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Reviewing Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Oil

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil Review

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Between my love of a facial oil and my addiction to Drunk Elephant it was really only a matter of time before I tested out the line’s Virgin Marula Oil.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil

Among Drunk Elephant’s range of products, this oil stands out as something of a flagship, since it’s the myth that elephants become drunk from eating the fruits from the Marula tree which gives the company its name.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil

This oil, containing just one ingredient: sclerocarya birrea seed oil, is offered here in its purest, cold-pressed form and is high in antioxidants (to protect skin against free radical damage), as well as amino acids and essential fatty acids (to help repair and protect the skin’s moisture barrier).

The result is the sort of yoga skin glow my dreams are made of, especially when mixed with a pump of D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, the brand’s tinted antioxidant serum (or for more ideas for how to use D Bronzi, take a look at 6 tips here).

As an added bonus, Marula oil also packs in anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which help protect against breakouts.

Particularly well-suited to anyone who wants to add in a highly moisturising step to their winter routine, this will also work well for those faced with pollution or UV on a regular basis who wants a little extra antioxidant protection.

The Takeaway

While I love Drunk Elephant, however, there are certainly cheaper alternatives out there which still offer a quality oil- such as The Ordinary’s 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil.  Although I do find Drunk Elephant’s option has a slightly smoother finish, possibly down to the filtration system used.

Great for: Moisturising and getting skin glowy.

Not-so-great for: The wallet, as this is a pretty expensive product.

Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula oil is from £34 for 15 ml, Cult Beauty UK and from $40 for 0.5 oz/ 15 ml, Sephora US

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  • Sophia


    Haha, I love this review!

    26th October 2019

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