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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