The Drunk Elephant Push-Up Container Dupe (So You Can Recreate The Experience Without Splurging)

For years, Drunk Elephant has been a cult favorite for many skincare lovers. Often imitated, the internet has seen a number of Drunk Elephant Skincare Dupes. As a top-selling skincare company, its science-backed ingredients and effective formulations gave it both repeat customers and a growing fan base.

While the brand has everything from deodorants to hair conditioners, its best-selling product remains the Protini Polypeptide Cream. With a formulation of nine protein-rich peptides for plumping and firming, Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract to replenish and soothe, and Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract that hydrates the skin dried up by the sun, the moisturizer works for every skin type.

With a 4.5 rating, customers love the way the product firms the skin and smooths out texture irregularities. It visibly reduces fine lines while hydrating skin with its lightweight gel-cream texture. If you're a retinoid user, moisturizing and restoring ingredients can help fix your damaged skin barrier while protecting the skin from the drying properties of retinol. One downside of the Protini Polypeptide Cream, however, is the price.

The TikTok-viral Drunk Elephant container dupe

A 50-milliliter jar of the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream will run you $68, while the 100-milliliter jar is $98. For a skincare product that should be used at least twice a day, a moisturizer of that price is a tad bit expensive. Yet, some people bite the bullet and buy it anyway because of the container. Although it comes in a jar, it has a push-up effect that allows you to pump out the perfect amount of moisturizer without having to dig into the jar.

Compared to moisturizers that you can squeeze out of a tube, jar moisturizers are unhygienic. Any contaminants or microorganisms on your fingers are dipped into the jar and then go right onto your face, each and every time you use your moisturizer. Germ-free skincare often comes at a cost — but $68 may be a bit too steep for some.

Thanks to the skincare lovers on TikTok, people have found a dupe for the Drunk Elephant moisturizer packaging. The Kleem Organics Cosmetic Container allows you to transfer your favorite moisturizer from a jar into this airless container. In a TSA-friendly 1.7 ounces, the container uses a non-pressurized vacuum dispensing system to pump out the product. The refillable jar creates a sterile environment for your moisturizer, increasing the shelf life longer than it would last in a typical jar.

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Considered to be a dupe for the Protini Polypeptide Cream, the Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream targets dry skin alongside fine lines and wrinkles. Created with collagen, Vitamin A, and beeswax, the moisturizer uses peptides and emollients to hydrate and strengthen dry, tired skin.

Ideal for the face, body, and hands, the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is one of the best affordable moisturizers on the market. With 16 ounces of an emollient-rich moisturizer filled with ceramides and hyaluronic acid for $15, you can't get a better deal than that. Although it's a steal, the bulky container isn't hygienic, nor is it great for traveling, so your best bet is to transfer it to the Kleem Cosmetics Container.

For a lightweight yet hydrating gel moisturizer, try the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Face Moisturizer. With a quick-absorbing formula, it works for oily-skinned people that desire hydration without the heavy feeling of a thick moisturizer sitting on their face, waiting to sink in.