Oh my lovelies. You may want to sit down for this. I may be the rare #skincareobsessed person in our community who did not have good experiences with @drunkelephant . TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and C-Firma Day Serum are the last remaining products from DE, but I've also used B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, Pekee Bar, and Umbra Tinte Sunscreen.
Let me start off by saying my skin reacted in two ways with DE. (1) My skin had what I call a "neutral" reaction - meaning it didn't cause any breakouts or irritation but I also didn't see any noticeable improvement. (2) It had a bad reaction - breaking out, poor absorption/pilling, oxidization. Most of the DE products I used fell in the first category, including Framboos and C-Firma. I used these two religiously and didn't see much improvement. For C-Firma, I'm not too surprised by this, as my #melasma and #hyperpigmentation are very stubborn. But, given the costs of both, they aren't products I plan on repurchasing (FYI, I've used up a full-size version of C-Firma in addition to this travel sample).
The last category - bad reactions - are attributable to the Pekee Bar and Umbra Tint. Pekee caused breakouts in the first week of using it, specifically small little bumps all along my jawline. The Umbra Tint was only used once because the product pilled on me and turned orange on my skin. 💚
The big takeaway for me is to remember our skin is unique; we react differently to different products (and sometimes from one year to the next). In my experience in skincare (being a user and not an expert), there aren't always bright-line rules we can go by. And just because the skincare community is raving about a product, your skin may not feel the same way and that's okay. We can still appreciate it when others are getting amazing results because we are that type of community. 👏
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