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Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil

Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil Original Blend

Size: 1.7 oz (50 ml)

Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil is a nourishing facial oil that improves skin's suppleness and speeds the healing of signs of aging. With an elegantly short formula, this oil deeply hydrates without any nasty chemicals. It can be used on the neck, chest, knees, elbows, hands and cuticles, as well as on hair to add shine and moisturize a dry scalp. This formula even converted Marta into a facial-oil lover, so we're sure you'll enjoy it as well.

Recently reformulated, this facial oil now contains vitamin E succinate to help improve elasticity in addition to the nourishing spin trap and antioxidants it already contained. This facial oil is a fantastic multitasker for any spot of dry skin on face or body. Try one of Your Best Face's uplifting scents for a hydrating and mood-boosting start or end to your day.

Please note Your Best Face products are final sale and not eligible for return.

TIA Review by Marta:
In this less is more formula, the two antioxidant ingredients come in potent concentrations. They are spin trap and Lipochroman-6 and they are signature Your Best Face. Spin trap is a busy little molecule that stops free radicals in their tracks before they spin out of control and do no end of damage. Lipochroman-6 is a radical scavenger that is even more powerful than resveratrol. Together, they make Private Reserve perfect for use with LED light. LED although antioxidant over the long term has a short term pro-oxidant effect. Researchers have shown that this can be counteracted with a topical antioxidant. I smear on Private Reserve just prior to using my LED light.

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I must confess that when the nice people at Your Best Face told me with great excitement that they had mailed me a sample of their new facial oil, I did not jump for joy. I'm not big on oils for the skin - they seem too dry (paradoxically) or too oily (obviously) or a bit hippie dippie (somehow). Well,... read more

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27 Reviews

    (5 out of 5)

    I've used many quality facial oils over the past 5 years but my absolute favorite is YBF Rose Otto. I realize it's not a choice for purchase at TIA yet, but I've also used the YBF Slumber Blend and sampled several of the others, and all are excellent. The YBF antioxidant oils are marvelous because 1. they contain important antioxidant, hydrating and skin penetrating ingredients, 2. they help active ingredients of other products penetrate and perform better, 3. the feel of the oil is light and not occlusive, and 4. the light fragrance of each one I've tried is great aromatherapy as well. In the past, I'd always applied a facial oil as a last layer - on top of all my serums and treatments, and I did like the natural glow for my 64 year old skin. However, I recently discovered that the most effective way to use the YBF facial oil is to apply it first after cleansing/toning. (After I cleanse, I spritz on the YBF Uplifting Toner mist, then massage in 2 drops of the YBF Rose Otto or Slumber Blend.) I let the oil absorb, then apply my serums, treatment and moisturizer after. Now, I can actually "feel" the actives from other YBF treatment products more when I apply the oil first & let it absorb. My face and eyes feel completely hydrated and supple when I use the oil in this way. For those of you who prefer a more matte finish, but still want the benefits of the antioxidant oil along with your other products, this is the way to go. I love the YBF oils. Permanent part of my routine - will not be without them!!

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  • Jennifer (AgelessJen)

    (5 out of 5)

    This facial oil is just lovely! I add a few drops to my moisturizer & have no problems with it spreading evenly onto my face. I love the fact that there are so many awesome ingredients included in the oil & believe that my skin would actually purr if it could! My hubby actually uses it as well!

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  • Ann

    (5 out of 5)

    YBF Antioxidant Oil is like a good friend - it's there when you need it. This is a heavier oil than most of the others I've used. I find that I use it mostly in the winter. I'll dab it on top of moisturizer in the driest spots. It seals in the moisture and keeps that area soft and supple. I find it really effective around my eyes and on my cheeks. If you feel like splurging, mix it with body lotion. It seems like such an indulgence, when the bottle it $75, but a few drops for each area gives a nice glow - legs in summer. And the bottle seems never ending.

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  • Karin

    (5 out of 5)

    I have very sensitive and acne-prone skin. I was a bit hesitant to use oils on my face, due to always hearing that "oil can cause acne/breakouts" . However, after hearing so many wonderful things about facial oils and reading over comments and reviews, I decided that sensitive as my skin was, this facial oil seemed to be full of good ingredients and was worth a try.

    And it really was worth it! Not only do I not have problems with breakouts when I use it, I find I can use it with many other products, and it is especially helpful during the drier winter months.

    I pair it with the TIA ultrasound/LED device, and find that using this oil after exfoliating my face, either with a clarisonic-type brush or with the suki cleanser/facial scrub, the oil absorbs even better and I wake up dewy faced and refreshed. I've been a user since it was made available on the TIA website and only recently decided it was time to write a review after I realised I've purchased many bottles over the years and how it is another staple in my cabinet. Highly recommended if you are looking for a good facial oil.

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  • Laura

    (5 out of 5)

    I love these Private Reserve oils for a variety of uses, including as a protective antioxidant with LED treatments, overnight on top of other products when my face or neck is looking dry or dehydrated, and as an overnight hand treatment. Every time I use one of these oils at night, I awaken to softer, smoother skin. Since I started using Private Reserve on my hands, they have begun to look much more hydrated, smoother, and wrinkle-free--an outcome that I was unable to achieve before, despite trying many different hand-targeted products. Plus, unlike some other facial oils, these oils have never caused breakouts or clogged pores on my acne-prone skin.

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  • Tracy

    (3 out of 5)

    I don't think oils work for my skin (tend to break me out) so I gave this to my mom and she LOVES it! It's transformed her dry, aging skin into moist, supple skin. I've sent her other oils to try, and this one is her favorite.

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  • Sheena

    (4 out of 5)

    I'm revisiting the YBF reserve oil as I've since tried other scents since my first review. While I'm not a huge fan of sandalwood, that's been the latest sample I received and I use it on my neck on nights when I can't be bothered to fuss over my entire face/neck. I do notice how smooth and supple my skin is when I use it, and it's light enough to even use in summer. I keep meaning to splash out on a bottle and would dearly love to try the chamomile at some point.

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  • Gina

    (5 out of 5)

    I recently started using YBF Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil and I am surprised how much I like it. It's not oily and it absorbs into my skin and my skin tone seems to be more even. I even went to work yesterday without makeup on - and I have not done that in years. The only thing I have been doing differently is using this new oil.

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  • Kimberly

    (5 out of 5)

    This has been one of the best additions ever to my 50-something skin care regimen. I don't actually know how YBF Antioxidant Oil is responsible for the change in my skin, but even I can see that my face has a more even tone, and is more supple with twice daily use for the past 3 weeks. I even think my pores may be a bit smaller. No hyperbole used when they say 2 drops is enough to cover your entire face and neck to the collarbone. At that rate, the product should last for months, making it a stellar product at a very reasonable price. I also liked the packaging. I was even able to take it on a trip with no spillage. Great product, and I would have never dared to try it had I not read about it here on TIA!

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  • Tiffany

    (5 out of 5)

    I received a small sample of the Sandalwood Oil in a lovely little YBF bonus gift I got from TIA.

    I'm a big fan of facial oils, currently using and liking Indie Lee Squalane Oil. My favorite so far has been Snowberry's.

    All in all this is a lovely facial oil, that I think smells just like a gingerbread cookie. I found it a little thick and hard to spread, but I mixed it with an equal amount of YBF Hydrate B Concentrate and that is the perfect consistency.

    Using these two products in conjunction after face wash and toner for the past two weeks I can already see my skin looking brighter and clearer. Love it! Smell is strong though, if that is a concern for you.

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  • Ki

    (5 out of 5)

    I like YBF Private Reserve for nighttime use: my skin gets some 'dew' factor overnight, and the smell is divine. The bottle lasts a long time, so it makes for a great no-guilt purchase.

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  • Sarah

    (5 out of 5)

    While I'm only in my 20s, it's nice to know that this facial oil gives my skin care routine an antioxidant boost to combat the free radical damage that causes aging. Despite being an oil, Private Reserve absorbs quickly with no greasiness, and when used at night, I'm guaranteed to wake up with softer skin.

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  • Melissa

    (5 out of 5)

    Private Reserve Energy oil is my go to morning hydration. It leaves my skin soft and ready for the day. I follow it with YBF antioxidants and/or boost. YBF is one of my favorite lines

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  • Jennifer

    (5 out of 5)

    Yet another YBF product that I love. They just seem to get the absorbability quality that is perfect for my skin. Interestingly, I am 53, and my adult daughters are in their 20's and the YBF products work well on all of us! I love the scent of this oil and my skin responds very well to it. I feel that it livens up, nourishes and gives my skin a glow.

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  • Nancy

    (5 out of 5)

    The private reserve oil-rose is great, not greasy and sunscreen does not pill on top of it.

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  • Theresa

    (5 out of 5)

    I had the opportunity to use YBF Private Reserve Sandalwood, I find the scent out of this world and my face just love it too, soaks it right up

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  • Imelda

    (5 out of 5)

    I am currently enjoying the Private Reserve antioxidant Oil Sandalwood that I received as a gift from TIA. It is now part of my night time regimen and I have noticed that my skin is healthier, smoother and softer every morning upon waking. I apply it before any serums or creams. The Private Reserve, I believe, assist the deeper absorption of the these products, since it is a treatment oil that repairs whatever damage the skin got from the environment's free radicals during the day, and paves the way for the nourishment coming from the serums and creams.

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  • Meena

    (4 out of 5)

    I purchased the Sandalwood product and planned to use on my face, but I should have known, especially since I have acne-prone skin and it's very sensitive to products in this regards, that I should not have. After my first use, my face was especially hydrated and lovely in the morning, but with continued use, my face broke out. I still love it!

    For those without acne-prone skin, I am sure it's a great product for the face, and I unfortunately cannot use a lot of products that people say work wonders.

    However, I do use this product on my elbows, knees, and sometimes lips. Even though I have a separate body lotion, I use this first on really dry areas. Even my rich lotions can't seem to keep them hydrated. This keeps them well hydrated until my next shower, which is usually every other day if not every day. Again, with my sensitive skin, I can't use it on my face, but I guess I also have somewhat sensitive skin on my body as well. I did get a pimple on my knee from using this, and I have never gotten a pimple there. It has only happened once, but I think my body has gotten used to it and I just can't stop using this! I feel it will help with my future saggy knees, I'm 26 years old, and nothing else beats its hydration.

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  • Sheena

    Hi Darrell,
    Thanks so much for getting back to me - I'm really excited to see which private reserve oils you'll be releasing in the coming months and will definitely invest in one that doesn't contain citrus because the oil itself is fantastic!
    I am quite paranoid about citrus and anything that might cause pigmentation because my skin is the kind that pigments if you say 'boo' to it...
    I appreciate your taking the time to get back to me!

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  • Darrell from Your Best Face

    Hi Sheena,
    I appreciate reading your note and questions and feedback about our Private Reserve Formulas.

    Just to provide a little context...
    Indeed, for our Private Reserve formulas which use yuzu, we opted to err on the side of caution and include advice that directs users to avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours following use. There are differing opinions about how much if any sensitivity to sunlight yuzu may increase and some brands opt not to provide any cautions at all.

    Because we do not know if the person using our oils already has sensitive skin, is making a good choice and regularly incorporates sunscreen into their daily skin care routine, or just how much sun exposure one might take part in, we felt it would be irresponsible not to include some type of advice about use.

    The Private Reserve line is expanding and you will indeed see additional selections within the next few months -- some will indeed include citrus or other oils where we feel it is important to advise people avoid mixing use with sun exposure -- but there will also be additions to the line where there would be little debate or concern over using during or near the time of sun exposure.

    Thank you and I hope this information is helpful!
    Your Best Face Skincare

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  • Sheena

    (3 out of 5)

    I got a sample size of the comfort vanilla blend in a YBF mystery bag and I could be a great fan but not as things stand...

    It hydrates without being oily, it soaks in beautifully last thing and night and doesn't leave my pillow greasy. It's great for when my skin needs a bit more moisture. And I love, love, love the scent!

    However... I don't understand why two of the three blends are formulated in a way that you must avoid sunlight. I'm guessing it is because two of them contain yuzu oil but I'm not sure. Is it really so important to have ingredient/s that could cause photosensitivity? This means I'm only going to use the oil at night and this is a major drawback for me. I'm not a fan of sandalwood as a fragrance and so I'm unlikely to buy that formulation (the one that can be used with sun exposure).

    If I were YBF, I would standardise the three blends so that all three are okay to use with sun exposure. Then I'd be sold!

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  • Gloria

    (5 out of 5)

    I absolutely love this oil. I use it on my face, decollete, hands and feet. Wherever it is dry and needs extra hydration. I love the original scent (sandalwood.) I wish it was a little less expensive then I would use it on my entire body. I don't use it every day because of the price but it is a wonderful product.

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  • jaspergirl

    (5 out of 5)

    I am 51, fair with some sun damage from my youth. I have dry skin. Last month I decided to try YBF Private Reserve that I purchased last summer and never used. I LOVE IT! I used it with my ultra renew the whole month I was out there. Yesterday, when I went to the hair salon-EVERYONE could not get over how good my face looked. Fine lines are diminished, pores smaller and I have a glow. I found it to be just the right amount of hydration. It is summer and I have not needed anything else to hydrate my face besides the michael todd eye cream. Needless to say, I am buying another bottle.

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  • Mark

    (5 out of 5)

    Since I am a newcomer to facial oils, I was happy to try YBF Private Reserve Treatment Oil Comfort Blend. Although the YBF Private Reserve Oil has been around for a while, this is a new formulation that includes vitamin E, with a new light fragrance of vanilla. This is in addition to the antioxidants and spin trap that were already in the formula. I applied the oil after washing my face (and leaving it slightly damp) in the morning and in the evening. Only a couple of drops are needed, rubbed between the palms to warm and then applied to the face and neck with a light massage. The oil doesn’t just sit on top of the skin; it mostly absorbs, just leaving a bit of a glow to the skin. In four weeks, found that this product kept my skin hydrated and soft while maintaining a good healthy color. A big concern for me was would it break me out, and I was happy to find that it did not. Along with the visible benefits, there’s also the not so obvious inclusion of antioxidants for healthier skin, so I am pleased with the results and would recommend this product.

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  • KateZ

    (5 out of 5)

    Private Reserve is not only good for hydration it is also has wonderful healing properties. My legs are terribly dry in the winter and I usually have to use a prescription urea based barrier cream to keep the dry scaling down to a minimum. Unfortunately its not very comfortable to wear (feels like a sticky rubber glove over my legs) and stings if I have any red/broken skin patches. I rubbed some PR oil over a rough patch before applying the barrier cream once and no stinging. In fact, it healed within a couple of days. So now I've been using PR oil instead of the barrier cream and I think this is going to get me through this winter dry patch and scale free (and it's wonderful on elbows and hands too!)

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  • Lynn H

    (4 out of 5)

    I originally purchased this product to use with my Ultra Renew, but have moved on to use the Ultra Renew Gel Serum.

    Regardless, the number one thing I love to use YBF Private Reserve for is my lips. It makes them very smooth and moist.. I find this product to be much more effective than YBF Quench. I agree with Marta: "It makes a fantastic lip salve and I love knowing that I am not licking any nasty preservatives or other toxins."
    As we're moving into winter, it's an excellent product if you need additional hydration.

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  • Emily

    (5 out of 5)

    a really delightful addition to the YBF line. I particularly liked Marta’s suggestion to apply it before LED sessions and have been using it with my Sirius Aurora red-light treatments ($149 in the TIA shop) – I’m very pleased with how easily it absorbs and leaves my face, post-Aurora, feeling smooth and plump. I’ve also used a couple of drops after my morning cleansing before a quick slather of YBF Boost

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  • Original Sandalwood: Meadowfoam Seed Oil
  • Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone)
  • Lipochroman-6 (Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol)
  • Vitamin E Succinate (D-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate)
  • Sandalwood Oil Blue Chamomile: meadowfoam seed oil
  • spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone)
  • lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol)
  • vitamin e succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate)
  • blue chamomile essential oil (matricaria chamomilla
  • Hungary) Energy Blend: Meadowfoam Seed Oil
  • Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone)
  • Lipochroman-6 (Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol)
  • Vitamin E Succinate (D-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate)
  • Essential Oil Blend Of Yuzu
  • Juniper
  • Vetiver
  • Black Cumin Seed
  • Rosewood Comfort Blend: Meadowfoam Seed Oil
  • Spin Trap (phenyl butyl nitrone)
  • Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol)
  • Vitamin E Succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate)
  • Essential Oil Blend of Vanilla
  • Nutmeg
  • Yuzu
  • Rosewood

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Apply a few drops to damp skin and massage in. Layers well under most other products. When using Energy Blend or Comfort Blend, avoid excess sun exposure 24 hours following use. Suitable for all skin types.

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