Saturday, May 5, 2012

Several discontinued items from Yonka-Paris

The following products are no longer available. In some cases they do have replacements. See links (at bottom) to find out more.
    Lait Solaire. I have to say, I am so upset about this one. I love this sunscreen, and perhaps so do you. The “replacement” product is Yonka’s SPF 20. Its not quite the same, but it is more of a milky consistency like Lait Solaire is/was vs. a heavier cream texture. Milky equates to a thinner lotionbetter for a normal to oily or oily complexion vs. a cream, which tends to be thicker and a drier skin type can handle better. Give SPF 20 a try and see if you don't love it too. (See link below.)

    All Dermols (replaced by HYDRALIA). Originally, there was Dermol 1, Dermol 2, Dermol 3. Each one was made to suit different skin types: D1 was for normal to oily skin, D2 was for true-dry (oil-dry) skin, and D3 was for red, couperouse, sensitive, rosacea skin. Now all 3 are wrapped up into one formulation: Hydralia. For more information on this still important product, see link below.

    Mesonium 1 & 2 (replaced by SERUM VITAL). Out of all the discontinued/replaced items, the new Serum Vital is the most consistent to how Mesonium felt and made the skin look. The only real difference is now the two, separate bottles are combined into one. The only thing to remember is to shake before use! See link below for more detailed information on this wonderful product.

    Hydratant 60. This was a hydrating mask that I almost never recommended. Not because it wasnt effectiveit was. But most people who need extra hydration need to at least exfoliate first to get rid of excess dead skin cells that can inhibit proper hydration. So if I had a client who was feeling excessively dry,” it was Gommage or a scrub that Id recommend, not this mask. No matter, its gone now.

    Halo 70“Instant glow concentrate. Good riddance. I never even carried this product.
    Kirogel, which is kind of gommage for hands and feet. As an aesthetician I have to say it is hard enough getting my clients to gommage their faceslet alone other body parts. This just wasnt a big seller for me and apparently not for Yonka in general. Although Kirogel is gone, I do recommend my clients use Gommage on their legs before they shave if they are having difficulty with dry, flaky skin. It works wonders!

    Men’s Mask. This clay mask can easily be replaced by using MASQUE 103 or 105, which are both clay-based. 

    For more information and to find out the Yonkas replacement products, see:

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Yonka-Paris goes PARABEN-FREE, The New Face of Yonka—along with other news

    There are changes coming—starting this month!
    • Yonka unveils new product packaging
    • Yonka goes PARABEN-FREE
    • New products from Yonka
    • The end of a few Yonka products
    Read on to find out the whole scoop!

    The New Face of Yonka
    I have used Yonka products personally and professionally since the mid-80s. In all that time, this is only the 2nd outer package change the line has gone through. I loved how the product was originally presented back then and I am very excited about this new packaging they are unveiling. It harkens back to the original production: its sleek and more sophisticated than the past look, which I believe better represents the elegance, efficacy, and quality of this product line. Kudos, Yonka!

    Here is just one example of the change. On the left is the “old packaging for the Advanced Optimizer Duo; on the right is the new, sleeker look.

    Yonka goes 100% paraben-free
    Although some of you may not know this, many Yonka products have always been free of parabens. This is due to the concentrations of essential oils in many of the products, mainly the concentrates and liquids in this line. Regardless, soon (by the end of 2014) all the products will be paraben-free. These ingredient changes will not change the wonderful aromatics and feel of this luxurious, natural skin care line. Yonka truly is the best! As a side note, did you know that 70% of the line has 90% or higher ingredients of natural origin?

    NEW Yonka Products
    The following descriptions are from Yonka headquarters:

    HYDRALIA replaces all Dermols (1, 2 and 3)

    Hydralia is what Yonka calls “customized hydration. This intensive formula renews the skin’s healthy, youthful glow. By adding a few drops of Hydralia to your daily moisturizer, it will restore suppleness and hydration to your skin’s surface. This will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin feels smooth and refreshed just like it did by using the Dermols.

    SERUM VITAL replaces Mesonium 1 & 2

    From Yonka headquarters:
    • Boosts the vitality & brightness of skin
    • Advanced formulation infused with 24 amino acids
    • Establishes wellness from within for a healthy natural glow
    • Softens the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
    • Vital nutrient care for aging skin, pre- & post-op care, post-acne care
    • Paraben-free
    • Women experienced 88% visibly revitalized & 83% smoother skin

    CREME TEINTEE replaces Creme 410 Teintee (2018—discontinued)

    Yonka says: This sheer formula nourishes, moisturizes, and protects the skin from daily UV exposure. For added anti-aging protection, super antioxidant vitamins control free-radical damage. The natural pigments impart an immediate golden hue so the complexion looks healthy and radiant all year long. *Can be used to replace day creams and foundations.

    I have posted articles for each one of these products. For more information, see:

    A few discontinued items
    Please see Several discontinued items from Yonka-Paris to get the scoop on all of the products Yonka is taking out of their lineup along with some items that will act as replacements.

    THANK YOU for your continued support of my business and for letting me help you have healthy skin—for a lifetime.