“ Brand: YBF / Type: Concealers „
I recently reviewed a ybf eyebrow pencil which I was less than pleased with. It came in a bundle of ybf cosmetics which also included this neutralising crème of which I'm much more of a fan.
ybf or Your Best Friend is an American line of cosmetics primarily sold in the UK through the QVC shopping channel. It was launched in 2008 and its products are paraben free. Although no causal link between parabens and cancer (and other nasties) is not proven, their use in cosmetics has become controversial recently.
ybf beauty products contain something that ybf call 'smart active immune complex'. This is supposed to protect the skin from UV damage, pollution etc. The neutralising crème is also enriched with vitamin E.
ybf is fronted by Stacey Schieffelin, a former model, who demonstrates how to apply the make-on the various tv channels that sell ybf. She's certainly enthusiastic and gives the impression that her customers are indeed her best friends.
Each product is also shipped with a little instruction booklet which is actually quite useful.
ybf Neutralising Creme
The qvc website describes the crème as 'a lightweight formula [which] helps neutralise the appearance of redness and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles'. It comes in a small compact with mirror - mine's actually round and black but the picture above is the latest version. You only get 2.6g but it seems to go a long way. Just as well as it costs £20 plus postage.
For those who like to know, the full list is:
Talc, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), White Petroleum Jelly (Petrolatum), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beta-Glucan, Triolein, Lecithin, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).
How I got on with it
The crème does look very yellow but don't let this put you off. I've found this crème to be really effective. It really does cover blotchy skin and evens skin tone. A circular red mark has appeared on my cheek in the last couple of years which I'm very conscious of but this crème really does reduce its appearance. By the time I've applied foundation, it's magically disappeared. I also use it under my eyes if I have dark circles after a bad night's sleep. Again it works really well. The crème feels lovely too and leaves the silky smooth so when I use the crème I don't bother with primer.
I'm very impressed with this crème. It feels lovely - isn't at all drying and is far more effective than the usual stick concealer. This crème has restored by confidence in ybf and I can only give it 5 stars.