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Serums

Summer is almost upon us – or if you’re in the South like me, Summer has been here for a good couple of months. Ugh!. With the heat and more outdoor time, come thoughts of pulling our skin out of a lifeless winter funk. Throw Mother’s Day being this weekend into the pot and I’ve got some VERY happy skin care news!!

Your Best Face Skincare recently sent me some of their new, limited edition, Private Reserve Antioxidant Skin Oils for review. I was SO excited for them to arrive that I was (almost) stalking our delivery driver! Met him at the foot of the driveway actually. Anyhow…

If there is one skincare product you buy this year, make it a YBF Private Reserve Oil. I’m not kidding, they are that amazing!

Every one is packed with antioxidants and anti-aging goodies; plus the all benefits of natural oils. For instance, the Magnolia boosts circulation; Neroli softens the skin and may help with hormonal balance. If you need help with skin tone, the Gardenia is a perfect choice. Not to mention, being a southern gal, I’m really, really partial to Gardenias, but woooowwwww, the scent on the PR Gardenia just makes me smile and smile!

New Limited Edition Antioxidant Anti-aging Oils from YBF Skincare

Instead of being “just a facial moisturizer” or “just an anti-aging serum”, I task my Private Reserve Oils with head to toe beauty work.
Oh, how do I love thee? Let me count thy ways. (Alright, alright, I’ll stop being silly… for a few minutes anyway).

  1. Cuticles, nails, and hands – awesome moisture, nixes dry skin, softens cuticles!
  2. Hair – adds shine, moisture, seals split ends. Fantastic scalp treatment and overnight, leave-in deep conditioning treatment – just rinse in the AM and go.
  3. All over body – more moisturizing at work for soft, supple skin. These oils really resolved my rough elbows and knees.
  4. Lips – use instead of lip balm! Hint: I keep a trial size of the Rose in my purse at all times so I can touch up on the go.
  5. Face – Improves tone, removes congestion (aka blackheads, ick!), tightens pores, reduces puffiness and redness (even from my seasonal allergies!). I did mention the moisture benefits, right?
  6. Lashes – These oils have really helped my eyelashes both in length and thickness. They hold curl better now too.
  7. Health – Here’s my off-the-wall tip for you… if you’re feeling even a little bit, or a lot a bit, of nausea: mix a drop of Gardenia with a drop of the Neroli. Within 10 minutes, I feel like a human again.

New Limited Edition Antioxidant Anti-aging Oils from YBF Skincare
Quick rundown of the new Private Reserve Oil varieties:

Gardenia – so perfect that I don’t have words to describe how much I love this oil!
Jasmine Sambac – Another delicious scent. Our backyard is covered in Jasmine, now I get to smell it year ’round.
Magnolia Bouquet – My second favorite! Fresh and clean with a great peppery undertone.
Neroli – Many skin/hair care products use Neroli lately, and I haven’t like one of them. They usually smell like dirt to me. Now I know it wasn’t Neroli’s fault. It was the crappy variety that most products use. The YBF Neroli is wonderful. It you like subtle, fresh florals, I guarantee you’ll love this.
Osmanthus – Found in luxe Asian fragrances. To me it has a slightly sweet scent with a cinnamon tone. One of my favorite combos is blending a drop of Osmanthus with a drop of Gardenia: perfect-oh!
Plumeria – These are 5-petaled, star-shaped flowers used in Hawaiian Leis. Fantastic scent!
Tuberose – Very rich, luxurious scent with some spicy-sweetness added in. Love this one on my hands and hair.
Yellow Mandarin – This is probably my husbands favorite. He always tells me how great I smell when wearing it. I’d count that as a 2 thumbs up compliment!

Now for the rest of the news…
YBF is holding an excellent Mother’s Day sale. Perfect chance to buy a special gift, or nab some great skincare for yourself.

All floral Private Reserve Oils, including the limited editions, are on sale for 30% off; and the Rose Otto is on sale for $45 (regularly $98) – which yes, it about HALF OFF! Plus all purchases get a free sample of the Gardenia PR Oil (yummy!); spend over $250 and get a free full size Gardenia PR Oil.

Mother's Day sale - free gifts with purchase at YBF Skincare
Each dark amber glass pump bottle holds 50ml (1.7 ounces) – prices range from $70-$150. You can find all YBF’s Private Reserve Oils, limited edition and otherwise, at shop.ybf-skincare.com. The Mother’s Day floral sale includes all the oils listed here.

Wishing you happy skin and a happy Mom’s Day!
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. What is your favorite YBF scent? And whatcha getting your Mom for Mother’s Day?

Disclosure: These YBF Oils were sent to me for a completely honest review. I’ve received no kickback or pressure to “say good things”. I just simply love YBF Skincare!! You can also read my full disclosure policy.

Flash Sale: YBF Skincare’s Refresh Eye Cream!

by Bionic Beauty on 20.Apr.2015 · 0 comments

One if my favorite eye creams Your Best Face’s Refresh (second only to their Correct in my opinion) is on sale for only $25! Normal price is $80 so you can understand why this is a HUGE dealio! 

Refresh eye cream by Your Best Face Skincare

Shop quickly though since this is only “while supplies last”.

Happy shopping y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Breaking News!!!
Your Best Face Skincare opens pre-orders on 40+ new Private Reserve Antioxidant Oils…

and they’ve got a coupon code!

If you’re a skin care nut like me, or read even a few beauty blogs, then you’ve heard of the amazing Your Best Face Skincare. Every product the whiz-bang owners hand-create is an absolute winner. Today marks YBF’s largest product release in the 10 year history of the company. Over 40 new skin care oils packed full of their signature antioxidants and improved by beneficial essential oils. There’s even an unscented variety… but with the choice of essential oils, I’d imagine one would have to WORK to choose the unscented.

Save 35% on new Private Reserve antioxidant skin care oils by Your Best Face Skincare

A Guide to the Scents

  • Unscented – Plain/unscented; and Bisabolol
  • Earthy/Spicy – Calendula; Cardamom; Carrot seed; Immortelle; Patchouli; Vanilla; Vetiver
  • Woodsy – Blue cypress; Elemi; Fir Balsam; Juniper berry; Palo santo; Sandalwood
  • Citrusy – Bergamot; Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus; Lemongrass; Petitgrain Bigarade
  • Green – Clary Sage; Eucalyptus “Peppermint” Dives; Geranium
  • Floral – Blue Yarrow; Gardenia; Jasmine; Lavender; Orange Blossom; Rose Otto; Ylang Ylang
  • Sweet – Blue Chamomile; Blue Tansy; Melissa; Poplar Bud; Roman Chamomile; Thyme ct linalool
  • Medicinal – Araucaria; Eucalyptus Radiate; Helichrysum; Marjoram; Rosemary “Tuscan Blue”; Tea Tree

Pre-Orders + Coupon Code
From now through August 26, 2014, you can preorder the new Private Reserves through the Your Best Face online shop at 35% off! Just enter coupon code Reserve35 at checkout to get your savings. After August 26th, the pre-ordering ends and the new Private Reserve oils will become available again at their official launch on September 8th.

Multi-Tasking Wonders
YBF’s Private Reserve Oils aren’t just for your face… here are some of the ways I use mine:

  • As a Cuticle Oil – apply daily or after manicures.
  • Hand Moisturizer – I put some in a small bottle to keep in my purse. Always.
  • Lip Oil – especially great during the winter or when I travel to dry climates.
  • Exfoliating Lip Treatment – dab your favorite variety on your lips then use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub your lips!
  • Body Moisturizer – I use a dime size amount on my elbows, knees and feet just after the shower to lock in moisture and banish roughness.
  • Deep Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment – I use a nickel size amount for my medium length hair and run it from scalp to hair tips before bed. Then I put my hair into a bun and snooze. In the morning, I use a gentle shampoo and ta-da! Super soft, shiny hair. My hair runs on the dry side so I do this treatment at least once a week.
  • Hair Shine n’ Frizz Serum – I use a tiny pea-size drop and run it through the ends of my hair to hide and seal away split ends. Another drop in my palms and I smooth it over the rest of my to eliminate any trace of frizzies!
  • Face Wash – Oil-based facial washes have been increasing in popularity recently and with good reason. They clear your skin of toxins, gently remove grime, moisturize, and remove gunk built-up in your pores. I wet my face, then massage a dime-sized amount of oil all across my face. Splash with warm water to rinse. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Eye Lash Treatment – I use the teeniest amount on my lashes before bed as a lash conditioner.
  • Antioxidant Packed Face Mask – I add 2-3 drops into my weekly DIY face mask recipe. Awesomesauce!
  • For the Guys – After face shaving, apply a drop to prevent razor burn! This is especially awesome for guys who dislike, or are sensitive to, typical over-scented, chemical-laden after shaves.
  • Another one for the guys – It apparently works great as a facial hair grooming treatment. Gotta keep those beards in spiffy, non-scruffy, shape!

What I’m Super Excited About
Prompted a bit by my recent article “15 Beautiful Uses for Tea Tree Oil”, the Your Best Face co-founders, Darrell and Kimberley, added a Private Reserve Tea Tree variety to their line up. Eeek! Squeee!! So not only will the Tea Tree PR oil be great for all 15 tips I mentioned in that article, but it also packs the added benefits of antioxidants! It’s basically the beauty world’s version of Captain America + HALO’s Master Chief + Jack Bauer… a skin care super-soldier!

I’m also uber excited about the Rosemary (another option that is perfect for treating breakouts and other skin conditions), the Lavender (for those hectic days), the Eucalyptus Peppermint Dives & Eucalyptus radiate (brings back wonderful childhood memories… thanks Mom!), and the Gardenia (which has always been my favorite flower & scent but, thanks to my husband, now has extra special meaning. Insert the “aww” moment here.).

So Bionic Beauties… go have a look at those new oils and scents. Your skin will thank you. While you’re at it, what is YOUR favorite variety???

Happy skin, happier scents, and pennies saved,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Heya fellow bloggers and media types, Would you like more intel on YBF’s newest goodies? Hit up their press page here!

Long-term Bionic Beauty readers know of my infatuation with YBF Skincare products… If you’re new to the party, then I’ll jump right to the facts.

YBF Skincare is awesome.

It rocks.

It’s the magical, long-sought, but rarely found, unicorn of skincare.

Whether you’re already a fan or just “meeting” YBF – you can score some grand savings over the next few days!

YBF Skincare - Free Goody Bag in February!

First up, YBF is holding a Flash Sale that ends Sunday night (February 23, 2014).  Buy a full size Correct eye cream from the online YBF Shop and get:

  • FREE U.S. shipping
  • FREE products worth $167.25 including: 1 full size Hydrate B Concentrate; 1 full size Define lip cream; 1 Quench lip treatment balm (BB’s note: This is my favorite lip balm, ever.).
  • FREE February Special Gift Bag which includes: 1 trial size Rose Private Reserve facial oil; 1 sample sachet of the new Define lip cream (you get to try it before it’s available for sale!); and 1 Quench lip treatment balm!
  • Full details of the Flash Sale here: YBF-Skincare.com.

Next up, YBF’s “Cool Savings” on Skincare Collections:

  • Get 10% off all skin care collections in the YBF Store
  • FREE shipping with any purchase over $50
  • FREE February Special Gift Bag which includes: 1 trial size Rose Private Reserve facial oil; 1 sample sachet of the new Define lip cream (you get to try it before it’s available for sale!); and 1 Quench lip treatment balm!
  • Sale prices & goodies are good until the end of February 2014.
  • Shop the skin care collections here: Shop.YBF-Skincare.com.

YBF Skincare Sale - 10 percent off in February!
What’s your favorite YBF Skincare item? What one are you REALLY looking forward to trying? Personally, I can’t wait to test out the new Clarity Matcha Mask. Yum.
Happy shopping, y’all!

Unicorns and glitter,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Stay tuned to Bionic Beauty soon, since I’ve got an upcoming tutorial on emergency skin rescue and two of my favorite YBF items are key players…

Free samples - makeup and beauty products on Bionic Beauty blog
Happy it’s-almost-Friday everyone! Kick off your weekend with a nice lil round of beauty freebies!

Hugs and awesome freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog