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How to Pack Light for Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays? Here’s how to streamline your skincare routine.

By Grace Gavilanes, she/her

Keeping things on the lighter side is a must when packing for holiday travel. But that doesn’t mean your skincare routine has to take a backseat. 

Having trouble editing down your pouch of skincare products? Consider the Youth Stacks ($20 each), a collection of skin-loving cleansers, creams, masks, and serums that target specific skin goals. They’re all mini versions of YTTP’s best sellers, making them TSA-friendly and small enough to carry with you, no matter your preferred mode of transportation.

“What makes the Youth Stacks unique is that you can narrow it down to just one duo if you’re in an existing routine, or you can build out a full routine by combining a couple of the Youth Stacks at a really amazing value.” says Jacob Tomás del Rosario, Youth To The People’s Director of Field Sales + Education, of the collection. He adds, “Something else that’s really cool about our travel sizes is that we don’t negotiate on our sustainability values. You’re getting the value but you’re also getting these really great sustainably minded pieces that can be washed and reused [editor's note: and refilled!] for future travel if you end up buying a full-size.”

We enlisted del Rosario to provide a detailed breakdown on each of the Youth Stacks. Keep reading to learn more about these powerhouse pairings, plus discover which perfect-for-you match you should be packing.

If You’re Looking for Radiant, Even-Toned Skin

Shop Youth Stacks™ Brighten Up

Features: 15% Vitamin C + Caffeine Energy Serum + Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask

What del Rosario says: “The Energy Serum has three forms of stable vitamin C which helps to brighten the skin and boost elastin and collagen. The Dream Mask is an amazing potent source of vitamin C and antioxidants—both of which firm and plump the skin. I would recommend this for a balanced to dry skin type who’s looking for a more radiant, even tone. That being said, I am an oilier skin type that loves the Superberry Dream Mask.” 

If You’re Looking for Calming, Redness-Reducing, Soothing Skincare

Shop Youth Stacks™ All Day Hydration

Features: Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream + Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

What del Rosario says: “This is an amazing set for anyone whose skin may be extra sensitive, reactive, or weather-chapped. Adaptogens, like the reishi mushroom and ashwagandha root we use, are the way to go for these concerns. Both these products also have a very potent pepto-peptide, which is really amazing at squashing that fire with sand.” 

If You’re Looking for a Core Routine

Shop Youth Stacks™ Daily Skin Health

Features: Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream + Superfood Cleanser

What del Rosario says: “These are two of our core sellers and core pieces that are stars of the brand — a great introduction to anyone new to YTTP. All skin types can use the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream, specifically, but it’s definitely going to be preferred by someone with an oily or combination skin type.”’

If You’re Looking for Daily Hydration

Shop Youth Stacks™ Plump It Up

Features: Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream + Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil

What del Rosario says: “I recommend this duo for daily hydration, no matter your skin type. You have your emulants, or moisture, from your Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil, which is intensely hydrating. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid in our Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream retains 5000x its weight in water as opposed to typical hyaluronic acid, which retains 1,000x its weight, so it’s really plumping and hydrating.” 

If You’re Looking to Smooth Skin Texture and Minimize Pores

Shop Youth Stacks™ See Ya, Pores

Features: Superfood Cleanser + Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial

What del Rosario says: “This duo is great for anyone who loves our Superfood Cleanser or is new to it and wants to try it. The Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial is great for all skin types—especially if you’re looking for texture from an exfoliator.” 

If You’re Looking for Ultimate Exfoliation

Shop Youth Stacks™ Exfoliation Station

Features: Kombucha Power Toner + Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial

What del Rosario says: “At YTTP, with our strong esthetician background, we know that physical and chemical exfoliation go hand in hand. They function best together and are not mutually exclusive. That’s where this duo comes in. The Kombucha Power Toner brightens the skin while the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial helps to maintain those results with its physical exfoliation that’s blended with enzymatic exfoliation, which is extremely gentle.” Just make sure to use them on alternate days to avoid over-exfoliation. 

If You’re Looking to Brighten + Hydrate Dull Skin

Shop Youth Stacks™ ZZZ-Ya, Dullness

Features: Kombucha Power Toner + Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask

What del Rosaio says: “This is great for someone with lackluster skin who has the goal of brightening and hydrating their skin. I recommend using this duo 2-3 nights per week to wake up with smooth, baby-soft skin.”

If You’re Looking to Plump Skin Overnight

Shop Youth Stacks™ Glow To Sleep

Features: Dream Eye Cream + Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask

What del Rosario says: “This duo is extremely nourishing, calming, and brightening. The Dream Eye Cream visibly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm the look of skin, and actively hydrates while you sleep, while the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask is great for plumping the skin overnight. While the latter is great for dryer skin, I, as someone with oily skin, adore it.” 

If You’re Looking for a No-Brainer Routine

Shop Youth Stacks™ Get Up + Glow

Features: Superfood Cleanser + 15% Vitamin C + Caffeine Energy Serum

What del Rosario says: “This is perfect for someone looking for a seamless routine. The cleanser is a non-stripping wash that’s super replenishing. Our Energy Serum also has caffeine from the yerba mate that helps with depuffing. I love all the super stable forms of vitamin C that are included in this serum, like tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate), which is about 50x more potent than standard L-ascorbic acid.” 

Happy packing!

Written by Grace Gavilanes for Youth To The People. Grace is an NYC-based writer, editor, and content strategist. She’s also the founder of Viva La Mujer, a Latina empowerment blog.




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Superfood Cleanser Refill
Superfood Cleanser
Superfood Cleanser 2 oz. Travel Size
Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum
Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum
15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil
Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream
Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial