Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum | Review & Results
A super potent Vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, fruit enzymes and an anti-aging chronopeptide that transforms into Vitamin D, all working together to firm and brighten skin, while preventing and correcting photoaging.
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $80 for 1oz. $$$
PRESENTATION: White ceramic airless pump. Test packaging is a white ceramic bottle with dropper.
TEXTURE & SCENT: Yellowish clear liquid with faint vitamin C scent. No fragrance.
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types. Even sensitive and acne.
KEY FEATURES: This revolutionary serum evens skin tone, fights cellular UV damage, stimulates collagen synthesis and optimizes skin physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration. Our unique formulation enzymatically dissolves unwanted surface skin cells and provides intense hydration through the use of Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, which can easily penetrate the skin. The result is a noticeably diminished appearance of photodamage, replaced by incredible radiance and luminosity.
QUICK REVIEW: I swear (as do many others) by vitamin C for a firmer, brighter, more youthful complexion. Unfortunately, so many serums are silicone based (which I don’t like), dry the skin or cause irritation. This water based, but stable serum absorbs quickly, doesn’t cause irritation or dry skin and gives skin a noticeably radiant glow.
DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE is the spin off of the WONDERBAR – a multi-tasking, but short lived soap that was made in Malaysia, cost a mint and didn’t live up to the expectations of founder Tiffany Masterson. The BRAND NEW (Launch: September 2013) 6 product line is MADE IN THE USA, safe, minimal, effective and non-toxic – and for those who are wondering – cruelty free.
Drunk Elephant Difference:
C-Firma™ Day Serum works synergistically with our Drunk Elephant Blok™ Sheer Physical Defense to provide unsurpassed protection against UV damage. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and support the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You will never find colorants or fragrances of any kind in our products. That is our commitment to you.
DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE C-FIRMA DAY SERUM has become my go-to day serum – and I honestly do not feel complete without it. With its truly impressive ingredient list, results were not seen immediately (no -cones!) but progressively over a few weeks. The fragrance free fluid serum absorbed rapidly and without irritation. Sunscreen (DRUNK ELEPHANT BLOK SHEER PHYSICAL DEFENSE SPF 30), moisturizer, facial oil and makeup applied well over C-FIRMA and I did not experience the excessive oily feel or dryness that I normally experience with other Vitamin C products. What impressed me the most? No rash! I always end up with a rash with Vitamin C serums. Perhaps its the inclusion of Marula Oil – but I can use this consistently with no issues.
It took a few weeks to see results – but the results were there (see before/after below). My spots were lighter, skin was smoother and noticeably brighter. Even my consistent irritation (skin irritation that is) diminished to a mere ghost of itself. Week by week, there was improvement and no set backs.
DRUNK ELEPHANT C-FIRMA DAY SERUM combines 15% L-Ascorbic Acid in an aqueous solution – combined with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E for stabilization. Pumpkin Ferment and Pomegranate enzymes provide gentle cellular renewal – while Virgin Marula Oil, Drunk Elephant’s signature ingredient, provides more antioxidant protection and comforting feel. Its also formulated WITHOUT a long list of undesirables like -cones, mineral oil, parabens, resorcinol, triclosan, formaldehyde, chemical sunscreens and much more (see ingredient information below for complete list of “withouts”).
DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE AM ROUTINE: Simply consists of washing with JuJu Bar, C-Firma Day Serum and Blok Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 (which is the first sunscreen in history to NOT give me a rash after long term use, but I’ll get to that later). How simple is that?
DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE C-FIRMA DAY SERUM won’t magically correct your flaws overnight, but what you will see is progressively skin with a progressively clearer tone, less discoloration and a smoother surface. Even sensitive skins will enjoy the consistent benefits of this amazing antioxidant, glow inducing serum.
(Left – Before, Right – After 3 weeks of use) These photos are after only 3 weeks of consistent use. My spot is lighter, skin is much calmer and no breakouts. I will be sure to update as things improve even more!
OTHER DRUNK ELEPHANT REVIEWS:
DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE C-FIRMA DAY SERUM INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol
-Potent Antioxidant Complex (15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E (1%)): Promotes collagen synthesis and protects against damaging UV rays to better prevent visible signs of aging.
-Pumpkin Ferment Extract and Pomegranate Enzyme: Both Improve cellular renewal and work to enzymatically digest surface dead skin cells and decongest pores.
-Vinis Vinifera (Grape Juice): Potent antioxidant and UV absorber that helps treat fine lines and discoloration.
-Licorice Root Extract: Brightens, lightens and de-puffs the skin.
-Indian Gooseberry: An antioxidant-rich super fruit that helps to prevent oxidative stress and degradation of skin proteins, while promoting firmness.
-Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: Able to penetrate the skin to hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting collagen formation.
-Chronocyclin: An anti-aging chronopeptide that biotransforms into Vitamin D and mimics sun exposure activation of the circadian genes. It optimizes skin physiological activities of defense and cells regeneration. Helps prevent signs of aging and sun damage.
-Virgin Marula Oil: Hydrating oil that protects, heals and rejuvenates the skin. High in Antioxidants and Omegas 6 & 9.
Cruelty-Free. Gluten-Free. Recycle for Earth’s Sake. Supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation).
In the AM, apply evenly to clean, dry face, neck, chest and backs of hands. Immediately follow with Drunk Elephant Blok™ Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 for unsurpassed UV protection. The C-Firma™ formulation has a reservoir effect, which means it will stay active on skin for up to 72 hours and cannot be washed or rubbed off. Also may be smoothed over hair for extra shine and manageability…only a few drops will do the trick.
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DRUNK ELEPHANT SKIN CARE is available at DRUNKELEPHANT.COM.
Official launch scheduled for September 2013. Save 15% off all products with code: SNEAKPEEK. Limited supply, while supplies last.