Monday, June 29, 2015

Yonka’s PHYTO 52—Rosemary cream for all skin types

From Yonka headquarters: PHYTO 52 is a fast-absorbing night cream with a powerful rosemary base that restores firmness and oxygenates to tone the skin, shape the face, invigorate the complexion, and share its phyto-aromatic benefits to the whole body. Toned skin, firmer, cleared complexion, tighter pores.”

Yonka uses words like firm and tighter pores to describe Phyto 52. I love this cream! And I don’t believe in creams firming nor tightening pores as in “Toned skin, firmer, cleared complexion, tighter pores.” However, please read on because Phyto 52 has wonderful attributes, even if I don’t believe truly firming the skin is one of them. The information I have to offer is from 30+ years of experience with Yonka products and thousands of clients throughout those years using and falling in love with Phyto 52. I will say that this cream does feel like it is firming and lifting the skin. Chock it up to its rosemary content in large part.

Phyto 52 has the highest concentration (10%) of rosemary extract of all the rosemary creams in the Yonka line: Phyto 52, Phyto 54* (now discontinued), Phyto 58 PNG, and Phyto 58 PS. Rosemary is stimulating to blood circulation, which helps to get oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. Any skin type at any age can use this benefit. Rosemary in high concentrations is a lipid solvent; this means it helps to break through fatty inclusions (like sebum—oil), rendering this cream excellent for problem, oily, and acneic skin. Phyto 52 is also detoxifying.

*For any of you who have used (and loved) Phyto 54, you probably know it was discontinued. Phyto 52 would be an excellent replacement product. It does have more rosemary (10% vs. 6% in Phyto 54), but for people with capillary concerns (like rosacea or simple couperouse) and even sensitive skin, Phyto 52 should prove to be an excellent addition to your skin care program. With that said, the 58 creams are also excellent alternatives to replace Phyto 54 (see link below).

The rosemary creams are recommended at night mostly because they don’t make great makeup bases. In other words, if you wear foundation or mineral makeup on your whole face and you’re using a rosemary cream like Phyto 52, your makeup just won’t go on well. Therefore, use Phyto 52 and any of the rosemary creams as your night treatment cream.

Some people don’t love the rosemary aromatic. Phyto 52 would not be a good cream for these people because it has a very strong rosemary scent. However most clients absolutely love the way this cream smells, prompting them to always use it. I personally love the rosemary aromatic. Even after all these years, I can’t get enough of it! 
Essential ingredients:
  • Rosemary extract 10%detoxifying, oxygenating
  • Yonka “Quintessence” (essential oils of thyme, lavender, cypress, geranium, and rosemary)—balancing, revitalizing
  • Beech bud peptides—restructuring, smoothing
  • Hazelnut oil—nourishing
  • Aloe vera, plant glycerin—hydrating
  • Vitamin E—antioxidant
Directions for use:
In the morning and/or evening:
  • After cleansing and spraying on Yonka Lotion toner
  • Apply a pea-sized dollop of PHYTO 52 over face and neck 
  • Then use eye cream

If you have true-dry (oil-dry) skin, you may need to apply your regular moisturizer over Phyto 52 for better hydration. Or use Optimizer Serum (my personal favorite). 

For more information, see: