The name Drunk Elephant is rooted in a myth that says that elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from the Marula trees. Once eaten, fermentation occurs inside their very large tummies and the elephants become drunk!
Virgin Marula oil, straight from the "pip", can be found throughout our line. It is an oil that I believe is superior to ANY I’ve tried due to the high content of fatty acids and antioxidants. It soaks right in. I’m in love with it. The products are all safe, completely unscented and non-irritating. I hand-picked almost every ingredient in this line. There is no doubt about it, Drunk Elephant was developed with lots of care and love and a large dose of determination.
Drunk Elephant Skin Care represents what I would use on my own skin and what really works for me. It is safe, minimal, effective, and non-toxic, and I made sure that the key ingredients were added at the highest percentages possible for maximum efficacy. I know I’ll be looking no further for the perfect skin care routine–for I have finally found it. I hope you will love the Drunk Elephant system; finding yourself looking forward to the ease of using it every day, getting real results and not wanting to be without it.
Tiffany Masterson is a Houston native and a mother of four who always felt an intense need and desire to give her children the best of everything. Drunk Elephant was born out of a passion to learn more about toxic ingredients, the effect they have on skin health, and to get to the root of what causes "sensitive" skin.
Growing up, there wasn't a "miracle" product she had not tried, but she constantly found herself disappointed, no matter the price tag. Her quest for the perfect skin care solution seemed endless, until she was presented with an opportunity in 2009 to sell an imported bar cleanser. In the years that followed, she talked to dermatologists, editors, beauty buyers, skincare experts, estheticians, and customers all over the country about their skin care habits and needs, what was working, what wasn’t and what that perfect skin care solution might look like.
In a telephone conference with the beauty director of a national publication, Tiffany said, “I was amazed to hear her tell me what I had always suspected… that most products just don’t work, with the exception of a few favored things.” In other words, there was a need for truly efficacious skin care. Tiffany was inspired by the famous expression, “less is more,” so she set out to really learn about ingredients.
“One of my motivations in developing Drunk Elephant was to minimize my children’s exposure to toxic chemicals, hormone-mimicking fragrances and natural allergic sensitizers that we as consumers do not understand well enough. I was also attracted to the concept of having healthy skin that ages naturally and gracefully.” The Texas native wanted people like her to understand that the answer to healthy skin was simple—keep it high quality, stick to the essentials and stay away from the bad stuff. After years of listening, learning, researching and self-teaching, “Drunk Elephant Skin Care” was born. There is not an ounce of fragrance, natural or synthetic, in any of the Drunk Elephant products. They simply smell like what they are. With ingredient safety of paramount importance, the focus is placed on both internal health and external skin health. By eliminating not only hazards and toxins, but also the innocent sounding natural fragrances that are irritants and allergic sensitizers, Drunk Elephant will change the way people view skin care. The products will not be categorized by skin type, but by women, men, kids, teenagers and body. Her goal is to deliver top-of-the-line, affordable products that get the job done, formulated only with ingredients that benefit our skin.
The Drunk Elephant line is currently made up of 8 products, with a long list in the development stages.