If I had to choose one word that describes DRUNK ELEPHANT C FIRMA DAY SERUM ; luminous!
DRUNK ELEPHANT C FIRMA DAY SERUM ( CLAIM) A serum packed with powerful antioxidant complex of L -ascorbic and ferulic acids and Chrono peptide that transforms into vitamin D to reveal a brighter, firmer and more even looking complexion.
15% ASCORBIC ACID : ascorbic acid and it's derivatives, such as ascorbyllinoleate, are said to have skin lightening and antioxidant properties. Its stability is a main concern when incorporating it into cosmetic formulations. Vitamin C is also popular in antiaging products, it helps with collagen synthesis and repairs free radical damage. LACTOBACILLUS/PUMPKIN EXTRACT : exfoliating and softening, it can help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL : humectant and emollient. Compromised mostly of oleic acid. FERULIC ACID : a plant derived antioxidant and free radical scavenger, it protects the skin against UVB induced redness. When incorporated into formulas with ascorbic acid, ferulic acid can improve their stability.
SODIUM HYALURONATE : capable of binding 1,800 times its own weight in water. LICORICE ROOT : studies indicate conclude that licorice extract has depigmenting effects as well as an inhibitory effect on melanin synthesis given its ability to act as a tyrosine inhibitor.
HOW TO USE IT
AM After cleansing my skin, I would gently apply and tap into damp skin, wait for about a minute before applying hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen. The formula has a reservoir effect, which means it stays on the skin for up to 72 hours and cannot be washed or rubbed off. Due to the latter, some skin types could use it just three times a week and still see results. While testing this product I used it a several times as part of a very hydrating night routine and loved the way my skin felt and looked the morning after. P.S when you use this in the AM, make sure you use a broad spectrum SPF over it.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT? JAN 29th - April 18th 2018
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE? Smells like a dried up orange. Now I know it doesn't sound appealing but its really subtle , almost non existent smell
TEXTURE Light liquid and light amber color
SKIN TYPE I would recommend this cleanser to the following Most skin types should be able to handle this serum.
Not recommend Skin with compromised skin barrier, speak to a professional before usage
Disclaimer Please read the ingredient list above for possible allergen/fragrance that may not be appropriate for you or your skin type.
With a pH of 3.5, the ascorbic acid was able to penetrate my skin ensuring effectiveness without any irritation
The inclusion of beneficial antioxidants like licorice root and my fave pumpkin extract was a plus (For benefits of pumpkin extract scroll up to ingredients). Combining them with ascorbic acid, makes this fantastic serum
Absorbs super fast Non irritating
Outstanding performance due to reservoir effect
The packaging was perfect. Air tight container which slows down oxidation and reduces the likelihood of contamination.
Noticeable improvements of hyperpigmentation around my check bone and overall radiance after two weeks.
I have a feeling this is the first of many more drunk elephant reviews, would love to know what is your favorite Drunk elephant product ? Have a great day.