Skincare Review: Youth to the People Superfood Skin Reset Mask and Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum

I am a late passenger to the Youth to the People train but I can’t believe how good all the products I’ve tried to feel on my skin. Some of their products are already my favorites and I am adding a few more.

The Superfood Skin Reset Mask ($44) promises to balance and restore dull and tired skin using spirulina, bioactive microalgae, and kale. This creamy mask feels a bit warmer than most masks. It also stings a bit as it dried the first time I used it but that sensation was gone in the succeeding applications. It smells grassy and a bit rubbery but dries like some of the product sunk into my skin. It’s easy to remove despite the creamy texture. I use this twice a week during the weekdays as it provides hydration after each use. My skin also feels soft and looks bright whenever I use this. It’s the mask I go for if I want to refresh my skin.

I have a penchant for vitamin c serums because they just work so well for my skin. Recently, I am coming across more nourishing vitamin c serums and I am so not mad about it. The combination of vitamin c and peptides is something I didn’t know my face needed until I tried it. The Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum ($62) has tripeptide 5, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, and chelates vitamin c. This is the only vitamin c serum I’ve tried that’s hydrating to my skin. It has a light gel-like texture that sinks into the skin quickly, which totally works for my oily skin. It’s gluey and it smells a bit like it too but the scent dissipates after a few seconds. The consistency leaves the skin feeling plump and soft. I have more potent vitamin c serums but using this afterward leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. The texture also works well after makeup.

These products have been helping my goal to keep my skin hydrated and nourished. They all feel gentle and light on the skin and just leaves me feeling happy after doing my skincare routine. The Superfood Skin Reset Mask has recently been my go-to for masking after a long day. I am honestly glad to have come across Youth to the People because their products are not only effective but they also make my skin happy.

These products are vegan, cruelty-free, made with cold-pressed extract and formulated without parabens, phthalates, and dimethicone.

The Youth to the People Superfood Skin Reset Mask and Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum were provided by @youthtothepeople. Available at youthtothepeople.com

Cult Favorite: Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

One of the most hydrating moisturizers my skin has come across, the Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream ($48) from Youth to the People contains kale, green tea, and hyaluronic acid to restore, balance, and condition the skin.

They are not kidding when they said that this moisturizer is made for those with oily skin. It bouncy whipped consistency that feels lightweight. It applies really thinly in the skin and leaves it plump and soft. This is so hydrating that whenever I use it at night, I don’t wake up with oily skin. Just a shiny t-zone and I know a lot of moisturizers can do that. What sets this apart is how it also leaves my skin feels so hydrated and soft even after sleep. This is so lightweight that I can even use this in the morning without worrying if it will clog my pores and make my makeup run.

The Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream has become a part of my everyday routine. I am honestly glad to have come across Youth to the People because their products are not only effective but they also make my skin happy.

This product is vegan, cruelty-free, made with cold-pressed extracts, and is formulated without parabens, phthalates, and dimethicone.

The Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream was provided by @youthtothepeople. Available at youthtothepeople.com

Makeup Review: Cle Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion in Glinting Buff and Apricot Tinge

Been loving the slightly dewy look as of late and one of the things I’ve been using recently is the Essence Moonlighter Cushion from Cle Cosmetics.

This cushion highlighter uses pearl powder for a subtle luminous sheen. It also has bergamot, orange, and ylang-ylang essential oils for scent. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, and gluten.

The shade Glinting Buff is something I have already used before. It has a gold tinge to it while the Apricot Tinge is peachy. Apricot Tinge leans more silver in my skin tone while Glinting Buff looks more natural on my skin.

This highlighter cushion is luminous. Since I have used this before, I know more now in terms of application. One press using the puff applicator is enough to cover my cheekbones. The highlighter itself has a cooling sensation on the skin, which I like, and it applies smoothly on the skin. If I want more shine, this can also be built up. It can also be blended with my other cream highlighters if I want to amp up my look. For precise application, especially if you want to use this on the nose and eyelids, a dense brush would be your best bet. For me, however, I use this when I have an unexpected night out. I keep this on my makeup bag for those kinds of emergencies. Since it’s in a compact, this is easy to bring around.

The Cle Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion in Glinting Buff and Apricot Tinge was provided by @clecosmetics and @glowingpragency. Available for $30 at clecosmetics.com

Skincare Review: Bliss Bright Idea Collection

Powered by Vitamin C and Tri-peptide, the new Bright Idea collection from Bliss promises to brighten, plump, and hydrate the skin while boosting its natural elasticity.

The Bright Idea Serum ($27) also contains licorice root extract and glycerin to smooth and calm the skin while protecting it from free radicals. I really enjoy the light and airy consistency of Bliss serums. Like their other serums, this sinks in and leaves a silky finish to the skin after application. Compared to other vitamin c serums, this doesn’t only brighten the skin, it also feels hydrating on the skin.

To smooth, protect, brighten, and revive the eye area, Bright Idea Eye Cream ($24) also contains licorice root extract. This is my first Bliss eye cream. It has a light but creamy to the feel to the skin, which works well with my dry eye area. It feels moisturizing and it sinks in beautifully. A small amount goes a long way and it’s extremely nourishing.

The Bright Idea Moisturizer ($24) also uses green tea extract and plant-derived carbohydrate complex to reinforce the skin’s natural defenses against free radical damage while hydrating the skin. This is really creamy but it feels lightweight once massaged onto the skin. It also has this slightly cooling sensation as you massage it to the skin and it leaves a satin finish.

I like using products with Vitamin C in the mornings and while I have no problems using the Serum and Eye Cream, I found the Moisturizer’s consistency heavier than I would prefer, especially since it’s so warm and humid these days. I have also been reviewing a lot of products with vitamin c and peptides and these products are definitely in the more inexpensive price range so, these are a good option for those looking for brightening, plumping, and hydrating products.

The Bliss Bright Idea Serum, Eye Cream, and Moisturizer were provided by @bliss. Available at blissworld.com

Cult Favorite: Briogeo Scalp Revival Collection

I have said this countless times but my hair and my scalp are more sensitive than my face. That’s why I have three kinds of shampoos and conditioners in my shower. Recently, I had some products from the Scalp Revival collection of Briogeo included in my rotation.

The Scalp Revival Collection uses binchotan charcoal, biotin, tea tree oil, and witch hazel to calm irritation, itchiness, flakes and dry scalp. All of which, I can have if I’m not too careful.

I wish Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo ($42) came in a pump so it wouldn’t take that much space in my bathroom shelf. It does the job though. It has a mask-like consistency, thicker than most conditioners, and it feels a bit grainy due to micro-exfoliators. If feels cool on the scalp and leaves my hair feel soft afterward. What I noticed after a few weeks of use, however, is that this prevents my scalp from getting too dry. It also helps with the itching I would feel after a day of staying outdoors and sweating a lot.

I use Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment ($32) before sleeping. I actually have this already in my stash. This is just my go-to when my scalp feels too itchy and oily. It helps balance my scalp.

I also like massaging the Stimulating Therapy Massager ($16) whenever I apply the Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo and the Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment. Aside from it helping me when I apply these products, it also massages my scalp, which feels so relaxing. This just calms me and puts me to sleep. I actually have another scalp massager on my bedside table.

The Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo ($24) is something I don’t use often. Living in a sunny and humid area leaves me with no choice but to wash my hair daily. I only use dry shampoo when my hair is feeling a bit oily to control and balance my scalp throughout the day.

The Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is a nice discovery and it complements my use of the Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment to prevent itching, dryness, and oiliness while keeping my hair looking healthy and feeling soft.

The Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo, Stimulating Therapy Massager, Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment, and Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo was provided by @briogeo. Available at briogeohair.com