Newsletter readers got a chance to win a YBF Boost by writing in about their favorite moisturizer. Here's a review from one of our winners:

Posted by Jonathan

On a daily basis, I use Envision Beauty's The Solution. I had never realized that the sun was something so evil to my skin, so for 22 years of my life, I never put on sunscreen. That is, until last year, when I read about the dangers of sun to the skin in Daniel Yarosh's book. While wondering how much damage the sun has already done, I took a great deal of time to choose my new beauty regimen to make up for my negligence all those years.

For my moisturizer, I chose Envision Beauty's The Solution because it contains many antioxidants - goji, acai, centella, vit A,B, C, E - packed with hyaluronic acid, DMAE, etc. I'm hoping that these antioxidants will be able to reverse my ignorance towards the damage the sun has done to my skin over the years! As a bonus, it's paraben and ethyl alcohol free.

I'm not one of those 'all-natural, paraben-free' users who gets paranoid when they see parabens in their ingredient list, but after the study on how parabens react to our endocrine system, it's always better to be safe than sorry, right? And I know that each time I buy a bottle, I'm donating to a noble cause (as $10 goes to charity), and doing something good.

The texture of The Solution is not too greasy, which is nice for my combination skin. And I don't have to put on an eye cream, because The Solution is safe to use around the eyes as well. You know when it comes to guys, we go for minimalist. I am very particular about how my creams smell, and I don't have a problem with this. It has a nice light scent that's pleasant and refreshing!

I can't wait to see how YBF fares to The Solution. I've emailed YBF regarding shipping to France, but they have never replied, so I guess they don't care about international customers. I am looking forward to trying one of their products.


Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Laureth-7, Dimethicone, Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE Bitartrate, Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Berry Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soy Lecithin, L-Carnosine, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Grapeseed Extract, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Essential oils of Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Rosewood, Frankincense,Rose, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin and Tangerine