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Youth To The People cleanser review
Youth To The People cleanser

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

Have you tried the Youth to the People Cleanser? Do you have a fave cleanser? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • 100% agree, this cleanser is God awful for me and thankfully I got a deluxe sample through Sephora and until today it’s still sitting on the side waiting for me to finish it. Yuck!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

  • lawler

    Because I am a masochist, I guess, I have to dig out my sample of this to see just how bad it is. @disqus_Q4LCztEZOa:disqus has me curious!

  • I haven’t actually tried the product but I’ve seen it on Sephora online and rolled my eyes at it because I feel like the name is just an obvious grab to try and get #cleaneating green smoothie people to buy it when, like you said, antioxidants in your cleanser is unnecessary and pointless since it’s only on your skin for like a second and you’re far better off buying a serum with antioxidants because it will actually do some good. So I feel validated in hearing that it also sucks as a cleanser, haha.

    littlehenrylee.net

  • I’m actually cringing at the thought of using Dial soap as cleanser, haha! It’s too bad this didn’t live up to your expectations. I’ll be sure to steer clear of it!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • FranStar

    I couldn’t stand this cleanser either – to me the smell is awful! I also didn’t like the consistency, too sticky and doesn’t emulsify well. One of the few skincare items that I didn’t use up