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

Yu-Be

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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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Good Product, Small Sample
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This is a pretty good product but I wish the sample was better so I could get an overall opinion based on more than just a few applications.

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Makes me break out
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The Yu-be cream feels luxurious going on. I find it exacerbates acne. I'm peri-menopause so I sometimes break out during my "cycle." Being at that age where moisturizer is an essential, I can say that I really liked the product. It just wasn't right for me as it made me break out.

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Smelled too Earthy
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Yes it's a nice lotion. But it smelled like someone mixed soil in it. I couldn't get past that dirt smell.

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Great for deep moisturizing
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This couldn't have come at a better time! I got to use this twice before my girlfriend stole it. It really helps dried, cracked hands. I will definitely be purchasing the full size.

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Works almost instantly
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Non-greasy, easy to apply, and doesn't form breakouts on extremely sensitive skin. What else are you looking for in a moisturizer? Did I mention that it works?

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Not for me
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This product wasn't very smooth or easily applicable to my skin. No offense but I wasn't into this product at all. It went unused.

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Sample size too small.
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Could not get a real idea of this products effectiveness due to minuscule sample size.

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Lovely texture and even better effect
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This product has an okay smell, no taste and great results after I used on my very chapped and sore lips and knuckles

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Great for Rough Skin/Feet/Elbows
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The smell does leave a lot to be desired, however it vanishes quite quickly. While I wouldn't use this on my face, it was great for my elbows and soles of my feet. Absorbed quickly and a little went a long way!

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Terrible smell and didn't moisturize!
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I use lotion from whish, loccataine and lush. This smelled like Vicks and was so heavy that my hands did not feel soft! I felt like I had to use a large amount to feel some sort of moisture and at that point the smell was so strong I wanted to wash my hands all over again.


Just not my cup of tea.

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