By Aubrey D.
I’m in my late 30s and just starting to show signs of aging. I am a big fan of Your Best Face and regularly incorporate their products into my routine. I volunteered to try the reformulated Define Lip Cream ($70 in the shop), because I was curious to see how it would compare to the old formula I have used in the past.
I applied the new version the same way that I had used it before, which is a bit off label. I like to put a generous amount on my lips, then apply a thin layer over my entire face. I figure any benefits it can give my lip area, it can give me elsewhere also. The updated product is definitely better suited for this. The old one was like a soft lip balm — waxy, translucent and minty. The new one is more like a lotion. It’s creamy and white with no noticeable fragrance. It spreads easily and, while it does stay a little sticky after application, it can even be layered under makeup or sunscreen for daytime use.
Define provides a good amount of moisture for the combination skin on my face. On my lips, however, I do feel like I need to apply my regular lip balm over the top after it has absorbed. The combination of the two products puts my lips into excellent condition. They get noticeably fuller and the tiny lip line I have on the right side looks slightly diminished. Also, the natural color of my lips gets darker. I actually thought I was getting chapped lips at first, because that’s normally the only time they look this red without lipstick.
I really like that Define has some of the same star ingredients that are in YBF Control, like the peptides Syn-Hycan and Syn-Tacks and the antioxidant spin trap. These provide long term corrective benefits, along with the visible plumping and brightening effects that happen immediately. Also appreciated is that it is now formulated without parabens or artificial fragrance. I’m definitely a fan of the new formula and will continue to use it on both my lips and my face.