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    Drunk ElephantA-Passioni Retinol Cream<p>Ideal for all those who're already acquainted with the wonders of retinol (this can trigger irritation and peeling if your skin is sensitive, or if you're new to the retinol realm), Drunk Elephant&#8217;s game-changing A-Passioni Retinol Cream is the perfect addition to your evening-time routine. A powerhouse complex, this potent, silicone-free formulation of 1% retinol boasts comforting and nourishing ingredients (passionfruit, apricot, kale, winter cherry extracts, skin-firming peptides <em>and</em> essential fatty acids), to give lazy skin cells a boot up their bottoms! This product means business - promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production while reducing depth of wrinkles and improving signs of damage - and with continual use, it rejuvenates cells to reveal &#252;ber vibrant, revitalised skin. Like the rest of the Drunk Elephant range, Tiffany advises that A-Passioni Retinol Cream can be applied and mixed with any other Drunk Elephant products to make your own signature 'smoothie' (<em>and</em> buffer the strength if your face needs to build up its tolerance). Suggested cocktails are to mix 'A-Passioni' with {<a href="https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/drunk-elephant-c-firma-day-serum.html" target="_blank">C-Firma</a>} in the daytime (always followed up with a broad-spectrum SPF to shield from sunshine!), or to combine with {<a href="https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/drunk-elephant-lala-retro-whipped-cream.html" target="_blank">Lala Retro Whipped Cream</a>} at night if your face is reactive or you've never used a retinol before. Proceed with caution if your skin is sensitive - do a patch test to assess your cells' tolerance, then use sparingly to begin with - building up the frequency over the course of several weeks.</p>DRU0188501550086004 stars, based on41 reviews 62.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

    Drunk Elephant
    A-Passioni Retinol Cream
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    £62.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      Answering the prayers of many a Drunk Elephant devotee, this super-charged, silicone-free formulation features 1% retinol (it's potent!), alongside a fruit cocktail of extracts such as passionfruit, apricot, kale and winter cherry (not to mention firming peptides and essential fatty acids)! Promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production, this intensive treatment minimises visibility of fine lines and dark spots to reveal vibrant, healthy-looking skin. Probably the most wanted skin care range ever, Drunk Elephant is worth the hype – and then some... Founded by Tiffany Masterson, who wanted a clean break from toxins and the ‘Suspicious 6’ (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLS) this brand has created a whole new category in the beauty space: ‘Clean-Clinical’.

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    • Description

      Ideal for all those who're already acquainted with the wonders of retinol (this can trigger irritation and peeling if your skin is sensitive, or if you're new to the retinol realm), Drunk Elephant’s game-changing A-Passioni Retinol Cream is the perfect addition to your evening-time routine. A powerhouse complex, this potent, silicone-free formulation of 1% retinol boasts comforting and nourishing ingredients (passionfruit, apricot, kale, winter cherry extracts, skin-firming peptides and essential fatty acids), to give lazy skin cells a boot up their bottoms! This product means business - promoting skin renewal and boosting collagen production while reducing depth of wrinkles and improving signs of damage - and with continual use, it rejuvenates cells to reveal über vibrant, revitalised skin. Like the rest of the Drunk Elephant range, Tiffany advises that A-Passioni Retinol Cream can be applied and mixed with any other Drunk Elephant products to make your own signature 'smoothie' (and buffer the strength if your face needs to build up its tolerance). Suggested cocktails are to mix 'A-Passioni' with {C-Firma} in the daytime (always followed up with a broad-spectrum SPF to shield from sunshine!), or to combine with {Lala Retro Whipped Cream} at night if your face is reactive or you've never used a retinol before. Proceed with caution if your skin is sensitive - do a patch test to assess your cells' tolerance, then use sparingly to begin with - building up the frequency over the course of several weeks.

    • How to use

      Apply a pea-sized amount or less to a clean and dry face. Limit initial use to once or twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night and then finally up to every night (as tolerated). Proceed with caution if you're sensitive or new to retinol - this may induce redness/irritation to begin with and you may incur some flakiness until your skin acclimatises. Avoid using the night before a big event/special occasion (unless you're already a retinol addict)!

      Avoid applying to eye area and use a broad spectrum SPF during the day. 

    • Full ingredients list

      Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Stearic Acid, Coconut Alkanes, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Retinol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Chrysin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Ceramide NP, Xanthophylls, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Jojoba Esters, Physalis Pubescens Fruit Juice, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Lauric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glucosamine HCL, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Tocopherol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-23, Steareth-20, Propanediol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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    Drunk Elephant - A-Passioni Retinol Cream

    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream Reviews

    Too strong and too irritating
    I‘m not really new to vitamin-a products but this one irritated the hell out of my skin. I was quite exited when it was released and ordered it right away... but now I‘m really disappointed as I wasted my money on this. My skin got insanely dry, flaky, raw and patchy. Everything I used afterwards burned and stung like hell, even with plain water and just touching my face. After a few weeks you‘d think your skin would get used to a vitamin-a but it never did. Won‘t buy this again.
    Passioni
    I love this product! I have sensitive skin and I got a little peeling with it so I slowed it down and used it 2/week and always with oil after the night cream.
    Amazing
    I absolutely love this product. I can use it every other night and my skin isn’t peeling or irritated at all.My skin looks glowing and clear.This is now a holy grail product !
    Great results
    This is my 2nd time to try retinol, I was put off the 1st time years ago with different product. I really love this and I am thrilled with my skin. I use it about 4 to 5 times a week on clean dry skin and leave it on for 20 minutes before my moisturiser. I've never had any bad reaction and I will definitely continue with this one!
    A really good Retinol
    If your skin responds well to Retinol, then you'll absolutely love this. Contrary to some of the reviews here, I find it quite mild. I prefer stronger mixtures for overnight use, but this one is great (for me!) during the day. Perhaps if you have lighter skin you might want to be careful with daytime use, but I have no issues there. I have mature, dry skin, but I noticed only a bit of peeling the first 2 or 3 times I used it. To anyone having sensitivity issues with it, I suggest easing it in, using a *tiny* amount - like less than a quarter of that they suggest - and diluting it with a bit of your favorite oil.
    Excellent retinol
    This is my first experience with Retinol and I m really happy to try it. No redness, no irrigation. For my skin improvement, I do not see any changes so far!
    Excellent
    There is no redness, peeling. Great Retinol Cream. Love it!
    Don&#8217;t know about this one
    I really have doubts. My skin gets sensitive after using this and for me that’s not the problem. The problem is that my makeup the next day is a nightmare to put on.
    Nice retinol cream
    I do like this cream, it absorbs quickly, no irritation. I normally use some facial oil right afterwards, eg Marula oil or Sunday RileyJjuno oil. However, I can’t comment on any skin improvement as frankly speaking I personally never really see any caused by any retinol skin care on me....but most likely it’s just me.
    So bad!
    I was really looking forward to trying this as I had read great reviews about it, and I absolutely love the TLC serum, B-hydra serum and Marula oil from this range. However, this has destroyed my skin!! I followed the directions exactly. I used it sparingly and with the B-hydra serum once a week, and SPF50 everyday. My skin first started to peel off, then it became so sensitive and red and sore, I have had to stop using everything and switch to Zelens recovery balm. It also cause huge boils on my cheeks and chin that are not healing well. I would not recommend this product at all!!
    Unreal
    So this is amazing now I have figured out how to use it properly. if I left a review after my first go, then it would have been the same as SHELL's review. I use it once a week and sparingly and I make sure my eyes and neck are thoroughly protected with a barrier. The effect is stunning, my skin is clear, and smooth and feels like glass. I almost feel like I never need another salon or home facial again as it is so so good. The skin does peel off but it is so light and soft and non irritating. Please figure out how to use it properly otherwise you will have a bad reaction. if you do, don't be put off, just educate yourself and try again as it works like a dream.
    Great!
    I absolutely love it and you can see the difference!
    Amazing!
    Absolutely love it. I do have a very dry and sensitive skin. Thin like a paper but this works magic on me without irritating my skin. Thank you DE ❤️
    Awful
    Awful, awful, awful. Burning skin, look like I’ve got eczema. Painful, red skin, can’t even tolerate cotton wool.
    Strong but nice
    I am finding this fine to use, better than Paula's Choice :-) Sadly I can't say the same about the c-tango eye cream which gives me red lumps and bumps and a sore rash so I've just had to buy Estee Lauder to sooth it! I'm devastated and very confused as this retinol is great. Moral of my story is probably buy the Littles and try them all 1st:-)
    AMAZING!!!
    This product is everything! I've always had pretty good skin, due to genes and me taking good, consistent care of it. However lately have been experiencing these irritating small white heads around my jawline that would immediately come to head, but once one was gone another would pop up. Tried everything - Aplha H Liquid Gold, TLC Framboos, SR Luna Oil, SR UFO Oil and although all these products are still great and have made a difference, how ever this one is next level, THIS is the one that BANISHED them foor good! I started very slowly, 1 time per week, mixing it with B Hydra and Protini / Marula on top. When I am not using this, I use my other holy grail Good Genes. I have experienced very slight peeling/dryness after 2-3 days of initial use but now it is all gone and my skin - no pesky whiteheads, smooth texture, glowing, beautiful skin tone, pores minimized to the point they do not exist and my smile lines begin to fade! I will never ever be without GG and this little miracle! Thank you Drunk Elephant!!!
    Very disappointed
    I’ve been using Drunk Elephant products for two years now... I have very good skin for my age although it can be very sensitive. Thought I would give this a try as I turned 30 last year and so thought now would be a good time to introduce retional into my skincare routine.. Tried this once as directed and it completely burnt my skin.. I did not use this around the eye area, but somehow it also burned my eye area and caused my skin to be red raw and peel. It’s taken over three weeks for my skin to try and recover and it still isn’t back to normal.. Very disappointed and frustrated that I have spent so much money on a product I can no longer use...
    LOVE this stuff!
    I have been using this product for a month now. I've read a lot of people on the reviews saying about the peeling and therefore stopping use after one/a few tries. Even though I have used retinols in the past, it caused my skin to peel for a good week and a bit. However, this is just the process of retinisation and once the skin had adjusted to it, it started showing incredible results! My skin is now more plump, hydrated, acne scars close to gone, large pores diminished and the smoothest skin texture I have ever had! Drunk Elephant has literally been life changing for me and my skin. I've never gone so long without any breakouts or dry patches. In fact, I had combination skin, oily t-zone and dry everywhere else. However after using DE and moisturising properly, my oily t-zone is now normal as is the rest of my face! I would highly recommend these products and would also suggest giving them at least a month to show enough of a change. Take pictures! Sometimes you don't realise until you look back at how bad your skin was when you started to see how much of a difference there is! Try sample sizes if you do not wish to spend the money in one hit! Or the littles! That's where my obsession started.
    So far so good, hoping for even better
    I have a very complicated skin. Sensitive, dehydrated, oily... I started using the Littles in October, bought the full-size products in November and, since then, only used DE products on my skin, including TLC Framboos every night (with Marula oil). I ordered the Retinol in January, even if I was a bit scared because of some reviews mentioning breakouts, peeling skin, etc. I started three weeks ago. A little A-Passioni with one pump of B-Hydra and two drops of Marula oil. the morning after, my skin was clear and I continued my regular routine, only applying my Retinol mix two times a week (Sunday night/ Wednesday night). I think it is the right way to go: slowly, and carefully. Using other DE products really helps applying the cream and I'm very happy when I see the results on my skin. I think I will carry on this way for another month (or two) and then, I will try a "three nights a week" routine. Give it a try, it is worth it :)
    Caused breakout
    I don’t have sensitive skin, and have used Retinol before to wonderful results. So was shocked to find the skin badly irritated after one use. Because it was red and patchy, so I left it to rest for a few days before trying again. The second time I used it, it again caused a red rash and I woke up the next day with breakouts. I haven’t had breakouts in a decade, so super annoyed. Have returned both the Retinol cream and the Drunk Elephant eye cream I ordered with it, as I would rather not risk it with the brand.
    No irritation whatsoever! :O
    I've completely fallen in love with the drunk elephant line; the biggest downside is the price - all of the products are just so expensive, HOWEVER, for me it's worth paying more for two reasons: 1. the products apply nicely - they don't pill and more importantly you can mix them with other (drunk elephant) products to make your own concoctions with is great, 2. this line just hasn't irritated my skin! The glycolic acid (Framboos) blew me away - id previously tried the glycolic acid from the ordinary and for the longest time it scared me from ever using it again however I literally can't go one night without using Framboos. Onto A-Passioni - retinol that delivers results WITHOUT irritating my skin! What seriously blew me away with this product is the fact you can mix it with the Framboos and I don't wake up with my skin being red, inflamed and peeling. It's rare to try a product and see instant results but that's honestly what I got with this retinol - my skin just looks brighter and I'm hoping over time it helps clear out my pores (I'm very acne prone). In short, I'd highly recommend :)
    Not for me
    I've been using strong retinol for about 3 years now, as a Drunk Elephant lover despite the price tag, I was so excited when this one came out. Unfortunately it irritated my skin. My skin was burning, peeling and broke out so much ! Not a good experience.
    Just bad.
    This product is a big NO from me, I've used retinol before and my skin showed good results but with this one I had so many problems. Redness, sensitivity and burning are the worst one. I'm really disappointed in them after that and would not purchase anything else, there are other companies on the market so I'll spend my money elsewhere. I'm sorry for the amount of money which I spent because that was the worst skin product I've used so far.
    Perfect for first time retinol users
    Nice cream. Goes on smoothly and has a nice texture. Love the packaging. As I’ve used lots of retinol products before this is on the mild side. So great if you're new to retinols! Had no irritation whatsoever as I’ve seen on some other reviews!
    Great!
    Being the first time when I tried something with retinol I was a bit afraid about all the side effects moreover after reading some comments. After the first application, my skin got much smoother and glowy. So far I think it's a great cream.
    Loving this
    Like some other reviewers, the first time I used this my skin peeled (mildly) and I had some redness. But I now find that if I use a pea sized amount and follow with a moisturizer, it's absolutely fine. I've had it around six weeks and use about three times a week. I've seen really good results on my forehead and in general skin smoothness and radiance. I had used Luna Oil by SR before and it's definitely stronger. Will definitely repurchase this (though it lasts for ages). I had bought the A313 retinol cream from France (the one that replaced Avibon) and I would say the results are identical. Though this is easier to use because of the texture
    Try a sample first
    I get it, this is retinol. But I've been using retinoids (TO and Sunday Riley) for a year and was not ready to get red, blotchy, bumpy and flaking skin overnight.There's no living place on my face.
    Beware of red skin
    I have to agree with Ciara (and others): this retinol cream destroyed my skin. It was red, flaky, and super sensitive (even touching the skin was unpleasant). I used the cream very sparingly and waited for two weeks to see if the peeling would stop and new skin would appear, but no luck. My skin went back to normal after a week of discontinuing use and calming Avene creams. I am used to retinols (I used a couple of retinols from other companies for years) so I didn't expect such a strong reaction. My advice is to try a sample first and see if your skin can tolerate it.
    1st Timer
    This is my first experience with retinol. I was very nervous about adding retinol into my skincare regime. It’s been 3 weeks and I’ve been taking it slow using it only twice a week. Good news is there is no redness, peeling which is a good thing. Best applied with moisturiser for ease of application. No visible results yet, but so far so good. Will keep on going.
    GAMECHANGER!!
    I have always been a skincare fanatic and this is literally the only product that has actually changed my skin. Patience required for the irritated/peeling phase but stick with it.. you won’t regret it. Also lovely combined with other DE products.
    Game changer
    Love it!
    My First Time Using Retinol
    I've been using this for 7 weeks and I can honestly say I've seen a huge difference in the texture of my skin and the way it heals after a breakout. I have normal/combination skin with the odd breakout. I was nervous about trying such a strong retinol, especially since I haven't used one before, but I always add a moisturiser on top (I use the La La Retro) and I never peel. I use a pea-sized amount on a Monday night, only once a week. Before using this, a spot breakout could take up to 10 days to completely disappear and heal, it now clears up in just 3 days!! I think if you use it carefully (less is more with this product) and make sure you use a moisturiser on top, you shouldn't peel, and it can do a fantastic job. My skin is glowing!
    fantastic
    You will love it
    Everything and more
    This cream is the best thing that has happened to my skin, it truly transforms it overnight. The only thing I will say is to be really careful you're not putting it anywhere near the eye area as it will get sensitive.
    Not for me
    I had 1 sample of this and first it was ok. But I tried it another time and now I also have red burning and peeling skin. It looks horrible, like it's extremely dry and it hurts. Normally I have sensitive and dry skin and surprisingly had no problems with other Drunk Elephant products (Baby-facial is strong, but never had red skin or anything). Also I disliked the sticky consistency and can't imagine using a tube, since I mostly have issues with it. I'm glad I tried it as a sample first. So it's not for me.
    Amazing
    Until the age of 22 I had pretty much perfect skin: baby soft, even skin tone, very rarely getting a spot. Then it all went downhill, hello adult acne. I've tried sooo many products since then, I think all combined I've spent a fortune - to no end. I was considering getting some proper laser treatments or medication, but then I saw Drunk Elephant was launching in the UK and I thought, one more try, and I ordered the Littles and A-Passioni."Thankfully" not all products worked for me, otherwise I'd have a VERY expensive skin care routine. But the things that worked, oh my goodness they did WONDERS to my skin. These are the TLC and the B-Hydra serums along with A-Passioni. For the first time in four years I'm once again confident about my complexion. Yes, these products are expensive, but to me they are worth it if it means I have clear, bright and soft skin.
    Drunk Elephant retinol cream
    I have been using this product for 2 months, I don’t use every single night but it’s a solid every 3-4 evenings. It takes about 2 weeks to see the changes. I could feel how smooth the texture of my skin has become. My pores are much small now. Love it.
    Terrible
    Just used one time, terrible experience, my skin was so red and peeled for more than one week, I don't know why this cream was launched with the possibility of these effects...first time in my life and I used so many brands...
    Peeling, dryness and bleeding.
    I understand Retinol can be irritating but this went beyond for me. I used as instructed. After using only once a week for three weeks I started to experience very painful skin, it was sore to touch and noticeably drier. Overnight my skin peeled and even bled in some areas. If you are used to Retinol then this may work well for you but for me this was awful.
    Amazing
    Such a great new addition to the line. I started out using this around two times per week to ease myself into it. I mix a pea sized amount with 4-5 drops of the marula oil and that's it. My skin is noticeably more even and clear the next morning. I haven't had any reaction to it whatsoever and I have sensitive skin. I love it so much so I might try upping my usage to every two nights and then use the b-hydra, tlc and lala on the alternating nights. Love love love this.
    Retinol Transformed
    Imagine a 1% Retinol without irritants. This is what you're getting. Is strong yet gentle at the same time. Perfect for both day or night. I've been using this for over 3 months now and I would expect this to last at least 8 months. It's really wonderful. No irritation. No breakouts. Just more even looking skin. Win.
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