By Grace Gavilanes, she/her
Truth: Whoever said there’s no such thing as a fountain of youth never met the Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum.
A go-to for any skin type, YTTP’s newest serum holds many skincare benefits thanks to its impressive ingredient makeup, which includes a triple-peptide blend, 4D hyaluronic acid, sapphires, and malachite. From instantly plumping and smoothing skin, to providing deep hydration and protection from visible signs of accelerated aging, the Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum is a wonder in any routine. AS described by Jacob Tomás del Rosario, Youth To The People’s Director of Field Sales + Education, “it is safe to use both day and night, and plays well with most ingredients.”
So, how does one start incorporating this ultra hydrating serum? According to del Rosario, the first step is starting with a fresh canvas, aka properly cleansed skin. One to two pumps of the Oasis Serum comes next, followed by your moisturizer. We recommend the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream (which is “definitely going to be preferred by someone with an oily or combination skin type,” says del Rosario,) or the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream for long-lasting, deep hydration.
“The traditional thinking of [applying] the thinnest texture to thickest works great, so specifically with the Oasis Serum, it will typically fall into that step of your routine organically,” says del Rosario. “But when pairing it with other serums in your routine, that’s when you might need to get crafty.”
The skincare expert is referring to chemical exfoliants and retinols. If you choose to incorporate retinol into your daily routine, for example, you’ll want to apply the Oasis Serum first. In addition to being "the thinnest texture," using the Oasis Serum as a base ensures maximum efficacy of both skincare staples. Think of retinol as that super supportive friend who pushes you to be the best you you can be. In this case, retinol helps the ingredients in the serum penetrate further and more effectively into the skin.
As for what not to pair, applying alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) with the serum won’t get you very far. In fact, you may want to consider using these acids on "off days," according to del Rosario. This is due to the decrease in potency of the peptides in the serum when both ingredients are used together.
“Personally, I would fill in the open morning or evenings with the Oasis Serum to rebalance, replenish, and comfort your skin,” recommends del Rosario. “The Oasis Serum is the perfect partner for your morning routine—after using actives the night before—to encourage the repair needed and to rebound quicker.”
Ready, set, get hydrated, plumped, and firmed.
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.