There’s a very good reason to keep an eye on the brand, Drunk Elephant. I first blogged about the range in 2014 and said then, it was one to watch (ringing my own bell here!) and recently industry rumours have emerged that the Estee Lauder group has its eyes on the Marula oil based brand. The name comes from the fact that apparently, elephants like to eat the marula fruit which then ferments in the their stomachs and makes them tipsy!
It’s more about what’s not in this brand than what’s in it – Drunk Elephant contains no silicones, chemical screens, fragrances, including fragranced essential oils, or toxins. It’s a very ‘clean’ brand. One of the biggest sensitivity issues that I am contacted about is essential oils – no matter how organic or gentle, they can and do cause sensitivity which rules out a whole pile of great brands for some. I don’t react to essential oils, other than positively (dip me in a bath of Aromatherapy Associates and I’m a new person!) but if you do, you really have to carefully select your skincare. It’s definitely worth some further reading if this post piques your interest HERE.
Sephora.com will ship, and if you’re dipping your toes in the Drunk Elephant water, start with the Marula Oil (above) and possibly the Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (I suggest this because Sam at Pixiwoos did a review and loved it). I know that the brand is doing the UK stockist rounds, so it’s a question of ‘watch-this-space’, and given that Sephora can barely keep it in stock, as soon as it hits our shores, I’d expect a stampede (see what I did there……).