Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi and a Magic Skin Cocktail

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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi ReviewOne of my favorite skincare brands is Drunk Elephant. Their products contain effective ingredients without adding unnecessary extras.

Drunk Elephant’s newest product, D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum*, combines ingredients to support healthy skin with a bronze tint for radiant skin in the short-term and long-term.

Today I’m sharing my review of the D-Bronzi serum + a magic cocktail that has been amazing for my skin!

D-Bronzi

What it is: A serum that immediately replenishes the delicate balance that supports a healthy barrier function of skin—like sunshine’s bronzy color, delivered without the damage.

This is kind of a do-it-all bronzing serum, packed with vitamins and antioxidants while giving skin a healthy glow. I’m all over anything that combines makeup with the benefits of skincare.

To be honest, I don’t really know anything about some of the key ingredients highlighted by Drunk Elephant. They claim platinum peptides “help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting elasticity and resilience and acting as an antioxidant for skin” and chronocyclin “provides the benefits of vitamin D for more youthful-looking skin.” I have to take Drunk Elephant’s word that these do something – much like many other ingredients since there is just not enough research out there for skincare in general.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Review

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Swatch

D-Bronzi is a bronze color (A+ description there) with some golden shimmer. It comes out of the tube concentrated so it looks darker, but it sheers out a bit for an overall light-medium bronze shade. Not too orange for my fair skin. I doubt it’s a great match as a bronzer for darker skin tones though, unless maybe it’s heavily layered on.

I don’t use this serum as just a bronzer. It looks really pretty, but I prefer to get the skincare benefits all over.Drunk Elephant Skincare Cocktail: D-Bronzi + Umbra Sheer + Virgin Marula Oil

A Magic Skin Cocktail

One of the cool things about this serum, as well as other Drunk Elephant products, is that it can be mixed with other skincare for a more targeted skin cocktail. You could mix with primer, moisturizer, foundation, etc. So, there are plenty of ways to use D-Bronzi, making it easily a versatile skincare staple for me.

In addition to D-Bronzi, their PR package contained the Virgin Marula Oil* and Umbra Sheer SPF 30* with instructions for a #VacationFace Smoothie, combining all three for a magic skin cocktail.

I apply a mixture of my normal amount of SPF (~1/2 tsp) + 2 drops of the Virgin Marula Oil + 1 pump of D-Bronzi.Drunk Elephant Skincare Cocktail: D-Bronzi + Umbra Sheer + Virgin Marula Oil

Drunk Elephant Skincare Cocktail: D-Bronzi + Umbra Sheer + Virgin Marula Oil

Drunk Elephant Skincare Cocktail: D-Bronzi + Umbra Sheer + Virgin Marula Oil; swatched heavy, then blended

This trio is everything. Not only am I getting SPF protection, hydration, and antioxidants, but it makes my skin look SO GOOD.

The bronzing serum adds a nice tint to Umbra Sheer to counteract any white cast and make my skin appear more even in tone. I’ve been skipping foundation a lot lately because my skin looks so healthy and radiant with this cocktail.

I occasionally mix up the amounts of the oil and D-Bronzi, depending on how much hydration I need and how much bronze glow I want. I also mix up which oil I use (I looove Herbivore Orchid Oil*). Customizable and easy.


I very much recommend picking up D-Bronzi! It is so versatile and easy to use, plus gives an amazing boost to skin. Drunk Elephant completely nailed the skincare + makeup combo here. I’m addicted to my daily SPF/oil/D-Bronzi cocktail.

What are your favorite products that mix skincare and makeup? ↓

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