by Manna Zel
In one corner, we have adaptogens, the do-it-all skin healers that give your skin the deep moisture and stress relief it needs. In the other, we have superfoods, lightly hydrating your skin while bringing leafy greens to your top shelf. When we stack up two custom Youth To The People blends, how do they compare?
AT A GLANCE
YTTP’s Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream is backed by our proprietary adaptogen blend. According to Mercedes Taylor, YTTP’s Product Innovation Manager, adaptogens like ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and fermented reishi help your skin better protect itself from stress. The plant Rhodiola Rosea, native to Europe and Asia’s Arctic regions, sees some of the Earth’s coldest winters, and one of its active compounds, rosavin, helps protect your skin from environmental stress like sunburn or windburn. If your living environment exposes you to a lot of sun or wind, the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream will replenish your skin’s hydration, making it less likely to be affected by environmental stressors. Adaptogens aside, the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream’s fragrance-free formula is packed with an ultra-moisturizing trio—squalane, jojoba, and shea butter—for long-lasting hydration without clogged pores. With a soothing cream texture, it works well for all skin types and is best for skin that is dry, reactive, or sensitive.
But if you’re in search of lighter hydration, look no further than YTTP’s Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream. Powered by a custom Superfood blend, this daily moisturizer smells more like a green juice fresh out of the blender. Organic supergreens—kale, alfalfa, spinach, chamomile, and green tea—reduce signs of redness, fatigue, aging, and puffiness in your skin. Packed with a healthy serving of vitamins C, E, and K, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, the Superfood Moisture Cream minimizes free radicals and helps your skin build a healthier and more hydrated moisture barrier. Though good for all skin types, its lightweight, gel cream texture makes it an ideal option for combination or oily skin types. If your skin tends to retain water and look puffy or tired, then Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream just might be your player.
TIPS FOR USE
If adaptogens are more your speed, apply your Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream to clean skin in the morning and at night. You can use it as part of a routine (like in between the Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum and the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil) or on its own on freshly-cleansed skin. Because the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream is fragrance-free, non-irritating, and powered by healing adaptogens like ashwagandha, it’s even safe to use on healing tattoos.
If you love a beat face, the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream will seamlessly transition you from your skincare routine to your makeup routine. A dime-sized amount smooths quickly into your skin, moisturizing and priming it for makeup application. For an extra boost of moisture, try mixing a bit of Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream with your favorite foundation.
Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream is your player if you’re often exposed to harsh sun or wind, prefer a fragrance-free formula, have healing tattoos, or have dry, reactive, or sensitive skin.
If you’re looking for a makeup-priming, skin-depuffing, fatigue-reducing, lightweight gel cream—or if you have combination or oily skin—the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream is in your corner.