There are so many reasons to check out the website of Yu-Be, the #1 selling moisturizer in Japan. Free samples to anyone in the US. The long long list of other blogs and mags that adore this medicated, vitamin-enriched, Japanese phenom, skin care product.
For me however the number one reason seemed to be the realization that Yu-Be is not in fact a foot cream. I suppose I smelled the camphor and assumed the only acceptable place to test this cream was on the part of my body furthest from my nose. Apparently, I can spread the healing powers of Yu Be to every part of my epidermis right up to my cuticles and face. Amazing.
I must tell you, I walked 3 miles today in shoes that are nowhere near the neighborhood of walking shoes. I arrived home, still chatting away endlessly on the metallic unsightly appendage otherwise known as my cell phone, and without my knowing it by the end of the conversation I had entirely coated my feet in Yu-Be. They are now fully medicated, fantastic feeling feet. There are days for a luxurious heel glaze, days for a pedi, and then there are days like this - where tired over worked feet need some tough healing treatment (mountain men swear my this stuff).
Here are some other fun facts from the Yu-Be website:
CAMPHOR soothes irritation and stimulates blood circulation to improve overall health of your skin.
Mild scent fades within minutes.
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.
Absorbs instantly and works for hours. Good for all day or all night.
Non-greasy formula contains NO artificial colors, fragrances, petrolatum or SPF protection.
Concentrated GLYCERIN moisturizer helps hydrate, soothe and smooth severe dry skin on the whole family. (kids too!)