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Q: How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?

Water, perhaps the most important ingredient in our routines, keeps our skin happy for many reasons, and we need an ample source within our skin’s barrier for the ingredients in our skincare routines to function efficiently. For best results, hyaluronic acid should be incorporated into any skincare regimen that also includes other humectants and moisturizers to protect against transepidermal water loss.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin E for Skin?

Think of vitamin E as the friend in the group who keeps everyone connected. Like the friend who makes sure everyone is good, vitamin E is good for you because it keeps you protected and helps you heal when you need it.

What Are the Benefits of Green Tea for Skin?

Being a barista on and off for three years taught me to steam oat milk and pour pretty decent latte art, but the best thing it ever did for my skin was teach me to love green tea. Used for centuries in Eastern medicine, green tea contains antioxidants that are said to protect against some chronic diseases and has more nourishing benefits for your skin than you might think.

Why is Kale Good for Your Skin?

It’s no secret that we love our greens at Youth To The People—in our salads, our juices, and our skincare. Kale is one of those ingredients that is good for you all around. 

What Are the Benefits of Reishi Mushroom for Skin?

If you’ve been following Youth To The People for some time, you probably know we’re big fans of adaptogens—but this didn’t start with us; adaptogens have been used in Eastern medicine and Ayurveda for around 5,000 years. Chinese and Japanese medical practitioners have used reishi mushroom for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

What Are the Benefits of Spinach for Skin?

Even though it probably wasn’t your favorite taste as a kid, spinach has so many benefits for skin. When applied topically, spinach is rich with benefits for your skin’s health. The leafy green makes an appearance in Youth To The People’s custom PRO-GRADE VEGAN™ superfood blend and it’s filled with the antioxidants and nutrients your skin loves. 

What Are the Benefits of Lactic Acid for Skin?

Cleopatra was said to have bathed in milk—she and her famously smooth skin had a routine were lightyears ahead of her time, indulging in the many benefits of lactic acid for skin, which we know can be found in milk, or be 100% vegan and derived from corn sugar, like in the Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots

We all dread the signs of a new blemish, not least of all because of the aftermath, the dark spots that appear after the spot has started to heal. Dark spots come from other sources, too, including sun exposure and changing hormones. SPF is key for protecting our skin from UV damage and the potential dark spots that come with it, but sometimes we need extra help getting rid of dark spots. SPF protection is foremost—but when it comes to getting rid of dark spots, brightening ingredients are key.

How to Brighten Skin Overnight

For most of us, a winter complexion equals a lackluster one, so you’ll want to seek out ingredients with brightening effects as you work towards replenishing your shelves with a new hero product, or perhaps entirely overhauling your routine. Formulations that include vitamin C and exfoliating acids—lactic and glycolic acid are your best bets here—effectively wipe away winter dullness to leave your complexion sparkling.

Is There a Right Way to Cleanse Your Face?

Have you ever thought about the right way to wash your face? There are so many variables when it comes to cleansing, more than you might've thought—namely technique, water temperature, time, and what was on your face, to begin with. Luckily, Youth To The People’s Director of Education, Laura Cline, came to clear up any confusion with her expert take.