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Reviewed by Teresa
Having heard comments such as “Wow, you don’t look your age” and “You look nice” in recent years has prompted me to look for a face product that would continue to improve my skin’s appearance. I have always had oily skin in the T-zone, so I haven’t had a problem with wrinkles or little lines forming around my eyes. However, at 61 years of age and being post-menopausal, I’ve noticed my skin becoming more dry, little lines forming on my cheeks, a touch of rosacea on my left cheek, and the occasional breakouts.
When I received my sample of Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate ($50 in the shop), I decided to use it on just half my face so that I could clearly see the difference. I stopped using all other products on the left side and continued with the samples that I had received in my Discover With Marta Winter Collection on the right side. After cleansing, one small pump was enough to cover the left side.
The consistency 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 on my whole face. 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, this is not a product I would continue to use.
Knowing the terrific reputation YBF has with the TIA community, I was a little reluctant to write this review. I have used other YBF products and have been happy with them but this one is just not for me.
As is always the case with YBF products, all of the ingredients are safe. The cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate are mild, non-ionic emulsifying agents. The vitamin C and vitamin E are antioxidants. The meadowfoam seed oil is a stable oil that helps to resist oxidation and assists in quicker penetration. The alpha bisabolol is an oil from the German chamomile plant and enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin.
Ingredients: Reverse Osmosis Water, Olivem (Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate), Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate/Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate), Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate/MAP), Vitamin C (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate/AAP), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Vitamin E Succinate (D-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate), Leucidal (Radish Root Ferment Filtrate), Alpha Bisabolol