A good question we get constantly:
Question: “I’ve seen that when people tell you your products are breaking them out, you always try to blame it on other brands. I don’t think that’s always the case, and wonder why you can’t just admit that your line may not be for everyone.”
Answer: "Hi. It’s because I believe my line IS for everyone...skin is skin. I don’t believe in skin “types”, and I must be honest about my philosophy when I answer people. It doesn’t mean they need to agree. When you understand the basic function of skin and you have a strong opinion on which ingredients disrupt that function, it becomes clear. It’s never about blaming other brands for me, it’s about blaming ingredients (which I think everyone should be doing, being their own advocate, instead of accepting dysfunctional skin). I know my formulations very well. I have chosen each ingredient thoughtfully, I know what they are technically likely to do and not do. I think most people are using products that contain problematic ingredients, which I believe are to blame for most skin issues.
Imagine if you consumed 2 bottles of 🍷, a 🍔, and 6 🍩s one night. Your body would be sluggish, reactive and hungover because it cannot process what you’ve given it. If you wake up and drink a green juice, your body might have a negative reaction. Logically, most people don’t blame it on the green juice, they know it’s because they are hungover. I believe when skin has a negative reaction to a product with clean ingredients, that it’s likely based on the state the skin was already in due to what you’ve been putting on it… it’s become sensitized, or “hungover".
So look at the whole picture. What you’ve already been using matters and no product, including mine, can overcome bad ingredients in your routine. Your product is only as good as its worst ingredient; your routine only as good as its worst product. My hope is to help people recover the health of their skin but if they are using any products that contain the #Suspicious6, it will be difficult to get there.”
Mother's Day is on its way and Drunk Elephant is the perfect gift for any Mom...and I know because I'm a Mom!
I hope this helps make shopping for the Mom in your life a little easier this year.
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It could be a lot of things, but my guess is makeup. Foundation, mineral powder, concealer...all designed to cover up various skin issues and conditions, but is it a vicious cycle? Does the very use of makeup create a dependency? I was lucky because my mother never wore makeup, so I just grew up not thinking about it or wanting to use it. It’s possible that it ended up being a really good thing for my skin.
I was very inspired by the question: “Is makeup at the root of some of our skin ailments?” There are differing views on this and it’s been widely debated. I personally believe that wearing makeup on a daily basis is a problem and so one of the goals for the D.E. line was to enable people to go without and let their skin breathe and heal. So, what exactly does it take to restore skin health? I researched until I came up with a list of things I think we must have in our daily routine. Here is my list:
Hope you had a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day! Here is a recipe for a green drink that I love when I feel like I need a little detox. It's so easy and sweet...you'll find yourself craving it all the time.
D.E. Detox Green Apple-Kale Drink:
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin's surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture.
1 teaspoon D.E. Virgin Marula Oil: Hydrating oil that protects, heals and rejuvenates the skin. High in Antioxidants and Omegas 6 & 9.
The term "all-natural" is all over the place these days. I questioned what it really meant when I figured out that the "all-natural" products I was using were making my skin blotchy and oily, my rosacea flare up and my pores more visible. It wasn't just the "all-natural" products that were doing this to my skin, but the expensive clinical products, too. Since my teen years, it feels like I’ve tried every product out there, and most have left me irritated and broken out – even the ones I purchased from a dermatologist.
This could be my favorite child. I don't know, maybe because it's the "baby", the last to be formulated, the last piece of the puzzle. Whatever it is, it came out exactly as I had hoped.