Use the bar and the oil – just a couple drops you don’t need very much – let your skin get used to that routine, see what happens. There are a couple different ways. 6. Even Sephora is on board now with the clean seal. No, they don’t. It's an issue that can be resolved by looking at the ingredients you’re using and eliminating the ones that can be creating the issues. And the glycolic will clear the way for the retinol to really get in and penetrate. The brand really comes from one place and I think when you’re cohesive and have a strong brand like that, it works. Using these products exclusively is the best way to get maximum results.” —Tiffany Masterson I’m super careful not to use any essential oils or fragrance in my formulations because I feel those keep the skin in a more reactive state. There's nothing like a host of new arrivals joining the {Drunk Elephant} herd to kick 2021 off in style!Discover a quartet of must-see skin care releases, including the eagerly anticipated (understatement of the year!) Those are ingredients that if they get in your bloodstream, are believed to be linked to disease or disruption in your body. The mother of four started her label because of a personal need for better skincare and did so without any formal education or training in the field prior. Masterson is particular about the ingredients that go into her products and avoids the use of six she dubs the "Suspicious 6": Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS. I was kind of trying to find ways to start a little business here and there, and the businesses I tried to start were hilarious. They were attracted to the bright colors, I believe, and they told me at the conference, “Look, we’re not picking anybody up for 2015.”  I wasn’t that bummed out – I don’t know if I fully believed it. Because you wake up with your acid mantle intact and you want to keep it there. A nightly use of Framboos in conjunction with retinol, used in alternation, is an incredible combination. I don’t have a start and stop. Masterson: One highlight, and it’s every day, are when I get letters and DM’s and emails from people who have believed they’ve had a certain kind of issue with their skin – sometimes 20-plus years – and they’ve tried Drunk Elephant and then they realize that they have great skin. Like easing gluten or caffeine back in. I travel a lot, too, so those days when I’m traveling, I like to go and get it done and come home. Acids are so important because they help get rid of dead skin cell build up which causes skin to be dull and causes breakouts, clogging, and is just yucky. Drunk Elephant was established when founder Tiffany Masterson identified six irritating ingredients (dubbed the “Suspicious 6”) that she sought to eliminate from her skincare, including essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes and SLS (sodium laureate sulphate). I wanted to really be an open book: here’s what we are, this is what we use, this is what we avoid, and if I’ve made mistakes I want to publicly fix them and not be defensive and be the person that I am, but to my consumer, and really make sure they have a positive experience. I don’t look around at what other brands are doing, I don’t look around at trends, and I don’t listen to that stuff. Personally, this is a huge part of what drew me to the brand in the first place and why I was so excited to try out their products. That blows me away. It is basically like an invisible condom for your skin – a shield that you put on every day before you go. Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser Breaks up dirt, makeup and sunscreen with a blend of oils—safflower, marula, açai, cranberry seed, borage, baobab, watermelon, sweet almond, mongongo and ximenia—along with sunflower seed wax. What were the potential ingredients that caused certain skin behaviors? I just leave the acid mantle that’s on the surface intact and then I do C-Firma, B-Hydra, a little D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, and then maybe a drop of Marula oil. Drunk Elephant and carefully selected third parties use cookies on this site to improve performance, for analytics and to show you offers tailored to your interests on our site and third party sites. They write, and the words they use to me are ‘this has changed my life.’ It’s not at all superficial. If you’re going to start using the Drunk Elephant A-Passioni cream, there’s a few things to take into consideration. I can’t believe it. Just a few years later, the neon lids and clean products she created can be found on vanities and in Sephora stores everywhere. I’m really very connected with my skin. I don’t mean that to be cocky at all. Tiffany Masterson: I was a stay-at-home mom, and my youngest was around 6 or 7 at the time. Best Chemical Peel: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. I’m here in Houston with my design and marketing team and I do a combination of helping to manage the social accounts, take conference calls, and do creative off-sites at my house. Because of this, the Drunk Elephant products are particularly good for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin, since these 6 ingredients are known irritants and acne culprits. I didn’t know the typical process because I’m a housewife in Houston, but I actually wrote down in my computer all of the ingredients to each product. He was in. Drunk Elephant is formulated using ingredients that can be … I know a lot of people who don’t, and I think there can’t be much worse than waking up and having to do something you don’t love. That sounds crazy, but it was working. I really try to follow my gut, I launch products based on what I feel the line needs and using the line myself, and inspiration comes to me in daily life about what to launch next. I couldn’t find a brand that didn’t contain at least one of them, and I really believed, and was super convicted, that these six ingredients were at the root of people’s skin issues. It’s not about smelling pretty or changing the look or feel of our ingredients. I don’t really have much of a break, and I don’t really want one. Tiffany Masterson, the founder of buzzy skin-care brand Drunk Elephant, never wanted to be an entrepreneur. A well formulated acid at the right pH level – not too low, not below 3, and not too high – is not only really effective in dissolving the glue that holds the dead skin cells to the surface of your skin but also is not irritating, not sensitising. "Acids have grown in popularity because they work and they’re great, but it’s so important to make sure they’re formulated well and at the right pH level so that your skin can respond to them and not become irritated and sensitised". (However, the eye cream and moisturizer are different in … Acids have really grown in popularity recently. Ramp up, allow your skin to adjust and then pretty soon you can use it nightly or every other night in conjunction with the T.L.C Framboos. I think I could design some products myself based on the ingredients I’ve learned so much about, and let’s do this!’ kind of thing. I think a lot of brands are trying to be "clean" but that does not mean they’re avoiding the Suspicious 6. There's a whole list of them that all the clean brands are avoiding. I’m just living my life, day-by-day, and getting to be in the mix with all my kids and in the middle of everything that’s going on in my kids’ lives and with my family. They’re older now, and they’re busy, too. “When I created Drunk Elephant, I isolated the most effective ingredients that directly benefit the health of the skin. A pH that's too low might appear to work – really fast – but it’s going to be irritating and sensitising. “Parabens are actually a good ingredient," says beauty boss Tiffany Masterson. And put that on, and my Umbra sunscreen and that’s it. Drunk Elephant believes that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue and when entirely removed from one’s routine, skin can reset and return to a healthy, balanced state. It was just this organic path that I took. So, if you have some Drunk Elephant hanging out unused in your stash try giving them a whirl again but remember you’ll have to go on a skincare diet and limit yourself to the Drunk Elephant only to see the best results. Q: What is your favorite thing about your job? That’s your skin. But people often mistake their sensitised skin for sensitive. Lactic acid is derived of milk and it dissolves the surface, it sits on top of the skin, It’s hydrating not as effective as glycolic because it doesn’t penetrate your skin. It’s a perfect fit into the line and it’s made with these gorgeous ingredients like apricot, jojoba, marula – all bioidentical oils – ceramides, peptides and I just threw a bunch of stuff in there. You just follow your gut, and that’s what it is. It eats away at the pore lining so it helps with blackheads and breakouts. I had rosacea and typical skin issues that people have, acne-prone, sensitive skin, and an elimination diet for my skin is kind of what I ultimately did, identifying ingredients that my skin didn’t like and studying what they were and why – trying to find supporting evidence that that could really be why. Before I started Drunk Elephant I would use expensive dermatologists' brands as well as all natural products, and my skin was enflamed. If I need to cook dinner, I’ll cook dinner and sit back down; if I need to drive somebody somewhere, I’ll go do that; and a lot of times I’ll take conference calls while I’m exercising. It’s like with food. It’s just that I don’t believe that they allow your skin to function and thrive the way it should. That’s what I’ve done this whole time, and I think that’s the brand so unique. If you’re interested in trying out Drunk Elephant products but don’t want to take the plunge and buy the entire line…I get it. The “Suspicious 6” includes silicones, essential oils, chemical screens, SLS, drying alcohols, and fragrance/dyes. But then there are other ingredients that are proven toxic. It's easily misunderstood, but there are different skin types that you're born with. Salicylic acid is great and it's is in T.L.C. And cut every single thing out. It’s life-changing for them, and that’s how they put it. My advice is if you have any skin issues at all, eliminate the Suspicious 6, see what your skin does and hopefully, it will resolve itself. When creating my line I wanted to avoid any bad ingredients that could be associated with disruption or diseases, and I called it "clean" at the time because in my mind, "clean" meant that your body could process and use all the ingredients without any kind of disruption. It’s difficult for people to go without, but when they do and they get over that hump, they’re super glad that it becomes a choice and not a must. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. We sat down with Masterson while she was here for the launch of Drunk Elephant in Sephora Singapore and chatted about her brand, skincare misconceptions and how to get skin as flawless as hers. Parabens, formaldehyde – some of these ingredients that are proven to be unsafe. I had the products made, and we launched our own website in late 2013 – drunkelephant.com – and for about a year, I listened to feedback. That woke up this passion in me for ingredients – I already had it, because I had it with food and with my diet and the way I ate – but I got super interested when I started selling this bar cleanser. Start slow, like if your skin’s not used to acids, slowly ramp it up to where your skin can adjust. • What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done? What’s your personal skincare regime like? Skin behaviours are totally different. When you find something that works and it restores your confidence, that’s a big thing. One of the key ingredients in Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream is a 9 signal peptide complex. At night I cleanse it with one of my cleansers, and I put on a mixture of T.L.C Framboos, a little bit of retinol, a little bit of oil, a little bit of B-Hydra, and some either Protini Polypeptide Cream or Lala Retro Whipped Cream. My creative juices really flow at home. That’s really where I get most of my work done, so A typical day is taking conference calls, working on new products on my computer downstairs in my family room. You'll wake up with balanced skin, and can go straight into the C-Firma Day Serum, the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense sunscreen, and go about your day. It was working for me, and it was working for everyone around me who was trying it, this philosophy. So I added the word "compatible" recently because I realised there was a lot of confusion around my philosophy. One is a guy I used to work for before I got married at a little software company, and he’s just a really smart entrepreneur and his values are so clear and strong. People are scared to use them together, people are scared of retinol in general. Our series “How I became a …” digs into the stories of accomplished and influential people, finding out how they got to where they are in their careers. But do they need to be treated different than each other? What are some basic acids you think everybody should have in their skincare regime? Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask. I started studying products and studying the roles of ingredients, trying to get to the root of why people’s skin acted the way it acted and responded. Using A-Passioni like a booster to avoid full blown sensitization and/or irritation is a total must. Masterson: I followed my gut from day one. I mean, I get out of bed because I have four kids, a husband, and a dog, but I’m excited every day to open up my email; I’m excited every day to go on social media and see what’s going on with Drunk Elephant, and I’m excited to work on new projects. For sure, have babies. They called me two weeks later, and said they’d tried the products and really felt strongly that it was a line they wanted to support. The electric aesthetics that jolted fashion forward in the 60s and 70s live on. Question: How did you get your start with entrepreneurship? Get rid of anything that is irritating, sensitizing, disruptive, or inflammatory, and replace it with smart, biocompatible ingredients the skin recognizes and embraces. Essential oils, silicones – those are clean ingredients. I love so much what I do, I live my life, I do what I do, and it’s just nonstop. If you’re a Drunk Elephant newbie and looking to start your clean break, I would recommend starting with the Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser, C-Firma Day Serum, and Protini Polypeptide Cream. You've emphasised on the difference between skin types and skin behavious. That’s been my experience with my consumer and that’s what’s worked. “Drunk Elephant does a great job with their products. It’s a good formulation. I don’t like to stay and hang out and do that kind of thing. Drunk Elephant prioritizes using quality ingredients and making effective formulations, as well as safe ones. It’s nice to be able to wear makeup if you want but not have to wear it everyday. One of fashion's hottest brand is kicking off 2021 by taking a break from social media. I said, ‘Look, I think that I’ve learned enough ingredients and I think that we could do this ourselves. I do try to exercise every day to take care of myself because without that, you kind of go crazy. 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