Monday, February 29, 2016

Yonka-Paris products for Your Skin Type—UPDATED

UPDATE: 1/2018
Although this post and others in this category are only 2 years old or less, I wanted to alert you to a few things before you start clicking on the different articles on what products to use for your skin type.

In the past year (2017) Yonka has discontinued many products that are listed in the following articles. At first I would correct any items that were discontinued, trying to keep up with the changes in the product line. Currently, there have been so many products taken out I have not had time to change everything and update these many articles. In one case, the products for sensitive skin, I haven’t been given the opportunity to try the new sensitive skin product that replaces the older ones now removed.

JULY 2020: I’m working on it!

I wanted to post some information to help you put together a skin care program using Yonka products based on your skin type. The following are the skin type groups that have corresponding pages with product information you can use to make informed choices as to which Yonka products are best for your skin type. Each skin type has a link, so just click on the one you want to read about:

In order to get the proper products for your skin type, you must first and foremost determine how much oil your skin is producing. Without this knowledge, the chances of ordering products that are wrong for your skin increases. Keep this in mind when looking at the skin type descriptions:
  • How much oil are you producing? A lot? None at all? Somewhere in between?

Next, I am definitely a proponent of using sunscreen on a daily basis if you will be exposed. Yonka doesn’t include sun protection in their day creams. Why? Because including the extra sunscreen ingredients cancels out the action of the treatment ingredients. In other words, there isn’t enough room to include everything in one cream. Therefore, if you are interested in using sunscreen, I recommend the following as your day cream:
  • For normal, normal to oily, and combination skin use: SPF 20 or SPF 25 or 50 CREAM
  • For normal to dry and true-dry skin use: SPF 25 or 50 CREAM

If you have true-dry (oil-dry) skin, you can use your day cream and sunscreen. Otherwise, I’d just use sunscreen as your day cream. You can follow the advice in the skin type descriptions for all other aspects of your treatment program.

Finally, no matter your skin type, in the drier/winter months Hydra+, formerly Hydralia (see link below), is essential to add to your moisturizers (day and night). Unless you live in a warm climate 365, Hydralia will help to alleviate that aggravating dry, flaky skin you may experience.

These articles are just guidelines as to the right products for your skin. I have tried to simplify the process by only giving a few choices, although the Yonka line is extensive and other products may also be appropriate for your skin type.

 In most cases products are listed in this order: 
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Day Cream
  • Night Cream
  • Eye Cream
  • Exfoliator (Gommage)
  • Mask
  • Serums & Concentrates

Please read the following article to help you figure out which product grouping you belong to. Without this information, you are destined to purchase the wrong products and possibly create breakout (or dry, irritated skin) in the process.

For more information about Hydra+, see: