By Manna Zel, she/they
Meet the new collection of Youth Stacks, the essential (re)building blocks to your solid skincare routine. There’s a stack (or a few) for every skin goal, so you can mix and match to find the perfect combo for your skin goals. Here, get to know the new stacks joining the lineup—as explained by Lauren Cummings, Regional Sales + Education Executive at Youth To The People.
GET UP AND GLOW with Superfood Cleanser + Energy Serum
Filled with kale, spinach, and green tea and antioxidants like vitamins C, E, and K, the Superfood Cleanser is a refreshing start to any morning—so much so that it put Youth To The People on the map when co-founders Greg Gonzalez and Joe Cloyes launched the brand in 2015. Round out the stack with the 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum, which blends plant-powered caffeine, hydrating squalane and hyaluronic acid, and skin-soothing antioxidants like ginger root, passion fruit, and dragon fruit extracts to de-puff and firm skin.
When it comes to the Superfood Cleanser, a little bit goes a long way. “Add a dime-size amount in the palm of your hand, add a little bit of water to it, and massage it into your skin for thirty seconds,” says Cummings. “You want it to thoroughly cleanse your skin and cut through any products you may have used the night before, cut through sweat, cut through pollution—anything like that. You’ll find that you get a really amazing cleanse if you spend a little bit more time massaging your cleanser into your skin.”
How to use: After cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps of Energy Serum to your skin—then complete the routine with your favorite moisturizer and sun protection!
BRIGHTEN UP with Energy Serum + Dream Mask
“When anyone asks me about achieving a more even, more radiant skin tone, the very first ingredient I’m always going to recommend is vitamin C,” says Cummings. “The 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum—which has a divine texture—is made up of three different kinds of vitamin C that are both oil- and water-soluble, so it’s going to penetrate the skin really deeply and effectively.”
As Cummings explains, vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and create a more luminous skin tone—and the benefits of the Energy Serum are accelerated by clean caffeine from yerba mate and guayusa. When paired with the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask, skin receives a massive moisture boost from the Dream Mask’s four-part moisture system—squalane, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and sunflower oil.
“In the Dream Mask, you’ll find tons of naturally-derived vitamin C and omega fatty acids that leave you with a glowy finish,” Cummings says. “The power ingredient is THD ascorbate, a super potent yet stable and non-reactive form of vitamin C that works together with the Energy Serum to give you brighter, smoother skin in just two steps.”
How to use: After applying 1-2 pumps of Energy Serum to your skin, seal in moisture with an even layer of Dream Mask.
GLOW TO SLEEP with Dream Mask + Dream Eye Cream
Powered by Youth To The People’s superberry blend, the Glow to Sleep Stack is the perfect way to get glowy, hydrated skin by morning. As Cummings explains, this blend is made up of the most antioxidant-rich superberries and fruits on the planet: maqui berry, acai, goji, and prickly pear. In this stack, you’ll find a mini Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask paired with the Dream Eye Cream to give you more radiant, firm skin by the morning—just start with freshly cleansed skin.
Cummings is a big fan of eye cream—click here to learn why you need one—and Dream Eye Cream is at the top of her list of faves. Since there are no moisture-producing cells around the under eye area, we tend to see the first signs of tiredness or fine lines around our eyes. Dream Eye Cream offers hydration from plant-based ceramides and hyaluronic acid, while its hero ingredient, high-tech Goji Stem Cell, works to correct any fine lines and wrinkles that have already started to form.
“Once again, this formula features one of our favorite vitamin C ingredients at Youth To The People—THD ascorbate,” Cummings explains. “It gives this visibly firm look to the under eye area by morning time, so this is an amazing Youth Stack if you want to wake up in the morning with super radiant, smooth, hydrated, and plump-looking skin.”
How to use: Apply a generous amount of Dream Mask to clean skin before bed, and follow it up by gently applying Dream Eye Cream around your orbital bone using your ring finger.