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Here you will find: reviews, tips & tricks, and my favorite beauty products!

Skin Details:
NC15. Semi-acne prone. 
Sensitive and oily skin.
Current routine here!

"It's not vanity, it's self-care. There's a difference." – Jonathan Van Ness

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Review: Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Review: Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

After I finished my moisturizer last month, I started searching long and hard for something hydrating, yet lightweight for my skin. Given that I have very oily and sensitive skin, I have to find the perfect moisturizer that can give me a hydrated glow without breaking me out. Everything almost always clogs my pores the moment it touches my skin, but for once I may have found my holy grail moisturizer!

By moisturizer, I mean face oil. I've always been skeptical of face oils because, why would you ever want to put more oil on your face when it already produces its own oils? Boy, was I wrong.
Drunk Elephant's Marula oil is a god send. This was also my very first Drunk Elephant product! I've always silently followed this brand, but I've now bit the bullet and tried their oil. My only regret is that I wish I purchased this sooner! 

The bottle comes 2 sizes: 0.5 oz/15 ml for $40 and 1 oz/ 30 ml for $72. I purchased the 15 mL size at Sephora. I decided to go for the 15 ml because a little goes a long way! But I will be purchasing the 30 ml once I finish this one. It's just that good.


This oil has visibly reduced fine lines on my face, made it plump and hydrated, and has overall helped me with my eczema flare ups that I have on my face. (Especially in this spring weather.) What I LOVE about it is that it's NOT greasy at all! It's crazy fast absorbing and does not clog my pores. Again, I have VERY oily skin and this has really helped balance out the oil production on my face. 

Ingredients: 100% Unrefined Sclerocraya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil
This oil helps nourish and rejuvenate skin for a more youthful glow while providing antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9.


"This amazingly absorbable oil delivers clinically proven results to reverse visible signs of aging, as well as antioxidants to combat environmental stressors and free radicals. Look for a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and blotchiness, with an improvement in skin’s elastic feel. Your skin will drink in this nutrient-rich oil leaving no residue behind. Straight from the "pip" of the marula fruit, this Marula Oil is virtually untouched by any chemical or fragrance, natural or synthetic, remains in its purest form, and is naturally anti-microbial and appropriate for all skin types—including the most sensitive."

How To Use: 
Apply two to three drops evenly to face, neck, chest, hands, cuticles, backs of arms, or any place needing increased moisture without any greasy residue. 3 drops usually covers my whole face down to my neck.
Apply one to two drops under eyes to help minimize fine lines and rejuvenate fragile skin.
I have also used this in my hair for getting it detangled and soft. 


The bottle comes in a dropper style bottle which is super convenient for a product like this. It's mess free and it can be easily applied to your face! I use the dropper and squeeze about 2-3 drops directly onto my face and massage it in gently in upward circular motions.


Already after ONE drop, you can already see the oil penetrating fast and deep into my skin for the best hydration ever. Imagine what this will do to your face! This oil is also vegan, fragrance free, essential oil free, and silicone free. After the first night of using it, I didn't see any signs of irritation or any breakouts! This product is an A+ for ALL skin types. 

If you're skeptical about putting even MORE oil onto your face, I say at least get a sample of this and try it out! This product is a holy grail for tons of people with dry skin, but it is light enough for all skin types. This is the product you apply for that baby soft, glowing skin without any effort of applying on makeup. 


Inside the box, it also comes with a small pamphlet that has more information on the marula oil and showcases all of its other products too! This is only my first product from Drunk Elephant, but I'm excited to buy more. 

I am so happy with this product because although I've used many moisturizers, I've yet to find one that sinks deep into my skin while soothing my eczema. This oil is so versatile, lightweight, and gentle, I really think this bottle should be a staple in everyone's skincare routine.

You can purchase it on Sephora's website here or purchase it straight from Drunk Elephant's website here!


(I am not sponsored by any of the brands nor am I affiliated with any of the brands listed above. Thank you for reading & take care! ♡ - Annie) 

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