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Your Best Face Reformulates Prep

Is a Solution for:
Dull Skin, Oily Skin
December 5, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
Your Best Face co-founder and chief formulator, Darrell Owens, says that if you could only have one YBF product pick Prep. It’s a multitasker – an antioxidant-packed exfoliator and mask – that, by prepping the skin, enhances the effectiveness of products that you follow it with.

New Prep ($80 in the shop) has a smoother, creamier consistency than the old formula with ultrafine crystals that leave skin feeling gently polished. It is a fantastic pore closer and the way it leaves my skin looking can become addictive.

The new formula has YBF’s latest favorite ingredient, Tego Pep 4-7. It is based on the peptide tetrapeptide-17, which is supposed to have collagen-, hyaluronic acid- and fibronectin-boosting activity. Another great addition is Relistase, a tripeptide that inhibits elastase activity and boosts collagen 1 synthesis. It has also been designed to treat sagginess and restore firmness to the skin. Spicy turmeric, with its powerful antioxidant activity, has also been included along with natural skin lighteners, aspen and licorice.

What I really appreciate with YBF is that the new formulas never throw out the baby with the bathwater. The actives that are tried and true are still here, including collagen-boosting Matrixyl 3000, and free radical scavengers, spin trap and Lipochroman-6.

I use it not just on the face, but also the neck and décolleté. I’ve always liked Prep, but now I love it.

Ingredients: Aluminum oxide crystals, reverse osmosis water, Olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), meadowfoam seed oil, Oliwax (hydrogenated olive oil (and) olive oil (olea europaea) (and) olive oil onsaponifiables), Pentavitin (saccharide isomerate), phytic acid, TEGO Pep 4-Even (tetrapeptide-30 (and) glycerin (and) water), edelweiss extract, vitamin B5, Relistase (glycerin (and) acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), TEGO Pep 4-17 (Tetrapeptide-21 (and) Glycerin (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Water), allantoin, ethoxydiglycol, niacin, vitamin E, Leucidal (leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate), coenzyme Q10, Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin (and) water (and) butylene glycol (and) carbomer (and) polysorbate 20 (and) palmitoyl oligopeptide (and) palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), olive leaf extract, licorice root extract, aspen bark extract, glucuronolactone, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane (turmeric root extract), ferulic acid, tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sodium hyaluronate, vitamin B6 (coenzyme B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), blood orange oil, bergamot oil (bergaptene-free/non-photosensitizing), vanilla absolute
  • November 30, 2012

    by Emily

    I'm reading this admittedly happy news with some mixed feelings. Like Julie Kay, I am an absolute Prep devotee and rely on it a couple of times a week for my face. It is the best. But I still have a fresh jar purchased a few months ago when I reached the half-way point on the one that was open. It will be quite some time before I can buy the new formula!

  • November 30, 2012

    by Julie Kay

    Anticipation! ~jk

  • November 29, 2012

    by Darrell Owens

    Julie -- thank you! Wait until you discover what we have in-store next!

  • November 29, 2012

    by Julie Kay

    Marta AND Darrell! What can I say that you haven't and that I haven't said before. I'm on record as stating Prep is my favorite exfoliator, and I'm not one to exfoliate often. I'm liking that the new formula is creamier. Even Prep was able to be harsh on my skin. I go a step farther, Marta, I use it on hands and lower arms in the shower- not often, mind you, but a couple times a year. I just blew my budget buying some tastey products when your lovely 20% coupon last ran. But I can't wait to try this YBF feast. ~jk

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