I actually have mixed feelings with Drunk Elephant because of how they brand themselves as “clean beauty”. There’s no such thing as clean beauty! It’s just a marketing term like “natural ingredients”. When it comes to cutting out ingredients in skincare, it’s really just about individual choice. You can read more about it in Lab Muffin Science (or her summarized version here) and this post from The Guardian. I haven’t bought a single product of theirs yet, but I know where to buy Drunk Elephant in the Philippines.
I am sharing it because a lot of people want to try the brand because of their cute packaging perfect for Instagram “shelfies”. Just because I don’t like their marketing terms, it doesn’t mean their products are terrible.
SEPHORA PHILIPPINES – Just in case you’re still not aware, there’s Sephora Philippines but only online and the seldom pop-ups in Forever21 SM Makati and SM Megamall. Besides Drunk Elephant they also carry brands like Fenty Beauty, Hourglass, Huda Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, and more. They ship directly to your house via their local courier partner LBC and offer free shipping.
CULT BEAUTY – This online store is based in the United Kingdom but offers free shipping to the Philippines. Besides Drunk Elephant, they also have brands like Glow Recipe, Olaplex, Patrick Ta, The Ordinary, and more! And don’t be intimidated by the prices, they just have the same prices as Sephora. When you check out, the UK/EU tax will be deducted if you’re shipping address is outside of the EU and UK.
THE MAKEUP STORE MNL – This reseller is based in Paranaque only so shipping is fast. This is where I bought my Ole Henriksen but they also have Drunk Elephant, Milk Makeup, Glossier, Tatcha, and more.
MUPSTORE – This is also a reseller that is based in Makati, but unlike the reseller above, you can visit their showroom to see the products itself. Besides Drunk Elephant, they also have Charlotte Tilbury, Ben Nye, and more!
So far these are the stores I know where to buy Drunk Elephant in the Philippines. Of I find more, I’ll update this post.