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The Ultimate Guide to YTTP’s Great Serums

22 Mar 2024
Ready to level up your skincare regimen? Invest in a serum. Ultra-concentrated and potent, serums are hardworking formulas specifically designed to target key skin concerns in an efficacious manner. Typically thinner in consistency, less occlusive, and bearing a higher percentage of actives than moisturizers, serums can make change happen fast–penetrating the skin with a litany of supercharged ingredients to combat a variety of skin challenges, from hyperpigmentation to dullness, dryness, and visible signs of aging.

Some of our most loved players include formulas containing vitamin C, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid–which can be layered in different ways depending on your skincare goals. Several also come equipped with actives like niacinamide, a powerhouse all-star ingredient capable of decreasing inflammation and the appearance of pores, while also supporting the skin’s moisture barrier.

Below, find the ultimate guide to Youth To The People’s serums. Pick your starting lineup–and you’ll be well on your way to your ultimate skin health.

WANT THIS: Stronger skin barrier, a daily skin multivitamin
USE THAT: Superfood Skin Drip Smooth + Glow Serum

YTTP's newest addition to the serums lineup and the most loved Superfood family, this serum is a bonafide multitasker. Loaded with 5% niacinamide, antioxidant-rich superfood extracts, brightening dandelion root, smoothing broccoli seed oil, and skin barrier-strengthening post-biotic ferments and peptides, If you’re looking for a versatile formula that’s perfect layered under makeup or on its own for natural glow.

WANT THIS: Reduced fine lines, smoother skin
USE THAT: Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum

One of the most potent retinoids next to an Rx, this serum is the most gentle and effective way to smooth textured and blemished skin, decrease the look of enlarged pores, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other retinol and retin-alternatives, it contains retinaldehyde plus adaptogens, ceramides, and niacinamide to support the skin, rather than stripping it. This means all the results, but none of the downtime–like red, flaky, or inflamed skin. Use once a week at night to start, before gradually increasing.

WANT THIS: Even, brighter-looking skin
USE THAT: 15% Vitamin C + Caffeine Energy Serum

Everyone should have a vitamin C serum in their arsenal, period. Arguably one of the most effective ingredients in skincare, topical vitamin C provides protection against external aggressors and free radical damage, whilst also brightening skin tone and reducing the look of hyperpigmentation. YTTP’s cult-favorite formula marries the first-of-its-kind clinical-grade 15% vitamin C with plant-derived caffeine to reduce puffiness too. Use AM. Can be layered under Oasis Serum and Skin Drip for an added antioxidant boost.

WANT THIS: Plump, hydrated skin
USE THAT: Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum

Does your skin crave moisture? Give it a long, deep bath with this intensely hydrating serum. Packed with 4D hyaluronic acid, three bio-peptides, cactus stem, and rambutan peel, it floods the skin with moisture and helps support natural collagen production to keep things looking and feeling firm and bouncy. Fact: Our bodies produce hyaluronic acid, but as we age, our production slows. This serum is also an excellent tool for those looking to delay or combat visible signs of aging. Use AM and PM, or pair it with Skin Drip Serum for an extra punch–aka dewy, glass skin.

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