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Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream


Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

Drunk Elephant, based out of Los Angeles, California, was started in 2012 by former skincare executive Tiffany Masterson. As their website describes, Masterson developed the brand out of a desire to create natural-themed formulas that are truly effective.

Product Claims:

“Retinol reimagined. A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream is a clean, cutting-edge formula that combines 1.0% vegan retinol with nourishing, superfood-rich ingredients to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage revealing a vibrant, younger-looking complexion.” – Drunk Elephant Website

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Stearic Acid, Coconut Alkanes, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Retinol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Chrysin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Ceramide NP, Xanthophylls, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Jojoba Esters, Physalis Pubescens Fruit Juice, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Lauric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glucosamine HCL, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Tocopherol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-23, Steareth-20, Propanediol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Price: $74

Size: 30ml


Oh my Drunk Elephant! It’s actually one of my favourite skincare brands. I was really hoping their new retinol cream won’t disappoint…and it sure didn’t. It claims to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage revealing a vibrant, younger-looking complexion.

It contains 1% retinol (quite high if you’re a retinol newbie). Retinol has more than 40 years of research backing its effectiveness at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, skin roughness, hyperpigmentation, and improving skin texture by increasing cell turnover, preventing collagen breakdown, and thickening the epidermis. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, fighting free-radical damage and premature aging.

Apart from retinol, it has a great mix of other ingredients that will give your skin a younger and healthier look like Niacinamide, Peptides, Ceramides, Fatty Acids, Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate and nourishing non-fragrant plant oils.

Niacinamide helps visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. Ceramides, which make up 50% of the skin’s composition, are critical for holding the skin together and protecting it from dehydration. As we get older, the quality and quantity of ceramides deplete so we need to give our skin the ceramides it can no longer create. Peptides are fundamental building blocks of the skin, without them, the skin losses firmness, texture changes and wrinkles appear. Vitamin C and E are free-radical fighting antioxidants. Sodium Hyaluronate is a humectant, which keeps the skin hydrated.

I’m super duper impressed!

Photo Credit: OMG Bart

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