Hype Hound: Will Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Give You A Sun-kissed Glow? | Clozette


Great makeup starts with great skincare. But while many brands would recommend multiple products to achieve the look of healthy, glowing skin, I appreciate the few who attempt to innovate a single, multi-use item to get the effect. Drunk Elephant is one such brand. Hailed as a vegan skincare favourite, my ears perked up when I first heard they’ve released a bronzer. So, I tried the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops to see if it’s worth the hype. Read on to find out.


Packaging and texture


Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops


Good packaging is really one of Drunk Elephant’s strengths and the D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops holds its own among the brand’s other brightly coloured products. The bronzer comes in a hygienic soft tube decorated with little ancient script-like symbols. I love how the tube is built with its own pump, which ensures the right amount of product dispensation making it fuss-free to use. I also like how the cap perfectly matches the shade and finish of the bronzer formula.


Texture-wise, the formula is somewhat similar to a tinted moisturiser or lightweight foundation. It goes on a bit tacky but is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving behind a semi-matte finish. There’s a faint but not unpleasant scent of chocolate, which may be credited to the cocoa extract included in the formulation.


Application and wearability


The Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops is something in between a bronzer concentrate and a serum. The idea behind it, according to the founder, Tiffany Masterson, is "sunshine in a bottle without the damage." It’s designed to be mixed in with other skincare products like serums, daily moisturisers, facial oils, even sunscreens to add a healthy boost of colour to the complexion. A little goes a long way with this product so I’ve decided to mix a single pump of the bronzer with two drops of rosehip oil.


Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops Swatch


The result once blended out is an even, natural-looking bronzed glow to the skin — nothing too tanned or muddy. It doesn’t show any signs of patchiness, which is a problem with most self-tanning products, nor does it look overtly noticeable. For someone with pale skin, it just looks as if you’ve been regularly stepping out of the house for a bit of sun. That being said, the subtle colouring might not be as noticeable when it comes to medium and dark skin tones so hopefully, Drunk Elephant can have more options for its shade range.



Overall thoughts on Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi


While many seek a sun-kissed glow, sun damage is also a very real thing and I like how the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops makes the former accessible without the consequences. The brand's Suspicious 6-Free formula is always a plus, but what I really love is the skincare aspect. The chronopeptide in the formula mirrors the benefits of actual vitamin D while platinum peptides reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, the blend of virgin marula, blackcurrant seed oil, and fatty acids help strengthen the skin barrier. Plus, it also protects against pollution damage so it’s really hard not to like. All in all, I think it is a great seasonal essential for when you need that extra boost.


Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops is available at the Sephora SG store. Read our other skincare and makeup reviews here. 

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They say good things come in small packages. But when it comes to our skin, we think jumbo is the way to go — and not just in size but also in efficacy. Case in point: the bestselling, cult favourite Aqua Bomb​ from Korean skincare brand ​belif​ — now available in a limited-edition jumbo size in celebration of the brand's seventh anniversary in Singapore.


The belif True Cream Aqua Bomb Jumbo size

The jumbo version has double the amount of the regular one at 100 ml. Plus, it’s also offered at a better value of SGD90, compared to SGD114. You’ll also have fun remembering to hydrate your skin not just on the outside but also on the inside with the help of a reusable tumbler featuring a special design that comes with the moisturiser!

Giving your skin the moisture it needs is important, especially during hot summer days. But instead of one that’s heavy and can leave a greasy feel, go for one that provides the moisture you need in a lightweight finish. The belif True Cream — Aqua Bomb is a water-based moisturiser that has been proven to increase the skin’s hydration levels by 70 per cent.


belif limited edition tumblers


Do more than just hydrate


Aside from hydrating the skin, the Aqua Bomb is also packed with a blend of apothecary herbs that help make the skin smoother and clearer.

It’s got Lady’s Mantle that’s rich in antioxidants that’s great for anti-ageing and pore minimising. With Napiers Aqua Formula, it moisturises the skin by giving it an ample amount of hydration and contains nutrient-filled minerals that increase the skin’s elasticity. Packed with Napiers Original Formula, it also has calming, anti-trouble and anti-ageing properties.

Moisturise with ease


Plus, be at ease knowing you’re giving your skin the hydration it needs without any harmful ingredients. The Aqua Bomb, along with other belif products, do not contain mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, synthetic preservatives, and animal-derived ingredients.


Get jumbo hydration with belif’s The True Cream — Aqua Bomb Jumbo, available at THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection stores and TANGS VivoCity. 

Learn more about belif's 7th anniversary here.
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This May, we’re talking travel! In our Jet-setter Beauty series, we ask goddesses in the sky a.k.a flight attendants to spill their best-kept beauty secrets.

 

It’s always been a mystery how flight attendants maintain their perfect looks, especially when they have to work thousands of feet in the air. All those long hours spent in the skies must have such damaging effects on their skin. All the other frequent flyers out there, whether they travel for work or leisure, must share their problems. That’s why we’ve talked flight attendant Cleo Kim to learn how she keeps her dry skin moisturised despite it all. Read on as she spills the deets of her skincare routine.




Cleo Kim on her job as an F.A.


What is it like working as a flight attendant?


"It’s honestly a good job; you get to see the world and you get to enjoy different experiences like having cakes in Paris this week, riding horses in South Africa the next and partying in Los Angeles on another. But there are also some negative aspects, such as sleep deprivation, jet lag, and pimple breakouts. The worst for me is when I miss a wonderful occasion with my friends and family due to being away. Well, you know, there’s always the good and the bad; we just have to find a way to find the balance and have a positive mindset."

How important is it for you to have flawless skin and on-fleek makeup on the job?


"It’s actually required to have your skin clear and makeup on tip-top shape in my line of work. It definitely shows a sense of professionalism if you look your best. Besides, I always feel more confident when my skin and makeup is on point."

 

Is there a standard beauty look all cabin crew must follow?


"Yes, we actually have a grooming guide and colour charts to adhere to. Unfortunately, we can’t just go for any look we desire because we need to strictly follow the makeup scheme and styles set for everyone. We have to wear heavy makeup to keep looking fresh, and are even recommended to wear it heavier during night flights as compared to the day flights. For our hair, we are also given hairstyles that best suits our features. It could be a chignon, a French twist, or a bob hairstyle. In my opinion, our hairstyles are key factors in making us look classic and approachable."



How she battles dry skin



What’s your skin type? Do you encounter any specific problems with your skin? How do you solve them?


"I definitely have dry skin, and dryness is also a common problem for most people working in planes. To solve that, during summer, I use a light moisturiser. Meanwhile, in winter, I use a stronger one. I’ve also recently been going to bed with the Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask. It feels so amazing when I look at my skin when I wake up the next day."


What do you do if you have a jam-packed flying schedule and you started breaking out?


"Well, my breakouts usually happen during that time of the month. It’s so frustrating because most of the time, they pop up on my chin. I try my best not to touch them, but I do try soothing them with calming serums and acne creams."



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During long flights, do you do shifts and get rest breaks? Have you ever had to do your skincare and makeup routine in the air? How was it?


"We do have rest breaks, and we definitely need it. Still, during long flights, my makeup usually stays in place all throughout. Sometimes, however, my lipstick and hairspray need touching up."


In what ways does constant flying affect your beauty habits?

"Before, I had never worn so many face masks. Now, because of my dry skin, I try my best to do a face mask after each flight — be it sheet masks, overnight masks, gel masks, and so on. I tend to switch around depending on my skin’s needs. But NueShape Bio Cells Repair Mask is my main go-to mask."



How does your beauty routine differ when you travel and when you’re at home?


"I have two different skin care bags: one for flying and one for home. The products I use at home are usually lighter on the skin. There, I do a four-step routine, which is composed of a cleanser, a toner, a serum and a moisturiser. But when I’m overseas, my skin always feels extra dehydrated. That’s why I tend to focus more on moisture. I also make it a point to do the basics and then add one or two types of masks afterwards."


Have you experienced any issues with your tresses since you started flying constantly? How did you deal with it?


"Well, it’s definitely a lot dryer because we use a lot of hair products such as gel and a whole lot of hairspray. And I also deal with some hair loss and thinning of hair due to all these chemicals. I do go for more hair treatments monthly and I’d highly recommend K-Gloss from Salon Vim! It’s a miracle for the hair."




Skincare products that help fight dry skin when travelling


Can you walk us through the beauty products you love bringing along with you when you fly and when you’re not flying?


"At home, these are my must-haves: PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser, PIXI Glow Milky Toner, Skin Inc. My Daily Dose Serum, Aesop Facial Hydrating Cream, and Bernard Cassiere Honey Mask. When I travel, I use: PIXI Glow Tonic Toner, Kora Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, Fresh Lotus Youth Rescue Mask, NUESHAPE Bio Cells Repair Mask, Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen. I make sure to bring all those along no matter what."


Do you have any personal beauty tips you can share to all jet-setters out there?

"You have to wear sunblock because the UV Rays on the plane play a big part in harming your skin. Also, remember to wear a mask after your flight. Your dry skin will definitely need the moisture."

 

When not flying and discovering new places, Cleo Kim helps other ladies get the glittery fab hair of their dreams through GlitAF. Follow more of her adventures around the globe through her Instagram.

 

(Cover photo from: @cleokim)

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