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YBF Boost zaps rosacea - reader reviewed and recommended

Our Rating: 5 stars


Reduced rosacea reddness and brightened dark spots


May not be moisturizing enough for dry skin
August 27, 2009 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 9 Comments
Really repairs problem areas

Posted by the Clueless Reviewer Julie Kay

When I was younger, like we all do, I kept hearing how older people “don’t need so much sleep anymore,” and other such phrases regarding abbreviated sleep routines. I couldn’t imagine such a thing, as sleep was and is still high on my list of things I love doing. Now I realize it’s not about need so much as ability. It’s much like the first months after having a baby; new mothers sleep when they can, as they can. Naps are like finding diamonds- good naps are valuable things.

Thus approaching 60, I find sleep evolving and my new sleep pattern has affected my skincare routine dramatically, as well. Instead of morning and evening routine times to “face the mirror,” I seem to have a 16-19 hour span cut three ways. I have wakeup, shower time, and bedtime- all fairly evenly spaced. Shower time still suffices for my full “morning” routine, even if it’s not strictly in the a.m. For a long while I ignored my skin at the wakeup, but realized by doing this I let hours go by, important hours, when my face has lost its nighttime nutrition and moisture. I slowly became aware that this period is a valuable duration of time and provides opportunity to add a third prong to my skincare approach. And, no, I wouldn’t be able to do this if I still worked full-time.

Enter my latest acquisition: YBF Boost. Of course I was eager to try this the moment I held it in my hands. But I wasn’t certain where to add it. After reading TIA’s original review, I was slightly discouraged, thinking its target audience was more geared to women in the 30s and 40s market. The more I’ve read about Renovage, however, the more I’ve decided it’s an ingredient to target my needs- some wrinkles, some sag, some aging DNA on this old mare. And spin trap! weeeeeeeeee… pardon my lack of professionalism, but I adore spin trap, and so far YBF uses this in all its products. Add to this, the niacin. Personally, I look at niacin as the best B vitamin to increase circulation. I have personal experience from past medical treatment, so it makes sense in facial crèmes, as well.

I had my “Ahah moment” about six weeks ago regarding my three-point facial regimen. After 'same-old' for a bit, I heard the bell go off- finally. Yes, it takes the old bird a while sometimes.

Thus, I’ve been using Boost for four weeks. The first surprise I had was upon first pump. I was expecting a cream or lotion consistency. Boost is very much like a serum. One full squirt on the back of my hand is enough for my target areas (jaw line/chin, forehead, cheeks, nose). Two squirts if I want to treat my hands, as well. It might have a slight scent, but it diffuses immediately. It absorbs quickly and is amazing in that it makes my jaw line and neck taut and moisturizes my skin at the same time. I suffer a light case of rosacea, and since using Boost I’ve noticed this affect is basically erased. Is that the caffeine? I’ve also noticed the few freckles or spots I had on the bridge of my nose are gone. GONE! This, really, is what got my total attention going for Boost. I’ve been working the various sags and wrinkles for years. Yes, I’m happy Boost helps even more with these problem areas, of course I am. I can use all the help I can get.

The sag is lessened, the puppet lines way less. That makes me tremendously pleased. But the spots- I hadn’t intended to achieve this result. It didn’t even occur to me. Over a couple weeks, I stopped one day and really looked in the mirror. I thought my face overall looked lighter, (tighter), smoother, clearer. Bright! I leaned in closer and realized it started with my nose. Wow. I’m loving this potion, this Boost!

I can happily announce to 50s, YBF BOOST IS FOR YOU!


Reverse osmosis water, green tea, cucumber extract, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), caffeine, Homeostatine (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), niacin, vitamin B5, vitamin e, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), paraben du

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  • August 29, 2009

    by Stephanie

    I really am interested in your regimen. If it's too much of a PITA to chart, no worries.
    Thanks Julie!

  • August 28, 2009

    by aerwin

    YES! I want to hear your regime , too! I am so glad to hear that those marionette lines drive others crazy as well. It's always the first thing I see when I look in the mirror. And I wonder is that the thing people see when they look at me? I am so desperate I am almost considering Restalyne. Almost. Except I'm terrified of needles.

  • August 28, 2009

    by marta

    I posted a few ideas on dealing with puppet lines here:

  • August 28, 2009

    by marta

    Julie - I would LOVE to post an article from you on your decades perfected regime.

  • August 27, 2009

    by JulieK

    I want to make this clear: My puppet lines are very responsive. If I use a new product that, for instance, isn't going to work for me (them)- it is apparent immediantly. My left jowl will pucker pretty much instantly, and overnight I will (re)develop a deep wrinkle, very low, just above my jaw, that I've worked extremely hard to erase. My right jowl will follow in two days. I never let it go two days! Boost tightened that area the first time I used it, and I believe that area has smoothed out over the last few weeks. I have added it so my routine ONLY because it works, and in so many ways... just saying ~jk

  • August 27, 2009

    by JulieK

    Thank you Stephanie and aerwin, you're very kind.

    Stephanie, I'll work on a writeup for my routine (ARE YOU SURE!!!??). It's been years in the works, with hard falls, many failures, wasted money and products, tears and the feeling of wretchedness, age looming and, yes, seeing the puppet lines appear and grow worse.

    Because, yes, aerwin and sarah, this is the single greatest aging affect I hate the most, as well, and have been working like a beast to combat it the last 4-5 years. Boost works, definitely. I can see tightening in that area. But keep in mind, I use it, now, in a self-blended array of products that work as a team.

  • August 27, 2009

    by sarah

    If this lessens the puppet lines, then I'm in. I'm obsessed with mine which are getting more and more pronounced. I don't want to go the filler route (yet) but am headed that way if anyone calls me Pinocchio.

  • August 27, 2009

    by aerwin

    Great Review! Does this really help the puppet lines because that above all else drives me bonkers.

  • August 27, 2009

    by Stephanie

    Fantastic review, you are a great writer Julie Kay!
    So, what is your 3 pronged skin regimen re which products at what point?


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