My sensitive skin loves Drunk Elephant — here are the products I buy again and again

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Whether it’s an acne breakout, seasonal redness or some other flare-up, my skin has seen its fair share of blemishes. But now that I’ve established a skin care routine full of clean, high-quality products, I’ve been able to stop breakouts pretty much before they start.

Naturally, I still have to deal with a zit every now and then, but I attribute a lot of my clear skin to one brand in particular: Drunk Elephant. Founded in 2013 by Tiffany Masterson, Drunk Elephant has a massive fan base thanks to its smart formulas.

According to the brand’s philosophy page: Drunk Elephant is “committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefits the health of the skin or support the integrity of our formulations.”

Essentially, this means that the brand focuses on creating products that the skin can easily absorb and include effective active ingredients. You’ll also never find any essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances, dyes or SLS in the products.

Since Drunk Elephant’s products work so well for me, I consistently find myself repurchasing a few key items. Keep scrolling to shop four items that are essential to my skin care routine.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer, $68

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This moisturizer sinks right into my skin and never leaves me looking shiny. I also love how the push-top packaging allows you to get all of the product out — no waste!

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum, $90

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I use this serum once a day and swear by it for keeping my pores clear. It’s effective yet one of the gentlest glycolic products I’ve ever tried.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil, $72


One bottle of this oil lasts me months since I only need a couple of drops at a time. I love adding a few drops of this oil to my Protini moisturizer when my skin is especially dry.

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask, $52

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For the times that I want to load up on hydration, I’ll use F-Balm as an overnight mask. But I actually find it light enough to use it as a moisturizer if I ever want something a little more lightweight than Protini.

If you want to try out a selection of Drunk Elephant’s skin care products, you can shop The Littles set for travel sizes. Plus, if you’re already a DE fan, shop one of the brand’s newest launches, the Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum, below!

Drunk Elephant The Littles, $90

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Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum, $82

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