Like many in the TIA community who have been following the site since the beginning, I long ago learned to love the Your Best Face products and have gone back to them time and again—especially (but not only) the Correct eye cream ($150 in the TIA shop
). And not incidentally, Your Best Face is as nice as a company to do business with as their products are effective and user-friendly.
So in December I made myself a promise. Talking advantage of the TIA shop’s specials (the trial kit introducing Hydrate-B, Antioxidants Concentrate, and the new Refresh, plus the offers on the rest of the line), I decided to stock up on YBF and see what happened by sticking to that regime. I was fed up with my skin: Over the fall, I’d been a bit promiscuous in my skin-care behavior, trying this and that, and while the results were often very happy (TIA’s introduction of La Vie Celeste, for example), my skin felt muddy and confused. And especially as winter bore down in the Northeast, I wanted to see if fidelity to some proven winners could reduce dryness and eliminate some pesky breakouts.
It turned out to be a very successful experiment. Correct is still fantastic for the eyes—effective and light—and Restore ($120 in the TIA shop
) proved a wonderful serum, soothing and clarifying. It seemed to work better still in conjunction with Hydrate and mixed with the Antioxidants—in spite of my skepticism, I found them just terrific. And I was thrilled to rediscover Prep ($80 in the TIA shop
), thanks to a couple of samples: I’d not fully appreciated what a superior scrubber and dermabraision product it is, but it really seems to put everything else I’d used to shame. Using it a couple of times a week leaves my skin clearer than ever. I used Boost as a moisturizer on top of everything, and love its light texture, though sometimes I think I could use a bit more richness. (The only thing I haven’t yet tried is Refresh, but I’m saving that for warmer weather when my eyes won’t feel so parched.)
So I’m in better shape than when the winter started. After about six or seven weeks of faithful use, I’m just about done with most of these favorites, and it’s time to re-order. I’m glad I curbed my wandering eye and renewed my vows with Your Best Face. But here’s a question for the great folks at YBF and the community at TIA: what moisturizer to use overall, especially at night, for the fifty-something? In the past, I didn’t have great luck with Control, but sometimes I may need a bigger boost (forgive me) than Boost.
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Ingredients in Restore
Reverse osmosis water, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (vitamin C), alpha arbutin, ppg5 ceteth-20, vitamin B5, dimethyl isosorbide,niacin, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), vitamin e, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hyaluronate, polysorbate-20, Lipochroman-6(dimethylmethoxy chromanol), triethanolamine, paraben du
Ingredients in Correct
Reverse osmosis water, Eyeseryl (water, acetyl tetrapeptide-5), licorice root extract, Haloxyl (hydroxysuccinimide, chyrsin, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Snap-8 (water, acetyl octapeptide-3), olivem (cetearyl olivate), Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, water, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), cucumber extract, Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), nylon-12, triglyceride, Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5, diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), alpha arbutin, nutmeg butter, caffeine, olive leaf extract, vitamin E, ethyhexyl palmitate, vitamin B5, dimethyl isosorbide, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), Sepilift DPHP (dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline), idebenone, alpha lipoic acid, sodium hyaluronate, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute, triethanolamine, paraben du.
Ingredients in Prep
White tea (reverse osmosis water, white tea), aluminum oxide crystals, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), Pentavitin (saccharide isomerate), niacin, edelweiss extract, triglyceride, alpha arbutin, allantoin, Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxytheonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), vitamin e, vitamin B5, Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, water, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Syn-Coll (glycerin, palmitoyl tripeptide-5), olive leaf extract, Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), idebenone, sodium hyaluronate, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), orange oil, bergamot oil, paraben du