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Youth To The People The Discovery Kit Review – February 2020

The Youth To The People Discovery Kit is a one-time purchase of four Youth To The People products from stores like Sephora. It includes three minis and one full-size item that gives you a good idea of how this brand will work for you for a discounted price of $58.00 (a $77.00 value).

This review is for the Youth To The People Discovery Kit, a one-time limited edition purchase from Sephora!

My Subscription Addiction purchased this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Limited Edition Kit

The Limited Edition Box: Youth To The People Discovery Kit

The Cost: $58.00 ($77.00 value)

This Kit Includes:

  • 2 oz/ 59 mL Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
  • 1 oz/ 30 mL Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
  • 1 oz/ 30 mL Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi

Ships to: Orders over $50 ship to the US for free. Under $50 is $5.95.

Youth To The People Discovery Kit Review

Like a lot of discovery kits (especially Sephora Favorites Kits), all of the info you’ll need on the products is on the back of the package.

 

Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser, 1 oz. – Estimated Value $5.00 (Buy a 2 oz. bottle for $10.00)

The more I use this kale + green tea cleanser, the more I love it. One whiff of the open bottle and it smells straight up like a smoothie or a salad with the help of kale, spinach, and green tea. This liquid gel cleanser has a nice consistency and lathers to a light airy foam when in use. My skin feels incredibly clean and fresh after using this and it legitimately makes me excited to wash my face. Full-size, here I come!

 

Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner, 1 oz. – Retail Value $9.50 (Buy a 4 oz. bottle for $38.00)

I had such high hopes for this toner, but it turns out it’s a little harsh for me. This toner is meant to gently chemically exfoliate your skin with 8% lactic acid and 3% glycolic acid to reduce pores and revitalize dull skin. It has a sharp scent to it and even though the directions state “the combination of ingredients not only exfoliate but work synergistically to retain hydration, which can cause the product to feel ‘tacky,’” I just can’t get down. It also will have a bit of a tingly feeling and some redness after which is normal, but always slightly alarms me. They suggest using your favorite moisturizer overtop but even with other products my skin feels too tacky and didn’t make me happy. Since AHAs can be a little intense, they also suggest using this a few times a week and slowly building up to daily use. I think I’ll just stick to physical exfoliants and soothing toners…

 

Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi, 0.5 oz. – Estimated Value $14.50 (Buy a 2 oz. jar for $58.00)

This moisture cream is so silky and smooth and makes my skin feel the same! The other night, I had forgotten my overnight bag to stay at my sweetie’s house, but luckily I had this sneaky little jar in my bag. Just a perk of the job, I guess! After removing my makeup and washing my face with the cleanser I have stowed at his place, I slathered this on my thirsty skin and sighed a big sigh of relief. The featured ingredients of squalane, ashwagandha, and fermented reishi worked together to soothe and rehydrate my skin so I had one less thing to worry about. My face still felt soft as heck when I woke up the next morning, so I’m going to take this moment to say “thank you!”

 

Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask, FULL SIZE 2 oz. – Retail Value $48.00

The only full-size product of the kit is this pleasing yellow dream mask made with super berry: maqui, which is the most antioxidant-dense fruit in the world. Along with squalane, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C, this mask aims to hydrate, brighten, and plump my skin while I sleep. Truth be told, I had a mini version of this from a past Sephora Favorites Kit but wanted MORE. Sleeping masks are one of the easiest parts of a skincare routine since you just spread it on before bed and forget about it. This has a really pleasant citrus scent and although the cream is on the thicker side, it doesn’t feel greasy or oily. My skin drinks it up and leaves my face feeling dewy and looking youthful the next morning.

Verdict: The Youth To The People Discovery Kit did indeed hit the $77 value in this box with the four included items. Since I’ve been wanting to try some of their skincare, I was excited to see some in one package to test out at once. Three of the four were winners for me and I’m glad that I could try smaller, cheaper amounts before splurging on full sizes. It’s hard to pick a favorite among the cleanser, moisture cream, and dream mask so I’ll just give them a tie while the AHA toner was a little much for me. Sadly, this box is sold out but they have a minis kit with three of the same items plus 2 more- all in mini sizes for an even better price.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you order today? Unfortunately, this kit is sold out at Sephora but they still have the Youth To The People Youth Minis Kit if you’re looking for something similar.

Value Breakdown: At $58.00 for this kit, here’s what you’re paying for each of the 4 items:

  • Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask: $3.77
  • Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser: $7.16
  • Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner: $10.92
  • Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi: $36.16

Want to read more about skincare? Check out our list of the best skincare subscription boxes of 2020, voted on by MSA readers like you!

What do you think of the Youth To The People Discovery Kit


Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Limited Edition Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Youth To The People | 24 comments

Comments (24)

  1. FYI, it’s not completely sold out. When I toggled the “Pick up in store” location, there were two Sephoras within 25 miles of me that had them in stock in store. Just a heads up for anyone who wanted to still grab it. With the full size being worth $48 alone, I actually think it’s a good deal.

    • Thanks, Laura! When I got to writing this, it was sold out at Sephora but then I saw it was still available through the JC Penny website. So there definitely be some floating around out there!

  2. Just to add my .02, I love reading reviews even if a box is sold out as I still get to learn about the individual products. Plus I find it interesting.

    I also wanted to mention that the dream mask is my favorite product to apply over my prescription retinoid. I give the retinoid ten minutes or so to absorb then later the mask on top. It is very moisturizing and soothing. I wake up without my skin looking dried out even though I am using a fairly strong retinoid.

  3. $58 FOR THIS?!? Are you kidding me?!? I love yttp and really enjoy their cleanser and moisturizer but $58 is highway robbery

    • the kit includes a full size of their mask which retails for $48, so the whole kit for $58 is a great value if you like the mask, but I do feel this brand in general is overpriced.

  4. Oh shoot, I should have kept more of an eye on it then. 🙂 Thanks!

  5. March Test Tube spoilers are finally here!

    Avant | Gentle Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant $114

    Whish | Renewing Mud Mask $48

    Dr. Dennis Gross | Extra Strength Alpha Beta Daily Peels D $8.80

    Oralgen | NuPearl.32X Perfecting Teeth Whitening Pen $19.95

    Daily Dose | Miracle Moisture Spray Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler $24.95

    PiperWai | Activated Charcoal Deodorant Cream $11.99

    Daily Concepts | Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Mother of Pearl $5

    Vagisil | Scentsitive Scents® White Jasmine and Peach Blossom V-Friendly Bath Bombs $7.98

    Sorry Liz, I couldn’t find your email.

    • Thank you. I was wondering when this would come out.

  6. I missed this, but the Kale cleanser is awesome.

    • Is it me, or are these brand kits that are now being reviewed ones that haven’t been spoiled first? I could totally have missed the launch/spoiler posts though. I just recall something similar happening maybe last year or two years ago where Dillards had a New Beauty box come out, and it was reviewed on MSA, but never mentioned previosly as a box one could buy beforehand, so by the time MSA brought it the attention of their readers via the review it was already sold out and many people weren’t too happy. I remember MSA promising never to review a box unless they had first previously posted it was available for sale so everyone could get a chance to snag one. Again, maybe I missed the posts initially letting readers know this box (and the recently reviewed Cicapair box (I can’t recall the 3rd brand box semi-recently teviewed)) were available, but I just found it interesting that I missed all three spoiler/launch posts. It’s possible I guess…. maybe I’m not as addicted to MSA with my constant checking of the site as I thought!? lol!

      • I don’t recall this box being spoiled, either. What a bummer!

      • Luna, I never saw this spoiled and unless I look on MSA, I don’t know when these kits come out. I would have loved to have bought this one as I know the gel cleanser is really great. LOL, I constantly check MSA and I know (or at least I thought I know?) this wasn’t spoiled. These are the types of kits I live for. I believe I received that gel cleanser like… in an Ipsy bag a couple of years back. I never splurged more on the products as I have so much and keep acquiring more (lol), but I would have splurged on this one. I hope MSA starts spoiling these more.

      • It was spoiled on 1/17/20 but it was mixed in with other Sephora kits

      • Thanks for confirming Kristi! 😀

      • Hi Luna, I remember a similar situation in the past. It may be the one you’re referring to. I remember there was some reader angst about reviewing boxes that were no longer available, and MSA replied that they would take the feedback on board. There wasn’t an undertaking to never review an unavailable box again, at least on that comments thread. I’m one of the readers that still finds these reviews interesting and helpful, even if the box is no longer available. Of course, I’m interested in reading reviews of the individual products but there are also times when companies offer ‘mystery boxes’ and the like, and I have the opportunity to look at past releases to help inform my decisions. So I just wanted to point out that I’m one person in favour of continuing to review boxes even if they are a one-off and no longer available.

      • You’re not alone. I like to read the reviews for those same reasons and because I’m a product hoarder

      • Hi Mimosa! Like you, I also have no issues with boxes being reviewed that are sold out at the time of review. 🙂 My comment was more inquiring on if MSA let readers know the box was available at, or around, the time it launched to give readers a chance to get it before they posted their review of the box. Personally, it doesn’t bother me either way if MSA chooses to review boxes they never posted beforehand as being available or if they did post the box’s availability, then later reviewed it and it happened to be sold out at the time of review. The only reason why I asked my question was because I do recall MSA promising to never review a box they didn’t let readers know was available beforehand in a prior post, and I thought I noticed seeing a few comments from people on these new specific brand kits that MSA recently started reviewing stating they wished they had known about it beforehand…. so I was just wondering if MSA was following through on their promise… also since I hadn’t recalled seeing any of the boxes mentioned myself. 🙂 But as I tried to disclaim a couple of times in my comment, I know I could have missed all of the original notification posts myself and MSA *is* following through…. which, at least in one case that was pointed out to me was true! 🙂

      • Hi Luna, I’m sorry if my post made you feel like you had to explain further. Not my intention at all; my comment was more a prayer to the MSA angels to please keep reviewing pretty much everything! I find the info on this site so helpful – including the knowledge-sharing you kindly provide. That’s one of the reasons I like to read your posts!

      • Honestly I sometimes wish MSA would NOT post about stuff like this so that people like me that can’t constantly check the website have a chance to buy based on email that we receive from the vendor. More than once have I received an email from various vendors that I regularly do business with, I go to buy only to find out it is sold old out. Usually because of MSA posting. In those cases I just say to myself oh well money saved!

        Don’t get me wrong, I love MSA and I find a lot of great deals here. But I also sometimes get an email and pray that It isn’t yet posted on MSA. So it goes both ways. In this case, it sounds like it was announced in January, but even if it hadn’t been, I think there is value in the review because it may make someone try a product they wouldn’t try otherwise.

        Liz and staff do a great job- thanks To all of you for your amazing work and sharing your thoughts.

      • I agree 🙂 I’m cool with MSA reviewing boxes that are currently sold out AND ones they never let their readers know about beforehand. (but I understand why others wouldn’t be) My comment was simply wondering on whether they were upholding their own promise they made to announce new boxes in a prior post before reviewing them. By no means am I one to stir a pot, but I only brought up my question because I thought I was had seen others make comments on these types of reviews stating they had wished they had known about ths box beforehand, and since I didn’t recall seeing any posts about any of the boxes myself, I was wondering if MSA was following through on their promise to their readers. 🙂 I made disclaimers that I very well may have just missed them (which in this box’s case I had), so I wasn’t trying to accuse, but rather inquire. 🙂

      • Hi Luna-

        I appreciate the feedback! It’s good to reiterate that you and others want to see spoilers before reviews. For this one, the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Kit, and the Milk Makeup Kit (prob the one you were trying to recall) they are sets that I was personally interested in and thought our readers would be as well (even though they weren’t all exactly new). As Kristi mentioned (thanks, lady!) we did pop this one into a Sephora Faves post (https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2020/01/new-sephora-favorites-kits-available-now-27.html) to give readers a heads up. Let me know if there’s a clearer way we can do this in the future!

      • Hi Marne! Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me whether a box is reviewed that wasn’t previously spoiled first on MSA, but I do remember that a lot of readers voiced that preference earlier (which I understand), and after seeing some comments from readers stating they wished they had known about these boxes I just thought I’d ask if they were posted previously, and maybe I just missed them. 🙂 The only reason I asked was because MSA said they’d always post spoilers before reviewing a box to give readers a chance to get one themselves before they’re sold out. Maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut since I really have no preference either way. 😀

        Anyways, I think the way the YTTP box was spoiled works (even though I didn’t notice it, lol), but I could see how it could be missed since the title of the post referenced Sephora Favorites Kits, and maybe people wouldn’t think to look in that post if they’re not interested in Sephora Favorites kits, but might be interested in a single brand’s kit. Maybe spoiling a single brand’s kit as its own post would be better to make it stand out? Just a thought, but you guys keep doing you, as I think you’re all doing a great job! 🙂

      • Hey, no worries at all. No reason to not speak up, Luna! We are always interested to hear thoughts, even if it’s regarding other reader’s preferences. 🙂 I think a brand-specific post is a great idea!

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