Review: Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
New year, new facial oil. It’s about time I’ve gotten a new facial oil! My very first oil was Drunk Elephant’s Luxury Marula Facial Oil; I loved it, but I’m always open to try new oils. Youth to the People has always been on my radar. A brand that prides themselves on being inclusive, clean, and vegan! Their products contain tons of superfood ingredients, from kale, to goji berries, spinach, acai, and so much more. You can find their products in Sephora or on their website.
The oil comes in a frosted glass bottle and I’m a huge sucker for glass bottles. It’s priced at $44 in Sephora for 1 oz of product. This amount of oil will probably take me about a year or so to finish! I tend to use facial oils more often in the winter when the air is much colder and drier. Oils will penetrate deep into the skin giving you more moisture and hydration than your traditional moisturizer.
“This ultra enriched, flash absorbing face oil harnesses the nutrients of rare superberries. Maqui, the most antioxidant dense fruit in the world, is combined with açaí and goji, creating a potent antioxidant elixir. Intensely hydrating prickly pear and squalane oil lock in moisture with the help of omega fatty acids and high levels of vitamin C. Our perfected balance of jojoba and sunflower oil illuminate and revive dehydrated skin without weighing it down. Together, these super ingredients work in harmony to deliver a velvety soft, healthy glow.”
What drew me in to the product was the goji berry ingredient. Goji berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine for longevity and internal wellness. I’ve eaten goji berries my whole life, I can only imagine what amazing things it’ll do for my skin.
Key ingredients: Maqui, Acai, Prickly Pear, Goji Berry, Sunflower, Jojoba, Moringa, Squalane
Maqui is the rare superberry, which is what makes this oil so special. This antioxidant will rid your face of impurities.
Acai is full of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids that will hydrate dull, dry skin.
Prickly pear helps with cell renewal, reduce signs of redness, and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Goji berries contains Vitamin C and E and are rich in antioxidants and helps reduce fine lines.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Dicapryl Carbonate, Simmondsia Chineses (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Opuntia Tuna Extract(Prickly Pear), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Acai), Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Extract, Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) Fruit Extract, And Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract , Squalane Olive, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Flaxseed) Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Natural Fragrance.
How to use: After cleansing, apply 2-5 drops of oil into hands. Rub together and press into skin.
Alternatively, I apply the oil as the very last step in my routine! As long as your face is cleansed, applying the oil as the first or last step is fine.
This oil can be used in the day and night! For oilier skin types, like me, I recommend using it only at night. To keep your skin hydrated during the winter, this oil is perfect for layering! Apply your usual moisturizer at night, then add a few drops onto your skin before going to bed.
You can also use this oil as a primer for makeup for a dewy glow. Mix a few drops in with your foundation or concealer for a lasting, hydrated glow all day.
The bottle comes with a plastic dropper with a rubber top. The dropper is much thinner than what I’m used to, making the drops a bit smaller, but it’s not a huge difference in size.
Pictured below are two drops of oil on clean skin, then lightly rubbed into the surface of my hand. The scent is very faint and fruity! You can smell it once you apply it, but it disappears quickly. Texture-wise, it’s a very lightweight oil. Probably one of the lightest oils I’ve used. It absorbs deep into my skin and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling at all. I love that it almost feels matte on my skin, but it’s deeply hydrating.
In comparison to DE’s marula oil, this oil feels much lighter. I love the marula oil, but it does leave my face super oily in the morning. If you’re looking for extra moisture, the marula oil is the way to go! I’m very happy that neither of the oils leave my skin greasy nor does it break me out.
Final thoughts: this is a great facial oil for oily/sensitive/combo skin that wants extra moisture! I’ve used it every other day for about a week now and I can visibly see my skin become brighter and softer every morning. It smells great and feels great, what’s not to love? Also, the ingredients are all vegan, cruelty free, and the packaging is recyclable!
I am not sponsored by any of the brands nor am I affiliated with any of the brands listed above. Thank you for reading & take care! – xoxo, Annie.