You-Be Lip Therapy: A Sweet Extreme-Weather Balm

Bath & Body / Cosmetics / October 22, 2012
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You-Be Lip Therapy: A Sweet Extreme-Weather Balm

I cheated on my favorite lip balm last weekend. I’m not proud of this fact — there’s nothing that soothes my lips better than La Bella Figura’s La Curacio balm — but I accidentally left it at home and was desperate.  And the conditions were extreme, at least for me: I was spending Saturday on top of a mountain, in 40-degree weather, zip-lining from tree to tree.

A daredevil I most certainly am not, so the fact that I was in this predicament to begin with was pretty hilarious. (Thank you, husband! And Hunter Mountain — if you’re looking for a thrill, it’s a great place to go.) But there I was, my adrenaline pumping — and my lips chapping — when an extremely kind soul offered some help: She gave me an extra stick of Yu-Be Lip Therapy. I’d never heard of the brand.

It worked wonderfully. I’m really picky when it comes to lip balms — so many of them are overly waxy, only work as a quick fix, or just don’t work at all. But Yu-Be soothed and protected my pucker all day long, zip-lines and 40-miles-per-hour speeds be damned.

Plus, there’s a whole slew of Yu-Be skin products that I’m now dying to try. The line originated in Japan back in 1957 with a glycerin-based moisturizing cream and now, in addition to the lip balm, there’s also a body lotion, a heel and elbow soother, and a foaming skin polish.

I’m still going to stay faithful to my beloved LBF lip soother, but Yu-Be’s balm is an excellent backup. And I’m excited to test out their other winter-skin soothers — keep your eyes peeled for a full report!

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Susan Linney
Susan Linney
Susan is a freelance writer, born and raised in NYC and currently based in Brooklyn. She’s the senior beauty editor for Meets Obsession, and also writes for online publications such as, and The Huffington Post. Susan had a serious candle hoarding issue that she has no plans to address. She’s currently obsessed with Marc Jacobs’ new beauty line, her black Zara moto jacket, and Aaron Paul.

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You-Be Lip Therapy: A Sweet Extreme-Weather Balm