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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Did you know that the name “Drunk Elephant” is rooted in a myth that says elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees where inside their very large tummies it ferments making the elephants drunk! Virgin Marula oil can be found through out the Drunk Elephant line because Tiffany Masterson (the founder) believes it is superior to ANY other oil…..I believe so too. Anyway, our focus here is the TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum so let’s get to it.

Product Claims:

“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..”– Drunk Elephant Website

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Galactoarabinan, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Nitrate, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate.

Price: N45,000

Size: 30ml


“PSA – this is magic! I have been using this for about 2 weeks and the results are amazing” – a comment a lady made after using this serum. I must say I totally agree! I have been using this product for almost 2 months now and it is one of the best skincare products I have ever spent my money on. It is simply amazing; I will explain why.

Drunk Elephant’s Framboos is called a “Glycolic Night Serum” but it is actually a combination of AHAs (Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid and Lactic Acid) and BHA (salicylic acid), plus antioxidants and anti-irritants. AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants, they resurface dull skin, gently lifting dead skin cells away by dissolving the glue that holds them to the surface. Click here to read more about physical and chemical exfoliation.

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This product contains a high percentage of hydroxyl acids (12% AHA/BHA) which is proof that it will definitely work well to reduce dead skin cells on the surface of skin, addressing concerns such as sun damage, dryness and signs of aging. The oil-soluble salicylic acid in it will allow it to penetrate in into the skin’s pores, dissolving substances that can lead to blackheads and blemishes. What’s very important is that the pH of the product is between 3.8-4.0, which is the ideal pH for the AHAs to function properly. It also contains a good mix of antioxidants like marula oil, green tea, horse chestnut, cactus, grape, raspberry extracts; and skin soothing/hydrating ingredients like yeast extract and sodium hyaluronate.

With all the amazing beneficial ingredients in this serum, you can be sure it will help deal with some signs of aging, uneven skin tone, rough texture, and clogged pores. I know it is quite expensive but it really isn’t your average “glycolic acid serum” so if you’re going to splurge on one, this is the one to buy.

Available for purchase here.

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  • I decided to try this product after reading Hilary’s review on Instagram. This product is lightweight and you feel it’s benefit almost instantly. My skin feels soft, fully hydrated and youthful. I also use Paula’s Choice skin perfecting 2% bha liquid as a toner (thanks for the recommendation Hilary) which has helped reduce the level of oiliness i experience . I like to try products for a period of time before making any judgements as some take longer to reveal results than others. After about 8 weeks+ of adding the Drunk Elephant night serum and Paula’s Choice to my skincare routine, i can honestly say my skin feels at it’s best.

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