Hello darlings! Lately I have been hearing about Drunk Elephant everywhere, so I had to try some of their cosmetics to know why everyone is talking about them. So I have, and today I bring you my review on the T.L.C. night glycolic serum Framboos by Drunk Elephant.
Here in England Drunk Elephant has been quite popular for a long time, but in Spain, I know that it entered the market a bit later, in 2022. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try something of this brand and tell you my opinion about it, so I can give you ideas of what to expect. I bought two products: a serum and a cream, and today I talk about the serum.
Drunk Elephant is a premium brand, so its skincare ranges have a rather high price, so it is normal to want to do some research before buying them.
I decided to buy the T.L.C. serum. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum from Drunk Elephant because I hadn’t tried any glycolic acid products to date, and I was looking forward to it. Among other things to be able to tell you about this ingredient in the blog.
At the time I was researching glycolic acid (in the link you have the dedicated article) and why it is so beneficial. You know that I love researching and clearly understanding how cosmetic ingredients work. I’m not a doctor or pharmacist, but I think we all have the right to understand a little better what we apply to our skin.
This is why I chose this serum and not another. As always, I tell you a little bit what the product is supposed to do and then what has really worked for me.
T.L.C. Serum Framboos Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant: what is it for?
|Morning or evening routine:||Night|
|Main ingredients:||Glycolic acid and AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids)|
|Skin type:||Dry skin, combination skin, oily skin|
|Objective:||Cell regeneration, luminosity and acne reduction|
How to use the T.L.C. serum Framboos Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant
This is a product for use within the night routine. It produces a process of cellular desquamation that leaves the skin more sensitive, so it is better to limit its use at night, so that it does not give the sun.
To serve as a reference, I have used this serum first, alone, to be able to accurately measure its effectiveness, and after a couple of days I included it in my usual night routine.
As you know, my night routine goes through the removal of makeup from the skin, then I apply the eye contour, and then the serum, in this case the T.L.C. serum. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant. The next step is to use my night moisturiser, whatever you use at any given time.
Where to buy
In Spain Drunk the night glycolic serum T.L.C. Drunk Elephant’s Framboos is sold only in Sephora stores at the moment. Then I leave the link to the product:
Ingredients of the T.L.C. night glycolic serum Framboos de Drunk Elephant
In addition to glycolic acid, which is the main ingredient of the product, this serum also contains tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids. All of them mixed with raspberry extract and horse chestnut.
A second key ingredient is AHAs or alpha-hydroacids. AHAs serve primarily to detach dead cells from the skin. In other words, they dissolve them to make them easier to remove from the face.
AHAs are a great ingredient to use when we start to see the first signs of aging. It is one of the 3 essential ingredients that I recommend to take care of the skin from the age of 30.
Here is the full list of ingredients of the Framboos glycolic acid serum:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Galactoarabinan, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin.
My review on the T.L.C. serum Framboos* Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant
When I use this serum what I notice, mainly, is that the skin is clearer and brighter. I also notice that it is slightly drier. Let’s see, I’ll explain.
When I apply the serum at night, I obviously don’t notice any changes. But the next morning, without even washing my face yet, I see the skin as whiter and brighter. This is a cell renewal effect that glycolic acid produces in the skin.
The second most important effect I’ve noticed is dryness. I don’t usually have acne or pimples, but when I started using the serum I did have a couple of white dots at different stages of maturation. After using the serum, in a matter of only one or two nights, both impurities reduced the level of inflammation and the granite that was more advanced dried up and disappeared completely. Only the flaking was left around.
This makes me think that it is a highly recommended serum for skin suffering from acne. Especially young skin.
We have to remember that glycolic acid produces an exfoliation in which the cells renew themselves more quickly. During this process, the impurities produced by the granites and blackheads are removed. It is a process that already exists in our skin. What glycolic acid does is speed it up. It is important to understand the process to know how it will work on our skin.
For my skin type, what interests me is not acne but the signs of aging. Over the years, I notice that my skin is a little duller and grayish, so to speak. And after using this serum I feel as if they have given the skin a boost of energy. (Although I feel anything but energy.) As I said, this is a typical effect of acids on the skin. In a very similar way to how it acts, for example retinol. And glycolic acid is just another type of acid.
Anyway, I hope this my opinion about the Lala Retro Whipped Cream from Drunk Elephant has been useful if you are looking for information before deciding to buy it.
Here is a video on what skincare ingredients should be used at each age: in your 20s, 30s, 40s and more. It is in Spanish, so turn the subtitles on:
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Lots of love,