Youth to the People: Green Tea Cleanser

Brand: Youth to the People

Skin type: All skin types

How to use: Wet face first. Put one to two pumps on wet hands, rub together to lather, and apply to face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Extract, Spinacea Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Oil, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.

Promoted Ingredients (taken from the Sephora website): Kale: Antioxidant powerhouse loaded with high levels of phytonutrients and flavonoids to help prevent visible signs of aging.
Spinach: Contains high levels of antioxidants that protect skin from visible signs of aging. Green Tea: Rich with polyphenols that help repair sun damage and improve moisture retention.
Alfalfa: Packed with vitamins and minerals that promote skin health.

How does it smell? Exactly like the cream from them I reviewed before. So fresh water, what I imagine the sea to smell like. Right at the bottom where all the plants that do some major photosynthesis are.

How does it feel? Gel texture

Cost? £32.50 / $36 for 8 oz

How long did I test for? Since November 2017

What I liked? Okay, so this is a great basic cleanser for anyone’s skincare regime. Male or female. Dry or oily. Packaging is beautiful. Its light, makes a clear difference to how fresh I look. I can’t speak for the anti-aging effects of the product because I wasn’t actively pursuing a change in anything anti-aging. The person I can imagine buying this is someone who doesn’t have an extensive skincare collection, nor wants one. A person who likes a few steps and doesn’t mind spending money as long as the product works. I like it mainly because it has antioxidants and polyphenols both helping to protect and mitigate the effects of aging. Protection against sun is THE most important skincare tip I could ever give someone.

What I disliked? If you follow me in any capacity I think you’ll know exactly why this annoys me. I don’t know if I am being completely clueless but once you realise the pump you can’t close/swivel it to lock it again. What does this mean? A lot of wasted product from the escapee product. Major packaging problem.

Would I buy again? 70% without pump fix, 85% if it is.

Where can you purchase? Youthtothepeople.com, Sephora.com, abeautifulworld.co.uk (currently out of stock)

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