Do you use animal testing for any of your products?
BFB: Absolutely not! We do not use animal testing for any of our ingredients or product formulations.
Why don't you use mineral oil in any of your products?
BFB: Mineral oil was created to form an occlusive seal and this is not good for your skin. The skin is alive and needs to breathe! When a thick layer of petroleum is incorporated into a product, the skin is unable to function normally. It can not shed dead cells naturally and oils become trapped in the pores, which can cause an over-growth of bacteria and breakouts. Our products are formulated to work along with your skin, helping it function and detoxify naturally. None of our products will clog or congest your skin.
Do your toners contain alcohol?
BFB: No way! Alcohol is a skin irritant and only dries out the surface layers of the skin. When this happens, the oil glands become activated and begin to compensate for this unnatural event by producing more oil.
If you want to dry out the oil slick, use our Beta Blend Astringent Toner, which incorporates Salicylic Acid. This ingredient is absorbed deeply into the oil glands and slows down oil production immediately. Hydrating nutrients are also incorporated to condition your skin at the same time.
All of our toners are alcohol-free and provide oil-free hydration, nutrients, and antioxidant botanical essences. They are designed to drench the tissues with hydration which allows the vital nutrients contained in treatment products and moisturizers to sink to a deeper level and therefore become more effective.
Is perfume bad for your skin?
BFB: Yes. There are no beneficial nutrients in perfume and it should never be incorporated into a formula designed to help correct any skin condition. Perfume is a skin irritant and has been known to cause allergic reactions and rashes. B.BEST firming skin care products use only natural ingredients that have nutritional value. We use citrus compounds, enriching essential oils, and botanical ingredients that naturally create light, refreshing scents and are highly beneficial for your skin.
Why do sunscreens make me break out?
BFB: Many sunscreens use harsh screening ingredients, perfume, and thick heavy oils that clog pores and irritate skin. Ours does not.
Our Creme de Soleil SPF 30 Moisturizer uses a transparent Zinc Oxide, a wonderfully mild ingredient used in baby formulas because of its soothing and healing properties, to deflect the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Zinc Oxide blocks the UVA rays, which are stronger in the morning and late afternoon and penetrate right through car windows. While UVA rays do not burn the skin, they do cause brown spots, loss of elasticity, and cancer. Two additional organic sun screening ingredients are incorporated to stop the burning UVB rays. Our SPF formula is light and absorbs easily into the skin. It contains antioxidant Vitamins A, E, and C and can be used without the initial application of a moisturizer when skin is well hydrated.
Why don't all of your moisturizers contain SPF?
BFB: Sun screening ingredients are very important because they protect your skin from sun damage, so it might seem logical that we would save a step and combine all ingredients into one bottle. However, there are some good reasons why we separate them. Sunscreen ingredients do not correct skin conditions or supply energy to the cells. To get the best results from moisturizers and skin care treatments that will nourish and improve your skin, it's important to apply them first so that their highly beneficial nutrients and corrective ingredients can penetrate deeply into the pores.
For maximum effectiveness, if your skin is normal to oily or acne prone we suggest applying our oil-free, antibacterial Born Clear Light Moisturizer first during the day. This way the active ingredients are deep in your pores so they can do their magic! Next, apply a light layer of the Creme de Soleil SPF 30 Moisturizer for protection. If your skin is normal to dry or aging we suggest applying the Born Firm Anti-Aging Moisturizer or one of our treatment or anti-aging serums first during the day and then follow with our SPF.
What is the purpose of a toner?
BFB: B.BEST toners contain active nutrients that build the immunity of the skin. Specially formulated herbal and botanical formulas target adverse skin conditions and improve skin tone and texture. Our toners drench the tissues with hydration, which provides a vehicle for your moisturizer and/or treatment products to sink deeper into the pores and therefore be more effective. Our toners are alcohol-free and will not irritate or dry the surface of the skin.
How often should I get a facial?
BFB: We recommend a cleansing facial with steam and manual extractions every 30 days. You will notice the pores appear smaller and the texture of the skin has a more toned and refined appearance. When appropriate for the skin condition, we highly recommend a light Glycolic Peel each month to aid in the removal of dead cell buildup, to dry out active acne, or to provide anti-aging benefits by stimulating fresh collagen renewal.