A Gentle Liquid Exfoliant
**Youth to the People gifted me the products below with no obligation to post. Links specified as affiliate links will take you to my Shoplist page; I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking affiliate links.**
I was absolutely thrilled when Youth to the People offered to send me a newly launched product! Their Vitamin C serum is great, so I was super excited for the opportunity to try their new launch, the Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant [affiliate link].
The gift arrived the day before we left for our road trip and I immediately took it outside to photograph it in the sun. How beautiful is this package?! Thank you so much, Youth to the People!
About the Brand
YTTP was founded in 2015 by cousins Greg Gonzales and Joe Cloyes. So the brand is fairly new to the scene but has really taken off. I see influencers rave about YTTP all the time! The products are made in California and their ingredients are nutrient-dense and consciously-sourced. YTTP uses post-consumer materials whenever possible, as well as glass bottles and jars to help reduce plastic waste. They also support non-profits in the human rights, gender and racial equity, and climate spaces. Additionally, YTTP products are vegan and cruelty-free. What’s also great is seeing inclusivity in the brand’s marketing materials.
A Lovely PR Gift
Along with the new exfoliant, YTTP also sent a mini bottle of their Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser [affiliate link], which I had been wanting to try, and a bag of reusable cotton rounds.
Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant
Let’s take a closer look at the star of the show:
This liquid exfoliant [affiliate link] comes in a four ounce bottle for $38. Key ingredients, per the YTTP website:
- 3% Mandelic Acid (AHA): Gently lifts dull surface skin cells to smooth texture and reduce the look of hyperpigmentation.
- 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA): Unclogs and visibly minimizes the look of pores, dissolving buildup and excess oils deep within pores and skin’s surface layers.
- 1% Gluconolactone (PHA): Boosts cell turnover and hydration to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.
- Licorice Root: An antioxidant-rich superfood containing glycyrrhizic acid, which helps to soothe skin and reduce excess sebum production.
- Glucosamine: An amino-acid compound that helps hydrates and visibly fade the look of dark spots.
I’m very much enjoying this product. First of all, the exfoliant smells great; I get notes of earth, herbs, and green veggies. The product is gentle and I haven’t experienced any irritation or redness with it. So I’m able to use it several times a week—usually in the morning, but occasionally I’ll throw it into my PM routine. I think the exfoliant makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. This product especially helps clear the pores on my nose, which is oilier than the rest of my face and tends to get a bit congested. I’ve been pleased with my skin tone lately too, so I would happily purchase this product in the future.
The reusable cotton rounds were a really thoughtful touch in this package; I sometimes use them to apply the exfoliant. Frankly, I find the rounds to be a bit rough, so I don’t use them as often as I’d like. But they are a really good reminder of the need to reduce the amount of waste that we generate!
I had had my eye on this Superfood Cleanser [affiliate link] for awhile, so I was excited that YTTP sent a mini:
A full sized, eight ounce bottle of this gel cleanser retails for $36. Key ingredients, per YTTP’s website:
- Kale: This leafy veg is a must-have for more than just your morning juice. It’s rich in skin-loving phytonutrients and vitamins C and E.
- Spinach: A lightweight skin-soother that boasts a high natural moisture content and cooling properties.
- Green Tea: An anti-inflammatory oil packed with essential fatty acids.
I also really like this product! It smells great—kind of like a green juice—and cleanses my skin without leaving it feeling dry or tight. I’ve been using this at night, either as a second cleanse after micellar water or the new YTTP cleansing balm [affiliate link], which they sent me more recently. I’ll cover the cleansing balm in a future post! I would buy this gel cleanser in the future as well.
To Sum It Up
I give both the exfoliant and the cleanser two enthusiastic thumbs up! I’m very pleased with how both of these products perform on my skin and would happily buy them on my own. In fact, I likely will when I’m in need of a fresh bottle of exfoliant or cleanser. I want to say another hearty thank you to Youth to the People for sending me this generous gift! It’s very exciting to receive new products to try and I can’t wait to try more from the brand.
Are you a fan of Youth to the People? If so, which of their products is your favorite?