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YBF Nourish, Refresh, and Concentrate Antioxidants

January 18, 2011 Reviewed by Mark 6 Comments
As most of the other TIA VIPs Including Michelle, Lisa and Sandy have already provided their reviews with the new Your Best Face eye creams, Refresh ($80 in the TIA shop) and Nourish ($45 in the TIA shop), I may sound like a broken record, but here’s how I used mine:

I tried both of the eye creams at same time, one under each eye. Yes, they are formulated for two different age groups, Nourish, for those twenty-something people that are smart enough to begin preventive maintenance and Refresh, for those of us who have slipped beyond that decade and most likely need a bit of rejuvenation and prevention. Nourish is a nice lightweight cream that readily absorbs and did a good job of moisturizing and hydrating the eye area. This is a good choice for now youthful skin that wants to remain so. It is also at a good price point, providing an economical way to give your eye area a daily dose of antioxidants.

Although I liked this eye cream, it was no surprise that the Refresh performed a bit better for me. Also a lightweight cream that didn’t need any coaxing to absorb, Refresh comes in with heavier artillery to reduce what problems we may already have in the eye area, and I did notice the difference in the two. This one provided the same hydration and moisturization, but also plumped more and left the under eye area more supple. Fine lines also were less noticeable on this side.

I have also previously used the YBF Correct ($150 in the TIA shop) and liked the results I achieved. In comparison, it is admittedly a step above the Refresh in its smoothing ability and improving elasticity. However, after a couple of weeks using the two new creams, I did as YBF’s website suggested and alternated the Refresh side with Correct eye cream and found it does stretch the benefits of the Correct. At the same time on the Nourish side, I began also applying the Concentrate Antioxidants ($55 in the TIA shop) and noticed it did bump up the results after a couple of weeks with the fine lines appearing a bit more diminished.

All three of these formulas worked well for the intended purpose and also provide more choices for age ranges and creative combinations to help address individual needs and price points. I am happy to see these added to the YBF family of products and I even see on the YBF website there is a new calming, aromatic mask called Relax that has been added to the lineup. My personal thanks to Darrell for welcoming TIA reader’s input (positive or negative) when formulating new products.

Ingredients in Refresh

Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), cucumber extract, Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxytheonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Syn-Coll (glycerin, palmitoyl tripeptide-5), caffeine, nutmeg butter, ppg5 ceteth-20, olive squalane, L-carnosine, nylon-12, vitamin e, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ethylhexyl palmitate, vitamin B5, dimethyl isosorbide, alpha bisabolol, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), tetrahydrocurcuminoids (turmeric root extract), idebenone,Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), trans resveratrol, chrysin, sodium hyaluronate, violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute, triethanolamine, paraben du

Ingredients in Antioxidants Concentrate:

Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), propylene glycol, ferulic acid, vitamin e, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sodium hyaluronate, paraben du

Ingredients in Nourish

Reverse osmosis water, cucumber extract, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), meadowfoam seed oil, nutmeg butter, caffeine, nylon-12, ppg5 ceteth 20, L-carnosine, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, vitamin B5, alpha bisabolol, vitamin e, dimethyl isosorbide, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), trans resveratrol, violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute, triethanolamine, paraben du
  • February 6, 2011

    by Susan

    I like your method, Mark. I didn't think of alternating and it is good of YBF to suggest this.

    Darrell is indeed a good guy. :-)

  • January 19, 2011

    by Mark

    Thanks, Deborah!

  • January 19, 2011

    by deborah rodell

    Mark thank you for such a detailed review. your method is both patient and thorough! I have not used your method but intend to when trying out the next jar full of promises. Again kudos!!

  • January 19, 2011

    by Mark

    Lisa, thanks so much for a great compliment!

  • January 19, 2011

    by Lisa

    I really enjoyed this review. It's always interesting to hear about different testing methods and product combinations...Great job!

  • January 18, 2011

    by Junko

    Great review Mark and I really appreciate your added efforts to do the side by side testing. Best method to compare 2 products...Thank You!

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