Drunk Elephant's New Serum Is a Chemical Exfoliator I Can Actually Use, and Here's Why
I have very sensitive skin, so any time I try a new skin-care product, I'm cautiously optimistic, but prepared for the worst. In recent months, I've been working hard to repair my moisture barrier, and combat redness in my skin. I took a break from any acids or harsh exfoliants because it felt like everything I tried was making my skin sting and burn, which isn't a good feeling, and definitely doesn't mean your products are working. But, like anyone who wants to achieve glowing, healthy, gorgeous skin, I was eager to start adding some chemical exfoliation back into my regular routine.
I started using the Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum ($82), and immediately I noticed . . . nothing. No burning, no redness, no irritation, just glowing skin the next morning. I started small, using it once a week, and I'm now up to two or three times per week. I like to use it at night, and I've been really blown away by how well my skin has handled the product. The combination of 10 percent lactic acid and 11 different peptides works to both exfoliate and nourish the skin, making it look bouncy and beautiful. If you've got sensitive skin but want to try a little exfoliation, this is the product for you.