Beauty report: Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Serum

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Words by Rachel Krasky


Name: Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Serum
Price: $52
What it does: A bronzy serum that delivers an effortless glow while protecting your skin.
Available from: mecca.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

This is a product that I’ve been really intrigued to try. I was unsure if it would act like a primer, face bronzer or serum and after testing, I think it’s actually a combination of all three.

The product comes out as a dark liquid (think standard primer/moisturiser texture) and once applied to the face leaves you VERY bronzed. At first, I was actually scared of how dark it makes you look – but once you have your foundation on top, it blends seamlessly to give you the perfect face tan. It smells nice, applies easily and washes off the hands with water.

I don’t think it adds to the longevity of your makeup, but it does do what it claims – giving your skin a bronzed finish and protecting it from harmful pollutants.

For best results, I recommend applying after primer and before your foundation.

Why I like it

One of my pet peeves about tanning (be it real or fake) is that your face always lightens quicker than the rest of your body. I’m constantly looking for a product that will help match my face to my body (instead of having to buy all my foundations in a million different shades). I’ve tried quite a few products that are meant to help bronze the skin, but I feel a lot of them get lost once foundation is applied.

However, the Drunk Elephant serum impressed me. I think it adds a significant amount of colour to the skin without disappearing or making my complexion go orange. I really like the fact it is enriched with virgin marula and black currant seed oil, as well as vitamin F to help provide a barrier for the skin. I don’t know of too many products that are so big on the anti-pollution front, but I really like this concept. Who doesn’t want protected, healthier skin?

Areas for improvement

This product claims to be a universal colour, but I honestly can’t see myself using it when I am at my fairest. I feel like it comes out quite dark, so it is more suited to a tanned or deeper skin tone. Overall, a very solid product and one I will definitely continue to use over the summer months.


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