Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum Review by Real Customers in 2021

#3 Drunk Elephant Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum

Overall Rating: 4.5

Capterra Rating: #4.5 .. out of 5 with 10 ratings

 Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum Review

What it is: An AHA/BHA night serum that resurfaces congested skin by lifting away dead skin cells to improve skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- T.L.C. Framboos™ AHA Blend: (G) glycolic plus (T) tartaric, (L) lactic, and (C) citric acids) exfoliates built-up dead skin cells, resurfacing dull, uneven skin for a smoother, brighter, more even-looking complexion.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Loosens sebum to unclog pores while soothing skin.

What Else You Need to Know: With a blend of glycolic, tartaric, citric, and salicylic acids, T.L.C. Framboos™ delivers chemical exfoliation without dryness or sensitization, curbs excess oil, and reveals clarity and luminosity. It enhances the performance of other products by clearing the way for maximum absorption. pH 3.8.

Drunk Elephant is clean, but in their opinion, "clean" is not enough when it comes to caring for skin. They make "Clean Compatible" skincare. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of their formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on biocompatibility. You won’t find what they call the "Suspicious 6" in their products (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, and SLS) making them, in their opinion, appropriate for all skin. They believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue we see, and when entirely removed from one’s routine, ("a clean break"), skin can reset and return to a healthy, balanced state. It is equally, if not more, important what they leave out of the products as what they put in. This skin-elimination diet (think Whole30 for your face) inspired the #barewithus Instagram movement, a collection of bare-faced selfies chronicling the Drunk Elephant journeys of people who have found success using the line and renewed confidence in their own skin. When formulating their products, Drunk Elephant focuses on biocompatibility, pH levels, and safety, always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels and remain respectful and always supportive of skin’s acid mantle.
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Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.

Award wins:
- StyleCaster, 2017 Award for 15 Best Skin Serums
- New Beauty, 2017 Beauty Choice Award
- Real Simple, 2018 Road Test Award

Clinical Results: In an independent consumer-testing panel of 106 women age 25 to 55:
- 98% found skin was smoother
- 96% found skin was softer
- 93% found skin felt retexturized and refined

Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum is among the top 10 brands introduced by brandsreviews according to users worldwide.

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Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum Reviews 

Beauty editors, beauty bloggers, and pretty much anyone tangentially involved in the beauty industry have been obsessing over this newcomer brand since it launched three years ago. (According to WWD, Drunk Elephant is one of the fastest growing skincare companies Sephora has ever seen.) So, it probably goes without saying that the brand's Glycolic serum is now the darling of the serum world. While some find the AHA Blend to be too intense for sensitive skin, most users appreciate the tingling-so-you-know-it-works sensation you have after using it.

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Customer Reviews

  • btd

Great product. Started to see a difference after the first week. Will buy again


  • Julie Gardyasz

When I first started this product, my skin did purge for about 2.5-3 weeks. Especially by my chin which is my trouble area. I stuck it out and afterwards I couldn’t be happier. I use it daily before bed along with c-firma the next morning. It been a long time since I’ve been semi happy with my skin. It’s pricy but worth it


  • Ruby

it’s OK, a bit over-rated

Doesn’t work for me and on my skin. Works well as a mild chemical exfoliator but there isn’t much ingredient in it to nourish the skin. I bought it due to the overwhelming positive reviews but in the end, felt like it was kind of over-rated. The bottle is beautiful designed and engineered. I like how the pump is perfectly concealed within the top and you have to rotate it to see the pump. Pretty neat feature.


  • Susanneg


Based on the reviews I read I was expecting a noticeable difference in my skin. I have used according to directions for about 3 weeks now and I have not yet seen a change. I plan to continue using.


  • Kindle Customer

It makes a noticeable difference.

I have just started using this product and so far I really like it. I am primarily using it to help with hormonal acne, and it seems to be helping my acne be less severe. I spread it all over my face, though, and I have noticed a difference in how my skin looks and feels. I use it every night and have not noticed any signs of excess dryness. I am really liking it so far.


  • Charley

Didnt work for me unfortunately

Tried this for about a month to combat my acne, but it did not help me. If anything, my skin has just gotten worse. Onto the next product!



Problems with the bottle

I like the product. A lot. But I have problems with the bottle. When I push down the dispenser the product doesn’t come. It’s really hard to get some product. Seems like when the product is in the end. I think the bottle I received was not full or some problem with it. I am disappointed because the little I could use I saw the difference on my skin. I would like to have an explanation from the seller. I am considering if I should buy another brand.


  • John Vaughn

Saw good results

I used it on my forehead at night to remove fine lines and it worked very well removing them, almost completely gone after one night. A little goes a long way which is especially important to keep in mind when the serum is $90. Drunk elephant is a clean brand which makes sure all its product’s ingredients are ethically sourced


  • Stella Ryan

Worth it

This is one of those rare products that worth the price. I Use it ever other night. Its strong, bit not irritating. No fragrance and no alcohol. I follow it with a retinol moisturizer. This will shrink your pores and minimize the size of blackheads.


  • Jacqueline S. Mitchell

Not worth the orice

This is a really nice product but there are certainly ones that are as good that are less expensive and don’t come in so much plastic