A Guide to the Exact Drunk Elephant Products You Should Be Using For Your Skin Type

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Drunk Elephant has been a cult favorite skin-care brand for several years now thanks to its lineup of high-quality products, minimalist packaging, and (unpaid) endorsements from stars like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. The company has a massive cult following with several bestselling products, so if you're someone who has yet to be initiated, you might be curious if they live up to the hype. While we can confidently attest that a number of Drunk Elephant's top-rated products are worth the buy, that still doesn't mean each formula will work the same way for every skin type.

To help you gain a better understanding of which skin-care products you should buy from Drunk Elephant, we've put together a list of its bestsellers and broken down which ones work best for people with oily skin, dryness, and more. (FYI: Some of the ones ahead can also be used for multiple skin concerns.) Keep reading to see which ones you should consider for your exact skin type.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, you should focus on one thing: hydration. Look for moisturizing ingredients like B vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. The Drunk Elephant products ahead pack a moisturizing punch while also protecting the skin with a barrier to prevent the loss of said moisture.

Oily Skin

This skin type is characterized by its overproduction of oil, so you'll want to use products that can help regulate sebum as well as address things like clogged pores, breakouts, and blackheads. A major thing that can help here is regularly exfoliating, especially with BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) like salicylic acid. Because oily types sometimes avoid sunscreen because it feels too heavy on skin, you'll also want to load up on Drunk Elephant's lightweight, physical formula.

Combination Skin

Combination skin can be tricky because it means you have both dry and oily areas to treat. For this reason, it's important to use products that create a nice balance: they should be able to cleanse your skin and unclog pores without leaving your skin feeling greasy. It's still important to exfoliate this skin type, so look for ingredients like glycolic acid, retinol (or gentler retinol alternatives, like in the case of Drunk Elephant's), or other AHAs.

Normal Skin

Normal skin is exactly that: it's not too oily, not too dry. (Congratulations! You've hit the skin-type lottery.) But that doesn't mean you should just be using any product on it, and instead you should look for what ingredients address your primary concerns. If it's pigmentation, look for products high in vitamin C. If it's fine lines, look for peptides and ceramides.