Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cream is a lovely light cream that is perfect for warmer weather. It’s surprisingly hydrating given how light it feels. It’s a sort of translucent palest green gel-cream. This makes it perfect for summer, when we don’t want super heavy creams on our faces all night but the hot weather can really dehydrate skin deep down. This cream replenishes without being heavy or greasy at all. I also really like the smell of this cream. It isn’t scented in any way, it just smells like the ingredients themselves. But it smells good, very light and fresh and “green” (if green was a smell).
The ingredients list reads like a salad, with kale, spinach, and alfalfa extracts (the superfoods). Plus green tea and vitamins A, B5, C, and E provide antioxidant benefits, while chamomile and aloe soothe and calm the skin. The sunflower seed oil, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid provide hydration.
Ingredients: Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Extract, Spinacea Oleracea, (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.
The only thing that would make this cream better is if it was packaged in an airless jar (or at least a dark coloured jar) to protect the light and air sensitive ingredients. As it is, it comes in a nice heavy glass jar with a lid and spatula (although I must admit the lid feels a bit on the cheap side).
Overall, this is going to be a great warm weather cream if you have normal to combo or oily skin. If you’re dry this probably won’t be hydrating enough. But it’s going to be an excellent option for most skin types, especially sensitive since it doesn’t contain any added fragrances or drying alcohols. It’s also natural, silicone free, vegan, and cruelty free. What’s not to love?
Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cream comes in a 2oz jar for $48USD. Find it at Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Sephora, and DERMSTORE.