This post is a review about the Superfood Mask.
Are you tired of traditional clay masks?
So was I...
In the past, whenever my skin felt congested and dull, I would throw a clay mask on which would usually do the trick.
The only problem was that most clay masks were tightening and over drying; which ended up aggravating my skin.
That's when I came across the Superfood Skin Reset Mask and decided to give it a try.
Keep reading if you're curious to know whether this mask should be your next purchase!
About Youth To The People
Youth To The People is a family company founded in 2015, they make sure you’re getting the freshest and most effective products; all extracts are cold pressed and sourced in the U.S.
The brand focuses on creating skin care products that are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable for all genders, skin types and skin tones, all backed by skin care expertise.
The Superfood Mask
The Superfood Mask is a vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free and dimethicone-free mask that balances and restores dull skin.
It contains the best superfood ingredients found on earth, kale, spinach, green tea, alfalfa and vitamins C, E and K.
Youth To The People is a sustainable brand, the package is very minimalistic and simple so it’s obvious that it’s recyclable.
The Superfood Mask comes in a cylindrical shaped container with 59ml, since a little goes a long way you don’t need to use too much of the mask; it will last you quite some time.
It doesn't come with a skin care spatula so to avoid contamination, I recommend using reusable silicone skin care spatulas which help apply product evenly and are easy to clean.
The mask has a very strong peculiar smell, I can’t put my finger on it but it kind off smelled like pure rubbery clay; it's up to personal preference whether you like fragrance or not in your skin care products.
Clay masks are great because they absorb excess sebum from the skin preventing mild forms of acne.
Unfortunately, most clay masks are very harsh which is why many turn away from using them but the superfood mask is extremely creamy and smooth.
It’s filled with beneficial ingredients:
- Gently cleanses and exfoliates.
- Controls oil production from the skin to prevent clogged pores and acne.
- Soothes rashes and irritation.
- Tones the skin.
- Reduces acne because it's oil-free and non-comedogenic so it doesn't clog pores.
- Moisturizes the skin by trapping moisture and preventing moisture loss.
- It helps wounds heal.
Organic Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Extract
- It has anti-inflammatory properties.
Organic Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract
- Fights free radical damage preventing premature aging.
- Contains vitamin A to smooth and tone the skin.
Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
- It has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Protects skin cells against free radicals.
- Stimulates microcirculation that tone the skin.
Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
- Fights off free radical damage.
- Rich in antioxidant to soothe and moisturise the skin.
- Relieves inflamed skin.
Organic Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract
- Packed with essential nutrients which are revitalizing and anti-aging for the skin.
- Rich in antioxidants which fight pollutants and airborne irritants.
- Alleviates dryness.
- Soothes and brightens the skin.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract
- Has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Reduces the appearance of scars and heals burns.
Organic Spirulina Platensis (Spirulina) Extract
- It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and skin regeneration properties.
- Packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals.
- Has antibacterial and protective properties.
- Strengthens the skin barrier.
- Reduces oxidative stress, protects skin cells and fights premature aging.
- Prevents pollutants and toxins from penetrating the skin.
- Protects the skin from blue light and UV radiation.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
- High in antioxidants which allow skin to repair itself and correct damage.
- Strengthens the skin's protective barrier which helps the skin to retain its moisture.
- Protects the skin's surface by preventing moisture loss.
- Lubricates the skin while creating a protective barrier to reduce the water loss.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
- Protects the skin from free radicals derived from UV exposure.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
- Promotes the production of collagen.
- Prevents free radical damage.
- Promote the differentiation of keratinocytes.
- Decreases melanin synthesis.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
- Keeps the skin hydrated.
- Improves skin’s hydration and elasticity.
- Soothes red skin, irritation and inflammation.
- Helps with wound healing.
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
- Absorbs moisture and stores it in the skin.
- An antioxidant that draws toxins from the skin.
- Hydrates, softens and detoxifies the skin
- Replenishes the skin with essential vitamins.
- Fights acne and breakouts.
- Reduces skin inflammation.
- Restores the skin's hydration.
The Superfood Mask is mess-free being very easy to apply and remove.
It soothed my irritated skin without drying it and left it balanced and restored; I’ve read that others have had, if not the same, a similar experience using this mask.
My Experience With The Superfood Mask
It’s really difficult to find a clay mask that doesn’t tighten up or dryout the skin but I was surprised that the superfood mask felt very creamy and smooth on my skin.
The Superfood Mask absorbed the extra sebum off my skin without tightening and over drying my skin leaving it feeling soft, balanced, restored and detoxified; it’s a very soothing and calming mask.
This mask is so creamy that it's easy to apply and remove making this mask an enjoyable experience.
The Superfood Mask has a few ingredients you may want to watch out.
The mask contains pentylene glycol which according to the derm review, causes irritation to the eyes and skin.
It also contains ethylhexylglycerin which according to the derm review is a mild skin and eye irritant; important for sensitive skin types.
Phenoxyethanol is another ingredient found in this mask that has been accepted for use in cosmetics by the Food and Drug Administration.
However, in 1990 an expert panel from The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) deemed Phenoxyethanol as safe when used in concentrations of under 1%; it has also been known to cause allergic reactions.
Another ingredients to watch out is Potassium Sorbate which has been shown to be safe, however, when used in personal care products it may cause skin allergies.
Last but not least, it has natural fragrance which can be as toxic and allergenic as synthetic fragrances because they don't have official regulation according to the IFRA (International Fragrance Association).
With that said, it's up to you whether you want to try the Superfood Skin Reset Mask or not.
To avoid unnecessary irritations or allergies, read the ingredients list and check you're not allergic to any of the ingredients and patch test.
This mask didn't hydrate my skin at all, there are better options if you're looking for a mask to solely hydrate your skin.
I felt that the mask left my skin balanced and restored, however, I’ve read that some customers didn't really see any major difference from wearing this mask.
As for all the claims youth to the people has made about the mask, that's beyond me whether their true or false.
Why Should You Use The Superfood Mask?
You should use the superfood mask because it’s very gentle and doesn't tighten and over dry the skin.
When Should You Use The Superfood Mask?
You should use the superfood mask when your skin is congested and dull and needs to be balanced and restored; it can be used in the AM or PM.
How Should You Use The Superfood Mask?
After cleansing, apply an even layer of the superfood mask on clean dry skin with a skin care spatula to avoid contamination.
Wait 15-20 minutes then gently rinse it off with warm water followed by a serum and moisturizer.
- For a cool calming effect, keep the clay mask in the fridge.
- It dries up easily so do not leave the lid open after use.
Precautions Before Using The Superfood Mask
Precautions to take into consideration before using the Superfood Mask are:
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Stop using if the skin becomes red, itchy, irritated or inflamed or swollen.
- Discontinue use if signs of irritation or allergies appear.
- Avoid using on irritated or troubled skin.
- Patch testing is recommended.
I like using the Superfood mask when my skin is feeling congested and dull because I find that my skin feels soothed, soft, balanced and restored afterwards.
The mask is mess-free because it’s so creamy and smooth that it's easy to apply and remove.
It comes in a 59ml container which is good for the price because a little goes a long way, so it will last you quite some time.
There are claims online that the mask is hydrating, personally the mask didn't hydrate my skin at all; there are better options if you're looking for a mask to hydrate your skin.
It has countless beneficial ingredients, however, I’m not certain whether the superfood ingredients in the mask are in fact working.
I recommend the Superfood mask if you're looking for a creamy and smooth clay mask that absorbs excess sebum without tightening and over drying the skin.
CREAMY AND SMOOTH
Have you tried the superfood mask? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
The skin care products of Youth To The People are gluten-free because they don't contain gluten based ingredients. However, the skin care products aren't made in gluten-free facility.
Yes, Youth To The People skin care products are safe to use during pregnancy because they are 100% vegan and formulated with clean ingredients.