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
- 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.
Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.
- 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
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.