Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser | Youth to the People | REVIEW

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Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser Kale Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Youth to the People

Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser

with Kale, Green Tea, Spinach and Vitamins

by Youth to the People

Claims

Ph balanced (no Ph listed on website)

Protects again free radical damage

Non-drying

Suitable for all skin types

Ingredients

SLS free, mineral oil free, vegan, no added fragrance or color

Vit A – Retinol palmitate

Vit C – Ascorbic Acid (but given that this is in a clear glass bottle with a pump 🤷🏻‍♀️ who knows long you will benefit from this before it oxidizes)

Green Tea – contains antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals, reduces inflammation, prevents signs of aging, and is an antimicrobial.

Review

I have been completely loving the Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser by @youthtothepeople. It is an SLS free cleanser that is suitable for a second cleanse or a morning cleanse – though it can remove a full face of makeup if you wanted to use it as a first cleanse. It lathers slightly and while it doesn’t feel hydrating, it leaves my skin feeling balanced and isn’t stripping at all.

The APS Cleanser is so enjoyable to use because its scent is *fantastic* like a luxury interpretation of basil+health food store. There are no fragrances in the cleanser (or basil for that matter, it’s probably the kale I’m smelling).

I love/hate the packaging. It is a glass bottle that shows off the beautiful green cleanser. It looks like something you can leave out on the counter top because the labeling is so simple and clean. Although the bottle is a very think glass, it’s still glass. So it’s not travel friendly and, frankly, it’s not Liz friendly because I have the coordination of a three year old and I really think it’s just a matter of time until I Hulk smash this onto my bathroom floor.

I really think this is a fantastic cleanser. You may want to pass on it if you are very dry or want a hydrating cleanser. Also, this cleanser is packed with essential oils so this cleanse isn’t for you if you have a sensitivity or don’t like to using products w essential oils.

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Simple Beauty – Dead Sea Salt

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Dead sea salt is comprised of minerals that can be very beneficial for the skin. Zinc and sulfur can reduce and prevent acne. Potassium can balance water content of the skin by reducing puffiness and water retention. Calcium balances sebum production and encourages skin hydration. Dead sea salt can help sooth eczema, prevent acne, reduce inflammation,reduce the appearance of pores, and treat dandruff.  Dead sea salt is so versatile for hair, body, and skin health! How you want to use it is really up to your level of comfort whether it be a toner, face or body scrub, or cleansing scalp treatment.

This post is a little different because I don’t have a lot of experience with dead sea salt in my skincare. The reason I did the research for this post is because I bought a new face mist (Little Barn Apothecary Coconut and Pear Refreshing Mineral Mist) that had dead sea salt in it and I wanted to learn why the company would include that in their product. I do really like the face mist because it offers something none of my other sprays have, but I don’t find it to be anything life changing.

In looking up information for this post, I found a few recipes for DIY dead sea salt products that really piqued my interest:

Mineral Face Mist – 1 cup of distilled with 1 tablespoon dead sea salt – bring the water to a boil and add in sea salt and store in a glass spray bottle.

BUT that’s only the beginning – I think you could make the spray with an aloe base instead of water, making it a more well rounded face mist and if you don’t have skin sensitivities you could even add in essential oils for more benefits. Oily skins might like geranium, ylang ylang, or tea tree. And lavender, basil, chamomile, and juniper can be good to heal and sooth.

The other DIY that seemed really cool was a Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub – 1 cup of dead sea salt and 1/3 to 1/2 cup carrier oil (I would probably use a thicker oil like camellia or coconut) and essential oils for scent and store in a glass jar.

belif – Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream – Review

In a Few Words
An intensely hydrating eye cream.

Belif’s Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream is “a hydrating and nourishing eye treatment that provides long-lasting moisture and firmness to the delicate eye area. This ultra-hydrating and firming eye cream provides lasting hydration and elasticity to the delicate eye area without heaviness. It is formulated with natural oils, including cupuacu seed butter and macadamia nut oil, which help to keep the eye area looking youthful, supple, and firm. This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.”

In a Few Words
An intensely hydrating eye cream.

Belif’s Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream is “a hydrating and nourishing eye treatment that provides long-lasting moisture and firmness to the delicate eye area. This ultra-hydrating and firming eye cream provides lasting hydration and elasticity to the delicate eye area without heaviness. It is formulated with natural oils, including cupuacu seed butter and macadamia nut oil, which help to keep the eye area looking youthful, supple, and firm. This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.” I bought my Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream at Sephora, it comes in a 25mL jar and was $48.00.

I have an extremely dry eye area and need a hydrating eye cream that really packs a punch and this eye cream delivers! One problem I have with finding a good eye product is the fact that my eye area is so dry that a lot of products burn or cause irritation, but I have no problems with this product. This cream is thick and rich and absorbs quickly. It is so hydrating that it literally makes my eye area feel like velvet. I also really like that it come in a 25mL jar, while most eye creams are 15mLs.

I can’t really speak to this creams firming capabilities, but I would recommend this to absolutely anyone who’s main concern is just moistrurization – it’s well suited for dry skin and it’s not too heavy for normal to oily.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Calendula flower extract
Rose flower extract
Cupuacu seed butter
Macadamia nut oil

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral oil
Parabens

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Country of origin: Made in

Complete Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-75, Methyl Trimethicone, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceteary Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/ Alcohol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Jojoba Esters, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C12-16 Alcohols, Palmitic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Beta-Glucan, Methylpropanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Oilvate, Sorbitan Olivate, Betaine, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Panthenol, Silica, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Nepeta Cataria Extract, *Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, *Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, *Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, +Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, +Viola Tricolor Extract, +Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, +Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, +Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, **Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, **Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, **Achillea Millefolium Flower Extract, **Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Leaf Extract, **Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, **Vaccinium Myrtillus Friut Extract, **Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Trisodium EDTA, ++Fragrance, Citronnellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. +Napiers Moisture Formula. **Napiers Formula AA. ++Fragrances of Natural Origin.

Simple Beauty – Tamanu Oil

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Tamanu oil is a fantastic oil for skincare. It can help stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, acne, post acne pigmentation, dermatitis, rashes and age spots! It is high in oleic and linoleic faty acids. Oleic fatty acids have been shown to prevent dandruff, sooth skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, moisturize the skin, and have anti-aging benefits. Linoleic fatty acids may help prevent acne – acne prone skin has lower levels of linoleic acid and higher levels of oleic acid in the sebum, so adding linoleic acid to your skincare might help balance the two fatty acids. Tamanu oil promotes the regeneration of skin making it effective in anti-aging and healing post acne pigmentation. It is also an antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory – all wonderful things for creating clear, healthy skin!

I have been using tamanu oil every morning for the past six months. I bought mine on Amazon and it was about $15.00 for 1 oz of oil in a glass bottle with a pump, but there are plenty of different brands that make tamanu oil. I would recommend that you look for a cold-pressed, organic oil (I always buy organic, cold-pressed oils for my skincare). I can honestly say that I feel like tamanu oil really speeds up the healing of my post acne pigmentation. Normally the red spots left after a breakout would take close to 3-4 weeks to completely heal, but since using tamanu oil, that healing time is almost cut in half. Tamanu oil is not greasy, absorbs quickly into my skin, and feels very moisturizing. If I am feeling particularly lazy, I will even use tamanu oil in the ends of my hair! It’s light enough to tame and smooth the ends without weighing them down or making my hair look greasy and dirty.

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9.28.17 AM Skincare

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator

Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Deciem’s The Ordinary Buffet

Tamanu Oil + Deciem’s The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair – Review

In a Few Words
An iconic anti-aging serum that makes skin appear smoother and more radiant.

Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair is meant to prevent signs of aging, hydrate the skin, minimize lines and wrinkles, and add radiance. It is appropriate for all skin types, oil free, dermatologist tested, and won’t clog pores. Estee Lauder claims. “lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful in just 4 weeks. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% felt their skin was immediately hydrated. Skin looks younger, radiant, more even toned. 83% felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested in just 4 weeks.”

In a Few Words
An iconic anti-aging serum that makes skin appear smoother and more radiant.

Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair is meant to prevent signs of aging, hydrate the skin, minimize lines and wrinkles, and add radiance. It is appropriate for all skin types, oil free, dermatologist tested, and won’t clog pores. Estee Lauder claims. “lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful in just 4 weeks. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% felt their skin was immediately hydrated. Skin looks younger, radiant, more even toned. 83% felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested in just 4 weeks.” Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair comes in a plastic bottle with a dropper and 1 oz sells for about 65.00.

I used Advanced Night Repair 3-4 nights a week just before my moisturizer and applied it by pressing it into my skin. I used the entire 1 oz bottle over the span of about 2 months… and I’m so glad it’s gone. I did not like this serum, but before I give my opinion, I feel like I need to add a few caviots: I know anti-aging serums are long term products and are not overnight miracle workers and I acknowledge that I (28 year old) am probably not the target demographic. But, first of all, this iconic, $65.00 serum comes in a plastic, PLASTIC bottle and it feels cheap. Not cool. I could get over that if the serum itself did anything for me, but it didn’t. I was hoping to see more radiance and an increase in healing time for my acne/acne marks, but I honestly noticed zero difference in my skin. It did lay well with all of my other skincare products and it mixed well with other serums and oils. It was hydrating, but not any more so than any other serums/oils.

This product may be great for mature skin, but pass on it if you’re under 30.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Squalene – antioxidant/emollient
Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment – probiotic – hydrating/soothing
Yeast Extract – soothing/conditioning
Sodium Hyaluronate – hydrating/antioxident

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Frangrence
Parabens

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan: Unknown – Squalene may not be vegan but there website didn’t state where they source theirs from

Tested on animals: Yes

Complete Ingredients:
Water\Aqua\Eau; Bifida Ferment Lysate; Methyl Gluceth-20; Peg-75; Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane; Butylene Glycol; Propanediol; Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract; Hydrolyzed Algin; Pantethine; Caffeine; Lecithin; Tripeptide-32; Ethylhexylglycerin; Sodium Rna; Bisabolol; Glycereth-26; Squalane; Sodium Hyaluronate; Oleth-3 Phosphate; Caprylyl Glycol; Lactobacillus Ferment; Oleth-3; Oleth-5; Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile); \Faex\Extrait De Levure; Choleth-24; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Ceteth-24; Tocopheryl Acetate; Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Hexylene Glycol; Carbomer; Triethanolamine; Trisodium Edta; Bht; Xanthan Gum; Phenoxyethanol; Red 4 (Ci 14700); Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) <ILN39632>