Youth To The People Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream
- vegan and cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin c and vitamin e.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances and oils.
- it is likely to be good for brightening skin and sensitive skin.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
Ingredient List (26)
Water • Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil • Glyceryl Stearate • Cetyl Alcohol • Lecithin • Glycerin • Tocopheryl Acetate • Ascorbic Acid • Panthenol • Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer • Butylene Glycol • Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract • Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract • Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract • Medicago Sativa Extract • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract • Sodium Hyaluronate • Parfum • Hydroxyethylcellulose • Pentylene Glycol • Ethylhexylglycerin • Phenoxyethanol • Potassium Sorbate • Sodium Benzoate • Copper ChlorophyllJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Youth To The People's Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream.
Notable Ingredients (3)
Youth To The People Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream Ingredients Explained
This product contains 26 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of the Sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., Compositae.
Sunflower seeds contain fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the skin. It can also can help skin look rejuvenated.
Cetyl Alcohol is an a fatty alcohol and not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.
Its main roles are:
* Emollient: helping hydrate skin by trapping moisture
* Emulsifer: preventing ingredients from separating
* Thickening: making the product texture thicker
We don't have a description for Lecithin.
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.
One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.
Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.
Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.
Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.
Panthenol is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture. It's also known to have anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.
We don't have a description for Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer.
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
We don't have a description for Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract.
We don't have a description for Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Tea, Camellia sinensis, Theaceae. Camellia Sinensis is also known as a tea tree; green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea are derived from this tree. In cosmetic products, the green tea is found to have great benefits for skin. Such benefits include acting as an antioxidant and soother. Green tea is also thought to have an anti-aging effect.
Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract is an extract of the flowerheads of the matricaria, Chamomilla recutita (L.), Compositae
Chamomille is rich in antioxidants and helps soothe skin.
We don't have a description for Medicago Sativa Extract.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.
Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals.
It also contains sugars in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.
Aloe is known to be anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, healing, and protect against UV rays.
Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.
It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.
Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'.
Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This blend can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin.
Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.
We don't have a description for Hydroxyethylcellulose.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
We don't have a description for Copper Chlorophyll.