Sunday, April 3, 2016

Yonka-Paris SPF 50: UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Yonka has discontinued SPF 25 (as well as SPF 20). This article was originally about both SPFs 25 & 50, so I have removed all the information for SPF 25. If you want to read about that product or any other that has seen its last days, go to the discontinued products category (link below).

Back in 2012, Yonka revamped several of their products while redressing the line with new packaging. Some of those products that went through an overhaul were their sun products. And if I can say sothankfully! Except in the case of the now discontinued Lait Solaire (Oh, how I loved that product!), the former Ultra Protection SPF 25 and SPF 40 sunscreens contained so much titanium dioxide that many of my clients couldnt use these sun products because it made their faces so white, with the titanium dioxide never really absorbing in. Not so with this SPF 50 sun product. It is quickly and easily absorbed while providing excellent sun protection.

SPF 50 is a medium-textured moisturizer with SPF 50. This product replaces YonkaSPF 40 Cream. It is perfect for all skin types and can also be used on your entire body to help stop sunburn. As with any and all sun products, if you are going to be exposed for extended periods of time, REAPPLY! 

SPF 50 does contain titanium dioxide as one of its main sunscreen ingredients. For some people, titanium dioxide, a white somewhat chalky substance, can leave the skin looking a bit white after initial application. Given a few minutes, this effect usually fades as the cream absorbs into the skin.
 Previous Yonka sunscreens (Ultra Protection and SPF 40) did not absorb into the skin as well as this new edition does. Sodont fearSPF 50 does not leave a white, chalky film on the skin. It absorbs quickly and easily and generally does not leave the white tell-tale signs of sunscreen application like the older versions of these creams did.

SPF 50 is broad spectrum sun protection. You always want to use a sunscreen that is termed full or broad spectrum, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Most sunscreens on the market now have both UV filters in them (this used to not be the case). Without protecting your skin from both kinds of UV rays, a sunscreen is only doing half its job.

Essential ingredients:
  • Apricot kernel oil, vegetable glycerinhydrating, revitalizing, regenerating, nourishing
  • Bisabolol, vitamin B5, licorice extractsoothing, softening, anti-inflammatory
  • Vitamin E, three teas polyphenolsvitamin Aantioxidant, protects against free-radical damage, regenerating, anti-inflammatory
  • Active Sunscreen Ingredients:
    • Titanium Dioxide 11%
    • Octocrylene (8%)
    • Octinoxate 7.5%
    • Oxybenzone (5%)
    • Octyl Salicylate 5%
    • Homosalate 4%
    • Avobenzone (3%)
    • Ensulizole (3%) 
Directions for use:
  • Apply generously before any exposure
  • Reapply at least every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating
  • Concentrate on the areas that are particularly sensitive or are exposed to sunnose, tops of the ears, and shoulders, for instance

If you’re going to be exercising outside, use a waterproof product. If you’re only going to get incidental sun (like to and from your car), a regular, non-waterproof sunscreen will usually be enough.

For more information on protecting your skin in the sun, see: