I first heard of Yu-Be (or Yu-Skin cream) when I was searching for a highly moisturising and medicated cream for my boyfriend’s ezcema. I spotted this product in Space NK, selling for £10 for a little tube.
I bought these direct from Japan, where it is called Yu-Skin. It is also a lot, lot cheaper than in the UK (surprise, surprise!)
Yu-Be is supposedly very effective on dry skin because of the high level of glycerin content. It has been manufacture since 1957, and is the number one selling medicated cream in Japan.
What it says it can do:
Use Yu-Be anywhere on the body – even the face and lips.
Helps heal split cuticles and smooth rough, dry skin on hands, elbows, knees and feet.
Helps protect and moisturize skin exposed to cold, wind and water.
Non-greasy formula absorbs instantly and locks in for hours. Good for all day or all night.
Contains NO artificial colors, fragrances or SPF protection.
It cleared helped the other half’s hand a lot (but stung where there were cracks) and it is really smelly. A bit like Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (but I quite like that). It works a treat on dry skin, and sinks in nicely (whereas 8 hour can be like an oil slick). I wouldn’t use it on very irritated skin though, as it does give a mild tingling sensation – but it is good on chapped and rough skin.
You can purchase this cream and find out more about it