I thought I would make my 1,000th blog post about a brand I have really grown to love by leaps and bounds over the last year-YOU Skincare. YOU Skincare is an indie brand created by Amy who’s a lab scientist in addition to being an amazing brand creator. Her attention to detail in the ingredients and inci lists is exceptional. I’ve never been disappointed by a product from her line, they’re all phenomenal. The line is hand made in small batches. I have two more products to talk about from YOU Skincare that I purchased early this year. The Tranquil Face Oil for Sensitive Skin is a very lightweight nourishing facial oil. Details per YOU Skincare:
Our elegant formula contains a nourishing and hydrating blend of oils infused in botanical extracts. This nutrient rich powerhouse is packed with balancing essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that will calm and soothe the fussiest of skins!
Best For All skin types, especially acneic and sensitive skin.
I love how lightweight this oil is. It’s got such a nice texture. It sinks in quickly and is never heavy or greasy. This oil has no essential oils so it’s perfect for everyone. It smells like the natural oils nothing fragrant. This has squalane (lightweight, similar to skins natural sebum), one of my favorites prickly pear (antioxidant, high in vitamin E & omega 6 fatty acids, polyphenols & phytosterols), pomegranate (antioxidant), cucumber (anti-inflammatory, increase firmness/elasticity), sacha inchi (antioxidant, high in omega 3 fatty acids), perilla seed oil (anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, rich in omega 3 fatty acids), sunflower (antioxidant, high in vitamin E & beta carotene), black cumin (decongesting), chia (antioxidant, high in omega 3 fatty acids, B3 and zinc helped with clogged pores), rosehip (antioxidant), acai (antioxidant), chamomille (soothing), grape seed extract (antioxidant), Javanese ginger/turmeric (anti-inflammatory), Vitamins C & E (antioxidants).
I love the beautiful light texture, it’s fragrance free and has anti-inflammtory, antibacterial & decongesting benefits to help problem skin plus antioxidants for every skin type. It’s got a beautiful power packed inci list. This is a really nice oil and in my top three for lightweight facial oils.
Squalane, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha Inchi) Seed Oil, Perilla Frutescens (Perilla) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Curcuma Xanthorrhiza Root Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.
The Multivitamin Face Balm is a balm that melts deliciously into the skin. Details per YOU Skincare:
A multi-function product. This has texture of a balm that melt upon contact leaving skin velvety smooth. With a balanced fatty acids profile, rich in vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, flavonoids, lycopene, carotenoids, and phytosterols it is excellent for inflamed skin and help improves moisture and skin’s barrier, prevent Transepidermal water loss (TEWL). The Retinol in this formulation is in liposome form. It’s more stable and less irritating.
This has a delicious light balm texture. It’s almost whipped to some degree. You’ll notice the bright orange yellow color of the balm. It’s quite stunning. This isn’t a typical thick heavy balm, it’s lighter and melts into the skin like a dream while still being ultra-nourishing. It’s got an aloe base (soothing), rice bran oil (soothing), kokum butter (easily absorbed, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, great for damaged skin), goji seed oil (antioxidant), elderberry (antioxidant, soothing), carrot seed oil/ extract (high in antioxidants like beta-carotene, rejuvenating), cupuacu butter (moisturizing, high content fatty acids), sea buckthorn (antioxidant, great for congestion), babassu oil (anti-inflammatory), rice lipids (soothing), calendula (soothing), sunflower oil (antioxidant), glycerin (hydrating), acai sterols & fruit extract (antioxidant), vitamin E, (antioxidant, healing), retinol (gold stand for anti-aging in skincare), pomegranate (antioxidant), phospholipids (found naturally in the body, great for keep healthy skin barrier), black cumin (great for decongesting skin), vitamin C (antioxidant, brightening, collagen building) & grape seed oil (antioxidant).
It does have a few essential oils like sweet orange, vanilla, May Chang & sandalwood. They’re in small quantities and I don’t really notice them. This balm is nourishing, packed with antioxidants and skin loving fatty acids. It’s got soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients plus ones for helping to keep skin decongested. Not to mention it has retinol to help with fines lines/wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation. The retinol is in liposomal form so less irritation. This balm is packed with vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E & K, flavenoids, lycopene, carotenoids & phytosterols.
It could leave a mark on a white pillowcase due to the natural color, you might consider letting it sink in for a bit before going to bed or use a different pillow case. I use non-white ones and all my face balms leave some kind of mark so I just wash them frequently. I love how this hydrates my skin & plumps it up overnight. It has a really beautiful texture and is quite restorative. I also love the ease of this as I can skip using a retinol & oil when using this balm. Just cleanse, apply serums and seal with this balm and go to bed. Or sit around and relax for a while. I’m always impressed by the new launched from YOU Skincare and this balm sold out last holiday season as it was limited edition. It was just launched again and now has an improved texture (no beads form the butters).
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Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Sorbitan Olivate, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Sterols, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Retinol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Nigella sativa (Black Cumin) Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Benzylalcohol, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil.