At first glance, you can tell the key ingredients of the formula in Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops are protected by the opaque packaging and pump dispenser — limiting light and oxygen exposure that would otherwise render them inert. Like all Drunk Elephant products, it also contains no fragrance, which is always a plus, allowing for usage across all skin types, and limiting reactions in sensitive skin. The product truly shows off its flexibility by providing some hydration and helping to boost your sunscreen with its vitamins and antioxidant content. It is important to note, however, that it should not be mixed with your sunscreen as it can dilute the SPF concentration and thus, the efficacy of your sun protection.
The Sunshine "serum" is meant to be used in combination with other Drunk Elephant products, but I found that it worked well with other humectants and occlusives such as Paula's Choice Defence moisturisers. Application with other products does take some trial and error, as when the products are not compatible, the serum breaks down, causing unevenness. This is most problematic when I mix it with thicker emollient creams. That being said, when mixed with the right products, it provides a beautiful bronze glow no matter your skin type or colour. For darker skin tones like mine, it gave me a deeper and warmer finish. On fairer skin tones, a little goes a long way. Using half a pump gives a more subtle peachy tint and a full pump warms the skin up significantly. The product is very pigmented. The D-Bronzi's ability to play with products outside of the Drunk Elephant brand and ease of use makes it worth the price. For those looking for that summer glow, the formula provides decent benefits with high payoffs in pigmentation for that perfect bronze sheen.