Invented by Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari in 1957, Yu-Be (pronounced "YOO-BEE") is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. It's the uniquely high Glycerin content and absorbability, achieved through a special manufacturing process in Japan, which makes Yu-Be so effective on severe dry skin and truly sets it apart from other creams. (from website).
When I stumbled on Yu-Be, and saw "effective on severe dry skin", I couldn't wait to try it! Iowa winters are killer, and this one is breaking records for cold and snowfall, and my hands are paying the price - dry, itchy, cracked, and raw. I can't say the rest of my skin is in much better shape, either. I had the chance to try each of Yu-Be's products, and am amazed at how well they worked.
Moisturizing Skin Cream: A concentrated glycerin moisturizer that helps to hydrate, heal, soothe and smooth severe dry skin. Use to help treat and prevent split cuticles, reduces tough calluses, replenishes lost moisture and soothes and reduces symptoms associated with rashes, eczema and dermatitis. This was my favorite - instant moisture with no stinging, non-greasy, and the moisture lasted for hours before I had to reapply. It did have a strong camphor scent, but that disappeared quickly :)
Moisturizing Body Lotion: Smooth, easy to apply glycerin lotion helps hydrate, smooth and sooth dry, sensitive skin. Moisturizes and protects during cold winter months. I loved this one for my legs and arms - lighter than the skin cream, it did a wonderful job of moisturizing. Plus, both the lotion and skin cream stop that itchy feeling you get from dry skin :) This one also had a strong camphor scent that disappeared quickly. A little goes a long way, and it lasted for several hours before needing reapplied.
Foaming Skin Polish: Fine grains of rice bran with bamboo create a foaming scrub that washes away dry skin. This one had a wonderful, light scent and did foam nicely, though not as much as a traditional body soap. I really liked how well this worked! Less irritating than sugar and salt scrubs I've tried before, and excellent at exfoliating.
Lip Therapy: Soothes, moisturizes and protects. This is one of the best moisturizing lip balms I've used, and is now in my purse for easy access :) It also contains camphor, but doesn't have a strong scent at all. It's rich, creamy, and helps heals dry lips.
You can stay up to date with Yu-Be on Twitter, My Space, Facebook, or the Yu-Be Blog.
Yu-Be can be purchased online (US Only) - free shipping on all orders over $45.00. Yu-Be can also be purchased at select retailers (US and Int'l). You can also request free samples - just pay $4.95 S&H.
Yu-Be is generously offering one SSF&G reader a Super Value Pack (includes 2 tubes of moisturizing skin cream, Yu-Be Lip Therapy and a cute custom Yu-Be travel pouch). Giveaway is open to US residents and ends 3/11. Winner selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Prize provided, and shipped directly by, Yu-Be or their affiliate.
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