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Which Moisturizer Is Right for You?

11 Jul 2022

The differences between Polypeptide-121 Future Cream, Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream, and Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream

When it comes to skincare staples, moisturizer rules supreme. A non-negotiable component in even the most pared-back protocols, the act of moisturizing is an important marker in our skin’s day–a chance for us to recalibrate and replenish our most precious outer layer with hydration, putting back what it may have lost, and revealing a bright and dewy future, if you will. So which moisturizer is right for you?

The penultimate step before sunscreen and the last thing most of us apply at night, the right moisturizer should feel nourishing and hydrating–and that’s just at the most basic level. Sure, moisture is the essence of moisturizing, but hydration needs can look different for every skin type and vary a huge amount due to factors like age, geographic location, and lifestyle. 

To understand the best Youth To The People formula for your skin, it’s helpful to adopt a solution-focused approach by first familiarizing yourself with what you’re looking to achieve and then working backward from there. 

Unsure where to begin? Check out our handy cheatsheet below.

If you’re looking for…

Lightweight moisture that doubles as a makeup primer

Reach for Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream. A fan-favorite among makeup artists and those with combination and oily skin, this ethereally gel-textured hydrator, formulated with antioxidant-rich superfood extracts and hyaluronic acid, supports the skin moisture barrier and draws moisture in–without leaving a heavy feel on skin. Perfect for AM and PM use, those new to skincare, and for mixing with foundation.

Soothed, hydrated skin

Try out Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream. The use of adaptogens has been championed by Eastern medicine and Ayurveda for 5,000 years. This moisturizer is infused with our unique blend of ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and reishi adaptogenic extracts, and it helps skin to cope with dryness and to feel calm and soothed. Ideal for anyone with dry and sensitive skin and those experiencing dryness from jumping time zones and seasonal shifts. 

Smooth, firmer, dewier skin with less visible fine lines and wrinkles

The most recent addition to YTTP’s moisture roster, Polypeptide-121 Future Cream works wonders on all skin types, but especially those looking to visibly improve firmness and reduce visible signs of aging. Formulated with plant proteins and ceramides, it contains a biodesigned polypeptide composed of a sequence of more than 180 amino acids found in human collagen, and it’s vegan—which is a major deal. An excellent multitasking formula, it helps to strengthen the moisture barrier. It pairs nicely with retinal and as part of a youth maintenance routine. 

Written by Elsa de Berker for Youth To The People

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