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Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate (Day Cream)

Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate

Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate is a lightweight moisturizer specifically formulated to help even out tone, while calming and soothing skin. Extremely gentle & creamy, this updated formula and potent treatment now uses uses a 12% concentration of Vitamin C in three stable forms: aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate (AAP), tetradecyl ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) to refine your skin's surface. This product has been thoroughly tested and reviewed by a member of the TIA community, so you can be sure that this powerful treatment will re-texturize and enhance your skin.

Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate is one of the only vitamin C items on the market that is potent enough to be effective, but gentle enough so that everyone can use it. Not only does it utilize three stable forms of vitamin C, but also adds in a specialized form of vitamin E and alpha bisabolol to calm and nourish the skin. Just apply a small amount evenly to skin for light but effective daytime moisture, or layer with other products for enhanced benefits. Advanced CE Concentrate works with all skin types, and it sure to give your skin the extra dose of nourishing hydration you've been looking for!

Please note Your Best Face products are final sale and not eligible for return.

Tested for at least 30 days & reviewed by Kimberly:
I'm sure if you’ve tried any Your Best Face (YBF) products you probably fell in love with them. That is why I was so excited to try YBF Advanced CE Concentrate. I am in my 50s, live in a fairly humid climate and have sensitivities and allergies to certain chemicals used in many facial care products.

Since I have sensitivities to many ingredients, I was pleased to try this gentle new formula from YBF. It contains three different forms of vitamin C, with a total concentration of 12 percent. Not only does Advanced CE Concentrate have vitamin C in the form of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, but it also contains the highly effective magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP). All stable vitamin C helps boost skin collagen synthesis, but MAP is gentle, usually nonirritating, and less is needed to help boost collagen synthesis and fade those dark spots effectively.

Leucidal (radish root ferment filtrate) is a natural alternative to phenoxythanol and parabens for those of you purists. Plus, leucidal is also know to help prevent microbial growth in your product and thus serves as a natural preservative. Cetearyl olivate and sobitan olivate (emulsifiers) are natural, made from olives, and are safe alternatives to the emulsifier polyethylene glycol, also known as PEG, which is thought to be a cancer-causing agent. Emulsifiers enhance absorption of other ingredients and leave a nice hydrated feeling to the skin.

Also of benefit in this YBC Advanced C Concentrate is vitamin E succinate, one of the most potent antioxidant tocopheryls. Since it is natural, vitamin E succinate is a more powerful antioxidant than its synthetic forms. Rounding out this lovely product is meadowfoam seed oil, which is also a powerful antioxidant and makes the skin feel silky without being oily. Alpha bisabolol comes from the chamomile plant and helps reduce irritation and restore suppleness. It seems to do a great job preventing any extra dryness from the vitamin C in this formula.

As is usual with YBF products, this is well packaged in an airless pump bottle with no light exposure. I have been using it approximately one month and there seems to be plenty left, although I cannot tell for sure. It took about three pumps to cover my face and neck areas twice daily. I must say that I am already in love with YBF products, so this Advanced CE Concentrate was a boon to my regimen. I'm one of those people who would live outdoors if possible. So even with sunscreen, I have to keep on top of those dark spots on my cheeks.

Putting this product through various methods of application revealed that it is indeed a versatile product. It is very moisturizing on its own, and since I live in a hot, fairly humid climate, I often used this alone during the day. Needless to say, my skin felt hydrated all day long. For my night regimen, I tried this instead of a couple of other oils which purport to assist in deeper penetration of serums and lotions. One of these facial oils was YBF Private Reserve and the other is Sweetsation Orchidee Vitae Precious Age Defying Facial Oil. After cleansing, I applied three or four drops of either oil to my face and neck, then followed up with YBF Advanced CE Concentrate. I am happy to let you know that in the morning, my face was still well moisturized and very radiant and clear for a woman in her 50s.

I know I tend to run on and on in my reviews, but this is honestly one of my favorite Vitamin C products. It absolutely does help my mature skin stay moisturized and despite my daily sun exposure, my dark spots are at a minimum and are perhaps even fading more every day. I had absolutely no irritation or breakouts from this product. I can also attest to the fact that its formula is creamy — almost silky — but not oily at all.

I cannot think of one thing that I don't like about this product. Advanced CE Concentrate is a very versatile product, which helps with fading dark spots, hydration, collagen synthesis, and also seems to have calming effects on any redness in my face. I am so thrilled with how my skin looks after applying this product that I’m confident running errands without putting on my "face" of makeup. And by the way, at $50, it is well worth the price.

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I’m quite passionate about consistent antioxidant use, as previously posted in my skincare regimen. I’ve used Skinceuticals CE Ferulic for years and PCA SKIN’s C-Strength cream has also been in regular rotation. Both products use l-ascorbic acid, the purest form of vitamin C. Unfortunately,... read more

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  • Bonnie

    (5 out of 5)

    I have been using this product in my morning routine for 3 months. I love the results. I have fewer forehead lines, smaller pores and very well moisturized skin with no breakouts. (At age 53, this does still happen.) My esthetician noticed the results last week, so I decided it was time to review this product. I am surprised out how much moisture my skin does need. It drinks this up. YBF CE is my last layer in the morning. So, I have to wait a while before applying foundation since it pills after applying YBF CE. So, I eat breakfast and then apply my problem. 2 pumps covers my face and I have not yet finished the bottle. No issues with the dispenser. I will purchase again.

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  • Jessica

    (5 out of 5)

    I've been searching for a wonderful Vitamin C day cream. I found it!! YBF's Advanced CE Concentrate literally melts into my skin, has little to no scent, and seems to be working diligently on the (decreasing!) discolorations on my face. I've been using Mad Hippie for some time as my "base" vitamin C, but am switching over to this loverly product.

    I have no complaints or "Cons" with this product. I will purchase again!! Thank you Darrell for making yet another home run with a fantastic product!

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  • janet

    (3 out of 5)

    This day cream has a thicker consistency compared to other creams and C serums. It does say on the label it can be combined with other creams. I'm going to try mixing it with another face oil blend that was commented by another reviewer. For me I like a thinner cream than blends in the skin better, but the product is pretty good. I felt a sensation on my skin every time I've used it alone. I'm sure it is doing something good it has more natural ingredients too. It is better for cold weather than some other serums because it is thicker.

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  • Sheena

    (4 out of 5)

    I've had a few samples of the CE concentrate over time and it's a really nice way to apply vitamin C. It's gentle, soothing and moisturising in its own right unlike other serums which have felt quite drying. Like all other YBF products, you can feel the difference on your skin straight away. Personally for me, I prefer a slightly lighter texture for my vit C serum but that in no way minimises what a pleasant product this is.

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  • Tiffany

    (4 out of 5)

    I got a sample of this and a few other YBF goodies in a bonus gift from TIA. It was my first experience with YBF and I loved almost everything. Still enjoying my generous samples of the Sandalwood Facial Oil and Hydrate B Concentrate.

    I usually use a facial oil for my moisturizer (and eye makeup remover, cuticle cream, etc.) but I really loved this moisturizer, and the YBF Boost which I felt was a similar user experience (silky textures, almond scent). This was a little more moisturizing and didn't give the same bright and tight effect but made my skin feel very comfortable and hydrated.

    I would consider repurchasing because I love the vit C and the fact that this is more reasonably priced than the Boost which I also liked. One star removed only due to price.

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  • Ashley

    (4 out of 5)

    I've been using YBF's Advanced CE Concentrate for about two months now, once a day in the AM. My skin is sensitive, combination and very acne-prone. I like this Vitamin C and E product very much - it creates no adverse reactions in my skin, absorbs quickly and leaves a nice matte finish. When the weather is hot and humid during weekends, it suffices as my day moisturizer, although I still need to layer on a light moisturizer on weekdays due to the drying, air-conditioned environment in the office. After two months of use, I feel that the Concentrate has left my skin tone more even and brighter. It also seems to have lightened two recent red acne marks a little.

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  • Firefly

    (3 out of 5)

    I tried this product through the small sample from the 'Discover With Marta' collection. Although, there was only enough for about 4 uses, the thing that struck me most was that it was completely scentless. I'm guessing there are alot of people that would love that in this world of heavily scented moisturizers. It also seemed very thick but absorbed quickly into the skin. It ran out before I could see results of course, but my sensitive skin had no bad reactions to it and I just might purchase it in the future.

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  • Darrell from Your Best Face

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Marja,
    I just saw your comment from November 2 and wanted to respond.

    I'm so sorry you were disappointed in the sample and that you felt you were only able to get one day of use out of it. Our samples actually provide quite a few uses, especially since our products are highly concentrated and even when the products come in sachets, they are generously filled.

    Also, snipping the corner off from the sample opens it in a way perfect for dispensing and then storing the product for at least a week and there will be no loss of actives, I assure you.

    As a side note, we provided the sample of Advanced CE and other samples to you at our cost in the event you might appreciate trying something from a little indie brand like ours. Since you found our sample so inadequate though, the next time you receive one provided by us at our cost, please feel free to return it to me by mail and I'll happily return to you the cost of your postage and then pass along the sample to someone who might appreciate receiving it.

    All my best,
    Darrell from Your Best Face

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  • Marja

    I received a sample of this product, via the beauty box program of Marta's. Since the, very small, sample was also packed as a sachet I could not make use of this for longer than one day. Such a shame. Overall sachet's are a waste of everybodies time and money, but one with Vit C amongst their main ingredient even more. No use at all to try and wrap up a messy sachet in order to use it more days in a row. The active ingredient will be gone, before you can blink.

    For sure I am very interested in this product, given both the ingredients and the positive reviews up till now, BUT honestly? There is no way for me to know whether buying this product full size will be a good purchase, based on a sachet .......

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  • Karen

    (5 out of 5)

    I have been using the this cream now for the last eight months. I'm on my third bottle and no long feel I have to cover myself up with lots of makeup. The spots are still there, but they have faded enough for me to feel satisfied at this point. I do like the consistency of the cream on my sensitive skin. No breakouts whatsoever. I now use this cream as my daily moisturizer. I do believe the CE Concentrate has done a good job!

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  • Teresa

    (2 out of 5)

    The consistency of this product was that of a thick lotion. It spread easily and penetrated the skin quickly. Afterward, I felt a slight tingling and tightening for the next half hour. After three weeks of nightly use, I left town for a couple of weeks and only took the YBF Advanced CE to use. Having used the lotion for six weeks, my skin felt and looked soft and luminous, and I did not break out along my chin like I usually do when I go out of town. However, my lines and rosacea remained, and I also experienced some drying on my cheeks. Therefore, while I’ve used other YBF products in the past and have been happy with them, this is not a product that I would continue to use.

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  • Ann

    (5 out of 5)

    My skin feels very balanced after a month of using this product. I haven’t felt the need to blot during the middle of the day and there’s no buildup on my skin. My cheeks feel soft and natural! I also haven’t experienced any irritation or blemishes while using this. I really appreciate the simplicity of this formula and I see that YBF has several products that can be mixed and matched, depending on what your skin needs on any given day. I highly recommend this product and would definitely purchase it.

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  • mmg

    (5 out of 5)

    I cant read the label of what must have been a sample from a year ago, but the fabulous orange smell must be this product which has been wonderful asset in eye and lip line defense. I've received more compliments from gals I've not seen in some time I look younger after more than a year's time. I absolutely LOVE the smell and so dab on my eyes and put leftovers across my lips to enjoy the residual aromatherapy :)

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  • Karen

    (4 out of 5)

    I am 62 years old, a hiker for many years, and I reside in sunny Hawaii, which is a double-edged sword as the sun has done damage without a doubt to my skin. Despite wearing sunscreen daily for as long as I can remember, I have spots on my face – lots of them, including one very large spot on the side of my face. Of course my Asian skin is no help; people of my ethnicity tend to have more melatonin and more pigmentation as we age.

    After four weeks of using the CE serum (mixed with argan oil), I think there’s a slight opaqueness to my most prominent dark spot. It may take a lot more patience and diligence for my spots to fade, but I do think that the serum helped to brighten my skin. I received another full bottle of the CE serum with my order of the Christmas YBF Gift Bag, so I will keep at it. I also need to find a light moisturizer to use in addition to this serum.

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  • Nisha

    (5 out of 5)

    Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate no less than three forms of vitamin C, accumulating to a total of 8.7 percent. Each form of C was specifically chosen based on several factors, including stability, effectiveness, and skin friendliness. While the percentages of each form of C used are proprietary, rest assured that the proportions exceed baseline amounts recommended for effectiveness – hence it is it is an “Advanced” CE formulation. Unlike many skin-irritating C formulations, gentleness was not traded off for potency. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (aka ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), generously formulated into CE Concentrate, is an extremely gentle C derivative. Moreover, it is stable and is indeed effective at penetrating the epidermis. I have been using Advanced CE Concentrate for close to two months and it’s clear to me why this cream was also named TIA’s Best new product launch of 2012.

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  • Darrell

    December 6, 2012


    Hi Laura,
    Thank you and please let me know what you think of the new CE and if you have any additional questions as you start using it.

    CE will most likely prove to be a perfect stand-alone day cream, but we designed it to also layer well -- it pairs great with Restore or Control when budget allows. If you are alternating with Control, I would suggest using CE during the day and Control at night. Marta may want to weigh in too here -- saving the heavy-hitting peptides in Control for night use when the body is in rest and repair mode would and then using CE during the day (because it is light and moisturizing and Cs work great with the skin during daytime use).

    The routine I have been particularly enjoying is layering Private Reserve Energy Blend, CE and Hydrate B together. To do this, I apply a drop or two of Private Reserve after a shower, then massage in Hydrate B followed by either CE on its own or layered with Control.

    Where CE would pair great with another product at night, is following Prep -- you will be astounded how the two pair up in the eve for a good skin treat and fresher, rested look.

    I hope these tips help!

  • Laura

    December 6, 2012


    I'm just waiting for my Advanced CE to arrive. I just finished my bottle of YBF Restore and thought I would see how this compares.

    Darrell, I used the Restore at night and Control in the day. Would it be best to use CE at night and Control in the morning, or the opposite? Thanks and I appreciate how YBF is always making improvements to its products, I've loved everything I've tried!!!

  • Kelly

    December 6, 2012


    I have a lot of hyperpigmentation for years in the sun. I currently alternating between mad hippie VIt. C and MUAC Vit C & E serum. Both have been very good to my skin but I need something more. This sounds like exactly what I've been looking for.

  • Ann

    December 6, 2012


    Would love to test this out. I've been noticing more and more fine wrinkles around my eyes and a deeper line developing between my eyebrows. Would love to find something that would counteract these signs of aging

  • Tammy Allen

    December 6, 2012

    Tammy Allen

    At 53 I am just starting to notice lines and wrinkles and would love to try a product that may hold them off just a little longer.

  • Teresa Seithel

    December 5, 2012

    Teresa Seithel

    I have never tried a vitamin C product before. Now that I am 61, some lines and redness have begun to appear. I've tried other YBF products in the past and would like to give this product a try.

  • Karen

    December 5, 2012


    I would love to try this product as I have been battling sun damage spots on my face.

  • DJ

    December 5, 2012


    I've been very impressed with YBF's line. I use Correct, Control, and Restore daily, and I'm very curious to try their new C serum.

  • Darrell

    December 5, 2012


    Hi Arandjel,
    In Advanced CE there are no essential oils or other ingredients that would add an aroma, so what you are smelling is most likely the natural aroma of the vitamin C content.

    Vitamin Cs, if high enough in concentration in a formula, will contribute a subtle and unique aroma on their own.

    I've heard Advanced CE described so far by some die-hard vitamin C users as neutral and pleasant, but not petrochemical. I appreciate your insight and sharing of experience with the new product.

    Thank you,

  • Arandjel

    December 5, 2012


    I just received this serum yesterday, and used it for the first time last night. I found it to apply smoothly, but the smell of it was a tad disturbing: the best way to describe it is...I don't know...petrochemical. Is it supposed to smell like this? And why? Or maybe I wasn't prepared for it; expecting it to smell as divine as the eye cream and the exfoliator.

  • Darrell Owens

    November 25, 2012

    Darrell Owens

    Hi Beverly,
    I hope you enjoy the new CE just as much as you have Antioxidants -- thank you!

    All of our products are designed to layer well together and mix and match with one another. CE is also gentle enough that most, even with sensitive skin could follow with CE after use of our PREP or another nighttime exfoliating treatment.

    In addition to daytime use, CE in a heavier application as an overnight treatment works great too and you will notice a nice difference in skin's texture the next morning when you wash.


  • Beverly

    November 24, 2012


    I just ordered this, I love the ybf antioxidants. Can I combine the two, or would it be preferable to layer, or use at different times of the day?

  • Julie Kay

    November 23, 2012

    Julie Kay

    This is wonderful news! I finally gave Vit C serum a try this year, and it works to diminish the redness of my rosesea. But the serum is very watery and doesn't seem to have staying power. I'm going to try this; you know I gotta! ~jk

  • Darrell Owens

    November 23, 2012

    Darrell Owens

    Hi Dennis!
    Thank you -- and you are someone I had in mind all while working on this new product. I've recalled for a while now from your other TIA comments of yours over the years, just how much of a fan of TA you are.

    So, how wonderful to see your comment! I was hoping you would take notice of TA in the formula.

    Cheers and thanks to everyone in the TIA community and this latest launch that is hopefully well-received.

    All my best,

  • Dennis

    November 23, 2012


    This is a wonderful formula, YBF! I've said it a hundred times: TA is one of the best ingredients I've discovered for my skin, but it seems to be in so few products. Very nice to see this formulation, maybe the best I've seen with TA. And at a good price point! and at almost 2 ounces!

  • reverse osmosis water
  • ceteareth-6 olivate
  • vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate/ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate)
  • Leucidal® (leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate)
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate/MAP)
  • vitamin C (aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate/AAP)
  • cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate
  • vitamin E succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate)
  • hydroxyethylcellulose
  • meadowfoam seed oil
  • alpha bisabolol

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