by Sara Spruch Feiner
A deeply hydrating cream is a staple of any skincare routine, especially as the seasons change and we’re collectively faced with dryer, colder weather. But should those with dry skin reach for the same jars as those with oily or combination skin? Turns out, yes, there is a formula that works for all skin types: the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream.
The Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream is filled with nourishing vegan ingredients suitable for all skin types, including a proprietary blend of ashwagandha, Rhodiola, reishi, and holy basil. Ashwagandha is full of antioxidants, iron, and amino acids. Rhodiola boosts the skin’s strength. Holy basil protects skin against environmental damage and scavenges free radicals. Reishi, an adaptogenic mushroom, has a high beta-glucan content, which makes it a super hydrator—“beta-glucans act like water reservoirs to help deliver water to the deeper layers of the skin without feeling tacky,” explains Mercedes Taylor, Youth To The People’s Product Innovation Manager and chemist. The Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream also contains the pro-grade active pentapeptide-59, a peptide complex that calms reactive skin and helps prevent irritation. Moisturizing sunflower seed oil is non-comedogenic, so oily skin types need not worry about clogged pores.
“It’s also what this product is formulated without that makes it unique,” Taylor explains. “We were able to achieve this really luxurious, creamy texture that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin without using things like mineral oil, petrolatum, and dimethicone,” she explains. Those ingredients may either clog pores or sit on top of skin, and once washed down the drain, can even be unhealthy for the environment as they are not biodegradable.
Keeping skin hydrated, regardless of type, is an essential component of keeping it healthy. “We consistently lose water throughout the day due to a phenomenon called transepidermal water loss, or TEWL,” Taylor says. In a drier climate, skin is even more susceptible to dehydration, and other environmental factors like air conditioning and heaters can impact skin too. “When you use a moisturizer, an oil, or even a mineral sunscreen, you protect your skin from becoming dehydrated. These act like a breathable barrier between your skin and the environment,” Taylor says.Hydration is essential for all skin health, regardless of skin type—so anyone can use the Adaptogen Deep Moisture cream for luxurious, non-irritating hydration that won’t clog pores.