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Your Best Face Control gets a makeover

Reviewed by Marta February 22, 2012 12 Comments
I have to confess that I’ve never been completely in love with Your Best Face Control ($160 in the TIA shop) and so I was excited to see that it has been reformulated – and in a most intelligent way. It no longer relies so much on peptides that inhibit expression lines and it has introduced two very interesting ingredients with a focus that may help sagging skin.

The first is tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate. I admit that I’ve seen dinosaurs with friendlier appellations, but you’ll want to get to know it anyway. It is a tripeptide that thankfully is marketed under the simpler name of Syn-Hycan. Specifically, it is aimed at lifting sagging skin. It stimulates hyaluronan (HA) synthesis and expression of the proteoglycans, decorin and lumican.

The company that makes it tested it on women women aged 56 to 65 years with loose skin on face and forearms and claims that it “induced a significant decrease in sagging and face volume in 74% of the subjects after 56 days of twice-daily use” and that after 84 days there was “a significant decrease in the double chin was observed in 58% of subjects”.

The other new key active in YBF Control is Relistase (the equally intimidating sounding acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine). This is actually a tripeptide and inhibits elastase activity and boosts collagen 1 synthesis. It has also been designed to treat sagginess and restore firmness to the skin. I haven’t found any independent studies but the manufacturer claims that women around the age of 49 saw a 14% improvement in overall elasticity within 8 weeks.

Update: Read my review of the new Control.

Ingredients: reverse osmosis water, Relistase (glycerin, acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine, Syn-Hycan (tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate, magneisum chloride, glycerin), Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-3), nylon-12, olivem, Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), olive squalane, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, ethoxydiglycol, dimethylisosorbide, meadowfoam seed oil, trans resveratrol, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), vitamin e, c10-c30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, leucidal, lipochroman-6, sodium hyaluronate, coenzyme Q10, tetrahydrocurcuminoids, alpha lipoic acid (R-lipoic acid), trithanolamine

Old formula: Reverse osmosis water, Snap-8 (water, acetyl octapeptide-3), Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5, diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Leuphasyl (water, glycerin, pentapeptide-18, caprylyl glycol), ppg5 ceteth-20, Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, water, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), cyclomethicone, nylon-12, ascorbyl tetaisopalmitate (vitamin C), dimethylisosorbide, jojoba, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), vitamin e, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hyaluronate, Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), idebenone, alpha lipoic acid, polysorbate-20, triethanolamine, paraben du
  • March 1, 2012

    by Julie Kay

    Yes, please, Marta. The reformulated Control is something I would dearly love to not just try, but would hope would correct the loss of control I've recently experienced on my face from my lips downward and my jawline, as well as my neck. I'm at my wit's end as to how to combat it, so this offer is timely. ~jk

  • March 1, 2012

    by imelda

    Now that the subject of double chin has been brought up, sagging skin around the neck and under the chin, sound threatening indeed and I would do everything possible to avoid that. Perhaps a 2 month trial of YBF Control will help prevent that from happening too soon. I wish I can have the chance to test this new formulation.

  • February 29, 2012

    by sue becca

    Hello Marta:
    I got the sirius Aurora light, which is great, to treat the sagging skin...Can't imagine how wonderful would be to be able to test this YBF new formula with the Sirius Aurora Led light...!!! Please consider me :) Thanks.

  • February 29, 2012

    by Valerie

    Hi Marta, I would be very excited to try the new Control and provide a review. I'm almost out of my Reluma and was looking for a new face product to try. I'm gearing up for my wedding this summer and so want to find something to make my 40 year old skin look great.

  • February 29, 2012

    by Denise Miller

    Hi Marta, I would love to give my 54 year old slightly saggy skin (around the jowl area yuk). I've read about Syn-Col and Syn-Taks but this is a new one which I'm very interested about testing. I have tried many "lifting" creams, serums, etc. but have yet to find one that works. Love to review it or if not, read yours!

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