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Cult Beauty Brand Drunk Elephant Is Finally In Singapore — Here's The 411

On occasion of Sephora stocking the brand on our shores, we speak to founder Tiffany Masterson on all things beauty. Read: skincare favourites, treatments and indulgences.

If you have always been a fan of American cult skincare brand Drunk Elephant, here’s an exciting piece of news for you: it has has finally landed on our shores at Sephora Singapore. The brand has always been known for its safe yet effective formulations using only clean, compatible ingredients. We spoke to the founder, Tiffany Masterson who shares her skincare favourites and other indulgences.

An item that’s a great perk-me-up

Tiffany Masterson (TM): “The Littles from my brand is a travel-sized kit full of products one needs to implement the perfect routine. It is also a great way to quickly try the entire line while adopting the philosophy of avoiding the ‘suspicious six’.”

A product that gives instant glow

TM: “I believe what truly gives the skin a real, permanent glow is by allowing it to function and thrive as it should, by only feeding it ingredients it can recognise and is compatible with. So, it’s not one product that does it — it’s this philosophy that, when adhered to, will wake the skin up and leave it positively glowing.”

A Drunk Elephant product that gives her joy

TM: “I have to say the C-Firma Day Serum. We have evolved the formulation and tweaked the packaging and it feels like it’s my child who has grown up to be successful. I look forward to using it everyday.”

A beauty treatment that makes her smile

TM: “The Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser makes me very happy when I use it. I can have full eye makeup on and it whisks it away without even a hint of irritation or dryness, leaving my skin feeling soft and clean. It’s so easy to use and I love products that allow me to save time. It makes it more appealing.”

Her beauty indulgence

TM: “It would be to visit a weekend spa and exercise all day, eat and sleep well, as well as sit in a sauna.”

Go-to restaurant in Houston for a celebratory meal

TM: “I love Armando’s. It is a Mexican restaurant that has great food and the vibe is always fun. It also brings back great memories for me as my mom and I always patronised the restaurant in the 80s.”

A fun place in Houston every visitor should check out

TM: “I think it would have to be Nasa’s Johnson Space Center. You can take a regular VIP tour, see spacecrafts and you might even be able to bump into an astronaut. The whole thing is mind-boggling.”

The best place to shop at in Houston

TM: “Kuhl Lunscomb, hands down. People come from all over. It is the greatest mini department store in my opinion and you can get lost in it for hours.”

A place where she seeks joy

TM: “The gym. It’s the biggest anti-depressant you can find in my opinion and it keeps me calm, happy, joyful and balanced.”

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#1: Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $114
Known to be the brand’s best-seller, this potent vitamin C day serum is made with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, fruit enzymes and an anti-ageing chronopeptide that transforms into Vitamin D to brighten, firm and prevent dark spots from occurring. It also helps to even out skin tone, fight cellular UV damage, stimulate collagen synthesis and optimises skin physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration. #2: Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, $190
Said to give little to no redness or stinging, this nighttime glycolic serum is made with a blend of AHAs to gently exfoliate, refine and resurface skin. A cactus plant enzyme is then mixed in to reduce neurosensory irritation. #3: Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, $74
Formulated with pro-vitamin B and pineapple ceramide, this lightweight, hydrating gel attracts and holds moisture and works to improve barrier function, leaving skin looking brighter and healthier. #4: Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum, $86
This contains potent doses of black tea ferment and copper peptides that work together to treat signs of ageing that appears around the eyes. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles thanks to a combination of edelweiss stem cells and niacinamide. The powerful antioxidants also prevent premature signs of ageing from environmental aggressors, while also helping to fade age spots. #5: Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, $102
This is a fast-absorbing facial oil that provides anti-ageing benefits and advanced protection against environmental stressors and free radicals. It hydrates, preserves and heals your skin while restoring its youthful glow thanks to its key ingredient, marula fruit. #6: Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, $48
Saturated with a ton of skin-friendly ingredients, this turns into a foamy lather once you mix it on your palms. It helps to gently yet effectively remove makeup, dirt and oil without stripping away the skin’s essential oil. #7: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, $96
With a formula that is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients like peptides and amino acids, this moisturiser is said to immediately improve skin tone, texture and firmness. #8: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $48
Loaded with potent antioxidants like astaxanthin, grape juice extract and sunflower shoot extract, this sunblock helps to fight free radicals, while delivering powerful UV protection and anti-ageing benefits. #9: Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $52 for 60ml
But if you prefer a sunscreen that helps to even out skin tone and provide a natural coverage, this tinted one is for you. It is also made with raspberry seed and marula oils to hydrate and minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles. #10: Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, $86
This all-in-one moisturiser helps to brighten, firm up and hydrate skin.  It contains a blend of six rare African oils that delivers intense hydration for hours after application. Plantain extract helps recover firmness and elasticity while visibly brightening skin. Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer easily soaks in and releases long-lasting moisture. Antioxidant-rich fermented green tea then combats ageing and irritation from environmental stressors. #11: Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm, $26
Besides hydrating your puckers, this also provides anti-ageing benefits while plumping up and imparting nutrients to your lips for a youthful, healthy-looking pout.