The Youth Dew | FAQ
IS THE YOUTH DEW OKAY FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN? I'VE HAD TROUBLE WITH FACE OILS BEFORE.
This unique and comprehensive combination of pure plant and essential oils was chosen specifically for the ability to clear skin; penetrate deep beyond the epidermis, addressing both chronic dryness and overproduction of oil. The Youth Dew is incredible for helping to balance skin and heal damage for those prone to acne, as well as plump, protect and hydrate in sensitive and maturing complexions. This is the ultimate formula; one that has transformed the skin and minds of many who previously avoided all facial oils.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE YOUTH DEW AND THE BLUE COCOON? CAN I USE THEM TOGETHER?
I often use both, layering together for the ultimate nutritive cocktail, though they can also be used alone. I like The Youth Dew for daytime and The Blue Cocoon for evening, indulging in both day and night together when my skin is craving a little extra love (almost always!). It's hard to summarize succinctly, but I reach for The Youth Dew for graceful aging protection, to help balance oil production and keep skin clear and to load up on antioxidants and vitamins. I reach for The Blue Cocoon because it has literally saved my highly reactive and sensitive skin. For me, it's medicine. It's my first choice for clients struggling with any redness, inflammation, discomfort, allergy, trauma or simply when your skin needs a hug. This said, The Blue Cocoon is magic even for those blessed with perfect angel skin, performing as the world's best facial oil in a pretty blue balm costume.
IS THE YOUTH DEW SAFE FOR DAYTIME? I HEARD CITRUS OILS CAN BE PHOTOSENSITIZING.
When utilizing citrus oils in any formulation, special care must be paid to respecting the proper balance of ratios to protect against potentially heightened photosensitivity. I include only the highest quality oils in my blends, and pair any citrus with other naturally sun protective and healing ingredients for extra assurance of safety and efficacy. I completely avoid the most phototoxic oils (such as bergamot) in my formulas. If you are especially prone to sun sensitivity or are taking any medications that may increase your risk, be sure to pair with a sunblock or go ahead and indulge in The Youth Dew solely as your night treatment, rotating with The Blue Cocoon for daytime use.
WITH THE RECENT SIZE INCREASE, HAS THE FORMULA OR ANYTHING ELSE CHANGED?
There has been no change whatsoever to The Youth Dew's beautiful formula for over eight years now - this classic blend has worked wonders for my own skin, as well as thousands of our clients, and the only shift that will come is in the ever-evolving nature of the fresh plant materials. The gorgeous ingredients list, ratios and the price stay exactly the same - the one and only change has been to the size of our bottle. The current Youth Dew now comes to you in a 50% bigger size (30ml.) so you can indulge more generously without fear of running out.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OIL AND A SERUM?
I've had this conversation with so many people now, and everyone seems to have their own definition and opinion. I don't believe there's an actual specific difference that you can pinpoint 100% of the time in our current skincare world. It used to be more simple, but our face oils now often double as, or replace, serums. Formulators and brand owners can really name their products whatever they like, with little regulation around specificity. I think of it in this very simple, broken down way (and not everyone will agree):
A face oil adds hydration and nutrition.
A serum does something bonus - brightens, slows the onset of lines and wrinkles (The Youth Dew, via CoEnzymeQ10), tightens, exfoliates, etc.
Serums can be essentially a face oil blend with an extra ingredient(s), or it can be an oil-free base of aloe or an emulsion of oils and floral waters or any number of other things. Serums vary wildly in texture and use. Some replace your face oil (because it's basically a super-power one), and others do not wear well alone at all and must be layered with an additional face oil or cream.
DO I NEED AN ADDITIONAL MOISTURIZER?
The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew can both be used as singular products for providing hydration and healing, replacing all other serums, creams, lotions or oils - or can be layered together or with other favorites.
If you are incorporating either treat with another serum or moisturizer - cleanse, then follow immediately with The Blue Cocoon and/or The Youth Dew onto your wet skin, and then the extra step, or try blending together and massaging in as one. Experiment, and discover what works best for your individual skin.
WHAT DOES THE COENZYME Q10 IN THE YOUTH DEW COME FROM?
My source of CoEnzyme Q10 is plant based - derived from a microbial fermentation process. It is vegetarian/vegan-friendly.
I’M ONLY EIGHTEEN AND NOT IN NEED OF AN “ANTI-AGING” PRODUCT. IS THE YOUTH DEW STILL GOOD FOR ME?
You’ll love it! The Youth Dew is packed with nutrients and offers balancing hydration and antioxidant protection that is beneficial at every age.