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Friday, January 6, 2017

Yonka-Paris HYDRA N°1 products: CREME, FLUID & SERUM

This new group of Hydra products from Yonka is interesting. Admittedly, I am a diehard, old school Yonka user. I love the aromatics of their original products and I miss some of the items they have discontinued in recent years.

With that said, I do like the Hydra collection. I think they work best for a 25-45 year-old age range. For me, at 55, I didnt feel they were hydrating enougheven when used with my most favorite product: Optimizer Serum. Perhaps in the summer months they will work for a drier (oil-dry) skin type; that just wasnt the case for me. HoweverI do live in the (very) dry air of Colorado, so the lack of moisture on the skin is definitely exaggerated here.

Give these Hydra products a try. They are high-quality Yonka-made products. They do have nice aromatics, which is always a plus. They will help your skin look and feel its best.

All of the following information is from Yonka headquarters:

HYDRA N°1 CREMEBest for repairing and hydrating dry, sensitive, and dehydrated skin. Hydra N°1 repairs skins natural protective barrier to restore its ability to maintain optimal moisture while relieving dehydration. Forming a soothing, hydrating veil, Hydra N°1 Creme also repairs damage and increases firmness for a smoother, brighter, and more youthful complexion.



Restores skins defensive barrier to prevent dehydration. Immediately replenishes moisture. Soothes irritation and redness. Firms, providing anti-aging benefits. Paraben-free and non-comedogenic.

Reinforce your skin as a natural barrier with this hydrating cream moisturizer that is specially formulated for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin* conditions. Vitamin-enriched, it infuses the skin with age-fighting and repairing ingredients to prevent visible signs of aging caused by dehydration. This comforting cocoon also works against environmental pollutants and is most effective when paired with Hydra N°1 Serum. 

*This is where I have to part ways with what skin types this or any cream is meant for. Drytrue-dry/oil-dryskin is a very specific condition. This is a skin that lacks oil production. Dehydrated skin could be any skin type: acne, oily, normal to oily, or oil-dry skin. The same is true for sensitive skinit could be acne, oily or true-dry. As Ive written in many articles, you first need to determine your skin type (true-dry, oily, etc.) before choosing a cream to use. Sensitive and dehydrated are conditions that may require particular products, but its the oil content of your skin that needs to be addressed first.
 
Essential ingredients:
  • Hyaluronic acid, imperata cylindrica, aloe vera, and glycerin—instantly and intensely hydrate, plumping skin and reducing fine lines
  • Olive phytosqualene—maintains optimal hydration
  • Yeast extract and silicon—rebuild and increase skin density
  • Hazelnut oil, grape seed oil, and shea butter—heal and fortify skin’s natural barrier
  • Vitamin B5—soothing 
Directions for use:
Every morning and evening:
  • After cleansing and using Yonka spray Lotion toner
  • Apply to HYDRA N°1 CREME to your face and neck
  • Then use eye cream
  • For very dehydrated skin, apply Hydra N°1 Serum before the cream, in the morning and evening. In addition, use Masque N°1 once or twice a week. 
For more information, see:


HYDRA N°1 FLUIDThis hydrating fluid is best for what Yonka calls “mattifying hydration” for normal to oily skin that feels “very dehydrated. (If you feel “very dehydrated”exfoliate!)

From Yonka headquarters: Hydra N°1 Fluide instantly boosts hydration and helps skin retain moisture while normalizing oil production. Quick absorbing and non-oily, Yonka Hydra N°1 Fluide plumps and firms skin, reducing signs of aging for a glowing, youthful complexion without shine.

Provides instant moisture that lasts throughout the day. Mattifies for non-shiny surface.
 Redensifies to reduce signs of aging.
 Results in smooth, hydrated, and matte skin.
 Paraben-free and non-comedogenic.



Enjoy deep, long-lasting hydration with this quickly absorbed hydrating fluid that has supreme age prevention benefits. Enriched with the super-humectant hyaluronic acid, its light texture makes it perfect for normal to oily skin types. It hydrates skin to its deepest layers, leaving it mattified and comfortable and preventing visible signs of aging caused by dehydration.

Essential ingredients:
  • Hyaluronic acid—instantly and intensely hydrates, plumping skin and reducing fine lines
  • Imperata cylindrica, sodium PCA, and polysaccharide—maintain optimal hydration
  • Silica—mattifies
  • Olive phytosqualene, aloe vera, and glycerin—hydrate and fortify skin’s natural barrier
Directions for use:

Morning and evening:

  • After cleansing and using Yonka spray toner

  • Apply HYDRA N°1 FLUIDE to face and neck
  • Then apply eye cream
  • For very dehydrated skin, apply Hydra N°1 Serum before the fluid, in the morning and evening. In addition, use Masque N°1 once or twice a week.
For more information, see:


HYDRA N°1 SERUMFor intensive hydration, Hydra N°1 Serum instantly penetrates deep into the epidermis [outer skin] to replenish moisture, relieving dehydration and irritation. With its double dose of highly hydrating ingredients, Hydra N°1 Serum has a soothing gel texture that absorbs quickly while it cools and revitalizes your skin. This serum’s anti-aging ingredients that firm from within to reveal a glowing, youthful complexion. Always paraben-free and non-comedogenic.



The perfect emergency remedy for very dehydrated skin. With its true long-lasting, intense hydration activating complex, this creamy and refreshing gel is the perfect emergency remedy for very dehydrated skin: quickly absorbed, it replenishes the skins hydration levels.
 

The anti-aging and hydrating effects are enhanced when used in association with the CREME or the FLUIDE. 

Comfort dehydrated skin with this long-lasting hydrating serum that prevents visible signs of aging caused by dehydration. Enriched with a double dose of hyaluronic acid light, imperata cylindrica grass, and aloe vera, this creamy and refreshing gel is quickly absorbed and seeps deep into pores, making it the perfect emergency remedy for very dehydrated skin. It intensifies the effects of Hydra N°1 Crème and is great for mature skin.

When I was testing these products, I found that this intensive hydration” serum was not as hydrating as (my favorite!) Optimizer Serum. 

Essential ingredients:
  • Imperata cylindrica, polysaccharides, aloe vera, serine, sodium PCA, glycerin—instantly replenishes moisture and maintains lasting hydration

  • Olive phytosqualene—maintains optimal hydration

  • Yeast extract, hyaluronic acid, silicon—rebuilds and increases skin density



Directions for use:

Morning and evening
:
  • After cleansing and using Yonka spray toner

  • Apply HYDRA N°1 SERUM to face and neck (pump 2 or 3 times)
  • Then apply Hydra N°1 Crème for dry or sensitive skin or Hydra N°1 Fluide for normal to oily skin. In addition, use Masque N°1 once or twice a week.
  • Finish by applying eye cream
For more information, see:

There are many articles on this blog explaining the importance of moisturizing as well as describing the many Yonka products. For more information, see: