I recently received some generous samples from the skincare line Your Best Face. This is an American line and I had not heard of it. It was started by two young smart people who really had an interest in the technology of skincare. The buzz online was, well, quiet, so I really had no idea what to expect and no preconceived ideas about the line at all. My experience has been quite interesting and I have reserved writing about this line because I wanted to be sure I had really given them a good run. I didn’t want to rave about something then get cystic acne or a rash 2 weeks later. So it has been a little over 2 weeks and I’m ready.
I have been using the Your Best Face Restore product after cleansing my face at night. It is a Vitamin C serum, so the results we hope for would be radiance, even skin tone and hydration. I have used many vitamin C products, some burn my skin, some are so heavy on silicones that they make me break out, and some are unstable and turn into thick sticky blobs while sitting in my night stand. I like to use vitamin C at night, as I feel my clean fresh skin is ready to absorb a rejuvenating product that is as light as YBF Restore. I guess I like the idea of waking up to a fresh face too! The product is a gel like serum-lotion, sort of lighter than a lotion yet richer than a serum. They have a soft almond-y scent that, while inoffensive to me and quite short-lived, may bother some so test first if you are sensitive to scent. That said, Restore is so gentle and soothing and I have not experienced even the smallest bit of irritation.
I honestly loved this product so much I was afraid to write about it. I thought maybe my great skin was just a coincidence. I am skeptical of crazy skincare claims and I spent the first few days of using Restore looking in the mirror- hard- trying to convince myself that the Restore was, indeed, That Good. My skin is smooth, bright and even toned. The little dark spots from the adult acne that continues to vex me (although not as much as before…) seem to be fading before my eyes. My pores look a bit smaller and my skin just looks, well, better. I wake up without, wait for it, an oil slick on my face. Why do we like vitamin C for our skin? Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect the appearance and structure of the skin from damage caused by free radicals, such as the sun rays, pollution and cigarette smoke. Vitamin C helps refresh and improve the brightness and smoothness of skin, and helps smooth skin tone. But the key is the delivery system, and if a lotion doesn’t contain a stable vitamin C then you won’t get the benefits. The YBF packaging uses the “airless pump” in insulated opaque packaging so you know the product is safe and stable. Wow. I am pretty sure that Restore is silicone free, but am waiting on confirmation from the company.
Verdict- well, amazing. I love this, will buy more, and can’t imagine what I would do without it. I have paired it with the amazing Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate a few times, but that is a bit rich for the extremely hot weather we’ve had, but also nice after a day in the sun and wind. Again, why this line isn’t Big News is a surprise to me. Incredible.
I am also using the YBF Defend but will talk more about that in another post. You can buy the products from their website and from various other online retailers. A 30 ml bottle of Restore is $120 and I imagine that a bottle would last around 3-4 months. Expensive yes, but for a product that delivers what it promises, and more, I will pay.