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Before applying this skin-softening cream, exfoliate your face and body with Yu-Be’s Foaming Skin Polish.

Yu-Be

Birchbox Breakdown

Professional Japanese mountain climbers use this all-over moisturizer to keep their skin protected when they’re scaling Mount Everest, so you know there must be something special about it. Invented by a pharmacist back in the 1950’s, Yu-Be has been Japan’s top-selling skin cream for over fifty years. Great for head-to-toe hydration, it helps with all forms of stubborn dryness, including flaky red skin, chapped lips, and callused feet. The natural formula is free of ingredients like artificial dyes, fragrances, and petrolatum. It’s so gentle that even infants and kids can safely use it.

How it Works

A dose of soothing camphor gives this light yellow cream its faint herbal scent, which fades quickly upon contact with your skin. High concentrations of glycerin and sodium hyaluronate seal in moisture and protect skin from the elements. Finally, vitamins B, C, and E infuse skin with antioxidants and boost firmness. The thick, creamy consistency makes this an ideal hand cream, foot cream, lip balm, and facial moisturizer—or you can use it to soften rough elbows and knees. You’ll be amazed by how quickly it absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind.

How to Use

Smooth a thin layer onto any dry patches, and massage into your skin until the cream disappears.

Glycerin, Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Camphor, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, EDTA, Methylparaben, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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Not the best and not the worst moisturizer of this type that I have found. It does a great job of soothing severely dry hands and other rough spots. The scent is medicinal, but dissipates quickly. The only drawback is the size of the tube...just not enough to justify the price. There are other options out there that would work just the same and give you more for your money.

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THE BEST

This stuff is the best multi-tasker EVER! I use it on my hands, especially my cuticles, my feet, and my lips. It heals all of them! It has a camphor scent, but I like that. Scent fades almost immediately, but the effects don't. Keeps my skin healthy, especially in winter!

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Effective but... interesting

This stuff works, but man the smell! Still, it's a makeup bag essential for me-- whenever I notice I'm getting bad "winter nose-blowing syndrome," a rough spot on my elbow, whatever, I slap this on and am good to go. I don't use it on more sensitive areas of my face because I'm worried the menthol-ness might irritate.

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VERY concentrated

I used this cream a lot this winter and expect to keep it in my bag for the next month or two. I have very dry skin and so the easy to spread and concentrated formula really help to keep my skin from cracking. It also preforms double duty because you can use it as a lip balm if you forget your favorite one at home. The only thing I don't really like about this cream is the heavy camphor smell when you first put it on. It can be nice sometimes and in small amounts, but if you are really lathering up, it can be a bit overwhelming.

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I used this all over my face and I loved it, such a great value!

Yu-Be certainly knows how to hydrate dry skin, this is a beauty bag must!

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Lovely

I received this as a sample, and I have to say that it has the most wonderful texture. It is not watery or runny at all, yet somehow not too heavy and thick. It doesn't have a distinct scent, and it seems like it could work well for both body and face.

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Amazing multi use product

This product is great for my chapped lips. It also works great at moisturizing my hands and feet. I only wish it smelled a little better.

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Lifesaver-face saver

I'd heard of this and tried the sample. Loved how it smelled and felt so ordered the full size. When I got a brutal cold I kept using it around my nose and mouth and it kept me from getting chaffed and red nosed so I never looked sick. Great product.

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The camphor smell fades

I was really turned off when I first put this on. The camphor smell is clear but it does fade after a few minutes. But is it worth waiting for the smell to fade...Yes!

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very moisturizing

I love this hand cream! It's one of the most moisturizing ones I've ever used and it doesn't have a smell, which is lovely. It does leave your hands a little slippery so I usually put it on just before bed.

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