Youth To The People – My First Impressions
I can’t imagine there are many people who read my blog who haven’t heard of Youth To The People, a skincare brand that’s quickly become an iconic and frequent feature of many an Instagram post, due to the innovative formulations and fun packaging. I was sent a few bits to try, which I’m still working my way through now, but I wanted to share a bit of an intro to the brand, especially as I’ve just ordered some more from the brand, so expect to read lots more about them from me in the very near future!
If you follow me at all then you’ll probably be aware that I have incredibly tricky skin, so I have to tread very carefully with new products as I can break out at the drop of a hat, particularly now I’m regularly wearing masks. Therefore, there are two products that I’ve put on hold to try due to them containing a couple of ingredients that my skin can often react to, and these are the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil (£38 here – link) and the Superberry Hydrate & Glow Dream Mask (£42 here – link) – both of which are beautifully formulated and aimed at helping add more moisture and balance to dry and dehydrated skin. I’m holding tight with the oil for now, but I have used the mask a few times as a hydrating mask in the bath – it’s an overnight mask that apparently does amazing things for hydration, so I’m looking forward to putting it through its paces very soon.
The Dream Eye Cream (£42 here – link) is a light yet hydrating cream that I prefer to use in the mornings as it sits so well under makeup. I’m terrible with eye cream application as I always get it in my eye, so I use this as an assessment criteria for eye cream: if it stings it, I bins it. Thankfully this doesn’t stings it at all, which allows me to merrily apply it without fear of blinding myself, which is always a plus for an eye product.
There are two products in my little package that I really love, starting with the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial (£47 here – link) which is one of those lovely products that’s just so simple to use and works so well. This is an exfoliating facial treatment that contains both manual and enzymatic exfoliators, so you get the benefits of both. It’s quite a powerful treatment (although I didn’t experience any sensitivity or redness) so I limit my use to a couple of times a month, but it’s a really enjoyable product that’s quick and simple; just apply, leave for a few minutes then rinse, making it ideal for pre-makeup as it leaves skin looking and feeling wonderfully smooth.
Finally, the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream (£50 here – link) which I am so glad I was sent as this is the sort of product I would never pick out for myself as usually anything that refers to “deep moisture” will be packed full of ingredients that’ll break me out, but this moisturiser is a total joy! The texture is a real joy, light but very hydrating and smoothing and it sits so well under makeup, plus it works well with other skincare and keeps skin feeling hydrated for ages without producing any greasiness; for my particular skin I find this very balancing without causing any breakouts. I think there are a lot of people with skin like mine – easy to breakout but also prone to dryness – and we’re all crying out for products that’ll really tackle hydration without clogging our pores, and this moisturiser does exactly that; more of this please!
There we have my little introduction to my YTTP collection! I have ordered three more products (including the iconic cleanser) which I’ll share my thoughts on soon. One thing I really like about the Youth To The People range is that most of their products are available in travel size with a price point of around £15, so it’s an affordable way to try the range before committing to larger sizes. Find the range at Cult Beauty here – link.
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