A skin-smoothing treatment that combines vegan retinol, virgin marula oil, and ceramides to refine skin’s texture and minimize the appearance of lines, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and sun damage while locking in moisture and restoring a healthy glow.
A gentle dose of retinol clarifies, refines, and smooths uneven, blemished, textured, or aging skin. It also evens out tone, reducing discoloration and boosting skin’s natural glow, while ceramides replenish the skin barrier and improve elasticity. Antioxidant- and omega-rich virgin marula oil (which makes up 95% of the formula!) replenishes essential moisture and reduces the appearance of redness, bringing skin back to its healthiest, most youthful state.
Designed for both new and experienced retinol users, A-Gloei™ was created with all skin in mind. Retinol gets a bad rap for being sensitizing, but A-Gloei™ is formulated with soothing marula oil to gently deliver retinol to skin, ensuring high efficacy without redness or irritation.
A-Gloei™ is packaged in recyclable reinforced glass to protect its potency.
100% free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.
Vegan and cruelty-free.
"I wanted to make A-Gloei for people who aren’t familiar with the amazing benefits of retinol. Retinol is highly effective at increasing cell turnover and targeting the signs of aging while reducing inflammation and acne. And since virgin marula oil is so good at moisturizing and soothing the skin, it’s the perfect delivery vehicle. I wanted to sneak retinol in the line at a lower level to make it ideal for anyone who is just getting used to retinol and wants to build a tolerance. Try it a few times and you’ll see how effective but gentle it is. I know I will make a retinol believer out of you, too."
Morning or night, apply 2-3 drops to a clean, dry face. May be mixed with any Drunk Elephant moisturizer or serum. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Tip: Mix A-Gloei™ with C-Firma™ for even greater brightening and firming benefits. WARNING: Avoid direct contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
0.5% Retinol: Retinol is one of the most well-researched ingredients in skincare, capable of bringing balance to any skin concern. At a gentle 0.5% concentration, our vegan retinol can help improve the look and feel of uneven skin tone and texture, as well as ward off the damage done by daily exposure to UV rays, pollution, or other free radicals.
Virgin Marula Oil: This super-absorbable oil, high in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9, helps moisturize, nourish, and rejuvenate skin for a youthful glow.
Ceramides: These plant-derived ceramides are identical to the wax-like moisturizing ceramides that occur naturally in skin. Ceramides help fill in the spaces between skin cells, giving them elasticity, and play a critical role in strengthening the skin barrier by helping to maintain the moisture balance of skin while protecting against water loss.
Ingredients: Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinol, Tocopherol, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP
Animal Fats/Oils/Musks, Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzophenone, Bisphenol A (BPA), Butoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, Chemical Sunscreens, Coal Tar Dyes, 1,4-Dioxane, -Cones, Detergent, Essential Oils, EDTA, Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Hydroquinone, Liquid Paraffin, Liquid Petrolatum, Methyl Cellosolve, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mercury, Mercury Compounds, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Paraffin Oil, Phthalates, Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs), Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Siloxanes, Sulfates, Thimerosal, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban
Cruelty-Free. Recycle for Earth's Sake. Supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation).
The Drunk Elephant Difference
We are committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of our formulations. We never take into account whether something is synthetic or natural, instead choosing ingredients based on biocompatibility. That’s why we focus on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support and maintain the skin’s acid mantle. But what we leave out of our products is just as important as what we put into them, so you will never find what we call the Suspicious 6™ (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS) in our line. We believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue, and when they’re removed entirely from your routine—that is, when you take a Drunk Break™—skin can reset and return to its healthiest, most balanced state. This ingredient-elimination diet benefits all skin types and inspired the #barewithus🐘 Instagram movement, a collection of bare-faced selfies that chronicles the Drunk Elephant journeys of people who have found not only healthier skin but more importantly, healthier self-confidence. Learn More.