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YBF Private Reserve Treatment Oil- reader reviewed

Our Rating: 5 stars


Contains simply four powerful ingredients


May leave oily skin greasy during the daytime
March 6, 2012 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 6 Comments
Recommended for nightly use or after a peel or mask

Reviewed by Denise

I was given a sample of Your Best Face (YBF) Private Reserve Antioxidant Treatment Oil in the original Sandalwood ($75 for 1.7oz in the TIA shop). I was anxious to try this as I’ve been reading quite a lot about spin trap as the ultimate antioxidant in the YBF line. It is my understanding that not only does spin trap catch free radicals but it “traps” them and “spins” them into something useful for your skin, getting rid of free-radical scavengers. I’m sure there is a scientific description better than what I can offer, but this made sense to me in a way that I could understand and apply to my skincare arsenal.

I opened this up and used it as soon as I received it. Right away, I noticed the heavenly smell of the sandalwood. It gives you such a relaxing feeling when applying it to your skin, making you feel as if you’re not only doing something good for your skin, but also for your senses. Even though it is oil based, it did not feel greasy. It was almost like a dry oil, if that makes sense. In my teen years and 20s, I had oily skin; but as I’ve gotten older, it’s morphed into combination skin. So I was still a little unsure about using oil on my face - worried I would look like a grease slick. However, when patting on the Private Reserve oil, the skin just drinks it up and you don’t even notice anything on your face except a slight glow. I also found that using the Private Reserve oil after my regimen of glycolic acid peels seemed to calm my skin and give it much-needed nutrients.

Because I wanted to find out more about the YBF line, I decided to do some research, especially after reading reviews about it on the TIA site. I noticed that spin trap as well as Lipochroman-6, another free-radical scavenger, shows up again and again in the brand’s skincare line. The fact that the Private Reserve has only four ingredients in it - and two killer ones to boot - makes this a purchase I can see in my not-too-distant future. It’s so nice to see a company not load up its products with ingredients you can’t even pronounce, let alone know what they’re doing to your skin. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by the Private Reserve oil for not leaving my skin greasy and, instead, giving it a nice overall glow.

Ingredients: meadowfoam seed oil, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sandalwood oil

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  • July 17, 2012

    by Janice Seitzinger

    When I use anything with Vitamin C in it my blackheads seem to get really bad is there a correlation?

  • March 14, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Janice, I am really enjoying Skin Nutrition's night cream and it had a great review from a reader (with before and after pictures)
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    For eye creams, my personal favorite is still YBF Correct and here is our Five Best selection

  • March 14, 2012

    by Janice Seitzinger

    Thank you so much for answering my blog. Is there a night cream that you might recommend and an eye cream. Thank you again.

  • March 11, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Janice, I have a few ideas for you, but I need to be careful as you have both dry, flaky issues as well as oily, large pores. To start with, I think you would really benefit from electronic brushing either before or as you cleanse. This will help unblock pores and whisk away dead cells. I like the Clarisonic and Sirius brushes. For cleansers, either Skin Nutrition or La Vie Celeste's for gentle exfoliation – both were selected for 2012 Five Best Cleansers. For the T-zone, I have found Sevani’s Rapid Renewal cream to be very good at closing pores without drying, it also helps fade freckles. For wrinkles, I would recommend a serum that is not too oily such as ReLuma’s serum or Osmosis Replenish. You could try them on their own initially, but if you find that you need to layer a moisturizer on top you could consider ReLuma’s or Skin Nutrition Cell CPR. Hope this helps.

  • March 10, 2012

    by Janice Seitzinger

    I'm 51, with big pores, black heads in T-zone, wrinkles and dark spots, what would you recommend for a routine and beauty line? I always seem to be flaky and my nose area peels all the time. Going broke trying items.
    Thank you.

  • March 10, 2012

    by catlover2x

    Thank you for that thoughtful review. I have started using this with the same initial trepidation about oil, and your description of a dry oil is apt. It makes me want to touch my skin after it’s absorbed. It feels soft and hydrated. A very nice feeling.

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