New to Youth to the People’s slate of skincare products at Sephora is the Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum. The multi-effect retinal serum features retinaldehyde, a potent non-prescription retinoid, to smooth blemished skin, improve the look of fine lines and brighten uneven skin tone. Niacinamide, essential ceramides and adaptogens also support a healthy skin barrier and help retinal work smarter, according to the company.
Key ingredients include 0.15% stabilized retinaldehyde; three essential ceramides, or fatty acids that work to replenish and lock in moisture to help strengthen skin’s protective barrier; and 5% niacinamide, which partners with retinaldehyde to fast-track results while working to brighten uneven skin tone, minimize the look of large pores, support barrier health and help calm skin, said the company.
Other ingredients include ashwagandha, an antioxidant-rich adaptogenic herb known to fend off oxidative and environmental stressors and provide skin-soothing and calming effects; hyaluronic acid, squalane and vitamin E to replenish moisture in a lightweight texture; and an adaptogenic mushroom complex of shitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms.