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Your Best Face Antioxidents Concentrate- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
April 20, 2011 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 11 Comments

Reviewed by Sunday

I'm one of those people who likes to think I know what I'm doing. However the older I get, the more I don't know...which is fine really because now I don't worry as much. Why you ask ~ because at some point in life you trust that it will all work out ~ one way or another, we all get by with a little help from our friends, especially here at TIA. Let me start by saying retinol is NOT my friend, what it used to do for me was in fact a type of 'friendly' know what I mean...a hidden agenda that had yet to reveal itself ~ tight dry skin that practically expelled moisture at every expression, only to one day leave you with (gasp) possible thinner skin. NOT very friendly eh! And with friends like that.....

At the same time I bought the friendly SenZen Double Dose Eye Cream ($84), I also asked Marta for a recommendation and she offered Your Best Face Antioxidants Concentrate that was friendly advice!  At that point I was slathering on my night cream both day and night, just trying to get some relief from the intense dryness. That didn't work well with my make-up and my hair was always sticking to my face, but I knew hope was on the horizon ~ literally! When I first found my brand was Philosophy and it was good for where my skin and life were (I really did enjoy the little poem on the jar) and I had locked in some decent pricing on QVC autoship ~ go ahead laugh, but I'd do it again for other brands YBF Antioxidants Concentrate or my SenZen DD Eye Cream or even replacement Clarisonic brush heads...Yes indeed, I would lock in sale pricing with a quickness!

So you see I had 1/2 a tub of Hope in a Jar left, at this point I was rubbing it on my elbows mostly ~ after all there is a skincare hierarchy and some lotions do get bumped. Now I remember reading this from Marta's recent Five Best Serums for Under $100 ~ Your Best Face Concentrate Antioxidants ($55 in the TIA shop). I don’t really recommend using this on its own as your primary serum. It was designed to mix with other things, such as vitamin C. It is a good way to be thrifty: you can mix some of your usual potions and lotions to give them an antioxidant boost and that is exactly what I did from the first day it arrived. A little dollop of Hope in a Jar and 2 pumps of YBF Antioxidants Concentrate mixed together in the palm of my hand and voilá a new friendship was born. I could probably add this serum to ketchup and I'd get a great mask ~ at least.

From the first morning's scan I had noticeable improvement in tone, texture and dewiness, my cheek skin was plumper where I have a stubborn patch on my left side that always begs for repair. I thought NOW THAT IS AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION for most of the reasons I started retinol in the first place. This serum had SUPER-CHARGED a cream I had been rubbing on my elbows. With adherence  to Marta's recent post on Exfoliation 101 and then using YBF Antioxidants Concentrate mixture I have achieved GREAT results in the last month and my skin is VERY HAPPY!!! I did try the serum a couple of times alone and for me that was not the way to go, however it did absorb quickly and left no residue, but I do have pretty dry skin so I will always use a hydrating carrier and make a DIY mixture ~ I'm just so pleased to be able to have a "good enough" cream that for whatever reason works great with the YBF Antioxidants GREAT in fact that I then decided to purchase the YBF Trial Kit so I can also try the Refresh and Hydrate B too.

I'm doing future review of Lumixyl, so to be true to that review, I've yet to try out my YBF trial kit. This weekend we had our annual Easter Egg coloring contest in our backyard, we actually had some good California weather so I knew we'd be outside. I took a 2 day break from Lumixyl since it is a bit drying to my skin (but it works so...) and went right back to my DIY YBF mixture ~ it was like Mana for my face ~ the tone, texture and dewiness (can we ever get enough of that?) was almost enough for me to write an early review of Lumixyl for Marta just so I could keep the Antioxidants Concentrate on 24/7...but patience is a virtue and I need more of that...and then when I went back to my night time ritual of using Lumixyl, this morning the lightening effect was better! Seriously folks, I've already said I'm not as proficient about ingredients as most of you are (I have been more than impressed on numerous occasion the depth of knowledge alot of you have) but I'm more of a measure twice, cut once kind of gal. I do rely on YOUR knowledge, but I PROMISE to always give a through and honest review back for you all. What I saw was clearly lighter Leopard Spots (new name for my brown Splotches *Thanks* Jaysie) Here is my brass tacks take on it  ~ I don't care how or why that happened ~ maybe YBF Antioxidants Concentrate works with EVERYTHING, including Lumixyl. Maybe happy, dewy skin is willing to give up it's grasp on hyperpigmentation, maybe it just really is YOUR BEST FACE...and now it is MY BEST FACE!!!

Here is a small side note, I've been using a dab, just like Julie Kay said "the size of a sesame seed" of the Correct from my sample packet with SenZen DD Eye Cream and have achieved another great mixture ~ thanks mostly to all your comments at My Eyes After Tretinoin ~  I get to learn from the best!!!

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

  • May 12, 2011

    by Sunday

    Hello Rosanna! My favorite is still Super AOX Skin Firm Moisturizer and on MOST nights I still use Skin Nutra Night Nutrient Cream.

    I use the Super AOX just about everyday, works great with my makeup and is actually what I mostly apply to my neck and décolleté. (Recently I started using my SenZen DD Eye Cream on my neck&décolleté so I'll post over there, but I really like it so far)

    These are the 2 Cellbone products I still use and Love...the other products are pretty strong and are currently on stand by due to the fact that I'm just finishing up my Lumixyl
    trial for review and even after that I'm going to focus on moisture and hydration with dry brushing only.

    I've also used their Glycolic C Super Serum and it is harsh so be careful...actually I'm HEAVY HANDED so given a lighter touch probably would be better for me. I will use this product again, just not right now. Lumixyl has a GOOD GlycoPeel product in the system so I'm on that.

    The Collagen Antiaging Serum is a good serum that I enjoyed BEFORE I started with the Retinol...I should have just left well enough alone since it did firm and hydrate my skin. I will definitely use this serum again.

    And finally the Retinol 1.0 anti-wrinkle Moisturizer, I will not use again because it dried out my skin. I will admit that at first it did seem to work wonders and then I started to use it all the time and that may be where I went wrong. I treated it like a daily lotion instead of a TREATMENT, that was a mistake on my part. I already have dry skin in the first place and I need to keep that in mind no matter how good a product works for me at first. I'm just letting you know my skin type so you can evaluate for yourself.

    Cellbone gives NICE SIZE samples, I've always gotten about 3 samples per order, the only product I bought from trying a sample is the Sun Protection SPF 45 Moisturizing Treatment Sunscreen and I do like it, especially on my face, it does not leave a white cast behind and isn't very greasy.

    I hope that helps you ~ whatever you do decide please post back with your selections and how they panned out for you ~ even if it wasn't Cellbones products, I'm still interested in what folks like the best :-)

  • May 12, 2011

    by Rosanna

    Hi again Sunday! What Cellbone products have you tried and would you order of preference if you could. Trying to prioritize my skin care order :)
    Best, Rosanna

  • April 21, 2011

    by Sunday

    Agreed!!! When I first found this site 1 year ago Cellbone was being commented on and highly recommened in a mid-range price point, so that was where I started. It has only been recently that I too based on other reviews, like Junko's & Marta have ventured out. Have fun choosing, and let us know what you decide on and how it goes for you.

  • April 21, 2011

    by Rosanna

    Sunday, I don't have either product, but was looking into purchasing one or both -- hence my original question. I didn't know if they were "either/or" products or if they should be used together. I'm curious about the ReLuma Moisturizer recommended by Junko, which I may try first. Also wondering how that would fit in to all this. So many good product recommendations, I don't know where to start :)

  • April 21, 2011

    by Sunday

    Rosanna YOU are reading my mind ~ No I haven't and for right now here is the only reason why ~ I don't want to cancel out good ingredients with other good ingredients. So this was going to be my next 'homework' assignment, to see what I could confirm on my own and then run it by Marta and maybe hopefully Darrell at YBF.

    I just don't want to waste really good products on a DIY mixture if in fact they are better off apart. But my gosh imagine if together they were THE or A 'silver bullet' of face creme's.

    copied&pasted from Cellbone

    Super AOX Skin Firm Moisturizer is a revolutionary antioxidant firming moisturizer cream for dry and normal skin. A light, rich moisturizing formula that contains 1.5% Lycopene, 1% CoQ10, 10% Matrixyl™3000 with Omega3 rich Inca Inch oil.

    copied&pasted from YBF

    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

    So while I do my Lumixyl system I will have to wait...about 4-6 more weeks, do you happen to have both of these products?

  • April 21, 2011

    by Rosanna

    Sunday, did you use the Super AOX Skin Firm Moisturizer WITH the YBF Concentrate? Thanks for a great review!

  • April 21, 2011

    by Sunday

    Hi Rosanna ~ Yes I did stop using Cellbone Serum's for now - they are potent - I still have 1/2 a bottle left of both the Glycolic C Super Serum & the Collagen Antiaging Serum and will continue to use again later. But it will be with a lighter touch with the Glycolic C Super Serum. I was at first reaping great benefits with the whole exfoliation, exfoliation, and more exfoliation...and then it was just too much. Between the Retinol and the Glycolic Serum applied 3x weekly I dried my face out. So after reading through TIA reviews, I liked what I was seeing in terms of Antioxidants for damage PREVENTION.

    As far as Cellbone goes I still use and LOVE Super AOX Skin Firm Moisturizer
    Skin Nutra night nutrient cream.

  • April 21, 2011

    by Rosanna

    Sunday, are you still using the Cellbone serum? If so, did you replace that with the YBF Concentrate or combine the two?

  • April 21, 2011

    by Sunday

    Jaysie! in about another 2 weeks here I'll have my daughter take 'mid-way' photo's ;-)

    Lady Junko I know YOU have DIY ideas! Let us know what you decided to mix with and how it worked out for you, if you do have another go at it.

  • April 20, 2011

    by Junko

    Enjoyed the read Sunday and your article motivates me to give the concentrate another try. I felt like the concentrate didn't do much for me when I tried it, but I used it straight-up and not mixed. Hmmmm, might have to make another go of it.

  • April 20, 2011

    by Jaysie

    Sunday - I, and probably other "catwomen" here, am looking forward to your Lumixyl results!

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