Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C Firma Day Serum is one of my favourite products of all time. The vitamin C it contains is very potent. It leaves you with a very slight tingling sensation and a glow that is unmatched.
When the product first launched, it was an instant skincare sensation and had continued to hold the coveted ‘best in show’ for vitamin c products.
Although, I don’t always agree with the science that Drunk Elephant promotes , I do believe they’ve formulated products that actually work. And that’s the goal isn’t it?
However, efficacious products rarely come without a hefty price tag. This particular serum will set you back £67 and so dupes come into the picture.
Below I’ve rounded up some of the best dupes for the Drunk Elephant serum based on their ingredients list. Some are less expensive and some are more.
The main thing I want to share with you today is choice. So, let’s get into it.
Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow 15% Vitamin C Serum
This serum contains much fewer ingredients than Drunk Elephant but it’s also less likely to flare up eczema.
It’s not as good at hydrating the skin but when it comes to hyperpigmentation, scar healing and improving skin texture, it can give Drunk Elephant a run for its money.
And it all comes in for a MUCH cheaper price, costing only 10 euros.
C E Ferulic® With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid
Skinceuticals is just as expensive as Drunk Elephant but if you know skincare, you know this product is a holy grail.
It’s loved by many and in this instance matches the attributed of Drunk Elephant’s serums.
That is to say it contains vitamins C and E AND hyaluronic acid.
It works better with eczema because it doesn’t make it worse. It’s also oil free and fungal acne safe!
Dermalogica Biolumin C Serum
These products are both cruelty-free serums that contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Dermalogica’s Biolumin C serum is also likely to be good for anti ageing (a term I dislike but it resonates with people), brightening skin, scar healing, dark spots and better texture.
They have a total of 13 ingredients in common.