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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yonka-Paris Facial Cleansers explained

Yonka makes five daily cleansing products (only 2 are shown in this photo). For their latest invention, see New WATERLESS Cleanser from Yonka: EAU MICHELLAIRE. They also make a product specifically for men: Yonka for Men—Foam Gel Cleanser. The remaining three are the cleansers I sell the most: Lait Nettoyant, Gel Nettoyant, and Nettyoant Creme. Nettoyant means cleaner or cleaning in French. From here on out, I’ll use the names Milk Cleanser, Gel Cleanser, and Wash Cream to describe each one.

All three cleansers are appropriate for any skin type. I have many clients with true-dry skin who love the Gel Cleanser and clients who have an oilier skin typed who love the Milk. My personal favorite, and the cleanser I’ve used for almost three decades, is the Milk Cleanser. As with anything you use on your skin, it is an individual preference that will attract you to one product over another. In the case of these three products, any skin type can use an of these cleansers. You really can’t go wrong whichever one you choose to use.

LAIT NETTOYANT, or “blue milk cleanser,” as I describe it and use as its name for my client’s benefit (who can pronounce nettoyant?!) is silky and delicately scented. This milky cleanser is appropriate for all skin types. “It cleansers and removes makeup from your face and eyes in a single wipe and rinses off with water. Gentle and protective to the skin’s natural balance, it leaves skin perfectly clean, supple and comfortable.” This is really saying that this cleanser, like all Yonka products, is pH balanced—acidic on the scale, which is what you want (vs. alkaline). All traces of makeup are removed leaving the skin perfectly clean, supple and soft.



Essential ingredients:
  • Gentle plant-based cleansing agents—cleaning, makeup removal
  • Borneol—purifying
  • Brown seaweed derivative, vegetable glycerin—softening, hydrating
Directions for use:
  • Apply LAIT NETTOYANT over face and neck
  • Gently massage in
  • Splash-rinse with tepid water
  • Pat skin dry
  • Apply Yonka spray toner, moisturizer, and eye cream 
Whenever possible, use hands to apply or remove products. Washcloths harbor bacteria and can be harsh on the skin; using your hands allows you to feel your skin. And always use tepid or room temperature water on your face. Never hot, never cold.



GEL NETTOYANT is an “ocean-blue gel that creates a smooth and silky foam appropriate for all skin types. It gently cleanses and removes makeup from face, eyelids, and eyelashes; it purifies and revives the skin. Gentle and protective to the skin’s natural balance, it leaves skin supple, fresh, and comfortable.” Again, this means it respects the natural acidic pH of the skin, which some cleansers, namely alkaline soaps, do not.

Essential ingredients:
  • Gentle plant-based cleansing agents—cleaning, makeup removal
  • Red algae (seaweed), iris—softening, hydrating, purifying
  • Essential oils of lavender, geranium, litsea cubeba—refreshing
Directions for use:
  • Apply GEL NETTOYANT over face and neck
  • Gently massage in
  • Splash-rinse with tepid water
  • Pat skin dry
  • Apply Yonka spray toner, moisturizer, and eye cream
Whenever possible, use hands to apply or remove products. Washcloths harbor bacteria and can be harsh on the skin; using your hands allows you to feel your skin. And always use tepid or room temperature water on your face. Never hot, never cold.



NETTOYANT CREME, or Wash Cream, is a rich cream cleanser that is perfect for sensitive skin that is true-dry. Other skin types can certainly use this cleanser, but generally an oilier skin will prefer a milky wash (Lait Nettoyant) or even a foam gel cleanser (Gel Nettoyant) over a thicker cream. Wash cream goes on like butter and has all the wonderful Yonka Quintessence aromatics, making this a pleasure to use day and night. I have several clients who like to have two different Yonka cleansers on hand, and Wash Cream is definitely one of them. Try this cream cleanser as part of your daily Basics routine. 

Essential ingredients:
  • Gentle plant-based cleansing agents—cleaning, makeup removal
  • Red algae (seaweed), iris—softening, hydrating, purifying
  • Essential oils of lavender, geranium, litsea cubeba—refreshing
Directions for use:
  • Apply NETTOYANT CREAM over face and neck
  • Gently massage in
  • Splash-rinse with tepid water
  • Pat skin dry
  • Apply Yonka spray toner, moisturizer, and eye cream
Whenever possible, use your hands to apply or remove products. Washcloths harbor bacteria and can be harsh on the skin; using your hands allows you to feel your skin. And always use tepid or room temperature water on your face. Never hot, never cold. WASH CREAM makes a great shave cream for men.

No matter what cleansing product you decide to use, Yonka or otherwise, keeping your skin clean is paramount to healthy skin. For more information read:
To be taken to each cleanser’s page on my website, click below: