Spin Traps for everyone with YBF Skincare

by Bionic Beauty on 09.Dec.2008 · 15 comments

What’s a Spin Trap you say? It’s THE latest in anti-aging ingredients for skincare. “Spin trap functions as an antioxidant, but not in the traditional manner. Instead of destroying free radicals, it restores balance to unstable molecules and does a better job of protecting our cells from damage.”

So now that we are on the same page, I’m going to tell you all about my spin trap experience. I got the chance to test YBF Skincare (Your Best Face = YBF) which is based right near my current residency in Central Florida.
Your Best Face YBF Skincare product photograph

YBF has a small range of products but they pretty much cover all your needs. I’m going to include my thoughts on the individual products below. Of course, the system will work best if you use the entire line, but since they are pricey, you might want to just start with one product.Pick the one that addresses your major skin issue and put it on your holiday wish list now. I honestly didn’t think high-priced skincare was worth it, but some of these YBF products just shine. Without further a due, my thoughts…

Control – Rejuvenating wrinkle management antioxidant protection, sun damage & correction, age control. This little gem helps reverse all those pesky things that happen when we age; plus those icky things we did to our skin when we were younger (like not wearing spf?). Control is hardly scented and is a yellow-ish thick serum. It spreads across the skin easily. In the photo below, the dot of product is pea-sized and works for my entire face and part of my neck. Control is a bit hydrating (but not enough on its own) and really seemed to make my skin luminous after about 4 weeks of treatment. Overall my dry and oily patches were much more even and normal. I didn’t have “desert zones” and “rainforest zones” on my face. My $160 for 1 ounce.
YBF Skin Care Control - wrinkle & sun correction

Defend, Restore & Correct are reviewed below…

Defend – Oil control premium protection synergistic anti-aging (anti-shine). Defend is formulated with Vitamin E, Spin Trap and Hyaluronic acid. The Vitamin E moisturizes, soothes and prevents wrinkles, Spin Traps defend the skin against free radicals and other environmental damage. Hyaluronic acid keeps your facial skin cells plump and regenerating. There’s also some Titanium Dioxide (a barrier sunscreen) in Defend, but you will still need to use sunscreen since there’s not enough to “rate” the SPF.

Defend is a light-weight cream that is moisturizing upon application and sinks in amazingly quick! It smells a bit of maraschino cherries, I enjoyed the scent since it was naturally derived and faded fast. Defend is my go-to saviour during humid weather in Florida. I often end up with an oil slick on my face and this did a fab job of keeping the shine at bay without drying out my skin. $120 for 1 oz.
YBF Skincare - Defend - control oil, prevent damage

Restore – Brightens skin, soothes and hydrates, improves complexion. Restore is one of my two favorite products in this line. I REALLY LOVED using this product. It’s a very fluid, translucent serum. Since I have some uneven skin tone due to old acne scars, melasma and hormone changes in the past few years… I was excited to try this product. Initial application leaves you with a perfect glow over your skin. Again, I only used a pea size amount of product and it covered my entire face easily. Restore provided me with light moisture without the grease and “unbreathable” feeling. It’s perfect under makeup!! And really makes your products grab and set. After long term use, my skin seemed brighter and much more even. $120 for 0.5 oz.
YBF Skin Care - Restore - even skin tone

Correct – Wrinkle correction, invigorates eye area, brightens dark circles. Correct is a dedicated eye-area serum and the other of my favorite YBF products. It’s a thick product and I found it best to use at night. While it’s not greasy, it does coat your eye skin with moisture, so eye makeup overtop could be a bit slippery. If I ever have baggies or puffy eyes, Correct handles them within a few hours. The product smells a little bit of nutmeg- slightly spicy but if you’re not much for scents it could take some time to get used to. Thankfully it fades *super* quickly! My eye circles were extremely improved after long term treatment; eye wrinkles were plumped and looked filled. There’s a very refreshing feel to this product. If you are looking for a great eye cream… this is my favorite by far (of all brands). Highly recommended even with the price being high (I know it’s tough to see that cost, but Correct really is effective.). $150 for 0.5 oz.
YBF Skincare - Correct - improve eye circles

Further notes on the line in general: I loved the fact that the scents in YBF are naturally derived by nutmeg and other ingredients. There are no added perfumes (yah!). The packaging is lovely. All the products come in a super sanitary pump (airless) that doesn’t push out a ton of product. I hate when I’m using skincare pumps and out comes a huge dollop of product. Really ladies, you only need a pea size for your face (this goes for all skincare products- not just YBF). However, these same pumps since they are opaque don’t let you see how much product remains. Hence, it’s tough to know when you need to reorder.

While Defend contains some Titanium Dioxide (a chemical/barrier sunscreen) there’s no official SPF rating so you will need to apply sunscreen on top of your YBF products. I’d love it they could add sunscreen to one of their products.

One other note, even when I used them all together, during drier days (i.e. lower humidity) my skin was still thirsty. To resolve this, I applied all my YBF products and let them ‘marinate’ then put on my normal face lotion with sunscreen overtop. However, on more humid days, I could certainly skip this step… but if you have very dry skin, you may need additional moisture over & above what the YBF line provides. However, at the same time, since YBF is so light-weight, you can easily layer a few products (makeup, sunscreen, etc) without fear of being greasy or losing the “airy” feeling.

You can buy all the YBF Skincare products online at TheSkinCareShop.com.

Full ingredients listing is below…

Defend – Reverse osmosis water, ppg-5 ceteth-20, sodium hyaluronate, propylene glycol, nylon 12, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, micronized titanium dioxide, cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate, paraben du, vitamin e.

Control – Reverse osmosis water, argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3), cyclomethicone, ppg-5 ceteth-20, matrixyl 3000 (palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, dimethyl isosorbide, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), jojoba, nylon 12, idebenone, triethanolamine, alpha lipoic acid, polysorbate 20, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin e, paraben.

Correct – Reverse osmosis water, licorice root extract, snap-8 (acetyl glutamyl hexapeptide-3), pepha-timp (polypeptide), cucumber extract, simugel (C16H34), syn-ake (tripeptide), haloxyl (hydroxysuccinimide, chrysin, palmitoyl oligopeptide (and) palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), nutmeg butter, matrixyl 3000 (palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), dimethyl isosorbide, alpha arbutin, cyclomethicone (and) dimethicone copolyol, ethyhexyl palmitate, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), glycerine, l-proline, provitamin B5, raspberry seed extract, alpha lipoic acid, sepilift DPHP (palmitoyl-1, palmitoyloxy-4 proline), triglyceride, paraben du, sodium hyaluronate, caffeine, cetearyl isononanoate, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, cetyl palmitate, ceteareth-12, vitamin e, BHT, olive leaf extract, vitamin a, violet leaf extract, oakmoss absolute.

Restore – Reverse osmosis water, alpha arbutin, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hyaluronate, ppg-5 ceteth-20, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), provitamin B5, paraben du, triethanolamine, polysorbate 20, vitamin e.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mj December 9, 2008 at 10:39 am

Wowsers- I’m impressed by the description of “Correct” (where has it been all my life?)- but at $150 for half on ounce, there is no way I can afford it. But I’m happy to know it’s there, just in case!


2 Jen H December 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Ohh baby! Would I love to sample this skincare line. :)


3 Valerie December 18, 2008 at 11:14 pm

It is so important that this skincare line does not use perfumes! Most perfumes actually irritate and damage the skin, which defeats the purpose of an anti-aging skincare product.

Have you ever tested the Xtend Life skincare products? They are my favorite skincare line, because they use only clinically tested natural ingredients and they don’t use any perfumes either! You should test them out and report back on the blog what you think.


4 BionicBeauty December 19, 2008 at 9:38 am

MJ- yes, pricey, huh? When I saw the prices, I think my eyes crossed.

Jen- Ahh… let me know if you do. Would love to compare stories!

Varlerie- My skin is super sensitive and I try to avoid the perfumes when I can. Sometimes, due to testing for the greater good of you ladies, I have to use the items with perfumes, but it is one of the many benefits of YBF.

I haven’t tried Xtend. Thanks for introducing me to the brand. I will definitely try to look them up online! And welcome to Bionic Beauty! Hope to see you around here in the future. :)


5 rm January 20, 2009 at 12:22 am

Right now I am so into face masks. Dior hydrating is my fave! I am not familiar with YBF Skincare but would so love to try this serum. Thanks!!!


6 carol June 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I love the ingredients, but at the HUGE prices and the SMALL SIZES I just can not do it. It just seems like an overload. I finally persuaded myself to buy the products which took time and toiling on its own.

Then when I found out one of the $160.00 items were only 1 ounce and the other $150.00 item was only .5 ounce it was an OVERkill! The combination of the extremely HIGH COST with SMALL VERY SMALL SIZES just made me immediately decide NO. No toiling. No afterthougths.

Then I realized that even if they do work THEY ARE ONLY TEMPORARY. Say I use the Correct and Control for 1 month. That is about $350.00+ dollars a month (the products themselves are likely $305.00 but with shipping and taxes that increases)! And it is temporary meaning the minute I stop using them my skin will revert back to what it was before. So that is about $4,200.00 a year!

In a year I could have applied that $4,200.00 to a mini lift that is permanant!

I don’t think the two founders of this product watched “The Apprentice”when Mr. Trumph talked about how overpricing deters buying.


7 Bionic Beauty June 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Hi Carol,

I totally agree that YBF is expensive… but if this helps at all, you really won’t need a new bottle every month. You literally use a drop of each product. One bottle should last you 3-4 months with daily use. I do two varieties in the morning (usually Defend on my face and Correct on my eyes) and then two at night (Restore and Control).

I hope this information and my experience helps a bit. :)
Hope to see you around Bionic Beauty in the future!
All the best,
Jami (aka Bionic Beauty)


8 Darrell Owens June 15, 2009 at 7:40 am

Hi Carol,
Jami’s point is a great one, which I agree with and appreciate she made. The products are very concentrated and meant to be used sparingly.

I also agree Carol that $150 is a lot to spend for any skincare product. I believe though that our products are fairly priced when compared to other brand’s products competing at the same price point.

There are lots of great brands and products to choose from at almost every price point. I hope that anyone with sticker shock over our prices also looks at other brands with similarly-priced products…that’s when our value becomes clear.

Here’s an excerpt from an interview in Oct of 2008, where price of our products came up:

“What distinguishes YBF’s products, which range from $120-$160 per item , to say , a $10 eye cream or moisturizer at Walgreens?

Darrell: Quite a lot actually – the best word to sum it up though, is confidence. Spending $10 on an eye cream is a relatively small investment for most people for an eye cream and usually, they don’t expect too much from such a product. And for $10, there really are a lot of decent eye creams to choose from . The same isn’t true for eye creams hitting the $150 mark. It really takes a leap of faith as a consumer, that the product will deliver results expected for that amount of money.

We wanted to make an incredible $150 eye cream and I believe that’s what we’ve done. Our retailer pointed out an important distinction between a brand with good products and one with good marketing. Customers come back to brands with good products and it’s exciting for us to hear that customers are buying more YBF once their first purchase runs out.”

Carol, we are always looking for ways to provide our customers better value for their investment in products and your post just helps us keep that top of mind – thank you! We have some exciting things in the works right now that will add even more value to our brand and products, so I hope you’ll keep an eye on us and try our products whenever you have the opportunity.

Thank you again Carol and please always feel free to write to me personally too with questions or feedback.

Darrell Owens, founding partner & principal formulator
Your Best Face Skincare LLC


9 cherie July 9, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I would love to win Your skin care products. I have wrinkles and would love to see a differnce!

Thank you.


10 Bionic Beauty July 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Hi Cherie, Unfortunately, I don’t sell YBF products here on Bionic Beauty. My website is basically a daily beauty magazine in an online format.

If you were looking to enter the YBF giveaway: check out this link: http://bionic-beauty.com/category/contest/

I hope this helps and Welcome to Bionic Beauty!!


11 iyayo February 3, 2010 at 7:24 am

i totally agree if it does its wrk price is nothing,i will give a try


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