And in the sixth year, the Lord said, “Let there be light.”
LOS ANGELES – “This brand has been built from friendship and all the women around me growing up,” says Patrick Ta, the makeup artist at his own beauty brand celebration Thursday night.
The 28-year old artist, whose clients include: Shay Mitchell, Olivia Munn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid, among others, just released his own makeup collection, Major Glow at Sephora and patrickta.com. Available today, the collection includes items like a body oil, $52, highlighting mist, $32, lip shine, $22, and a setting fan for $24.
Celebrating his own beauty brand palette, the entire night was blush-themed, with a who’s who of beauty sporting their most vibrant pink outfits. These included celebs like: Shay, Olivia, entrepreneur Michelle Phan, YouTuber James Charles and Gabriel Zamora, along with other celebrity stylists like Chris Appleton, who does Kim Kardashian’s hair, Andrew Fitzsimmons, who works with Kourtney Kardashian.
In true Instagram style, this event was all about promoting FOMO. With a boba bar, poke station, a champagne hub in the venue’s center, golden backdrops, #InstagramHusband male models to snap a photo with, plenty of balloons and more, it was certainly the biggest event before Coachella.
But with all its glitz and glam is a true business, one that Patrick’s been quietly working on for the past two years. Wanting full creative control, the artist wanted to oversee every aspect of the brand, from formulation to packaging. Ultimately, he says creating a brand that inspires and uplifts women was what he had in mind.
“When I was starting this beauty brand I wanted to create products to empower women to feel confident and beautiful and comfortable in the same way they made me feel,” he says. “I always knew I was gay but I wasn’t out and women made me feel confident and beautiful in my own skin.”
And with that, the fete ended with – what else? – confetti bursting in the air with Angelenos tickled pink, their skin dewy from dancing as if without a care. They glowed.
Has CBD reached peak oversaturation?
That’s what I thought when I discovered that Lord Jones, the ultimate in cool CBD brands, launched at Sephora. As I’ve said before, I got into the brand through its jellies, which Georgie Greville, co-founder of Milk Makeup, passed over to me last year in NYC.
For a once discreet indie brand to go mass is interesting intel for several reasons. For one, it signifies that CBD is no longer a secret ingredient for beauty enthusiasts or health gurus. And two, it perhaps means that it’s so effective – and safe – that it’s being readily available to the masses.
The skeptic in me (and past fashion editor) equates this as if a streetwear brand like, say, Palace, was suddenly sold at Macy’s (no shade to Macy’s). In fashion street cred terms, this would mean the end to Palace completely as its soul would be completely crushed by such a mass retailer.
Of course, Sephora isn’t exactly Macy’s, even if it is mass. Sephora still has that sexy “cool” factor – and cache – in beauty and that added allure of exclusivity certainly doesn’t hurt. And so it’s an interesting choice for Lord Jones to partner with Sephora. The latest launch at all Sephora doors is Lord Jones’ High CBD Formula Body Oil, which goes on sale at all doors, today. Like all things Lord Jones, the packaging is chic, timeless and cheeky. It comes in packaging that’s in a form of a beautiful brown box with its bold lettering in gold.
The brand’s body oil comes in a roller, which is super convenient and gliding over any pain points you may have wherever on your body. It can swipe on your forehead if you’re having a headache, or your shoulders from typing too much, or your elbow if you’ve been texting too hard on your iPhone. Its formula includes 100 mg of CBD oil mixed with organic jojoba, safflower and avocado oils and a hint of citrus notes (it’s super feint!).
The formula doesn’t go on greasy at all, which is basically witchcraft. It glides onto your skin but quickly absorbs into your pores, leaving nothing but soft, supple skin. You do have to rub it in with your fingers though, or it’ll sit on top of your skin in its thick, oily form.
I feel as if CBD works for some people and for others, it doesn’t. This formula is completely beautiful – but does it work like, say, a Tiger Balm for your sore muscles? No. What it does do, though, is provide your skin with a lot more nutrients and better ingredients than any icy hot cream would to.
I will say that though the CBD formula doesn’t work immediately, with continued use, I did feel my sore hot yoga-ed out muscles melt and my headaches from my caffeine addiction dissipate quickly. And for $75 it’s not for everyone – you do get 1 fl oz., which is pretty good.
Is it a panacea for all of your problem areas? Hm. Will it fix your migraines for good? Probably not. But what I will say is that it’s a superb glide-on oil that’s a true multi-tasker, moisturizing, providing you temporary relief as well as giving you all the beauty street cred you’d need. Lord Jones, after all, is still cool in beauty – for now.
UPDATE: Sephora responded to Very Good Light’s request for comment, below:
It’s no secret that the beauty industry thrives off of peer-to-peer reviews.
It’s one reason why the site Influenster is so successful – it allows “real” people to come and write their own personal takes on different products. And so it wasn’t more than an eyebrow raise when we came across a disgruntled ex-employee from Sunday Riley who made some shocking allegations. The anonymous post, from a user named “throwawayacctSRiley” says on Reddit’s SkincareAddiction that Sunday Riley forces all of its employees to write fake reviews. In this case, the user specifies that this incident targeted Sephora.com to boost the brand’s acne product, Saturn (full disclosure: We partnered with the brand last year, here. From our findings, sulfur did help fight our blemishes) and its upcoming product, Space Race.
The poster goes on to write that she, along with all employees were “forced to write fake reviews” on an “ongoing basis,” which is said to come directly from the brand’s founder, Sunday Riley herself, and her head of sales. “I saved one of those emails to share here.”
That entire email is below:
In the email are incredibly shocking tidbits. The entire Subject line alone is pretty insane. It reads: “Homework time – Sephora.com Reviews.”
Now that Saturn is up and Space Race coming up next week, we need to make sure the reviews for clients stay positive and help generate and [sic] confidence in the products.
Credibility is key to the reviews!” it goes on to say.
The email then instructs each employee to write at least 3 reviews for Saturn over the next week and for Space Race the week after. To make it look a lot less suspicious, the email instructs, all employees should “create fake profiles ASAP” and write a couple reviews on “makeup, hair or nail product to build a profile history.”
Allegedly, all employees were supposed to write that Saturn “doesn’t dry out the skin like all other acne masks do,” and that it “helps to make yourself seem relatable.” And if there are any negative reviews, Sunday Riley’s employees were asked to write the opposite. If any user writes a negative review. “The power of reviews is mighty, people look to what others are saying to persuade them and answer potential questions they have.” The post ends with an elaborate 7-step guide to VPN (virtual private network) instructions on how to hide your own IP address aka trick Sephora.com’s website.
If these allegations are true, it’s insight into just how much pressure a young brand has to succeed under Sephora’s extremely competitive landscape. It’s also a signal that maybe – just maybe – it’s time we stop relying on brands and their own on-site reviews. In a very thorough report on Racked.com (RIP), Cheryl Wischhover last year, she goes into detail on how brands incentivize users to provide them with reviews.
“Brands can also request, as a condition of getting the free stuff, that reviewers leave reviews on other channels, including Sephora.com,” the article says.
In the same article, it’s noted that 89-90% of all consumers use reviews to make purchase decisions, “up from 72% in 2014. “It is the most influential thing in terms of making a purchase decision.”
It’s scary. And it’s also infuriating. Many Very Good Light readers have DMed and emailed us this article vocalizing how they really do spend a lot of their hard-earned money specifically on acne-fighting solutions. To then spend so much on a product that doesn’t work isn’t only unfair, it’s cruel. In a pay-to-play world – it’s really disappointing to know that user reviews, once seen as truly authentic, could also be fake news.
Very Good Light has reached out to Sunday Riley and still has yet to receive a response. Sephora provided us with the below:
“At Sephora, we believe in the power of the beauty community and that knowledge should be shared to benefit all. Sephora has very strict brand rules regarding our Ratings and Reviews, which we know are an important decision tool for our clients. Additionally, we have teams dedicated to protecting the integrity of our Ratings and Reviews, ensuring through detailed moderation that it’s a constant trusted, unbiased, authentic source for all. We do not believe this incident is representative of the Sephora Ratings and Reviews culture, or the countless hours our clients have spent sharing their product experiences with us and others. We’ve been in touch with Sunday Riley on this matter, and they have committed to adhering to our review policy.”
“Fenty Beauty. Believe the hype. This is not a game. Wow.”
That’s exactly my sentiments after testing Fenty Beauty. If you haven’t heard of Fenty Beauty yet (seriously, who are you?), the line now sold at Sephoras in 17 countries (!!!) is Rihanna’s first foray into beauty. Rihanna’s already had major success in the fashions sphere with her collaboration with Puma, which just had its latest fashion show Tuesday in NYC.
But it’s the beauty brand that’s got everyone’s tongues wagging. That’s because the brand is all about inclusivity and ensuring at the get-go that all women and men are accounted for. At launch, Fenty Beauty had 40 foundation shades, called Pro Filt’r for all colors, highlighters that would flatter any skin tone, as well as lip glosses that would glide on and make any and everyone sexy AF. It’s this mission to serve all people that made the process of building the brand take a little longer than normal.
“In every product, I was like: ‘There needs to be something for a dark-skinned girl; there needs to be something for a really pale girl; there needs to be something in-between,'” she said to the press.
Since, it’s been reported that some of the darker shades of foundation have been sold out worldwide. On my own trip to Sephora on Wednesday, I confirmed that most dark shades were sold out though some were still in stock. This is obviously telling that inclusivity not only is the right thing to do, but it sells. The beauty industry at large now needs to pay attention that it’s not only socially responsible to sell a range that meets all people’s needs, but it’s also lucrative to do so.
On my trip to Sephora, I decided I’d try out a couple of products and purchase them for a review. I was skeptical like everyone else. Celebrity makeup brands come and go and many of them leave you underwhelmed. One only need look at Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty contour line to feel a little scammed. At $48 you get a tiny amount, not to mention how little variety of shades there are.
After asking one of their very knowledgable reps, Lisa, at a local Sephora store here in Columbia, SC, I discovered my perfect shade was 240. Though 250 was what seemed like my perfect shade, it had reddish undertones. The 240 was a lot more golden and matched my yellow undertones for my Korean skin. She then applied a few different contour colors on my cheekbones and jawline. We tested the Matte Skinsticks in Mocha, Truffle and Espresso before agreeing that Mocha wasn’t too dark or too light for my skintone. After testing the scintillating highlighters, called Killawatt, I was amazed at the golden one called Trophy Wife. With just a small swipe your face is completely metallic. Like, the glow up is INSANE.
While I’m all about getting that flare of light to hit your face, for me, this wasn’t very practical as I’d probably never use it. So Lisa suggested going with something more rose-hued for a natural flush of pink. We decided to go with Girl Next Door/Chic Freak.
After purchasing the items I went home to test them IRL. These are my thoughts.
Pro Filt’r Foundation
I usually stray from foundations just because they’re 1) too heavy 2) too cakey 3) ~way~ too obvious. This one from Fenty Beauty is mattifying, which, as mentioned, terrified me. The thought of something going on so dry in my mind equates to cracking. One thing that already made me feel impressed about the foundation was that it was a little more affordable than others brands. Make Up For Ever’s is $43, Giorgio Armani’s is $42, Too Faced goes for $39. Now it might not be ~so drastic~ of a price difference, but if you’re pinching pennies at Sephora like the rest of us, every dollar counts.
There was actually a learning curve when applying the foundation. I was taken aback by how quickly the product seeps into your pores and then sets. It’s perfect for someone who’s on the go and has little time for a foundation to dry. For others, it’s a bit unsettling as you have to prepare yourself to dab the foundation across your complexion quickly. But once I learned how to use the product, it went without a hiccup. It’s buildable, meaning you can put the product on top of blemishes or any other spots that need more coverage. It’s also not drying like I thought, though it doesn’t feel completely weightless like say, a BB cream or a cushion compact. Since it is mattifying, I would recommend using a serum before or an oil if you’re looking for more of a dewy look. But after applying this to my acne scar face, I found that the results were really, really amazing.
The contour sticks can be purchased individually, $24, and come in ~many~ MANY shades. These sticks are used for concealing, highlighting or contouring. Called the Skinsticks, Fenty Beauty offers them in a trio for $54. As someone who doesn’t contour that often but has definitely used his fair share of contouring products, I was extremely elated to find how the product melted right into my skin. Perhaps the best part? The magnetic packaging. Apart, the sticks stand alone but together they attach at the hip (Cue: Neyo’s Make Me Better here). Apparently, Rihanna thought about makeup bags and how everything is lost in them. To ensure your sticks stick together, she wanted to add magnets so that you’d never lose any of your sticks, ever. Like, how cool is the design??
It’s not only buildable, but creaseproof, meaning, you can seamlessly add more on top for a range of layered colors. The sticks are really great at blending and I found that using a brush was just as easy as using my makeup sponge. I was extremely surprised and giddy to see that the result was natural in the “no makeup makeup” that I’m always trying to achieve.
Here’s a before and after:
One thing I will note is that since I purchased the Trio, I also have a highlighter which gave a little color but didn’t really do much. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t apply enough or that my contour was too dark, but it wasn’t so dynamic. And having already purchased the Killwatt highlighter, I don’t know if a stick is all that worth it TBH.
Possibly the biggest draw to the Fenty Beauty collection is its highlight. Rihanna, for one, is obsessed with her Trophy Wife one that I mentioned above. For me, the Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak seemed the most natural for my everyday (that is, if a highlighter could ever look natural, lol). It gave me a pink flush and some beautiful color that contouring and foundation alone does without. The glow was REAL AF but not overbearing.
I could imagine myself wearing this out with a light dab of highlighter for the day and then building it so that I absolutely GLOW UP at night. For $34, it’s definitely worth it and I’ve realized a little truly goes a long way.
In conclusion: Other than the fact that Fenty Beauty is the most inclusive brand maybe ever, it’s also a really, really good product. So good in fact, I’m going out of my way to say it’s possibly the best new beauty brand of 2017. For the price, the actual amount of product you get and the quality, Fenty Beauty is now officially the industry standard. Kudos, Rihanna. (Cue: Bitch Better Have My Money here)
There comes a time when there’s a beauty product so beautiful, you want to save it in your bathroom so that every Instagram Story is aesthetically fire.
One that’s caught my eye as of late is the beautifully packaged Herbivore, the same that’s become a hit at Sephora and Urban Outfitters’ shelves. Not only are its clear glass containers a dream, so are the dreamy colors that fill them. They come in millennial pinks, cerulean blues, deep, royal purples, among others and make any photo look flawless.
The brand is a green beauty husband and wife team based in Seattle, Washington. Julie Wills and Alexander Kummerow, the co-founders of Herbivore, created their company in 2011 out of their kitchen. They pair active, food-grade ingredients with gorgeous packaging to create a skincare ritual. The best part about Herbivore’s luxurious products is that they are all relatively affordable! With price points all under $100, Herbivore brings high-quality green skincare to the masses.
“Waking up the next morning after my first use brought the clearest skin I’ve had in months.”
I’ve been using a handful of Herbivore’s products for the past month and honestly, this stuff is life-changing.
The first product I tried is Herbivore’s cult-classic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask, $48. Guys…this is easily one of the most effective face masks I’ve ever tried–and also one of the most unique. The Blue Tansy mask contains both AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate and clarify your skin from the inside out. The texture of this mask is extremely viscous. Unlike your typical clay resurfacing mask, this Blue Tansy mask contains no clay at all. Due to its syrupy texture, the application is very thin–AKA this product will last you FOREVER, and thank God for that. At $48 for 2.3 ounces of product, this mask is a must-have. If you are going to try anything from this brand, I recommend trying the Blue Tansy mask first. You’ll love it because it works. The smoothing of my skin was almost immediate and waking up the next morning after my first use brought the clearest skin I’ve had in months. Buy here $48.
I would also recommend the Brighten Mask, $48 which is easily the best smelling mask in the world. Ok, that may be dramatic but I’m not lying. It smells like a piña colada. This mask boasts a high AHA content which comes from the papaya and pineapple extracts in the product. It also contains Brazilian White Tourmaline Gemstones to help illuminate your complexion. If you do purchase this mask though, and I highly encourage you do, I would suggest stirring the product before application as the gemstones usually settle at the bottom.
I also tried the brand’s many oils for an entire month called the Lapis, Phoenix, and Jasmine oils. Admittedly, I was hesitant to start using facial oils as my skin tends to get extremely oily, especially during the hotter months. Now, before I explain my experience with these oils I should mention that there is an oil for everyone. Some oils will work better for others.
My favorite oil from Herbivore is the Lapis, $78. It contains the same blue tansy that’s in the mask, which gives it a deep blue color. This oil has been a dream to use and when my skin is super inflamed with acne, the Lapis Oil rescues my face. It brings down the cystic acne and removes virtually all of the red in my skin. It smells incredibly relaxing, but fear not if you’re not a fan of the blue tansy scent (it’s kind of weirdly like grape syrup). Unlike the Blue Tansy mask, the Lapis oil’s scent disappears quickly once it’s worked into the skin.
Buy here, $78.
The Phoenix oil is wonderfully rich and I find it’s a bit heavier than the Lapis. Personally, I don’t find much difference in my skin when using this oil and I tend to reach for the Lapis more often (because it’s lighter on my skin, which I prefer). Phoenix is a regenerative oil meaning it’s perfect for those with dry and aging skin.
Buy here, $31
Before applying these oils to my face, I like to mist myself with Avéne Thermal Spring Water. I read that oils absorb and work much better when they are applied to dampened skin.
Jasmine is Herbivore’s Glowing Hydration Body Oil, $48. The scent is, like all of Herbivore’s products, sensual and calming. I have a weird thing with having oils and lotions on my body so I tend to not use this product all over. Instead, I prefer to use this as a hand and hair oil. It makes my hair smell fabulous and makes me feel luxurious. Be careful when applying it to your hair though, it’s technically not a hair oil and it can be quite heavy. Use it sparingly! You don’t want to look like a grease-ball.
Herbivore’s skin care line has been one of the first green beauty lines to ACTUALLY change my skin for the better. I find that many of the all-natural items I was using before I tried Herbivore were gimmicky and not as effective as the chemicals I used to prefer. Herbivore showed me that there ARE effective green products. Herbivore takes a skincare routine and turns it into a ritual. When I’m chilling on my couch with Blue Tansy slathered all over my face, I feel at peace. On days when my skin is just not having it, I can’t wait to get home and use my Lapis oil. Herbivore has really changed my opinion on oils (for the better) and there’s no going back.
You may have heard of a juice cleanse. What about a juice cleanse for your face?
That was the thought behind the indie skincare brand Youth To The People, a new line of green skincare created by cousins Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez. The line of skincare is still fairly new but is now on Sephora shelves everywhere. The brand originally started with three products, but since has grown into five essentials that cover all bases of your skincare routine. Called the Age Prevention line, it contains a cleanser, a serum, an eye cream, a face-mask and a moisturizer.
I’ve been incredibly fascinated by green beauty lately and, as an avid green juice-drinker, I had to get my hands on some products to try them out for myself. The good people at YTTP were gracious enough to send over their full line of products and I’ve spent the last few weeks testing.
After a few weeks of testing them, here are my ~true~ feelings:
First off, when I received the package in the mail, upon unboxing the packaging immediately wowed me. Youth to the People does mess around when it comes to ~aesthetics~. Each product comes in a heavy-weighted, recyclable brown unicarton. NOTE: The packaging is the only place that contains the ingredients and instructions of use, so don’t throw them away before your first use!
Each product is bottled in a clear glass bottles or jars, which look very sleek and modern, and the main active ingredients are listed on each bottle (these are not all of the ingredients, though.) When I first saw these products in Sephora, the glass packaging is what initially sold me—you know what they say about plastic, it wouldn’t make sense for a green-skincare company to use it.
The Age Prevention Cleanser (8 oz, $36) was the first product that caught my eye, and the one I was most interested to try. The main active ingredients in this formula are kale, green tea, spinach and vitamins. Don’t be alarmed by the green color! I found that all of YTTP’s products are free of additives. The green coloring is due to the alfalfa in the product, another key ingredient (however it is not listed as such on the bottle.) All of these products are excellent antioxidants and great at fighting free radicals, which are just fancy ways to say it cleans yo’ face!
And that it does.
The consistency of the cleanser is a bit like a cross between a gel and a liquid and the formula is extremely gentle on the skin. In fact, I’ve found that unless I load up on the product (about two pumps), it doesn’t really foam up that much. Personally, I prefer a cleanser that foams (I need visual evidence that things are happening on my face) but this one surprised me. It left my face feeling soft and cleansed but not stripped, like a lot of foam cleansers on the market. There is a strong scent of alfalfa in this product and to be truthful it sort of smells like a shot of wheatgrass. But if that’s something you’re into or scent doesn’t really bother you, then I would highly recommend this gentle cleanser for anyone with normal to combination or sensitive skin. Go for it!
Next up is the Age Prevention Firm and Brighten Serum (1 oz, $62). Since getting into K-Beauty, I’ve been very into trying any and all serums—especially ones that will help fade my post-inflammatory erythema, AKA Vitamin Cs. YTTP’s take on serum is their Age Prevention Firm and Brighten Serum which contains kale, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and an ingredient called Tripeptide 37. Upon closer investigation, Tripeptide 37 is a protein that is said to help rejuvenate skin and reduce wrinkles in 28 days. Essentially, this ingredient is a mega collagen-booster. And along with vitamin C for brightening and hyaluronic acid for moisturizing, how can you go wrong?
After testing this product for a few weeks, I found an actual improvement in the coloration in my face, especially on my forehead. This formula is completely unscented, which I appreciated and for a serum, the product actually goes quite a long way. Two pumps is plenty for your entire face and it spreads quite nicely (something I’ve found to not be the case with other serums.) This was easily one of my favorite products from the line because it gave me noticeable results in as little as a couple weeks. I also love the idea of a combination of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C in one as vitamin C alone can be pretty harsh on your skin. The added moisture from the hyaluronic acid is a game-changer.
The Age Prevention Superfood Eye Cream (0.5 oz, $35) was the next product to go on my face, while I let the serum absorb. This eye cream’s main ingredients are kale, aloe, sunflower oil, and tripeptide 5 (another excellent protein.) One stand-out product, which unfortunately isn’t listed on the bottle is a crosslinked hyaluronic acid. We all know hyaluronic acid is great at retaining moisture—YTTP boosted this ingredient with their crosslinked hyaluronic acid. This HA has five times the water binding capacity as traditional hyaluronic acid. I was extremely excited to try this eye cream but my expectations came up short. While the cream is extremely thick and creamy (something I do like in an eye cream), the product itself irritated my eyes to the point of watery discomfort. After a bit of digging, I read that other users experienced similar eye irritation with this product.
That being said, my eyes are extremely delicate and sensitive. I can only wear one brand of contacts and even those irritate my eyes throughout the day. If you aren’t as sensitive, I would still recommend trying this product. The ingredient list is phenomenal and my eyes did feel moisturized the few times I tried it. It spreads great, a little goes a long way, and is completely free of added fragrance—all things I like. I just wish I knew what in it irritates my eyes so much.
Last up in my daily facial routine is the Youth to the People Age Prevention Moisture Cream (2 oz, $48). It is formulated with the main ingredients kale, spinach, green tea, and hyaluronic acid. Also included in the formula is alfalfa, aloe, a blend of vitamins, and chamomile. This product does have a slight green tint and a hint of scent, similar to the cleanser, and this is due to the alfalfa. This moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and the addition of hyaluronic acid makes it super hydrating.
I’ve recently been spending a lot of time outdoors, hiking with my pupper and due to my fair skin and general aversion to the sun my skin burns very easily. The Age Prevention Moisture Cream is amazing for a sunburned face. I even slathered some on my burnt shoulders and the relief is immediate. While it does provide a good deal of moisture and hydration to my face, I have strictly been using this product when my skin is sunburnt or irritated.
Last up, and another one of my favorites from the YTTP line is the Age Prevention Superfood Mask (2 oz, $44). This product is unbelievable! It’s formulated with spirulina, microalgae, kale and spinach as its main ingredients. It also contains alfalfa (so again, the deep green color is completely natural), crosslinked hyaluronic acid and a blend of vitamins. The formula of this mask is thick—I find it’s best applied with a brush—and unlike other clay-like masks I’ve tried, the Superfood Mask doesn’t dry! This allows for the moisture to stay locked in while the mask is on for ensured hydration.
Recently, I’ve had some stress breakouts on my forehead and the Superfood Mask has been a lifesaver! After a peel or deep exfoliation, I throw this mask on my face for 10 to 15 minutes and when I take it off my facial redness has reduced and my skin feels amazing. Again, this product has a strong “green” odor, but honestly, I will suffer through it for this mask—results are results, amiright?
After almost a month of use, I would gladly recommend Youth to the People to friends and family—especially the vegan and everything-organic ones. I love the mission and formulations of all the products (minus the eye cream, but that’s personal).
It’s important to keep products all-natural and cruelty free and I hope YTTP keeps growing and expanding as a brand. I would really love to see some more serums, oils and like, what do I gotta do to get a kale facial mist? Aren’t we all obsessed with mists? I would love to mist and hydrate my face while ~actually~ attempting to physically drink a green juice at the same time. How meta.
You can find the entire line of YTTP products on the company website as well as Sephora.