YOU Skincare is a streamlined set of skincare products that focus on safe ingredients that deliver results. The founder, Amy Le (a laboratory scientist and a skincare addict) launched her own skincare line after she started to suffer from adult-onset acne. Determined to find a solution beyond prescriptions and medications, Amy began to seek out and test various products. She was looking for safe and effective skincare. After years of frustration and little progress, she finally decided to formulate her own solutions.
What I particularly admire about this brand is the forthrightness with which Amy speaks about her skincare products; how they were formulated; the synergy of active ingredients; and how she developed each one of them. Another standout factor for me is that unlike other skincare brands formulated for acne-prone skin, You Skincare products don’t dry or dehydrate the skin; in fact, they feel quite nourishing and moisturizing. I’m so impressed with each one of them; and the best part, since these products are specifically formulated for acne-prone and sensitive skin types, I don’t really have to worry about any breakouts or pimples!
Restoring Cleansing Oil
Packed with oils containing phytosterols that are antioxidant rich, this oil deeply cleanses the skin, removing makeup, oil, and environment debris. What I really like about this cleansing oil is that it slightly emulsifies and rinses clean with water, leaving a soft and soothed skin.
Barrier Repair Cleansing Balm
A balancing fatty profile blend, loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrient botanical oils that will cleanse and nourish the fussiest of skins. The combination of oils (rice bran oil, papaya seed oil, watermelon seed oil, baobab seed oil, etc.) in this balm not only moisturize and pamper while they cleanse; but are also targeted at brightening the complexion with consistent use. This luxurious faintly citrus-smelling balm fully emulsifies and delivers a soft and smooth skin.
Moisture Replenishing Essence
Moisture Replenishing Essence/toner provides soothing hydration and replenishes nutrients thereby softening and comforting the skin. This unique formula uses healing extracts and actives that provide antioxidants and hydration to the skin. This essence also helps in healing skin from sun damage, fight free radical damage, strengthen its barrier function, reduce trans-epidermal water loss, and prepare it to readily absorb other actives during the next steps of the skincare routine. What’s more, it helps in healing skin suffering from the overuse of acids and tretinoin.
Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum
This antioxidant serum contains 20% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate in combination with many antioxidants such as ferulic acid, resveratrol, ubiquinone, and many more herbal extracts that work in synergy to help heal acne and brighten the complexion at the same time. It has a higher pH than L-ascorbic acid products which is helpful for skins that cannot handle low pH serums. Very low pH vitamin C serums can potentially cause excessive sensitivity, dryness, as well as worsen acne in some skins.
I think this is my favorite product from this range. After witnessing such impressive results with Moss Skincare Illumina, I was quite intrigued to try another Vitamin C serum. When I started using this serum, I had few fresh and painful zits on my forehead and cheeks. The serum feels a little sticky on the skin but I am blown away by its results. All my pimples looked dry and inactive the very next day; they were not gone but the redness and the pain had totally dissipated. My skin looked clearer and brighter too!
Clarifying Glow Serum
This advanced serum is formulated with results-driven active ingredients such as niacinamide, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, alpha arbutin, panthenol, and sodium lactate. Moreover, it is full of nutrient-rich botanicals such as Centella Asiatica, Willow Bark, Licorice Root, Bearberry, Mulberry, green tea, ginkgo, squalane, and sea buckthorn. Floored, right? These ingredients work in synergy to gently exfoliate, nourish, and visibly improve tone and clarity. With consistent use, the serum will support the skin’s ability to heal itself and reduce the appearance of irritation and blemishes.
Radiant Perfecting Serum
This is yet another advanced serum, which formulated with results-driven active ingredients like, aloe juice, fermented extracts of grape, avocado, pomegranate, pumpkin, etc., dragon’s blood, niacinamide, and astaxanthin. Packed with probiotics and nourishing ingredients that enhances cellular renewal, speeds repair, and improve texture of the skin without being harsh, this serum truly works to offer a radiant and a healthy complexion.
Tranquil Face Oil for Sensitive Skin
Tranquil Face oil 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! Check out its super ingredient’s list.
I haven’t used You Skincare products for long; but my initial impressions are very satisfactory. Each product contains such extensive and active list of ingredients that help in addressing various skin issues. With some products, you really need time and consistent use to find out how they perform on your skin; however, You Skincare products work right from the first use. I have tried all products from their skincare line and none of them feel heavy, cause any breakouts or clog my pores; in fact, I feel they are quite efficacious and potent. Definitely the credit goes to the list of ingredients Amy has wisely chosen!
All You skincare products are available in sample sizes; so you have the freedom to try them out first and then invest in full-sizes! Isn’t that great? What’s even better – the code ‘greenchicgirl’ will help you save 10% of your order (and this code has no expiration so you can use it as many times as you wish!).