Yon-Ka Phyto-Aromatic Skin Care

by Laura Kronen on November 27, 2012

YON-KA.   Yon = the river of living, purifying water and sounds similar to “ion”. Ka = the eternal part of every being according to ancient Egyptian mythology. Even the origin of the name is unique. Originally the brand was created to use natural means to solve a multitude of problems from joint pain to burns to colds and it has grown into nurturing gorgeous skin.  Finally something different!

Although, the name is extraordinary,  I am more focused on the botanically based scientific formulas featuring what the YON-KA Paris based family has dubbed Quintessence.  Quintessence is a synergy of five aromatic essential oils – Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Cypress and Thyme which procure not only beauty, but well being and true harmony.  This heavenly olfactory experience distinguishes YON-KA from the rest of the pack and enchants both your body and soul – not to mention produces the healthy glow of an enriched complexion. The pre-measured panacea of extracts has the ability to correct all types of skin conditions and the scents can provide a relaxing, mysterious  or energizing effect depending on the potency.

More than 130 plants from around the world are used in Yon-Ka’s products and many of the plant tissues are still in their active growth stage which yield the benefit of additional vitamins and minerals plus active ingredients.

There are four different collections – for FACE, BODY, SUN and MEN. I tested products from the FACE collection:

Serum Vital – The superhero of serums. Highly concentrated in botanical extracts, this two-phase fluid with 24 essential amino acids fights dryness and dehydration, smooths wrinkles and fine lines, and restores vitality and radiance to your complexion.  Best when used at night because it does leave skin rather slick and not ideal for makeup application.

Phyto-Contour

Do you have dark circles or puffy, tired eyes?   It’s not a good look and can make you look years older.  Try this refined, aromatic cream with extracts of rosemary that visibly reduces puffiness and dark circles.It restores firmness to the eye and lip contour and provides a feeling of freshness and relaxation to tired eyelids. Apply a thin layer around eyes as a rinse-off mask or wear it as a traditional eye cream. But beware: It’s tingly with a potent rosemary scent that awakens the senses, but overdoing it can make your eyes tear. Less is more.

Lotion Yon-Ka (mist)

More than just a toner, this healing mist is a true phyto-aromatic fountain of beauty, perfect for re-balancing and preparing the skin for everyday beauty products. Alcohol-free, it refreshes, tones and sanitizes the skin, the energizing effects of its essential oils can be felt throughout the whole body.  It has a fresh from the spa aroma that helps you unwind. You can mist this on before moisturizer to boost hydration or over makeup to make it appear less “done.”

Cleansing Milk

My number one rule is to always take every stitch of makeup off before bed.  Silky and scented like heaven in a bottle, this 2 in 1 cleansing milk, does the job.  It cleanses and removes make-up from your face, eyelids and eyelashes in a single wipe, and rinses off with water leaving the skin perfectly clean, supple and soft.

Phyto 58

The ultimate night care to erase all signs of tiredness. And I need this cure-all because the holidays have just begun, I’m beat and my face is showing it!  Refined and fast-absorbing, this cream rich in phyto-stimulating rosemary extracts is supreme in revitalizing the epidermis and providing an immediate feeling of freshness. It erases the signs of fatigue, refines skin texture, reduces wrinkles. evens tone, and brightens the complexion while its fresh, invigorating aroma impacts the whole body. YonKa Phyto 58 revives your skin for a brighter and healthier glow. Sunflower oil, rich in antioxidants, delays premature aging. Lavender, cypress and rosemary oils moisturize and boost circulation. Vitamin E helps the skin to retain its natural moisture to prevent dryness. Lactic acid gently dissolves dead skin cells to restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

Visit Yon-Ka for more information and to find a store near you.

 

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Amanda November 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love Yon-Ka. I always feel like I’m at the spa when I use their products.

HelloGorgeous December 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

Excellent write up on the Yon-Ka products!

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