Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream | Review

Drunk Elephant is a skincare brand I consider luxury. They have a lot of products on my wishlist that I hope I can fulfill one day. But the Protini is actually the first product from them I wanted to try immediately. Fast forward to the present. After being a part of my skincare night routine for more than 2 months, I am ready to give my thoughts.


This breakthrough protein moisturizer combines an unprecedented array and concentration of signal peptides, growth factors, supportive amino acids and pygmy waterlily for visible and immediate improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture and firmness.

Protini’s proprietary formula delivers younger, revived-looking skin, almost from the first application. Lines, wrinkles and signs of sun-damage appear reduced; depleted skin feels strengthened and moisturized.

Think of Protini™ in your Drunk Elephant skincare routine like adding a shot of protein to your smoothie. Abundant with proteins and nutrients, it replenishes and restores your skin back to a strong, healthy state. Protini is formulated at the ideal pH level of 4.0.

The Protini Polypeptide Cream is packaged in a plastic jar with a unique airless pump dispenser containing 50 ml/ 1.69 fl. oz. of product. You press on the upper part of the jar and out comes the cream from the center. This type of dispenser will actually keep the product more hygienic than having to put your fingers inside a jar to get the product. In terms of scent, the cream smells weird to me — a bit plastick-y and something herbal.

The cream is not quite thick but I find it too much for morning use because it leaves my skin with a greasy feeling although it has a satin finish. I only use it in the evenings and I always find my skin so soft, hydrated and supple as soon as I apply it at night and the morning after. On the downside, I haven’t noticed any changes in the fine lines on my face but it has never caused me any clogged pores or bad reactions.

The next photo is the complete list of ingredients. The main ingredients of this cream are the 9 signal peptide complex, pygmy water lily stem cell extract, soybean folic acid ferment extract and acetyl glutamine.

Protini is priced at $68 and despite it being a really good cream, I’m torn with the decision to repurchase it or find a cheaper alternative. I know with that price alone, I can get instead 2 to 3 different kinds of cream. However, I wouldn’t know if those creams would be as good as the Protini. What’s a skincare lover to do then? Help me reach a decision!

Who has used Protini? Do you love it or not and why?


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