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Your Best Face Control (serum)

Your Best Face Control (serum)

Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

Your Best Face Control is a powerful anti-aging serum formulated for users looking to reduce deep wrinkles, repair sun damage and rejuvenate the complexion. This improved formula uses peptides and antioxidants to improve skin’s elasticity, which is critical for getting rid of sagging skin, as well as brightening and smoothing skin's texture. Just like all of Truth In Aging’s products, we've made sure to adequately test and review Your Best Face Control, so that you can be completely confident that this item will brighten, firm and revitalize your skin. Shop Truth In Aging today for the best anti-agers to improve your skin’s elasticity and tone.

Your Best Face Control uses tripeptide Syn-Hycan to stimulate hyaluronan synthesis, which lifts sagging skin, and tripeptide Relistase to boost collagen 1 synthesis, which restores firmness. Potent peptide Matrixyl 3000 works to combat free radicals while it mimics the appearance of broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin.

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

TIA Review by Marta:
Your Best Face's new reformulated serum is the best topical I have yet found for firming the skin. I am on my third bottle (having just given my second one to a friend in the UK who is considering a facelift) and am convinced that it is helping to lift my jawline and the marionette line area.

Control now contains Syn-Hycan, which is aimed at lifting sagging skin. This peptide stimulates hyaluronan (HA) synthesis and expression of the proteoglycans, decorin and lumican. The company that makes it tested it on women aged 56 to 65 years with loose skin on face and forearms and claims a significant decrease in sagging and double chins.

The other new key active in YBF Control is Relistase. 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 must confess that I like what Your Best Face has kept out of the new formula. It has ditched the peptides that inhibit expression lines. But no babies have been thrown out with the bathwater. Control retains the power peptide Matrixyl 3000 and YBF's signature free radical scavenger, spin trap. In addition there's Renovage, which may extend cell longevity, coenzyme Q10, resveratrol, lipochroman-6 and much more. A nice touch is a preservative from radish root, rather than paraben du.

Control is a yellow, thick custardy cream that smells of birthday cake (the marzipan scent comes from the almond-derived spin trap). It is not at all greasy and absorbs in seconds.

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I never really loved Your Best Face Control, the line’s anti-aging serum. It never won a place in my heart or became a fixture of my bathroom cabinet the way that YBF’s Correct eye cream has over the past three years or so. Control was a good product, but Correct is an excellent one (only... read more

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19 Reviews
  • Karen

    (5 out of 5)

    Control is one of the best serums I've used. It, like many other top-notch serums, is expensive, but I took the advice of one reviewer and sometimes use it on problem areas only, and this makes the product last longer. Those problem areas are less deeply lined and perhaps even slightly lifted. Control has definitely brightened and smoothed my skin giving it a natural radiance. I love the smell and the non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly. In the winter, because I have fairly dry skin, I do have to follow with a moisturizer. I like Control and will continue to use it.

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  • Tae

    (5 out of 5)

    I'm on my 5th bottle, and have an extra one in my medicine cabinet.
    This is my go-to serum for treating sagging skin and restoring firmness.
    As an added bonus, this serum somehow helps bring down swelling and inflammation which I get often. I think it's the r-lipoic-acid that helps soothe the skin, but I'm not quite sure.

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  • Christian


    I often see comments and reviews where one of the complaints is that the airless pump packaging doesn't allow you to see how much product remains in the bottle. This is often cited by readers as one of the cons of the Your Best Face product line. Here is a solution...

    The label on the YBF products is a sticker that is applied over a clear plastic bottle. You can easily peel back the sticker to reveal how much of the product remains inside. Simply locate the two edges of the label (which is below the barcode), and peel back one of the label edges. You can do this with many products that use a sticker-type label wrapped around an airless pump container.

    Kind Regards,

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  • Marta

    Hi Carla, Control is a serum - meaning it has a high concentration of actives. It is important to use the serum before applying any moisturizer. Not the other way around as you won't get the benefit of the ingredients in Control if they have to fight their way through your moisturizer. If you have puffy eyes and some dark under eye areas then you will need a specific eye cream that has ingredients to combat these issues, which both AQ and Correct do. They are both very good and I would recommend them highly. I'd say that AQ does a better job of lifting and Correct does a better job of eliminating crepeyness. For puffyness and dark circles they are probably equal. I hope this helps.

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  • Carla

    I need to re-order my YBF Control and I have a few questions, I use a 1% retinol PM and C&E Feulic AM. I use a B5 creme next and moisturizer. (AM/PM) I'm not sure where to apply the Control. I've been using AM over moisturizer but under's feels like too much. Your thoughts? Also, I've been using the AQ eye cream and I like eyelids are in good shape. At the same time, at 52 (black woman) I'm starting to see puffiness under my eyes and it's a bit darker in the lower inner corners under my eyes. I know you like the YBF correct for eyes so here are my questions: 1) can I use Control on my eyes? 2) If not, which do you recommend based on above issues? AQ or YBF?
    Thank you. PS: I really enjoy your site.

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  • Actually See A Change In My Skin

    (5 out of 5)

    I am not a "girly-girl" and not a big user of skin products. However, I did start consistently using a high quality anti-aging type product in my 40's and am not afraid to spend a little money on it. I started with Perricone and loved it for a few years. Then I learned I was sensitive to phenoxyethanol which now all the Perricone products have. I stumbled upon the TIA website while searching for products without phenoxyethanol, and this was one of the very few websites that even discussed it. On TIA I found YBF and have just finished my second bottle of Control. I did not see many changes with the first bottle but after researching ingredients again decided to go back to it. Wow!!! With the second bottle I saw marked changes in my skin in the form of smaller pores, more even tone, brighter more luminous skin, and increased firmness. I am African-American and do not have any wrinkles, but I did have a drab look, a loss in overall firmness, and uneven skin tone. I was just starting to look old. The pros are everything I just mentioned. Cons are that you can not see how much is left in the bottle, and when you spend this much you want to time your purchases properly. The pump worked fine unlike some early complaints. I guess they fixed that. After being educated by TIA I simply will not buy any product unless it is in an airtight container with a pump. High-end ingredients are expensive and I'm not going to let my money just oxidize and lose effectiveness upon exposure to air. Also, if you need more moisturizing, this product does not have a whole lot of "slip" or creaminess to it. However when I use it at night my skin feels beautifully smooth and soft in the morning. Love it, love it, love it. About to get my third bottle!!!

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  • Karen

    (5 out of 5)

    I LOVE YBF Control for under the eyes. I used AQ Eye solutions for a year, then I saw a small sag and started using Marta's "rave" YBF control. I use it every day and there is NO sagging, few fine lines. Ihve women at the various make up counters where I USED to purchase products ask me what I'm using. I of course tell the, and provide the TIA website for products and cutting edge skin care.

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  • Kimberly

    (5 out of 5)

    If I could only have 2 beauty products in my beauty bag, this would be one! I have been using this now for approximately 3 months, and it is one product that I can see working for my 50+ skin. The ingredients are amazing, and seem to do more for firming, wrinkles and overall skin texture than any serum I have tried thus far. I use mainly on my worst problem areas, and have gotten 3 months out of one bottle, and it is still dispensing serum so far.

    The only thing I don't like is, I can't see how much I have left. I am on the same bottle, but am getting nervous that I may be close to out of it. Oh no!!! I won't be without it. This high dollar product really does deliver. Try it, it's worth every penny!

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  • Jennifer

    (5 out of 5)

    I love YBF. This product is perfect for me. I can either use it alone as a moisturizer in hotter less dry weather, or I can layer more moisturizer over it in super cold dry weather. It lasts me a long time, my skin absorbs the consistency, the bottle is easy to use (not always true for me regarding some of the diminutive serums) and, like "Correct" I really like the faint almond scent. It seems to have the effect for me of both firming and plumping.

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  • Preksha @ TIA

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Kim,
    Control will likely last you anywhere from 2-4 months. A little goes a long way, so unless you are, like myself, a bit heavy-handed with your serum, a 1oz bottle should last you well into your 3rd or 4th month.

    I hope this helps!

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  • Kimberly

    I am so excited. I saved my pennies and just ordered my 1st bottle of this. Can anyone tell me approximately how long a bottle of YBF Control serum lasts?

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  • Nancy

    (3 out of 5)

    Control is ok but I feel the need to use moisturizer on top of it because I feel very dry after application.

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  • Hazel

    (4 out of 5)

    I use Control mainly on fine lines under my eyes, and in just two weeks I saw significant improvement! The little lines were plumped up, and my eyes appear more lifted. (I'm 29 but I have some premature fine lines around the eyes because I used to rub my eyes back when I was i high school). I love this because my concealer goes on more smoothly now. The difference is visible. It's the only anti-wrinkle cream that worked for me! It's also very concentrated so a little amount goes a long way and I still have tons of product. Thanks YBF!

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  • Ilse

    (2 out of 5)

    Way too expensive for me!

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  • Peggy

    (3 out of 5)

    I’ve seen no improvement from using Control. If anything, the texture of my skin seems a little worse, as if slightly inflamed, which makes the wrinkles seem a little deeper. In all fairness, I have to state that I haven’t tried anything that has noticeably improved my skin, other than under my eyes, upon which YBF Correct has done very well.

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  • Nina

    (5 out of 5)

    I stayed the 30-day course and last night a friend gushed about how fabulous my skin looked, and then actually demanded my leftover YBF.

    My one problem with YBF Control is the price tag. It hurts to fall in love with a cream that sets you back $160 per one-ounce bottle. But, some studies speculate that because peptides may rebuild connective tissue, their effects stay strong. So if you can afford it, (and if I can give up Starbucks), I’d say YBF is well-worth the big money spent.

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  • Emily

    (5 out of 5)

    When I tried YBF Control a couple of years ago I hoped for an impact on wrinkles and other signs of aging – after all, that was supposed to be the point. But I frankly never “got” it, and moved on to other serums that seemed to work better for wrinkles, including ReLuma (I’m using the Skin Illuminating Serum) and Hydropeptide’s Hydrostem +6.

    But I’m really liking the new Control and having read Marta’s post, I now know why. The product allies the signature YBF ingredients and anti-aging approaches with a specific focus on improving elasticity. It doesn’t seem to impact wrinkles per se – at least not yet – but I am finding that it leaves my skin feeling at the same time both firmer and better hydrated (which is a winning combination that nothing else has delivered). At 56, I don’t think my skin is notably saggy for my age, but I am starting to think of this as a bit of prevention, particularly contemplating the future of my neck and jowls. I’m using it after nightly cleansing and that plus a touch of YBF Correct ($150 in the TIA shop) around the eyes seems to work very well.

    I’m glad I took the plunge and gave Control another try. At $160 an ounce, it isn’t inexpensive, but it does deliver and, with its cornucopia of great ingredients, can stand in for multiple products. I’ll be using it at least a few times a week; perhaps I’ll alternate with Restore.

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  • Sonja

    (3 out of 5)

    I am 43 years old. I would describe my skin as very fair and a bit translucent meaning that it is thin and there are a few veins that are visible on my face. Under my chin and neck area I have noticed elasticity starting to go. Also, I have always had a hollowing under my eyes.
    The sample I was sent was very small and only lasted me approximately two weeks using very sparingly. Therefore, I can’t really say how well this works long term since I think to be fair, you would need to use it longer than two weeks for a fair assessment of its benefits. The cream was yellowish-orange in color and smelled nice. So, in my opinion, if you can are willing to pay the price…this serum seems like it would be worth it to try for 90 days at the very least to see if you notice any improvements

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  • Sara

    (3 out of 5)

    I have been using regularly for over 3 months now. I regret to report that any improvement in my skin is minimal. I have a few small aging spot/sun damage areas, one of which is slightly lighter. The crepe-iness around my eyes is a bit better, but not so around my lips. My crow’s feet seem a bit less pronounced, especially when I compare that same area to the eyes of women around my age (57).
    Even though I don’t yet see better results, I plan to continue using this product until it’s used up, hoping that continued use will make a difference.

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  • Lois

    November 20, 2014


    I am 67 years of age and have little wrinkles but my problem is gravity. some sagging and upper lip lines and firmness around mouth. I cannot afford your products, is there a smaller amount to be bought or samples. I would really like to try your products. Thanks

  • Darrell Owens

    July 15, 2014

    Darrell Owens

    Thank you Patricia!
    We always say, it takes time but the payoff can be spectacular when you give you skin really great ingredients on a regular basis.

    Thank you for sticking with Control and sharing your experience!
    -Darrell at Your Best Face Skincare

  • Patricia Brown

    July 14, 2014

    Patricia Brown

    I'm just finishing up my first bottle of YBF Control, and honestly, I wasn't too impressed with the product until the last week or so. After two months of using Control, I'm actually noticing very pleasant changes in my skin. My face appears fresh, smooth and lines on my cheeks are beginning to smooth out. I was on the verge of considering another product once I finished up the Control, but I've decided to continue using it because the improvement, although slow, is definitely making a difference in my appearance. I am really enthusiastic about ybf Control.

  • deb

    December 10, 2013

    (5 out of 5)

    I love, love, love this serum. I have smoother, tighter looking skin from using this product. I also like the scent.
    I highly recommend it.


  • VickyL

    March 22, 2012


    So glad to hear that this new version of Control has passed the Marta Test! I definitely need the skin firming help.
    I'm saving up now for the purchase.

  • Reverse Osmosis Water
  • Relistase (Glycerin and Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine)
  • Syn-Hycan (Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate and Magneisum Chloride and Glycerin)
  • Syn-Tacks (Glycerin and Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine and Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate)
  • Matrixyl 3000 (Glycerin and Butylene Glycol and Carbomer and Polysorbate-20 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3)
  • Nylon-12
  • Olivem (Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate)
  • Renovage (Triglyceride and Teprenone)
  • Olive Squalane
  • Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate/ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate)
  • Ethoxydiglycol
  • Dimethylisosorbide
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil
  • Trans Resveratrol
  • Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)
  • C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Leucidal (Leuconostoc/radish Root Ferment Filtrate)
  • Lipochroman-6 (Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol)
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane (Turmeric Root Extract)
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-Lipoic Acid)
  • Triethanolamine

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Apply a small amount to the face concentrating on areas with sun damage, wrinkles, and decreased tone and elasticity. Suitable for aging skin. You can also give your makeup an anti-aging lift. If you use a liquid foundation, try using a little less and pre-blend the application in your palm with your usual dose of Your Best Face Control. The makeup will go on smoother and your skin will look more even.

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