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Massive Product Launch from Your Best Face Skincare

by Jami Summers on August 11, 2014 · 5 comments

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!

Bionic Buy: YBF Skincare’s February Super Sales

by Jami Summers on February 22, 2014 · 0 comments

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

If you’ve been sleeping constantly, or slightly out of the beauty news loop, you may not have heard about the latest facial skincare “trend”: oils.  No longer do we run from oil, screaming like a banshee, while imagining zits exploding on our face. No.  As most of us know, that silly old wives’ tale about oil making you break out is FALSE. In fact, there are many (but not all) oils that are awesome for your face, and can even help clear up troubled skin!

For those Bionic Beauties who are just learning about skincare oils, below is a super helpful article from Total Beauty which outlines some benefits and some of the newest product releases…

TotalBeauty.com




11 Best New Beauty Oils 

These new picks will motivate you to use oils in every step of your beauty routine



11 Best New Beauty Oils 

This is a TotalBeauty.com Skin care
article

Remember when we wanted everything in our beauty regimen to be oil-free? Well, those days are long gone. From nail care to hair color, every beauty category is experiencing an oilboom. Why? Oils are not only moisturizing and nurturing, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants. We tried dozens of the newest oils and came up with an entire beauty routine that is oil-based. Click ahead to see how beauty oils can beautify you from head to toe. 

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Stay tuned for my upcoming article covering an intro to oils, fun facts, myths, and how to use oils easily, and inexpensively, in your skincare routine!  In the meantime, feel free to ask any oily Q’s below.

Here’s to skincare smarts and oily mythbusting,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Skincare 101: 7 New Ingredients to Look For

by Jami Summers on May 1, 2013 · 4 comments

Shopping for skin care products can be a nightmare. Especially for a self-acknowledged, obsessive label reader like me. Combine that with the fact that SO many companies do not seem to include all their actual ingredients on the labels (side note: smaller, indie skincare companies seem to be completely and wonderfully honest in their labeling; the bigger brand names are the ones I’ve noticed that artfully neglect some of their ingredients).

Ingredients lists are long, scientific and frequently boring; but here’s a quick list of seven new skincare ingredients to keep your peepers peeled for during your next online or in-store shopping trip!

TotalBeauty.com
7 New Skincare Ingredients To Get Excited About

Retinols and glycolic acids are so yesterday. Get updated on the new buzz-worthy skin care ingredients

 

7 New Skincare Ingredients To Get Excited About

This is a TotalBeauty.com Skin care article

When it comes to the beauty products we use everyday, skincare is where the science is. New skin care ingredients and skin care advancements are being discovered practically every day. The tried and true concoctions should still hold a place in your skin care regimen (don’t skimp on the SPF and don’t give up on retinol just yet!), but there are new and exciting skin care ingredients that you should introduce into your regular routine. Click ahead to get the 411 on the special skincare ingredients you should try.

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Stay sane on the skincare aisle,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog