My Experience with Intensive Korean Skincare + Product Review, Is Drunk Elephant Worth It?

Drunk Elephant is one of the best known Korean Skincare brand out there, and their T.L.C Framboos TM Glycolic Night Serum is one of Sephora's bestselling items. Gaining over two thousand reviews and an average of nearly 5 stars, the only thing that can turn one away is the steep price of $90 USD for an 1oz. container or $134 USD for a 1.69 oz.

The hundreds of 5 star reviews did not disappoint, this product single-handedly cleared my skin complexion and evened the surface of my skin.


Finding your perfect skin care regimen can feel like an insanely difficult puzzle waiting to be solved: there are so many aspects, products, prices, and misinformation that can result in constant confusion with no flawless skin.


I have spent years trying to find the products right for my skin, and I've tried everything from physical exfoliants to natural remedies for acne such as tea tree and even expensive 7 step Korean skincare routines.I found the full Korean skin care routine to be overwhelming for my skin, but after trying many products from brands such as Drunk Elephant, Innisfree, Klairs, and Nature Republic, only two ended up as staples in my bathroom cabinet.


The first is the star of this post: Drunk Elephant's T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. The second is the Innisfree Volcanic toner, but I can talk more about that one another time.


This serum is really a chemical exfoliant, which contains AHA/BHA that resurfaces congested skin by removing dead skin cells and visibly improves skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.


The recommended usage is nightly right after a facial cleanser, I like to apply it after using the Innisfree Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing toner.


When I first started to use this product, it did burn as my skin needed to get used to the pretty intense acids in this serum. I found that within one week of using it my skin appeared more evenly surfaced, and it even helped with any breakouts that I was having. As for the price, one 1oz. container lasted me nearly six months as I began to use it less occasionally as my skin began improving.


Ultimately, I do think that this product is worth the money, especially when I've spent more than I can count over the past years on products that did not work at all. Everyone's skin does react differently however, so use at your own will, but this is definitely a five-star favorite of mine.