Gone and unfortunately forgotten.
Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser.
Being a gel cleanser loving junkie, I had high hopes for the Youth to the People cleanser. It was supposed to be the best of both worlds: gel texture + clean, green (fighting machine) ingredients. Sadly, it just didn’t scratch the itch for a good gel cleanser.
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.
It has gold star salad ingredients like kale, spinach, and alfalfa. Not to mention, even more antioxidants like green tea, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. So, the ingredient list is nice and pretty (and v healthy sounding), and it doesn’t feel harsh or cause any irritations.
ON THE NOT-SO-BRIGHT SIDE.
In college, I heard that the antibacterial qualities of Dial’s liquid hand soap (the orange kind) worked wonders for blemish prone skin. So, for a hot minute I shamefully hopped on that bandwagon and used Dial as cleanser– a time in my life I’m not proud of. This cleanser brings me back to my skin’s shameful Dial liquid diet since the consistency is exactly the same. It feels like you’re rubbing liquid soap all over your face. And, it smells like those Irish Spring soap bars circa 1990s– fresh and clean as a whistle.
The liquid soap consistency and scent aside, it isn’t nourishing or softening. Sure, it cleans lightly made up skin, but my skin felt stripped afterward, and it bore on the side of drying if a moisturizer wasn’t applied right after. Not a great feeling you want from your daily cleanser.
The ingredient list may be impressive, but do superfood antioxidant ingredients really matter when you’re just going to wash them off after a minute? I’d rather invest in an antioxidant serum– Kypris Antioxidant Dew is my fave– and have my cleanser luxuriously clean without stripping.
Read up on my favorite gel cleanser here.
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