As a skincare enthusiast, I was excited to try out the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. This moisturizer went viral a few years back for its unique anti-aging properties.
It combines signal peptides, growth factors, supportive amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
Drunk Elephant Protini has a cool formula as well that lends itself to a thick, rich texture that your dry skin may love.
Today, I’ll cover my experience with it and a potential cheaper substitute.
Benefits of Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
With key ingredients like the signal peptide complex and pygmy waterlily stem cell extract, I was hopeful this product would be suitable for my dry skin.
Upon first use, I noticed that the Protini Polypeptide Cream had a thick, rich consistency that felt luxurious on my skin. It absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling hydrated and plump.
I used Drunk Elephant Protini at night and my regular CeraVe moisturizer during the day. While the Protini Cream has a richer texture, I didn’t notice much difference in the appearance of my skin.
However, I don’t have mature skin, so an older individual might have a more positive experience.
For example, customer reviews tend to highlight:
- More even tone and texture
- A healthy, youthful glow
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer skin overall
What makes Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream so special?
One of the standout ingredients in the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream is the soybean folic acid ferment extract.
This is a B vitamin that helps maintain youthful, elastic skin. Since sun exposure dehydrates your skin, this ingredient is key to replenish your skin barrier.
Also, acetyl glutamine, an amino acid that helps to soothe and strengthen the skin, is also a standout ingredient in this product.
In comparison to other moisturizers I have tried, the Protini Polypeptide Cream doesn’t stand out.
The unique blend of signal peptides, growth factors, and supportive amino acids make it a powerful treatment for mature skin in theory. But I didn’t experience this in practice.
Should you try Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream?
Overall, I like the texture and formula of this moisturizer, but I don’t think it’s worth the price. At $68 for 1.69 ounces, this is one of the most expensive creams I’ve tried.
I will say that Drunk Elephant Protini has a thick, rich consistency that feels luxurious on the skin. Plus, the formula has key ingredients proven to work together to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
I would recommend this product to others, especially those with mature skin looking for a nourishing and effective moisturizer.
However, if you’re interested in something more affordable, Stratia’s Interface Moisturizer ($25) is great option.
Click here to check out my review of Stratia’s Interface!
You may also be interested in my review of Drunk Elephant’s Jelly Cleanser (Beste No. 9).