I have now finished using Olluminate Intense Eye Repair and started Correct on September 14, 2015. Correct, from Your Best Face (YBF) Skincare, is an eye cream that can be used day and/or night and comes in an airless pump. The company came out with a new formula in the fall of 2014. This is a cream that contains antioxidants and peptides and, according to the YBF website, is the “end-all-be-all” of eye creams. This claims to reduce dark circles, brighten, moisturize, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, combat sagging skin, reduce puffiness and lift sagging lids.
Ingredients: reverse osmosis water, cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate, Eyeseryl® (water, acetyl tetrapeptide-5), ceteareth-6 olivate, Haloxyl® (hydroxysuccinimide, chrysin, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Leucidal® (leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate), licorice root extract, Syn®-Hycan (tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate, magnesium chloride, glycerin), Uplevity™(water, acetyl tetrapeptide-2, caprylyl glycol), ethylhexyl palmitate, Syn®-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Matrixyl® synthe’6™ (glycerin, water, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Tego® Pep 4-17 (tetrapeptide-21, glycerin, butylene glycol, water), dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer (and) silica, ethoxydiglycol, alpha arbutin, Matrixyl™ 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-3), Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), olive leaf extract, Relistase™(glycerin, acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), polyquaternium-10, caffeine, cupuacu butter, aspen bark extract, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Homeostatine® (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), sorbitan olivate, trans resveratrol, tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane, Sepilift DPHP (dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline), vitamin e, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), dimethyl isosorbide, coenzyme Q10, vitamin B5, quercetin dihydrate, alpha bisabolol, alpha lipoic acid (R-lipoic acid), violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute
Eyeseryl is a tetrapeptide said to reduce puffy eyes due to loss of elasticity and water accumulation in just 15 days (according to the manufacturer’s studies). It reduces the puffiness by inhibiting glycation. Glycation is the process that causes collagen and elastin to lose elasticity. Water accumulation is usually due to two things; poor lymphatic circulation and increased capillary permeability (ability of large molecules to pass out of the capillaries into the surrounding tissues; when this increases, it causes swelling). Eyeseryl works by decreasing the permeability of the blood vessels thus decreasing the amount of fluid accumulation. Haloxyl is designed to reduce dark circles caused by pigmentation and broken capillaries. It helps to thicken the skin, boost circulation and remove accumulated hemoglobin to lighten the dark circles. Leucidal is a natural preservative made from the radish root. Syn-Hycan is a tripeptide that lifts sagging skin by stimulating hyaluronic acid in the skin, increasing decorin and lumica (involved in the regulation of collagen assembly). Uplevity is a tetrapeptide that fights sagginess by over-expressing genes involved in cellular adhesion thereby enhancing collagen and elastin. Syn-Tacks is a combination of two peptides that interact with protein structures at the dermal-epidermal junction and stimulates laminin (a protein), collagen and integrin (cell adhesion receptors). Matrixyl Synthe 6 stimulates six major constituents of the skin matrix and dermal-epidermal junction including collagen, hyaluronic acid and laminin. Tego Pep 417 is said to boost the activity of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin (glycoprotein that binds to integrins). Dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer (and) silica increases viscosity and acts as a stabilizer. Alpha arbutin promotes lightening and whitening of the skin and promotes even skin tone. Matrixyl 3000 is made of two peptides that mimic the appearance of broken down collagen causing the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Renovage, also known as Teprenone, is said to stabilize telomere length. Telomeres allow cells to distinguish chromosome ends from broken DNA. Telomeres shorten when a cell divides. When they become very short they trigger cell death. Cells can only replicate a limited number of times (this is called the Hayflick limit). So maintaining the telomere length could extend the Hayflick limit and delay cell death. While finding more information about Renovage (Teprenone), I found out that Trepenone is the brand name for a drug called geranylgeranylacetone used to treat gastric ulcers. It appears that geranylgeranylacetone works by influencing heat shock proteins. Heat shock proteins are a family of proteins that are produced by cells in response to exposure to stressful conditions. When heat shock proteins are reduced cells appear to live longer. So it seems that cosmetic companies have the theory that Teprenone may be helpful when applied to the skin. This is a bit confusing; does this work in the skin by maintaining telomere length or by influencing heat shock proteins. I found an article better explaining this here. Relistase is a peptide used to increase skin firmness and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Polyquaternium-10 is widely used in hair care because of its antistatic and moisturizing properties. It is also used as a film former, giving sheen and coating to hair strands. This ingredient can be seen in skincare as well. Caffeine has been shown to constrict blood vessels and can temporarily reduce swelling and contribute to less puffy under-eyes. Cupuacu butter comes from the cupuacu tree. It is related to the cacao tree, and used as a moisturizer. It has beneficial fatty acids. Aspen bark is an anti-inflammatory. Spin-trap is an antioxidant. Homeostatine acts as an anti-inflammatory and is said to prevent and reduce wrinkles. Tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane is a derivative of turmeric used as a skin whitening ingredient and is sometimes seen as an antioxidant. Sepilift DPHP works by firming tissues in the skin by stimulating the contraction of collagen fibers and protecting the skin fibers. This smooths wrinkles. Lipochroman-6 is a scavenger of free radicals. Dimethyl isosorbide works as a solvent and reduces the thickness of products.
This product has a lot of ingredients including many actives and peptides. Peptides are relatively new in skincare and many of these peptides do not have independent studies done on them, but rather studies done by the company that manufactures the peptides.
My eyes look okay for my age. I have dark circles and a couple fine lines. My eyes can sometimes look a bit puffy in the mornings. I probably didn’t need to buy this eye cream; for something like this to work, it needs something to repair. However, I get pretty excited by new skincare ingredients and sometimes can’t help purchasing new items. So, I got my husband to help with the review of YBF Correct. He’s a year older than me and has puffy eyes, dark circles, crow’s feet and wrinkles. He often gets comments that he looks really tired. I was surprised that he agreed to try the eye cream; I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m crazy for all the skincare products I have and he just splashes his face with cold water and uses bar soap for cleansing.
My husband and I have been using YBF (Your Best Face) Correct eye cream for one month four days (September 14 to October 18). This cream comes in an airless pump and has a thin consistency that spreads around easily. It has the almond-nutmeg smell similar to other YBF products. We used this every morning and evening around the whole eye area up to the brow bone. The first few times I used this it had a sticky feeling that lasted about 5 minutes. My husband said he felt that there was a film on his eyelids. Once we started using less at a time it was only slightly sticky as it was absorbing, only for about 30 seconds. A little goes a long way; about a quarter pump covers both eyes. The eyelids felt moisturized to the touch for hours after application, not a sticky or heavy feeling, but a silky moisturized feeling.
The top and left photos are from September 14 and the bottom/right photos are from October 18.
In looking at the before and after above, I notice a very subtle difference in the larger crease on the under eye and a bit less puffiness. It’s hard to tell a difference in the color as the lighting is unfortunately not the same (used a smart phone camera and a flashlight app). I was hoping that the freckles around my eyes would begin fading, but not the case yet. It looks like the after photo had better focus so I see more fine lines, but the bottom eyelid definitely has less of that larger crease and the overall color looks more uniform.
I’m not sure my eyes are “old” enough to warrant the full benefit of this eye cream (which is why I got my husband’s help), but I see a subtle difference in my under eye color and fine line on the lower lids.
I’m pretty impressed by my husband’s after photos. There is definitely less puffiness and there is a reduction in the dark under eye circles. The eyes looks brighter and less tired.
A close look at the above photos shows reduction in some of the smaller wrinkles and lines.
We are going to use this for another 2 months and will post another review. The results thus far are definitely promising.
My husband and I have now been using Your Best Face Correct Eye Cream for three months, September 14 to December 19, 2015, morning and evening.
I don’t really notice much more of a difference between one month (September 14 to October 18) of use and two further months (October 18 to December 19) of use in the above pictures. There is perhaps a bit more reduction in a couple fine lines.
Above, the eyes are a bit more discolored in the after photos, but there is further reduction in the fine lines and wrinkles. I think with continued use the wrinkles will smooth out even further. I am disappointed that the yellowish under eye color seemed to come back (though could be due a number of variables).
When my eyes need it, this will be the eye cream I would try again. It is expensive but there’s still some left in the bottle after two of us using it twice a day for three months (six months for one person).