Sunday, May 1, 2016


One more bites the dust, although in the case of Gommage 305 it hasn’t completely gone away—just the name. Yonka says the new product, GOMMAGE YONKA, is simply 305 rebranded. The post below is still valid in that case, however I have retooled it in a new article: GOMMAGE YONKA (formerly Gommage 305)—Soft Peel Miracle. No matter the name, using gommage gets you one giant step closer to smooth, hydrated, well-exfoliated skin!

Yonkas Gommage: 
 Soft Peel Miracle

How many times have you heard me say, “If I could only use one product from Yonka on my face, it would be Gommage? Well, I say that because it’s true, and here’s why. Everybody can benefit from exfoliation. (Exfoliation means to slough off the dead cell buildup on the surface of your skin.) If you accumulate too much buildup, your skin starts to look dull and lifeless, it doesn’t reflect light well, and your makeup (if you wear any) won’t go on smoothly. In essence when you dont exfoliate on a regular basis, your skin suffers both from how it feels and also how it looks. The solution: Gommage! 

The Gommage is what I term an active exfoliator vs. passive exfoliators like AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) that just sit on your skin. With Yonka’s Gommage you are actively yet gently removing several layers of dead skin, which in turn helps step up circulation (blood feeds and nourishes all cells), and refines the texture of your skin (makes it feel smoother).

Gommage has a carob bean gum base, which gives it a lasting hydrating quality on your skin. If you haven’t tried Yonka’s Gommage and you want great-looking skinisn’t it about time?

Yonka rebranded Gommage 305 and its now called GOMMAGE YONKA. I have been told by the company these two products are identical, so read all about Gommage 305 knowing it is the same information for what you might have now, Gommage Yonka.

GOMMAGE 305 says on the package it is for dry or sensitive skin. Because of how both 303 and 305 are labeled, I am going to tell you a story. And now—10/2017—Gommage 303 is not longer available.

When I first started using Yonka back in the mid-80s, there were 3 gommages: 300, 303, and 305. Gommage 300 was for dry and sensitive skin; 303 was for normal to oily skin; 305 was for problem and acne skin. Imagine my surprise when they discontinued Gommage 300!

Yonka renamed 305 for “dry or sensitive skin siting that problem, acne skin was sensitive and that was how I was to sell it to my clients. That wasnt an issue, since 305 has always been for problem skin, and many times problem skin is sensitive skin. But because the words on the label had changed, explaining this and convincing new clients was a bit time consuming, to say the least. And now, all these years later, I still find myself having to go into a somewhat lengthy explanation of the different gommages to assure my clients I am indeed giving them the correct product for their skin type. 

label Gommage 305 for sensitive and problem skin. If you have red, sensitive skin, and especially if you have rosacea, you will probably find 303 irritating due to all the citrus. Not so with 305. Problem, infected, or acne skin tends to be sensitive, so Gommage 305 is the best one for those skin conditions. And since all skin types need exfoliationincluding irritated skin, this might be the one for you. I have many clients with true rosacea who are able to use Gommage 305 successfully, which is very important since a skin with rosacea certainly also needs exfoliation.

**As you can read in the article below, Gommage 303 has been discontinued, so no matter what Gommage 305’s label says, this one gommage is now for all skin types.**

Essential ingredients:  
  • Carob, brown algae derivatives—exfoliating, hydrating
  • White nettle—soothing
  • Essential oil of lime and bornéol—purifying, clearing
  • Plant glycerin—hydrating

I cannot over emphasize how important Yonkas Gommage is to your healthy skin care routine. So many people who have tried and failed to use it correctly have missed out on this amazing exfoliator. Please click on the Q & A article link below to read a first-hand account of one of my clients experience with Gommage—before she met me and after I gave her proper instructions.