Encore, encore! In case you missed it, our founder, Tiffany Masterson sat down with Be Well's Dr. Frank Lipman (integrative medicine pioneer and author) via the wonders of the Internet (aka Skype) to talk about all things clean living and eliminating nasty ingredients from your life (like the suspicious 6). Sit back, relax, grab your healthy snack of choice, and sit in on our chat.
We say it all the time, and it's true: we don't believe in problem skin, or even skin types. We believe in sensitized skin, reacting to ingredients and causing breakouts, dryness, redness, or whatever's ailing you. At Drunk Elephant, we believe that “sensitive skin” is often skin that has been *sensitized* by the Suspicious 6 (irritating essential oils, fragrance/dyes, silicones, chemical screens, SLS and drying alcohols), which can provoke an immediate reaction to otherwise beneficial ingredients like potent acids (i.e. glycolic or ascorbic acid), as well as digestive enzymes, such as pomegranate + pumpkin (which you’ll find in our serums. While you should ALWAYS listen to your skin first & foremost, if you're breaking out, getting itchy, turning bright red and/or getting rashes and bumps after using these products, consider screening your routine for the Suspicious 6 first.
Now, we are not saying our products are perfect—however, if your skin is reacting when it shouldn’t, look at what you were *already* using because that is what created the state your skin was in to begin with (and more often than not, what created the reaction too). We want you to get the maximum benefit DE has to offer, and the more you know, the greater chance you'll have of success.
The Suspicious 6
Essential oils are found in nature, and a key ingredient in many natural skincare products, but it’s our belief that they do more harm than good. Lots of essential oils are synthetic, which can cause skin to become sensitized. Not only that, but the composition of a lot of oils could be made of anything, and could contain less than 20% of the original oil. They can also react with certain medicines you may be taking. Which brings us to our next point…
One of the most popular questions we receive on a regular basis about our products? How to use them (and more specifically, in what order). It sounds simple enough, but whether we're introducing serums, oils, gels and beyond to a relative skincare newbie, or talking, in some cases, to even the most experienced product-aholic; it never hurts to brush up on the basics.
It's no secret that as the temperatures take a dip, your face usually starts to suffer. Dullness, dryness, even scaly, peeling skin—far from a pretty sight, to say the least.
Did you catch our Instagram takeover with our friends at Foreo (aka the small but mighty face cleansing device that could)? If you did, you already know we ended it with a bang (aka a GIVEAWAY!), but if you didn't, we want to make sure you caught all the details here, too.
If you’ve ever found yourself at a Sephora simply staring at amazement, we know it can be hard to tie yourself to just one product line. When there’s so many pretty things at your disposal, why go steady with just one brand? (Believe us… we’ve been there).
While we love a whole whack of our fellow beauty brands, there are some that we believe aren’t so great for you, or the health of your skin. So what makes DE better than the rest?