By Kaitlyn McNab, she/her
Have you ever heard the phrase work smarter, not harder? It applies to many facets of life, but is also applicable to the realm of skincare. No matter your skin challenges and skin goals, hydration is the ultimate cheat code—and Youth To The People’s new Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum is the assist you need to win the long-game of plump, firm, hydrated, and most importantly healthy looking skin.
The pro-grade vegan Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum’s unique formula is designed to hydrate all layers of the skin. Thanks to hero ingredient 4D hyaluronic acid, the surface of the skin is instantly plumped and smoothed while the deeper layers of the skin are flooded with long-lasting, multi-dimensional hydration.
“[Hydrated] deeper layers of the skin are helping to give a support cushion,” explains YTTP’s Director of Field Sales + Education Jacob Tomás del Rosario. “I like to use the comparison of a mattress with coils that are fresh, like you just bought it, versus coils that are a little bit warped. It's going to help to restrengthen those [metaphorical] coils in the skin and give that denser, plumper feeling from the inside out.”
Meanwhile, the triple peptide blend helps encourage skin to act, feel, and look younger, helping to reduce the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, and rough texture of the skin. Organic cactus elixir, rambutan peel, malachite micronutrients—which gives the serum its natural blue-green oasis-like color—and YTTP’s signature Superfood antioxidant blend all supercharge each other, delivering intense, sustained moisture, and protection against visible signs of accelerated aging.
Having a hydrated and fortified moisture barrier allows better absorption and boosted efficacy of other ingredients and products. The Oasis Serum’s lightweight, silky gel texture is designed to be used as frequently as the skin needs it: daytime, nighttime, or both. For a simple hydration routine, Del Rosario recommends using 1-2 pumps on clean skin and following with the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream or Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream to most effectively lock in moisture.
All skin types can benefit from the serum, as hydration is a key factor in balanced skin health.
“When we talk about hydration, it’s not just adding water in the diet,” says del Rosario. “It’s more about, topically, whether we're introducing the capability to retain that water in the skin.”
When asked what he loves the most about the Oasis Serum, del Rosario overflows.
“Oh my gosh, the selection of such a smart blend of ingredients really covers any concerns,” he says. “I mean, we could talk about how much it does ‘til we get blue in the face.” (No pun intended!) “But my favorite thing about it is the texture,” del Rosario shares. “I love the feeling of it. Oftentimes humectant-rich serums have this tack to them. This is a silky, luxurious texture that absorbs really quickly into the skin, but you immediately feel that soothing and conditioning effect, and it lasts all day long. It’s something you'll never lose on the skin. You'll always feel it. And the immediate benefits plus the long-term benefits… it's not something that you have to wait to work. You're going to see those results really quickly, and it's just going to get better with continued use.”
Written by Kaitlyn McNab for Youth To The People