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Product summary

"Drunk Elephant - Protini Polypeptide Cream" has a good moisturizing formula. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Copper palmitoyl heptapeptide-14, heptapeptide-15 palmitate, alanine, arginine and aspartic acid in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, linolenic acid, arginine and cetearyl alcohol) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • This moisturizer also contains Peptides (palmitoyl tripeptide-1 0.50% - 0.75%, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 0.50% - 0.75%, heptapeptide-15 palmitate 0.45% - 0.70%, copper palmitoyl heptapeptide-14 0.55% - 0.80%, sh-polypeptide-11 0.55% - 0.85% and sh-oligopeptide-1 0.95% - 1.15%). Peptides are a very big group of ingredients. They all consist of a different combination of aminoacids. Our skin produces Peptides naturally. Some of them work as natural antibiotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The scientists are still studying how effective the topical application of Peptides is, but it is very likely that they are helpful. Peptides might be able to support skin barrier restoration and even have an anti-aging benefit. At the very least, they certainly help attract water to the skin and support the hydration in this way.
This product contains ingredients that could be beneficial, but their concentrations are too low in this formulation: vitamin e and lecithin

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains some common irritants, including those without a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 3 reviews 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, two out of three reviewers didn't notice clogged pores after using this sunscreen, but the third reviewer found that it clogged pores.
Our users describe the finish of this product as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light - heavy and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Drunk Elephant" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.


The product retails from 25.00CA$ up to 61.99CA$ in Canada, from 22.00$ up to 107.70$ in the United States, from 19.00£ up to 477.00£ in the United Kingdom and for 535.00HK$ in Hong Kong.

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