Yonka is on a roll—morphing and discontinuing products at a rapid pace. It’s almost too much to keep up with and it is almost changing this product line so much it will no longer resemble the line I fell in love with over 30 years ago. Regardless, here are the changes for this particular product:
FRUITELIA PNG (for normal to oily skin types) will soon be discontinued. FRUITELIA PS (for true-dry skin) is getting a name change at least; at this point I'm not sure about a formulation change, too. It will now be called ALPHA FLUID.
For now I have this original 12/2016 article in both Yonka moisturizers categories and Yonka serums & concentrates. Eventually I will put this article in the discontinued slot and create a new article with new information about ALPHA FLUID. For now, this “old” information is still relevant.
As many of you know who know me, I’m not a fan of AHAs—for the most part. In certain circumstances they can definitely help skin. Where AHAs along with other acid products fall short for me is their action on the delicate capillaries of the face. Acids irritate; that is a normal response to an acidic compound. With the irritation comes a dilation of the capillaries. On paper, that isn’t such an issue, but in practice it can cause or further redness in even those without much redness in their skin.
I have used Yonka products for over 30 years. When the Fruitelia products came out, about 15 years ago, I wasn’t a huge fan. And now, all these years later, I am still not a fan. I have seen a progression of redness in the skin of my clients who love to use this product or a new client who has been instructed to use this AHA cream. I have just a handful of clients on this cream—and have since these 2 creams were announced. It just isn’t a product I reach for when I have a client with specific skin care needs.
I’m a big believer in trying things to see if you like them and if they work for your skin. If you are sold on the benefits of AHAs, then by all means, try Yonka’s Fruitelia. However if you notice more redness in your skin after using this cream, please discontinue use and choose a Yonka product that won’t threaten the sensitivity of your capillaries.
- Lemon, orange, sugar cane, maple, blueberry, rich in AHA (fruit acids)—anti-wrinkles, renovating, hydrating
- Mimosa tenuiflora, marine peptides—regenerating, smoothing
- Cereal germ oil—nourishing, protecting
- Rice oil, vitamin E—antioxidants
- Wild pansies—astringent, purifying
- Calendula—soothing, softening[PS version]
- Titanium dioxide—physically blocks harmful UV rays
- Essential oils of grapefruit and geranium—regenerating
Directions for use:In the morning and/or evening:
- After cleansing and spraying on Yonka Lotion toner
- Apply a pea-sized dollop of FRUITELIA over face and neck
- Then use eye cream
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