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Reviewed by Pat
I am always on the quest for a miracle eye cream. I’m in my late fifties and although I do not have bags or dark circles, a couple of years ago, the skin beneath my eyes started to look very crepey, which made me look tired even when I was not.
After reading Marta’s rave reviews on YBF Correct ($150 in the TIA shop), I thought I would give it a try. The price point was steep for me, but I was desperate. After a month of using it twice a day, I noticed that my eyes looked younger, the crepey skin was smoother and I looked more refreshed! I was so delighted!
As I started to run out and was opening the container to scrape ever last bit out, I thought, “Should I re-order or should I try something else at a lower price point that was more affordable for me?” I loved what YBF Correct did for my eyes but my budget was tight. So I opted to try ReLuma Eye Cream ($95) and just when I received it, I also received a sample of YBF Refresh ($80 in the TIA shop)! It was like Christmas in July!
So, I decided to try the ReLuma on my left eye and YBF Refresh on my right. After a couple of weeks, I noticed that both of my eyes looked tired again. Could this be because I stopped using Correct? I didn’t know so I kept my faithful routine of morning and night applications, ReLuma on the left, Refresh on the right. With both, I used about a “sesame seed” amount for the entire orbital area of my eye. In the morning, after cleansing, I applied the eye creams and waited a few minutes before applying my makeup. The ReLuma has a thinner consistency, feels moisturizing, and right after I apply it, seems to feel a little warm, like something is happening. The YBF Refresh feels moisturizing and a little tacky right after it is applied, but that goes away after a few minutes.
To my surprise, after four weeks, the skin under both of my eyes improved! It looked smoother and younger. Did Refresh work better than ReLuma? I really think they both gave me the same results. My conclusion after two months is that I am happy with both! But my overall plan is to save up for YBF Correct and use it every week in between Refresh or ReLuma, just to give my eyes that extra boost. I think the YBF Refresh and ReLuma both do a great job for maintaining my eye area and I would purchase both in the future.
Ingredients in YBF Correct: Reverse osmosis water, Eyeseryl (water, acetyl tetrapeptide-5), licorice root extract, Haloxyl (hydroxysuccinimide, chyrsin, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Snap-8 (water, acetyl octapeptide-3), olivem (cetearyl olivate), Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, water, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), cucumber extract, Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), nylon-12, triglyceride, Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5, diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), alpha arbutin, nutmeg butter, caffeine, olive leaf extract, vitamin E, ethyhexyl palmitate, vitamin B5, dimethyl isosorbide, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), Sepilift DPHP (dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline), idebenone, alpha lipoic acid, sodium hyaluronate, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute, triethanolamine, paraben du
Ingredients in YBF 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 ReLuma Eye Cream: Human adipose derived stem cell conditioned media, DI water, acetyl hexapeptide-8, hydroxyl acrylate/sodium, acryloy dimethyl taurate copolymer, jojoba oil, glycerin, Eyeseryl (acetyl tetrapeptide-5), pentapeptide-18/caprylyl glycol, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Eyeliss (Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone/steareth-20/dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, polysorbate-20) Haloxyl (steareth-20 N-hydroxysucchimide/chrysin/palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), shea butter, DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate, squalane (olive oil), niacinamide, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, grape fruit extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, Roxisomes (lecithin, arabidopsis thalana extract, green tea extract, sodium hyaluronate, co-enzyme Q10, alpha arbutin, licorice extract, DL panthenol.