.

.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Yonka’s Eye Treatment Creams & Gels

Yonka has created three wonderful eye creams:
  • Nutri-Contour
  • Phyto-Contour
  • Alpha-Contour
Each one has many attributes; all are wonderful for keeping the eye area hydrated and nourished. If you are not clear on the purpose of using eye cream, please read Eye Cream: Why use it? (See link below.)



NUTRI-CONTOUR is the eye treatment I recommend to my clients most often. The reason is because it is hydrating, preventing that delicate eye area from dryness and the appearance of wrinkles.

It is an oil-based cream vs. a water-based gel, giving it lasting ability. Optimal use is morning and evening—at least, and any time in between. I instruct my clients to simply feel the skin under their eyes. If it feels dry, then apply more eye cream, even if it is in addition to your regular morning and evening application during your Basics routine.

From Yonka headquarters:
NUTRI-CONTOUR repairing eye, lip cream is an anti-free radical cream rich in antioxidant vitamins. It successfully delays aging signs and helps diminish the appearance of expression lines. The perfect eye-lip daily shield, loaded with moisture. Essential vitamins are replenished into the eye and lip contours, warding off dehydration and wrinkles. Perfect for every day use; doesnt leave delicate tissues with a heavy greasy feeling.

Essential ingredients:
  • Hazelnut oilrepairing, nourishing
  • Chamomile, vitamin PPsoothing, softening
  • Vitamin Fprevents dehydration
  • Vitamin Eantioxidant
Directions for use:
  • After your Basics 1-2-3 Program (cleanser, toner, moisturizer)
  • Apply a small amount of NUTRI-CONTOUR cream on lines around eyes
  • Use morning and night and anytime in between
Eye creams keep the tissue around the eyes soft. They do not erase wrinkles. Sorry!


ALPHA-CONTOUR. I love this eye gel. It goes on smoothly and feels fresh and wonderful.

In general, gels have less long-term hydrating abilities than creams. Gels are water-based; creams are oil-based. However I love the AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) content in this gel. AHAs help to dislodge dead skin that is sticking together, basically helping to exfoliate skin merely by its application.

Im not a huge fan of AHAs, as you might have read in previous articles, however for the undereye area I do think AHAs are a worthwhile ingredient. If you want to learn more about why Im not in favor of using these acids on the face, read What are AHAs? Miracle ingredients or not? (See link below.)

I have several clients (myself, included) who use Alpha-Contour for their nasolabial folds (smile lines) and the vertical lines above the lips. Because its a gel, it soaks in quickly and isnt heavy like a cream would beespecially on the upper lip area. Like any cream (or gel) this product will not erase wrinkles, but due to Alpha-Contour’s AHA content, it can help to make the lines look less noticeable. And truly, with the exfoliation benefits of AHAs, Alpha-Contour can indeed help to lessen the lines.

I like this gel eye treatment better in the warmer, summer months. I usually recommend Nutri-Contour for most clients in the winter. A cream stays on longer and gives more moisture than a gel will (this gel, included), and in Colorado, because of the dry air, we need all the help we can get when it comes to moisturizing. But don’t let that stop you from using this eye gel. It really is a personal favorite.

From Yonka headquarters:
ALPHA-CONTOUR for wrinkles and fine lines is an avant-garde technology gel for eyes and lips that insures the utmost avoidance against the aging process. It helps to eliminate aging cells and replenishes moisture to skin. This lightweight gel works to actively reduce frown lines and furrows and instantly melts pleasantly into the skin.

Alpha-Contour works with aging skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin starting to show the negative signs of aging around the delicate eyes and lips can benefit from continuous use. Botanical AHAs found in this gel stimulate cell renewal to help skin heal itself from the inside out 

Essential ingredients:
  • AHAs (fruit acids from lemon, orange, sugar cane, maple, and blueberry)anti-wrinkle, renovating, hydrating
  • Hyaluronic acid—hydrating
  • Mimosa tenuiflora, marine peptides—regenerating, smoothing
  • Essential oil of peppermint—refreshing
  • Essential oil of lavender—calming   
Directions for use:
  • After your Basics 1-2-3 Program (cleanser, toner, moisturizer)
  • Apply a small amount of ALPHA-CONTOUR gel on lines around eyes (and if you want to, the upper lip area, as mentioned above)
  • Use morning and night and anytime in between
Remember: eye creams keep the tissue around the eyes soft; they do not erase wrinkles!


PHYTO-CONTOUR is a treatment cream formulated specifically for puffiness and dark circles. Because this is in a cream base, Phyto-Contour is also hydrating to that delicate under-eye area. It has a high concentration of rosemary essential oil. This make the cream aromatic and can cause tearing in some people.

Yonka recommends the following when using Phyto-Contour“To give the rosemary fragrance time to dissipate, and to prevent tearing, keep your eyes closed during application. 

Unless you are applying a thick layer of this eye treatment, I think you will be OK to keep your eyes open. I will, however, recommend that you use caution if you wear contacts. Some people do “tear up with the rosemary essence, so be careful. But do use this wonderful, aromatic eye cream. It is oh, so Yonka and oh, so wonderful

From Yonka headquarters:
PHYTO-CONTOUR for puffiness and dark circles is a delicate eye cream that works deep down to produce an immediate sensation of freshness. This cream uses extracts of rosemary to visibly decongest fluid buildup and lines around the eyes. Dark under-eye circles are lightened, giving an appearance of alert, awake eyes. Under-eye bumps are alleviated and the delicate skin around the eye is visibly lifted.
 
Phyto-Contour works hard to decongest puffy, tired eyes. The multi-purpose works to guarantee a visible lift and imparts a soothing de-stressing sensation while lightening dark circles under the eyes. 

Essential ingredients:
  • Rosemaryfirming, toning, draining 
  • Beech bud peptidesrestructuring, smoothing
  • Aloe vera, plant glycerinhydrating
  • Vitamin Eantioxidant  
Directions for use:
  • After your Basics 1-2-3 Program (cleanser, toner, moisturizer)
  • Apply a small amount of PHYTO-CONTOUR cream on lines around eyes and/or where you experience puffiness
  • Use morning and night and anytime in between

For extreme puffiness, like after an evening of too much sugar, wine, or even crying, see An effective treatment for puffy eyes using Yonka’s Phyto Contour for a “morning method of using this anti-puffiness eye treatment. Phyto-Contour can really help to reduce edema (puffiness) and even lessen dark circlestemporarily, but definitely noticeably.

For the last time: eye creams keep the tissue around the eyes soft. They do not erase wrinkles! No matter which Yonka eye cream you use—or perhaps an eye treatment from a different product lineuse eye cream! It is an important step in your daily skin care routine.

For more information on eye creams along with links to the articles mentioned above, see: