not too impressed, but it is okay and didn't make anything worse. I may try the moisturizer, if I find it on sale or something.

  • Blair Brakefield

    I had a similar experience actually. I'm 28 years old now, but throughout my teen years and early to mid 20s I always had great skin. Just like you, I would get the occasional blemish/pimple near that time of the month but never anything crazy... Now that I'm older, I don't know what happened and don't get me wrong my skin isn't terrible by any means, but it just isn't as great as it used to be. It doesn't have that bright, smooth look like it used to, well up until I discovered and started using better high end products such as Drunk Elephant, Clinique, and a few others. I've sort of made my own skin regime, that works best for me and my skin !

  • Cynthia

    An honest, this-worked, this didn't, buyer-beware review. I'll pass on these, I think. Well done!

  • Amanda

    Keep us updated, I've been wanting to try this for a while and would love to see what you think about it after a month or so of use

  • Camryn

    Ah, your skin looks so much brighter and dewy in the after shots.. I wanna tryyyyy

  • Shannon citrino

    I've heard this stuff is great!


    I hear so much great things about The Drunk Elephant brand. I really want to buy some things from them and try out their Polypeptide cream! 💗

  • Tina Bennett

    Your skin looks amazing!

  • Sarah

    I think overall drunk elephant seems like a great product the difference in your skin is great!

  • Drea

    I’m really dying to try these products

  • Melissa Griffith

    Drunk Elephant is so good. I couldn't live without my B hydra and Protini

  • Junaid

    have to try them

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