Monday, February 22, 2016


UPDATE 2018:
Another wonderful product eliminated from the Yonka lineup. Although I really liked this body exfoliator, like many of the body products from Yonka, it was quite expensive. I’ve said it many times, I (always) use Yonka on my face—since 1985, but when it comes to my body I usually use things that don’t cost as much. The area requires a lot of product so you go through a lot and, well, price matters.

Because of this I didn’t sell much Phyto Gel Exfoliant to my facial clients. With that said, the new Yonka body products, scrubs included, aren’t cheap but as with most all Yonka products, they are wonderful. In the coming months I will have information pages for these new products, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, I will keep this page up for posterity.

PHYTO GEL EXFOLIANT is Yonka’s gentle body scrub. It has a wonderful aroma, makes your skin feel great, it’s easy to use (keep it in the shower), and makes a great gift for the men (or women) in your life! Always use on wet skin. 

Your entire body becomes delicately polished by the micrograins of bamboo silicone and jojoba pearls. This gel, with a fine soothing foam, gently cleans and exfoliates dead skin cells and rough spots.

Up until a few years ago, Yonka didnt have a scrub specifically for the face. So, for years I have used Phyto Gel as a facial scrub mixed in with my cleanser in the shower. You certainly can use this product on both face and body, although Guarana Scrub (see link below) is a wonderful facial scrub that Yonka now sells.

Essential ingredients:
  • Bamboo silica, jojoba pearls—exfoliating, scrubbing 
  • Soft almond proteins, red algae, lactic acid—softening, hydrating 
  • Essential oils of petitgrain, lavender, rosemary, sage and helichrise—balancing, relaxing, oxygenating
  • Lactic acid, red seaweed, sweet almond protein—softening, moisturizing
Directions for use:
Apply PHYTO GEL while taking a shower:
  • 2 or 3 times a week or as often as you like
  • Apply the scrub to damp skin
  • Concentrate on the rough sections
  • Rinse thoroughly
I highly recommend using a body lotion after your bath or shower. Exfoliation gets rids of some of the dry skin, but keeping the skin (face and body) moisturized is also important.
For more information, see: