Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review: Yu-Be Skincare

The weather in Vancouver has been crazy these past few weeks. This winter we had 3 separate snow falls which is wayyyy too much :P Luckily, I recently got to try out Yu-Be's products which really helped to keep my skin moisturized.

What is Yu-Be?

Yu-Be was established in 1957 by a Japanese pharmacist who invented a glycerin-based moisturizer.  It was made to help replenish lost moisture and soothe all types of dry skin. It is one of the longest and best selling skin care products in Japan and it's now being introduced world wide!

What kind of ingredients do the lotions have?
The cream has a concentrated glycerin base and is enriched with Vitamins B2, C, E and Camphor. The unique high glycerin content and absorbability of the cream is what makes the product so effective on extremely dry skins and sets it apart from other creams.

I got sent the Moisturizing Skin Cream, the Foaming Skin Polish and the Lip Balm to try out. See below for my review for each of the products.

Moisturizing Skin Cream
This is their best selling product and I got it in a tube and a jar but they are the same product. As soon as you open it, you can smell the Camphor scent. I don't mind it too much but I can see some people not being able to stand it. My mom actually really enjoys the scent. I'd say it reminds me of herbal medicine. But the scent of it also makes you think this product will really work. ;) It will also fade away within two minutes or so.

I found the texture a bit thick and harder to rub into my skin. But it absorbed really well and didn't leave any greasy residual feelings. And the results were really great! I've only been using it for a week but it's definitely helped to keep my skin moisturized. I have these bumps on my upper arm that has gotten way less irritating since using it. I'd definitely recommend this product if you can get over the scent.

Foaming Skin Polish
After using the cream, I thought the polish would smell the same but it actually doesn't smell like Camphor! It was the right amount of scrub and bubbles and was quite enjoyable to use in the shower. However, I'm not sure if it did anything for my skin but it was still a great product!

Lip Balm
I was super excited to receive this because I just lost my baby lips. However, I think the Camphor scent is too strong for me on this product because it's so close to my nose. I think I can use this on an occasional bases when my lips are very dry but its' more of a medicated lip balm than those you use on a daily basis.

So overall I would definitely recommend the moisturizing skin cream if you are looking for something heavy duty. This line is obviously different from the likes of Bath and Body Works or the Body Shop but it makes high quality products that work.

If you are interested in their item, it's available through their website. They also have free samples! Check out their new website here :

Thanks for reading everyone!


  1. I've heard good things about their multi-purpose balm/ointment (not sure what it's called) but the range in general sounds like pretty potent stuff! I'm not sure if I would be inclined to purchase though because of the strong scent.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. The scent is pretty strong but it also feels like you are doing something great because it smells medicinal ;) Does that make sense hahha

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    1. Your welcome! Hope you learned something :)

  3. Hmm interesting share! I've never heard of Yu Be but maybe I'll check out their skin polish... It's werid I'm into werid scrubs lately, and Toronto's weather has been cray cray!!!!!! YAY time to pamper self! <3

    xoxo, Mango ❤
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    1. Yes it's been sooooo collddd in Canada this winter!
      Give their samples a try

  4. I haven't heard of this brand before! It's very strange that they put camphor in a moisturising cream, as it is normally used for its heat properties (haha I happen to be a pharmacy student :P). The skin polish looks really good and exfoliating though!

    1. I never knew that! I always wished I knew more about science so then I can decipher what I'm putting on my skin :P