Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser
Youth To The People’s Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser is loaded with good-for-skin ingredients. Though you won’t get the maximum benefit out of them in in a rinse-off product, it’s still a worthwhile cleanser with just one misstep.
This gel cleanser comes in a clear glass bottle with a twist-off cap. The initially thick texture thins out and creates a slight foam when it contacts water. This does a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup, and rinses cleanly with no residue. It also doesn’t leave skin feeling dry or tight after, thanks to its use of gentle cleansing ingredients and skin-conditioning ingredients like panthenol.
Also included in the formula are numerous antioxidants, among them the kale, green tea, and spinach advertised in the product name. They’re not as impressive here as they would be in a leave-on product, simply because they’re rinsed from skin, but they’re still a thoughtful inclusion and reinforces this brand’s natural positioning. Worth noting is whether these greens are cold-pressed as claimed or not, they do not lead to “the ultimate cleanse”, as they lack this ability.
The reason this doesn’t rate higher is because it contains fragrance. While it’s not strong by any means and it’s low on the ingredient list, fragrance of any kind (whether natural, as stated in this product’s labeling, or synthetic), has the potential to cause skin irritation. That aside, this is an effective cleanser with a lot to like.
- Effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup.
- Rinses cleanly with no residue.
- Doesn’t leave skin feeling dry or tight.
- Includes several antioxidants.
- Contains potentially-irritating fragrance.
Our powerful, but gentle daily face wash is formulated with cold-pressed antioxidants - kale, spinach, and green tea - to give your skin the ultimate cleanse. It works effectively to prevent buildup in pores, remove makeup, and balance pH without drying or stripping. This is the green juice cleanse for your face.
Youth To The People is the creation of cousins Greg Gonzalez and Joe Cloyes, whose decision to start a skin care company was a roundabout way to continue the family business. Their grandmother was an esthetician whose own line of products, Eva’s Esthetics, is sold in spas and salons throughout California. Inspired by seeing her work over the years, the pair decided to start their own line, but with the focus being on vegan, superfood-focused products.
To that end, most of Youth To The People’s products feature well-known “green” ingredients such as kale, spinach, and berries. While appealing to people’s desire for natural, these ingredients are also rich in antioxidants, so there’s research-backed merit to their inclusion beyond the marketing appeal.
The brand speaks a lot about science and uses lab-created (synthetic) ingredients as well, including hyaluronic acid and peptides, so it’s good to see both sides being embraced. That’s because skin needs a mix of naturally-occurring and synthetic ingredients to look and feel its best. Natural can’t address every skin care need on its own.
There’s also some talk about “adaptogenic” ingredients in a couple of products, which is the concept that these ingredients, once applied, can adapt to skin’s needs in certain ways to create certain results. There’s less science showing this can actually happen, though all the adaptogenic ingredients used here have antioxidant benefits as well so they’re certainly not wasted--well, at least when packaged correctly.
Most of the products are good, though none of them are without a couple of missteps. In some cases, it’s the inclusion of fragrance (and fragrance, even naturally-derived, puts skin at risk of irritation), in others jar packaging and the problems it presents for natural ingredients. While jars look pretty, they expose all those wonderful antioxidant ingredients to light and air, which over time breaks them down, leading to lost effectiveness.
To learn more about Youth To The People, visit https://www.youthtothepeople.com/.
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