This year my New Year’s resolution won’t be my typical eat healthy and drink more water mantra, this year I’m detoxing my skincare routine!
Like all other beauty addicts out there I love skincare and a lot of the times I’ve purchase products based on reviews and what they claim to do instead of dwelling too much on the ingredients list. Following the Korean 10-Step routine, I put a lot of products on my face day and night and as you know a lot of these chemicals can get absorb into our skin and potentially accumulate in our bodies (for better or worse). Now, it’s unlikely that I’ll throw all of my paraben containing products skincare products in the bin (since I get a bit attached) but regardless I’ll try my best! Besides throwing out skincare products, it’s time I start investing a little more in brand that are designed without those worrying nasties!
So drumroll for .. DRUNK ELEPHANT!
Drunk Elephant is a skincare brand that focuses on producing effective skincare items without all the added nasties that can be dangerous to the environment and to our skin.
I’ve reviewed Drunk Elephant’s uber popular C-Firma Day Serum here and their Shaba Complex Eye Serum here … today’s review is on another popular DE product – the T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum Review!
WHAT IT IS:
A 12% AHA/BHA night serum that helps refine and resurface skin to reveal a smoother and more radiant looking complexion. T.L.C. Framboos™ enhances the performance of other products by clearing the way for maximum absorption.
WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:
This high-tech gel resurfaces dull skin, gently lifting dead skin cells away by dissolving the glue that holds them to the surface. The results are greater clarity and a smoother, more even looking complexion. Formulated with our dream team AHA/BHA blend including Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric, Citric and Salicylic acids and blended with raspberry extract, T.L.C. Framboos™ sinks in easily and delivers effective and precise chemical exfoliation without the harsh side effects like dryness or sensitization. Horse chestnut and white tea help to soothe. Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration along with excess oiliness and pores will appear dramatically diminished. Go from a drab complexion to an absolutely luminous one, practically overnight!
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
AHAs can be sensitizing if not formulated properly. We added soothing plant extracts and formulated T.L.C. Framboos™ at the ideal pH level of 3.8-4.0, which we believe is the key to an effective formulation.
CONSUMER TESTING RESULTS:
98% found skin was smoother
96% found skin was softer
93% found skin felt retexturized and refined
93% found skin had a healthy, radiant glow
91% found skin looked more even-toned, brighter and luminous
*in an independent consumer testing panel of 50 women ages 25 to 55
‘The results are greater clarity and a smoother, more even looking complexion.’
Yes – but I’m not entirely sure if it’s the Framboos Serum that’s doing this or if its just the fact that my skincare routine is just working pretty well this season.
‘Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration along with excess oiliness and pores will appear dramatically diminished.’
Not really – I don’t have wrinkles yet however fine lines on my forehead and under my eyes have not reduced at all (but I don’t think anything can get rid of my undereye wrinkles). The discolouration that I have on my face has not faded whatsoever and my skin is still as oily as ever. My pores are less visible but then again there are days where I still wake up with pretty large pores. I suspect that the weather may have more to do with my pore size than this serum.
‘Go from a drab complexion to an absolutely luminous one, practically overnight!’
Ummmm – well yes my complexion is quite luminous now but I can assure you that the magic did not happen overnight.
Packaging: Good. This has the classic Drunk Elephant product packaging with a bright pink twist pump top. Also this bottle is light weight and is perfect for travel!
Price: High end. This retails at $132 AUD for 30mL so it’s not by any means cheap. However, since it’s formulated without all of those nasties ( Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS) it may be worth the price tag.
Repurchase? Potentially. My skin does look a lot smoother and brighter now, the size of my pore also appears to have reduce or at least they’re less visible. However, I’m not sure if it’s entirely because of this product or if its just my skincare routine working as a whole. I may lay off this product a while to see how my skin fare without it, but I do see myself repurchasing it.
Overall, my skin does look a lot better after starting this serum but it’s nothing drastic (which is not necessarily a bad thing). My skin is a lot softer and more luminous but as I’ve mentioned before – I’m not sure if I can give this serum all the credit since I’ve tried a few different things in my skincare routine since starting it. It is however a decent serum that is relatively moisturising and it does a good job of exfoliating my skin (no more dry skin patches!).
So that’s it my Wonderlandians! Until next time,