Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

Drunk Elephant has a huge cult following when it comes to skincare, but never before have the offered anything from the colour cosmetics realm…until now. Introducing D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum. Not quite a bronzer and not completely a serum, this nifty little product merges both colour and skincare together to create something a little bit spesh.


Let’s break it down and see what this product is all about.

What is the DE D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum?

Like a sun-tanned superhero, this bronzy serum delivers an effortless glow while protecting and defending your skin from any harmful pollutants throughout the day. 
  • Enriched with omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oil, as well as vitamin F, this powerful serum supports the healthy barrier function of skin

  • Concentrated mix of protective antioxidants boost defence against pollution and environmental stressors

  • Beautiful glow which is universally flattering on every complexion

  • Raw, unrefined cocoa powder adds good-for-skin polyphenols

How does the D-Bronzi Sunshine Serum Perform?

Housed in a squeezy tube with a pump, D-Bronzi is super easy to add into your base product and to customize the shade you want to achieve.  The colour is gooooorgeous. Very bronze. Much glow.  The formula is similar to a light gel but way too concentrated to be used alone. The consistency of your oil/moisturiser/sunscreen/foundation isn’t altered, but the shade is subtly deepened.


Once applied my skin is noticeably more glowy. Not in the sweaty beast kinda way, but more like you’ve spent the last week frolicking on the beaches of Fiji. I was concerned that my face would look a little bit like a disco ball due to the amount of shimmer in the product, but that’s definitely not the case. The result is fresh, healthy, lit-from-within skin.


The wear-time and results are definitely dependent upon what carrier you mix D-Bronzi into. Having experimented a fair bit, I can confidently say it looks the best in an oil based product. It spreads effortlessly across the skin and makes the skin look heavenly. But, being an oily skinned lass, oils can sometimes be a little heavy on the skin, especially as the day wears on.  D-Bronzi still works well when mixed in with any base products and. for me personally, it performs best with a light moisturiser.  The only time I felt like it let me down, was when it was mixed in with a foundation. The bronzing effect was mostly lost and I feel the appeal of the product vanishes too.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Overall thoughts

At first, I thought this product was kind of redundant. But man, was I wrong! I love that you can add it to almost any base product that you’d usually use, to not only add a beautiful bronzy glow, but to also protect your skin from all those nasty little free radicals. I think you’ll love it if you wear minimal or no makeup during the day to add that something extra to your complexion. I feel that it loses its ‘glow’ once added to foundation.


Do you need it? No, you don’t need it. It is not absolutely necessary. But, having said that, if you are passionate about nourishing your skin (if your not, you really should be) then this little bronzing beauty deserves a place in your collection. It is perfect to warm up your complexion, add some glow and protect your skin. If only it contained some SPF to really make it an all-in-one miracle product, but alas, it isn’t too difficult to mix it in with my sunscreen to make my little mug fully protected.  I will be wearing this all summer long, if not all year long.


What are your thoughts on D-Bronzi? Is it going to find a home in your collection?


Speak soon,


Camille x


*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely on my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice



  1. Luisa
    October 5, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Thoughts are that I want to try it as Gigi from IG also reviewed it well with the same feeback. I love minima base and a bronzer glow.. will be lovely for summer

    • onabeautybender
      October 5, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      I could definitely see you rocking this!

  2. October 5, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Your skin looks so beautiful and glowy! I don’t think I would splurge but I see the appeal of this product xx

    • onabeautybender
      October 7, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Thank you! It is definitely one of a kind. If you’re big on a bare face, it may be worth the investment x

    • onabeautybender
      October 7, 2018 / 11:15 am

      It is so perfect for the warmer weather x

  3. October 5, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Oooooh it looks so good! I rarely wear base make-up these days, and will just rock brows/lashes/cream cheek products so I feel like this would be a great addition to my routine! I will have to check it out at Mecca and get a sample!

    Mel x || Loads of Lifestyle

    • onabeautybender
      October 7, 2018 / 11:15 am

      I think you’ll really like this one, Mel – Especially in the warmer months x

Leave a Reply