The Real Reason Why Derms Love Drunk Elephant Products

Drunk Elephant

When you walk into any major beauty store or counter, there's no mistaking the best Drunk Elephant products for any other brands. The tiny elephant logo stamped on the plain white containers with bright lids certainly look pretty, but packaging isn't the only reason why the brand, founded by Tiffany Masterson, retained a cult-like following. They look good on your sink, and they make your skin look good, too... and they've got the seal of approval from dermatologists.

“Drunk Elephant does a great job with their products. Masterson and her team have identified several 'problem' ingredients that are commonly included in skin care products and actively avoid them,” Dr. Heather Rogers, dermatologist and creator of Doctor Rogers RESTORE, tells TZR. "Sodium lauryl sulfate, known as SLS, and drying alcohols are all common causes of irritation and are said not to be found in the line."

In fact, Drunk Elephant products nix most ingredients that make you question what they are. All of the products are naturally-formulated and cater directly to your skin's health. You don't have to worry about added fragrance if your skin is sensitive to scents, either, or any harsh materials that will cause your face to react.

Photo by Dr. Lily Talakoub

And you know it's good stuff when the derms actually use the products themselves. Dr. Lily Talakoub of McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center in Virginia has tried almost every product that Drunk Elephant has to offer: “I love them especially the ones with ingredients like marula oil and glycolic acid," she says.

New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum counts the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum as one of her go-tos, and the C-Firma Day Serum is liked by Dr. Estee Williams, a New York City dermatologist. "It has a nice blend of vitamin C and plant-based antioxidants," she gushes.

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