This mega-strength a.m./p.m. serum combines our greatest array and strongest levels of skin-fortifying signal peptides, plant-derived growth factors, and supportive amino acids with exfoliating 10% lactic acid for a dramatic improvement in the appearance of skin’s texture, tone, radiance, and bounce
With its ultra-concentrated blend of 11 peptides, Protini™ Powerpeptide Resurf Serum delivers plump, bouncy skin while targeting a dull, uneven complexion. The appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and enlarged pores is improved and glow is restored, while powerful water-boosting ingredients (such as snow mushroom extract, sodium hyaluronate, and sodium PCA) replenish hydration levels. Antioxidant-rich, nonfragrant plant oils and vitamins (tocotrienols, squalane, green tea seed oil, and marula oil) soothe while adding a touch of lightweight moisture to skin.
Think of Protini™ Powerpeptide as your advanced, supercharged skin-strengthening and radiance-renewing treatment. Formulated with a unique combination of advanced peptides, restorative amino acids, and exfoliating lactic acid, Protini™ Powerpeptide targets multiple signs of damage while strengthening skin and bringing it back to its healthiest state ever. Protini™ Powerpeptide Resurf Serum is formulated at an ideal pH of 3.5.
100% free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.
Shake gently before use. Apply to a clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area. May also be applied to the chest and backs of hands. Follow (or mix) with your choice of Drunk Elephant moisturizer. During the daytime, may also be combined with C-Firma™ Day Serum for added brightening and firming benefits. Follow with Umbra. Protini™ Powerpeptide provides gentle chemical exfoliation on its own, so it is not necessary to also use T.L.C. Framboos™ or Babyfacial on the same day.
-Lactic Acid (10%): Derived from the fermentation of sugar, lactic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that exfoliates the skin by dissolving the bonds that hold dead cells together. Lactic acid is considered to be a milder, more hydrating AHA.
-Signal Peptide Complex: 11 signal peptides (made up of amino acids, which form proteins in the skin) and safe, plant-derived growth factors help to boost skin’s self-renewal, binding moisture to skin and plumping, firming, and restoring bounce.
-Multi-Amino-Acid Blend: A mix of quick-absorbing amino acids soothes, strengthens, and moisturizes skin.
-Snow Mushroom Extract: Known for its powerful hydration-boosting properties, this ingredient adds potent antioxidant benefits to skin while helping defend against dehydration.
-Sodium Hyaluronate: With a smaller molecular weight than hyaluronic acid, it is able to penetrate skin and deliver intense hydration to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote firmness.
-Sodium PCA: A powerful electrolyte with potent antioxidant benefits, plant-derived sodium PCA is identical to the form naturally present in skin and plays a vital role in helping maintain hydration levels in skin, improving barrier strength and lipid content, calming redness, and protecting against environmental dehydration.
-Tocotrienols: Used for their potent antioxidant properties, skin-soothing abilities, and moisture content, tocotrienols are a powerful, concentrated form of vitamin E.
-Squalane: Derived from olives, squalane is a natural moisturizing factor (NMF), which means it works exactly the same as the form of squalane that is found naturally in skin. Squalane acts as both a moisturizing agent and a natural antioxidant that soothes and prevents water loss from the surface of the skin without leaving behind a greasy feel.
-Green Tea Seed Oil: This moisturizing, fatty-acid-rich oil derived from the seeds of the green tea plant contains powerful antioxidant xanthines (like caffeine) and polyphenols (such as epigallocatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, and epicatechins), which play a critical role in defending skin against environmental—particularly UV-generated—free radical damage.
-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.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Sodium PCA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Tocotrienols, Sh-Oligopeptide-1, Sh-Oligopeptide-2, Sh-Polypeptide-1, Sh-Polypeptide-9, Sh-Polypeptide-11, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Tripeptide-1, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, PCA, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Adenosine, Nymphaea Alba Root Extract, Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Filtrate Extract, Symphytum Officinale Callus Culture Extract, Dextran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Glutamine, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Pentylene Glycol, Isomalt, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Aspartic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin
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, Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Siloxanes, Sulfates, Thimerosal, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban
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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.