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The wht team faces off with YBF – reviews of Boost, Prep, Balance, Restore, Quench and more!
It’s a fact – a good moisturizer is one of the most important parts of your daily beauty routine. Not only can it give you the perfect base for the rest of your makeup, but it can also protect against signs of aging and maintain the health of your skin. Moisturizer has the propensity to become a “holy grail” product, and for good reason!
As for me, with pesky combination skin, finding the right moisturizer can be tricky. Light enough to avoid a grease slick but emollient enough to ward off those flaky cheeks? That’s a big order, but one that Your Best Face and their Boost Moisturizer delivers.
Haven’t heard of Your Best Face (YBF) yet? Take notes – we think this line could be the next big thing! YBF is the brainchild of Kimberly Fristed and Darrell Owens; friends for two decades (they met at work) who dreamed of branching out in business together. Kimberly and Darrell want YOU to look YOUR best, not your sister’s best or some celebrity’s best.
With that in mind they took their time formulating, testing, and perfecting the YBF line to create the best products possible. The carefully edited line contains 13 core products (and a few seasonal specialities) and the wht team had the chance to test five of YBF’s top-notch formulas.
I tested the Boost daily moisturizer. Kimberly and Darrell are coffee lovers, so it’s no surprise that this lotion (and other YBF products) contains caffeine. That’s good news for oily and combo skinned ladies as this ingredient, along with a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals works to tone, tighten, and protect skin all while moisturizing, discouraging breakouts and excess oiliness. Yes, all that!
While using Boost ($65) I noticed a significant drop in breakouts. My skin looks clearer and brighter, and I swear that even the bags under my eyes have tightened up a bit.
That said, it’s not quite moisturizing enough for the cold climate of New England (I started testing this moisturizer during the chilly days of spring), leaving my skin feeling a little tight. I imagine it will be perfect for the summer.
YBF Skincare knows that not all faces are created equally; that’s why they’ve developed a number of products to address all types of facial needs. Our team put a handful of YBF products to the test.
Starting from the beginning, there’s Prep, a brightening exfolliant. A great alternative to expensive spa treatments, Prep ($80) is a gentle home microdermabrasion treatment. Full of peptides, vitamins and botanical ingredients, Prep not only smooths wrinkles but protects skin and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming! Use up to 3 times a week for glowing skin with better texture.
Next there’s Balance, the “dream cream for calmer skin that feels matte.” This product is designed for the younger crowd or anyone with excess oil and shine. Regular use not only keeps shine down to a minimum, it also helps promote clear, blemish-free skin. And guess what? YBF purposely made Balance ($45) as an inexpensive addition to your skin care routine, making it more affordable for the college crowd.
If oily skin isn’t your problem, there’s Restore serum ($120), a powerful skin-brightening product packed with vitamin C to help lighten age spots and give the face a natural glow. This formula helps even pigmentation, diminish dark spots and reduce inflammation for ageless skin.
And the beauty scientists out there will love the Antioxidants Concentrate ($55). This powerful complex is designed to be used on its own or mixed in with a product you already own (masks, lotions, serums, etc) and love. Antioxidants Concentrate helps fight the free radicals that damage cells, making it useful on neck, hands, knees, and everywhere in between. Who doesn’t love a multitasking workhorse like that?
Finally, we have two lip products. First up; Define, an anti-aging lip cream. While I never considered myself as someone with aged lips there is a definite difference in the skin of my lips – it’s softer and fuller – since I began using Define ($70). Additionally, one side of my lips has an awkwardly defined vermilion border, but with regular use of this lip cream I’ve noticed that my lipstick application is much more precise, perhaps due to the subtle plumping nature of Define.
Quench ($15) has now become my favorite lip balm, and the favorite of a few friends! Spiked with peppermint and clementine and full of good ingredients, this super creamy balm is a gem. I use it so much I’m nearly finished with the tube! After sharing my discovery, I now find myself needing to protect my Quench balm while out with friends, lest I lose it to a pal.
Review team, has YBF Skincare brought you YOUR best face?
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