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Your Best Face Correct .5 oz

Your Best Face Correct (reformulated) Review

is a Solution for:
Crow's Feet, Dark Circles, Fine Lines, Puffy Eyes, Sagging Skin, Wrinkles
Reviewed by Marta June 27, 2012 29 Comments


Notably lifted, firmer, and de-puffed eyes without parabens


An effective method to tackle aging eyes

This product has been reformulated. Please visit the shop for the most up to date review.

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, was my first thought when I heard that Your Best Face was reformulating its Correct eye cream. It has long been a favorite of mine, I didn’t much see the point of messing with it. Well, it turns out that Correct hasn’t so much been reformulated as upgraded. It is improved in texture and performance and, surprisingly, new Correct isn’t just better than old Correct, it does different things. Like lift the eye lids to an extent that is quite astonishing.

After a couple of weeks of using the new Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop), I noticed that my eye lids were more visible. They were notably lifted, firmer and not at all puffy. Correct has always done a good job at smoothing out crepey wrinkles and the new version continues the cause, but also does a much better job of firming. If old Correct was really good, new Correct is excellent.

There have been significant changes to the formula. New Correct is whitish/cream rather than custardy yellow and has a thicker, more massageable texture. No babies have been thrown out with the bathwater. The distinct almond smell is an immediate indication that spin trap, a busy molecule that captures free radicals, is still a key active. As is that other YBF favorite, Lipochroman-6, plus Matrixyl 3000 and Renovage. However, there is much that is new and interesting.

Syn-Hycan may be responsible for the lifting effect as it was designed to tackle sagging skin. YBF also introduced it to the recently reformulated Control facial serum. It stimulates hyaluronan (HA) synthesis and expression of the proteoglycans, decorin and lumican.

Tego Pep 4-7 is made by a German company called Evonik and is based on the peptide tetrapeptide-17, which is supposed to have collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin boosting activity. There is perfuorodecalin used to dissolve and deliver oxygen to the skin. Pentavitin is a moisturizing agent that has a long-lasting effect because it binds to the lysine in the keratin of the stratum corneum and can’t be washed off easily. Correct also has homeostatine (you will also find it in YBF’s Boost). It aims to maintain homeostasis in the extra-cellular matrix, which balances the synthesis and degradation of the matrix, keeping the skin moisturized, firm, and elastic.

Last but not least, paraben du, the old preservative complex, has been ditched and the new Correct has the safe and effective leucidal, made from fermented radish root.

*Editor's Note: Since this review was published, Your Best Face Correct has been reformulated for 2014.

  • October 6, 2014

    by Marta

    Hi Kate, there has never been a 1oz version of Correct. It has only ever been manufactured as a 0.5oz

  • October 3, 2014

    by Kate

    I love YBF's Correct and have been using it for a couple of years. However I was very, disappointed after my last purchase of it to discover that for the same price you now only get .5 oz instead of 1 oz. this means the price has doubled since the last time I bought it. As much as I love the product I'm not sure I will continue to buy it.

  • September 17, 2014

    by Darrell Owens

    Hi Deb,
    There was no old stock of Correct to be had. When we rolled out the updated formula in 2012 the new stock was not sold until the former stock was sold through.

    Custard yellow is one way indeed to describe the color Correct has been, is and always will be based on the color of some of the ingredients we use. There was a difference in color between the pre and post 2012 formulas but in the end, "custard yellow" could be used to describe both formulas.

    I hope this helps Deb, to reassure you that you have the current formula.
    My best,
    Darrell from Your Best Face

  • September 16, 2014

    by Deb

    When did they switch out to the 'new' stuff bec I ordered and received it not that long ago (your review is 2012) and my product is still custard yellow. Just asking...
    Used it for years but am now seriously thinking of switching to AQ for just this reason. Hate old stock.

  • April 4, 2014

    by Jennifer Bowen

    What can I say? I love this product. It just works for me. It's light enough that it moisturizes without clogging my skin and it isn't too thin or too thick in consistency for me. Most importantly it works, on puffiness as well as dark circles. I also happen to be fond of the faint almond scent.

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