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Ultra Renew Gel Serum Review

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Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Fine Lines, Oily Skin, Sagging Skin, Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles
Ultra Renew Gel Serum 4 oz

After much experimenting with water-base serums, gels, toners and goodness knows what to use with the Ultra Renew in ultrasonic mode, I have mostly been frustrated. After a few months, I realized the only way I was going to get a decent product, at a reasonable price, giving me just the right amount of  “slip” and the bonus of some really good actives was to make it myself. Well, actually, I got Darrell Owens of Your Best Face to do the honors and we are now proud to announce Ultra Renew Gel Serum with 5% Your Best Face Control.

Ultra Renew Gel Serum fits my criteria perfectly. It has two excellent antioxidants, turmeric and coQ10, a 5% concentration of Your Best Face Control and the consistency of the water-based gel is just right. The Gel Serum is thick enough to ensure the Ultra Renew device is super comfortable to use, but it is not too gloopy. A key concern was to ensure that it wouldn’t be comedogenic. I have been testing it for weeks and it hasn’t blocked my pores at all.

Your Best Face Control is a serum that is packed full of antioxidants and the latest ingredients for lifting sagging skin and increasing elasticity. And as the Ultra Renew device is helpful against sagging and marionette lines, a dollop of Control is very complimentary. First up amongst Control’s ingredients is Relistase, a tripeptide that inhibits elastase activity and boosts collagen 1 synthesis. It has also been designed to treat sagginess and restore firmness to the skin. This along with Syn-Hycan, also in Control, was featured as one of the Five Best for firming sagging skin.

Control also features the power peptide Matrixyl 3000 and YBF’s signature free radical scavenger, spin trap. In addition there’s Syn-Tacks, resveratrol, lipochroman-6 and much more.

Ultra Renew Gel Serum has a couple of nice little extras as well. We’ve added in some antioxidant turmeric and coenzyme Q10. Meadowfoam oil helps to give it the required slip. Like Truth In Aging’s other two products, Hair and Brow Vitality, it uses a safe preservative based on radish root.

With turmeric, coenzyme Q10, and 5% Control, there is more than enough to bring some real benefits, especially as the ultrasonic mode on Ultra Renew helps ingredients penetrate the skin.

Ultra Renew Gel Serum should be smeared in a thick layer on the surface of the skin – a bit like applying a mask. I find that after my Ultra Renew session, it can be rinsed off with warm water or with a cotton ball soaked in toner. Once my face is clean, I apply my night cream of choice, which is – guess what – Your Best Face Control.

Editor's Note: The Truth Renew & Truth Renew PLUS prototype devices are no longer available for sale in the Truth In Aging shop.

FDA Approved Truth Vitality Lux Renew with LED and Ultrasound Learn about Truth Vitality Lux Renew, our first ever FDA-cleared device that offers ultrasound, red LED and blue LED therapy to safely and painlessly minimize wrinkles, firm and lift skin, and clear adult acne.

  • October 14, 2014

    by Marta

    Hi Amanda, I shouldn't think so. This water-based gel is designed for use with ultrasound or microcurrent. You would need to ask your esthetician if it could replace the gel normally used.

  • October 13, 2014

    by Amanda

    Hi Martha,

    Can this gel be used in IPL treatments (both in facials and hair removal)? I get them done sometimes and am thinking of taking this along instead of using whatever generic gel the salon uses.


  • May 23, 2014

    by Theresa Maltby

    I found this product to be gooey and ineffective.

  • December 18, 2013

    by Preksha @ TIA

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Julee,
    You want to remove the Ultra Renew Gel Serum following your sessions. The best way is with a damp washcloth or you can also try a cotton ball soaked in 100% Pure's Jasmine Green Tea Tonique.

  • December 18, 2013

    by Julee

    Marta, do I need to rinse the UR gel off after using it with the UR LED Ultrasonic device or can I leave the UR gel on and apply moisturizer on top of the gel?

  • December 12, 2013

    by Marta

    Claire - I have mild rosacea and use this product without exacerbating it at all.

  • December 12, 2013

    by Claire

    Can I use serum if I have fairly mild rosacea?

  • October 13, 2012

    by imelda

    What a clever new product! I wouldn't mind trying this to see if my chin and mouth area will benefit greatly as I have noticed slightly sagging lower cheeks that may have lost their way downwards from my once plump high cheeks. Sounds funny but not:(

  • October 12, 2012

    by maribel D.

    I would love to try the Ultra renew gel serum. I know how important it is to include one in the more mature years of our life's and so far I have not found one that has made me feel that my skin is getting any benefits from. Thia sounds like a great product one that I would love to try. Thank you

  • October 12, 2012

    by marcia miller

    Love my Utra Renew! I've been using the Mad Hippie C Serum (which Is very nice), I would be interested in trying the Ultra Renew Gel Serum.

    You're amazing.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Noel

    Would love to try the Ultra Renew Gel Serum. So far, haven't found anything water based that doesn't require frequent reapplication and doesn't make my skin break out. I love YBF Control, but cringe to think of using the amount necessary to give enough "slip" for use with my Ultra Renew device.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Connie, just an FYI that Ultra Renew Gel Serum comes in a 4oz tube and should last you much longer than Mad Hippie - it is designed to be economical.

  • October 11, 2012

    by Connie

    I would love to try the new gel... I was using the Mad Hippie C serum with my ultra renew, but ran out after 2 weeks. Would love something that lasted a little longer.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Denise

    Have been using ultra renew with ultrasound gel and a touch of osmosis correct, but would love to try the new gel.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Marta

    Please use your UR Ann. I can't bear the idea of it lying like an unused waffle maker in the back of the closet under the kitchen sink. And - if you get with the program - the darn thing seems to work.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Sunnymay

    You are a problem solver and this looks like it combines the best of herbs that generate heat to speed up the process of skin renewal and ways to soothe your skin. I'd like to try Ultra Renew for my acne and aging skin in general since I can use a bit of refreshing.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Becky

    I would definitely like to try the Ultra Renew. I am particularly interested to see how it works with device on my hands and my genetic (grrr) sunspots.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Lisa D

    I'd love to try the Ultra Renew gel - I've been using aloe vera, which ends up leaving a flaky white film on my face, or just spraying my face with water every few minutes. A conductive gel with beneficial ingredients would be fantastic.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Ann

    Maybe this would be the thing to get me to finally try my ultra renew....I bought it months ago, it sat in the brown paper packaging and a few weeks ago I finally "uncrated" it. Now it's sitting in a box next to the couch, yet to be opened....I don't why I've been so lazy but if you sent me the gel to try I'd HAVE to,use it! Thanks!

  • October 10, 2012

    by Denise

    I too have been using the Jellen Conductive Gel with my Ultra Renew machine which I love, love, love. The machine, not the gel. It tends to make my skin dry. Would love to try your new gel and by checking out the ingredients, there's a lot in there to do my skin good.

  • October 10, 2012

    by lynda

    I'd be interested in trying this. As a newbie to LED, I haven't tried it yet with a serum and didn't had the heart to snap off my aloe plant to use the gel! (yeah, I know, break down and buy some:) But I do love the YBF product line, so expect this might be just perfect.

  • October 10, 2012

    by sherry chen

    I'm interested in trying the Ultra Renew Gel. As of right now, I'm using just pure aloe vera gel. It absorbs more quickly than I prefer, but it doesn't leave my face feeling greasy.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Kim

    I love my ultra renew. Having oily/ acne prone skin and being of a certain age, it really has made a great improvement. I'd live to try the gel. It sounds fantastic.

  • October 10, 2012

    by Kim

    I would absolutely LOVE to try the Ultra Renew Gel. I am a huge Ultra Renew fan! It is by far my favorite facial treatment.


  • October 10, 2012

    by Deborah Blake

    Would love to try it and see if it works for me!

  • October 10, 2012

    by Oksana

    Junko, I would advise replacing all of your silver fillings with ceramics - much safer alternative in a long run. Especially, because under the routine circumstances, silver fillings release toxic compunds - electric current from microcurrent treatment intesifies it.

  • October 7, 2012

    by Junko

    Ultra Renew Gel Serum works much better than the Aloe Gel I was previously using! MOST IMPORTANTLY it conducts the electrical currents better!!! I have a mouth full of fillings and I can feel the electrical currents affecting my fillings much more when I use the Ultra Renew Gel Serum. It's not painful like I was chewing on aluminum foil but I can definitely tell the currents are hitting them. Thanks so much Marta & YBF for coming up with this gel to use with the Ultra Renew. I know the device works better when used with TIA's gel!!! Have 3/4 of my tube left but I just purchased another tube cause I couldn't pass up the 3 free YBF samples offer and the gel is good enough that I know I'd be buying a second anyways!

  • September 27, 2012

    by Danny

    Your right there . I leave it on over night and its wonderful . I've used it for nearly a week now and the glow and juiciness of my skin is getting better and better !!! It seems to be working so well with my Baby Quasar . I must buy the Ultra Renew machine to save me having to faff around with my different gadgets. I am playing around with my serums adding them to the gel and then using my machine and the gel helps the ingredients sink deeper into my skin . Almost like the perfect mixing medium to do this with ;) it's incredible

  • September 26, 2012

    by Kathy

    I wrote above how I was looking forward to this product. I have been using the Ultra Renew Gel Serum for a few weeks. I love the sweet candy smell. This serum stays where you place it. It is thick and the device slides easily over the area for the entire treatment time with no reapplication. I like applying a heavy drop or two directly on the metal head, then running the unit over the same area for treatment. I do my treatments in bed at night. Since I am only applying what I need, There is not much laying on my face and I simply rub it into my skin and down my neck before hitting the pillow. My skin is normal at age 48.

  • September 23, 2012

    by Danny

    Why thank you :) the private reserve is something I've not tried yet . Looks like its in my next order . Ps I'm still blown away by all your skin products . :) they are just amazing . Thanks so much

  • September 22, 2012

    by Darrell

    Hi Danny and thank you,
    Indeed the Gel Serum will work wonderful used just as a mask.

    If you happen to have any of our Antioxidants Concentrate or Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil, either would be useful to supercharge your Gel Serum for use during treatment with your device or as a stand-alone treatment mask.

    All my best and thank you!

  • September 22, 2012

    by Daniel

    I received my parcel today and I was so excited .i don't yet have the Ultra renew machine I using something similar I've had for a while but I will be buying the machine another time . The gel is amazing ! It feels great on the skin and it allows my gadget to literally slide over my face with no stickiness at all ! The smell is wondeful and ! After just one 10 minute session there is a difference ! A glow and my skin looks plump and re-juiced ! All I can say is its just mind blowing after 1 session . Darrell ! Your so clever ! The blend of the YBF control with the other ingredients makes this mixture a super charged anti ageing treatment ! How about making another product with a more concentrated blend for weekly or monthly use for a real targeted anti ageing boost ! I'm going to try and use a squirt if the control you very kindly sent me into the gel and use my machine and leave over night ! I will report my findings . I'm really excited about this product :) thanks so much

  • September 5, 2012

    by Kathy

    My unit can have both the light and ultrasound on at once. I turn on the light of my choice, then select the power of the ultrasound. I can hear the ultrasonic when placed near my ear, so I know it is working. I have been using either herbal water spray or water based aloe gel since I started with the unit. Just received this new product and look forward to trying it out!

  • September 5, 2012

    by Emily

    Marta, I've been meaning to comment on this for over a week now...I am so glad you did this and thanks to Your Best Face too! I am eager to try it. I have been using the Jellen Conductive Gel one of your readers suggested, and it is nice. However at around $44 for four ounces, it was several times more expensive than the plain aloe vera gel and not so very much better -- it still tended to dry off. The TIA gel sounds perfect, and I think the addition of Control is so smart.

  • August 30, 2012

    by Marta

    I use the gel for both modes, LED and ultrasound. That's the point of it - it has antioxidants for LED and is water based for ultrasound, so can do for the whole session. I wanted to keep things simple. Also - sneak preview - we are bringing out a new machine that does LED and ultrasound at the same time. So the gel will be perfect for that.

  • August 30, 2012

    by Laura

    Just to further clarify, would you use the LED first with a serum, such as YBF Antioxidant concentrate or Control, then add the gel for the Ultrasound, and remove the gel after the session?

    I've been using the Ultrasound first with a combination of the YBF Hydrate and Private reserve oil (which provides pretty good slip but it does soak in which is why I do the Ulatrasound first) and then continuing on with the LED.

    I 'm definitely going to give the Gel a try though! Thanks Marta!!

  • August 30, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Susan, yes I would do the LED first. Everyone's skin is different, but I don't think you'd want to keep it on or use it as a moisturizer. It is really intended as a think application so that device glides comfortably over the skin. But if you decide to go off-label, do let us know what you think - either way.

  • August 29, 2012

    by Susan S.

    Hi Marta,
    If one uses both the LED and Ultrasound modes during an Ultra Renew session, what's the best way to approach it with the gel? Use the LED first on bare skin and then the gel and Ultrasound ... the gel then hopefully cancelling out any free radicals created by the LED, or use the gel and Ultrasound first and leave a little of the gel on for the LED session because of it's antioxident properties? Also, could one just rub the gel into the skin afterwards? I have pretty oily skin and it seems like it might be a nice lightweight skin conditioner (completely off-label, of course ... :-)

  • August 29, 2012

    by Suely B

    Marta, I was just waiting for a product like this...You're 'the Bomb'! :)

  • August 28, 2012

    by Kathy

    One product to do it all! Fabulous!

  • August 27, 2012

    by Kate Z

    Congrats! and thank you!!!!

  • August 27, 2012

    by Julie Kay

    Marta- I am so proud of you! ~grasshopper

  • August 27, 2012

    by Teri Dourmashkin


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