Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yu-Be Review

yube-web-logo Yu-Be is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream developed by the Japanese pharmacist, Yoshikiyo Nowatari . Yu-Be is enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. and because of the high amount of Glycerin, Yu-Be is known for it’s incredible absorbency.  Yu-Be is safe and effective for men, women, children and even infants! Yu-be is is designed to be gentle yet combats even the most severe skin conditions such as severely dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

I am always on the market for new beauty and skincare products. I was especially grateful to discover Yu-Be. You see, I suffer from a common skin condition know as Keratosis Pilaris. KP causes rough patches that look similar to acne or goose bumps. There are no major health risks associated with KP but it’s appearance causes can cause feelings of uneasiness not to mention it is itchy and uncomfortable. Yu-Be was kind enough to send me their Back Pack Gift Set. yube-backpackA great gift for someone on the go! The Yu-Be Gift Set comes packaged neatly inside a re-usable Yu-Be drawstring backpack.

The Back Pack Gift Set Includes:

  • 1.25oz Tube Moisturizing Cream ($15)
  • 10.25oz Body Lotion ($29)
  • 7oz Foaming Skin Polish ($18)
  • Lip Therapy ($5)
  • Free Drawstring Backpack

Moisturizing Cream

This multi-purpose moisturizing cream can be used to help provide relief for a number of skin conditions such as: painful split cuticles, tough calluses, hard cracked heels, burns and severely dry skin. In addition Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream also reduces symptoms associated with rashes, Eczema, inflammation, itching and Dermatitis. This may be applied directly to the skin and/or lips. There is a light camphor fragrance (which I love! ) but the fragrance does fade away quickly. Over the past several months, I have developed a rough skin patch on my elbow. I have tried several skin creams and moisturizers but nothing has helped. After using Yu-Be for just over one week, the dry skin patch has improved significantly. My rough elbows have become much softer and the rough patch is nearly gone!  The Moisturizing Skin Cream is non-greasy and noticeably locks in moisture. Prior to using this cream, I had flaky skin. As soon as I apply the moisturizer, the flakes are gone, and my elbows are instantly relieved! The moisturizing cream comes in a 1.25oz tube, which is the perfect size to toss in your handbag and carry with you.

Body Lotion

Yu-Be Moisturizing Body Lotion is made using the same #1 selling Japanese glycerin formula. Similar to the moisturizing cream, the body lotion has the same camphor scent, yet it has  a slightly lighter texture. The Moisturizing Body Lotion is designed to provide continuous hydration and protection for troublesome dry skin. The formula is gentle enough to use on your face and lips. I have been using this product religiously on my dry legs and arms. I was very impressed at how quickly this lotion was absorbed and at how soft and hydrated my skin feels.  Yu-Be Moisturizing Body Lotion comes in a 10.25oz bottle with a convenient pump. This is a great product to provide your skin with year round moisture and hydration.

Foaming Skin Polish

Foaming Skin Polish is made from fine grains of rice bran and combined with bamboo and gentle cleaning agents to create a luxurious foaming scrub. Like the other products from Yu-Be, this may also be used on the face. Ginger root and ginseng work together to tone and balance the skin, while green tea, geranium oil and camphor provide a soothing, cool, refreshing feeling.  The texture is gritty and feels great when massaging against your skin. I would best describe YuBe Skin Polish as a gentle exfoliator. I have been using my scrub all over my body and I am thrilled to say goodbye to my alligator skin. I highly recommend this product to anyone living with extremely dry skin.

Lip Therapy

Lip Therapy soothes, moisturizes and protects dry, painful, chapped lips. This all-natural lip balm has no artificial colors, fragrances, oils or petroleum. I suffer from dry chapped lips year round. Products I have used in the past seem to irritate my lips, making them more dry. Yu-Be Lip Therapy glides on smoothly and stays on for hours, even through drinking and eating. There is a light camphor scent which fades within just seconds. I love that this is non-sticky. There is nothing worst than applying a lip balm only to have your hair glued to your lips. My lips feel soft and kissable. I will definitely be buying more of this to keep on hand!

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Disclaimer: I received a Yu-Be Gift Set at no cost for review purposes. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


  1. I am impressed that the scrub is made with grains of rice bran and bamboo with ginger root and ginseng. Seems like it would smell yummy. I hope I get to try it soon.

  2. I like how Yu-Be products are safe even for infants!

  3. Thanks for a great review! My niece has eczcema and uses yu-be moistorizing cream and it helps alot from being itchy and red. Foaming skin polish soiunds like a product for me since i have dry skin. I would love to try it! :]

  4. Great review. I loved the skin care products when I lived in Japan, will definatley be trying Yu-be out!

  5. Love the review! You pointed out how great the multi-purpose moisturizing cream is and I sure could use this!

  6. I also LOVE!!! the idea of the light camphor fragrance. This is a product that I would LOVE!!! to try and BEST!!! of all WIN!!!
    I'm on my way to enter this GREAT!!! giveaway.

  7. I am one of those people who NEED year-round moisturization everywhere, including face. The Body lotion seems very cool. It's gentle enough to use on your face and lips too! I'd love to win this~ Thank you and Yu-Be!

  8. I too suffer from dry chapped lips year round. I'd like to try the lip therapy after reading your thorough review. thanks


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