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Meet Drunk Elephant’s holiday gift sets, catered to four different skin goals

The road to Sephora’s cashiers is a treacherous one; full of adorable, down-sized treasures sitting pretty on acrylic shelves, waiting to be picked up and brought home on a last-minute whim. For the beauty maven who loves the next and the new, Drunk Elephant’s 2020 holiday gift sets — all cloaked in the brand’s signature zingy neons — will be a fun surprise come Christmas morning.

For the initiated, choose the set that has the full-sized product you already know and love. ‘Dewy’ for the Protini Polypeptide Cream, ‘Softy’ for the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, ‘Firmy’ for the C-Firma Day Serum and ‘Glowy’ for the T.L.C. Glycolic Night Serum.


We’re talking about a your-skin-but-better glow. If your skin has angrily responded to months of prolonged mask-wearing and is in need of some nourishment and proper hydration, Drunk Elephant’s Dewy kit is the proverbial tall glass of water, ready for skin that wants a long, satisfying swig. Creamy balm Slaai cleanses without stripping, while the rest of the set — B-Hydra and A-Passioni and Protini — assembles for a radiant finish. For those with skin unacclimated to retinol, take it easy with A-Passioni with an every-other-day routine.

HK$590 from Sephora


In the unlikelihood of us discovering a full-on Benjamin Button reset, Drunk Elephant’s Softy kit — with it, a full-sized T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial — is the next-great alternative. Prep and cleanse skin with Beste No. 9 before enjoying a 20-minute session with T.L.C mixed in with a couple drops of Marula Oil. A final layer of F-Balm completes the journey for moisturised, hydrated and baby-soft skin.

HK$690 from Sephora


If a tall glass of OJ starts your mornings, do the same for your complexion with Firmy; its full-sized C-Firma Day Serum is the straight-shot of vitamin C your skin will thank you for. This kit is a Drunk Elephant-approved smoothie of C-Firma, D-Bronzi, B-Hydra and Protini, applied premixed from the palm of your hand without waiting for separate layers to dry — that’s how the brand likes to use its serums and oils, by the way! — serving up a healthy dose of antioxidants to protect from pollution and nasties in the air. As always, Umbra Tint SPF offers a last protective layer against the sun’s harmful rays.

HK$730 from Sephora


Did you, like us, attempt a way-too-many-steps skincare routine at some point in this unending year? Enter Glowy: Drunk Elephant’s holiday 2020 solution to simplifying your before-bed regime, so you can get more of those zzz’s and less time touching your face. Starting with cleansing and sudsing with E-Rase and Beste No. 9, this nighttime kit finishes off in a classic Drunk Elephant smoothie blend of T.L.C. Framboos, Lala and F-Balm. When your iPhone alarm inevitably sounds in the AM, at least you’ll know your skin’s super glowy with replenished electrolytes.

HK$770 from Sephora

Joey Wong
Constantly in pursuit of a multi-hyphenated career, Joey has written her way through fashion trends, youth culture and luxury retail in New York and Hong Kong. Beyond internet adventures tracking down the perfect vintage find, you can probably catch her sipping on her third oat milk latte of the day in the city’s newest café. She’s currently mourning the loss of TikTok in Hong Kong.