February 8th, 2021
Beauty

Drunk Elephant, Too

When my friend Kara makes a skin care recommendation, I listen. She’s been raving about Drunk Elephant products, as did a number of readers after last week’s post, so I ordered the above. So far, the Dr. Barbara Sturm serums and creams are helping my Sahara-like skin tremendously. To be continued.

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Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

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Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

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Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

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Single-breasted hooded raincoat

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Leather sandals

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Flower brooch

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Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

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Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

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High-neck striped wool-blend sweater

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Park linen-blend canvas tote bag

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Fran belted suede jacket

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  • I LOVE good skincare and I have tried quite a few products. I feel I should warn you that. I had an allergic reaction to a couple of the drunk elephant products.
    I am in love with grown alchemist and I would be remiss if I didn’t add cerave skin renewing night cream— which I slather on my face at night and wake up with soft and quenched skin! It is the best!!!

    heleneFebruary 8th, 2021  10:30 AM

     
  • I also decided to try the DE moisturizer, Protini, per the feedback. Highly sensitive and reactive, I am always on the search for clean, fragrance free products.
    Thank you for a great post!

    LauraFebruary 8th, 2021  12:13 PM

     
  • I love a good drug store tried and true product. Thanks for sharing, Helene. I am curious about the Drunk Elephant products. No one mentioned Vinter’s Daughter in last week’s post. I recently purchased VD after hearing so much about their products. I do like the oil (and it smells amazing) but not sure if it’s worth the hefty price tag.

    AliciaFebruary 8th, 2021  12:27 PM

     
  • Surprised no one has mentioned The Ordinary products in any of the skincare posts! They are amazing value and highly effective. I use a number of items from their main line (10% Lactic Acid, 8% Ascorbic Acid , Rose Hip Oil and AHA & BHA peel) and several that are outstanding from their heavily science based, and more expensive Niod line (the Copper 2:1 serum, Hydralauonic Acid, and the Fractionated Eye Serum). Been using them for almost 2 years, and my skin is now even-toned, moist and glowing….and I am over 60! Their $7 AHA & BHA peel is like getting a professional facial. I am a loyal fan. The product lines are big, so you need to either go to one of their stores, or book an online consult with their team for personalized recommendations. These products plus my Westman Atelier foundation are the best!

    JaneFebruary 8th, 2021  2:29 PM

     
  • I hope it works! I keep the C Firma Day Serum in my pocket and its so soothing on my wind chapped face.

    KarolinaFebruary 8th, 2021  5:11 PM

     
  • Hello Preston
    I live in Sydney but always lust for the level of amazing clean beauty stores you have in the US. I would chat to a consultant at CAP Beauty or Credo Beauty or Detox Market or Onda to discuss your specific needs. I recommend brands such as Tammy Fender, Marie Veronique, May Lindstrom (someone also mentioned in a post last week), African BOTANICS etc.as relevant for what you are seeking. I do recommend talking to specialist consultants to highlight signature products as we don’t dress head to toe in one brand – same in skincare. Enjoy the journey!

    CateFebruary 8th, 2021  5:42 PM

     
  • Alicia, I splurged to try Vintner’s Daughter in the early days of the shutdown. I’m hooked and have reordered both the Essence and Serum at least twice. I’m over 60 and use it in conjunction with Bader Rich Cream as needed. Also just discovered Tammy Fender last week while on vacation (best week ever!).
    Preston, this is such a great post, and I appreciate hearing everyone’s first-hand accounts. There is SO much information – could you somehow sort this out between under and over 60? The big issue with 60+ is lacking estrogen and collagen. How to compensate for this? : ))

    PaulaFebruary 9th, 2021  2:20 AM

     
  • Dear Paula, read about linen lignans. I wrote in a previous post about it. Find a really good source (this is about your question on estrogens). Collagen? You can supplement it, if you are a vegan, you will find plant’s source, f not, bones broth is still the best. Veal or chicken. And don’t forget about vit.c, it’s also stimulating production of collagen, I am 46, trying to use only natural sources and must say, I see very good results. In the supplements you will always find substances which are not necessarily good for us (sugars and other weird chemicals), pure organic rose hip juice is so much better than a capsule. 3 months shelf life organic flax seed oil (kept in the fridge) plus few other “miracles”.

    IsabelFebruary 9th, 2021  10:27 AM

     
  • I have been using Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 night cream and am pretty happy with it.

    AprilFebruary 9th, 2021  10:39 AM

     
  • Meant to add, I also love and use Cere Ve products. My dermatologist recommends them, too.

    AprilFebruary 9th, 2021  10:48 AM

     
  • Like you, I am interested in skin care (particularly in the winter) and have had some success with a couple of products this year that I thought you might like to know about.

    1) The first is True Skin C Serum. I know everyone raves about the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum, but since I use prescription Retin-A, I wasn’t really looking for another expensive product. I have been using TruSkin Vitamin C Serum and I think it’s pretty good! I use the Retin-A cream at night and the TruSkin Vitamin C Serum first thing in the morning. Then I use a heavy duty moisturizer and I really don’t think it makes that much difference which one of these you use.

    2) Next in the AM, I’ve been using The Ordinary’s Rose Hip Seed Oil. In these cold Northeastern winters, I believe incorporating an oil into one’s skin routine is really helpful.

    3) Finally, I put on sunscreen. I like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch. My dermatologist Anne Chapas at Union Square Dermatological (who is a rock star btw), says you always have to wear sunscreen even if your makeup or moisturizer has sunscreen in it. Sunscreen really adds another layer of moisture to the face and helps with winter dryness, along with providing protection from the sun.

    Anyway, if you try the serum or oil, I’d love to know what you think!

    Liz C.February 16th, 2021  1:29 PM

     

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