First things first: I did not buy this $50 moisturizer. I got a sample with my Sephora order.
Having said that, I was super excited to try some Drunk Elephant. Skincare nerds love Drunk Elephant.
This moisturizer is terrible.
The first thing I noticed was that it smells pretty strongly of alcohol, which I was not expecting from something that is supposed to moisturize my skin. I looked up the ingredients and they’re mostly the ‘good alcohols‘. That’s nice. I have no idea why it’s such a bad product now.
It’s a gel. Usually gel moisturizers work well with my skin, which tends to be oily. Gels tend to absorb fairly quickly and matte on me. This one left me shiny, and instantly sticky.
I stuck it out for about an hour. Drunk Elephant is a supposedly good brand. Some things need time to sink in. My poor winter skin started feeling drier and drier. I finally gave up on this being a nice experience and slathered my face in my normal Cerave.
And no, I didn’t notice that layering Cerave over this made it work any better. Save your money.