Monday, December 5, 2016


Yonka is on a rollmorphing and discontinuing products at a rapid pace. Its almost too much to keep up with and it is almost changing this product line so much it will no longer resemble the line I fell in love with over 30 years ago. Regardless, here are the changes for this particular product:

FRUITELIA PNG (for normal to oily skin types) is discontinued. FRUITELIA PS (for true-dry skin) has a name change; at this point I’m not sure about a formulation change, too. It is now called ALPHA FLUID.

I have kept most of the original 12/2016 article below in case anyone is interested in reading about these now gone products. ALPHA FLUID has its own post under that name in Yonka moisturizers as well as Serums & Concentrates.

From Yonka headquarters: FRUITELIA creams are moisturizers that employee the exfoliating ability of AHAs. Thanks to fruit extracts naturally rich in alpha hydroxy acids, these creamy emulsions are quickly absorbed and gently renew, hydrate and revitalize the skin. These creams stimulate the renewal of the epidermis, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, soften the complexion, and restore the skin’s natural glow and freshness. Fruitelia leaves your complexion clear, reduces roughness, and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.

As many of you know who know me, Im not a fan of AHAsfor the most part. In certain circumstances they can definitely help skin. Where AHAs along with other acid products fall short for me is their action on the delicate capillaries of the face. Acids irritate; that is a normal response to an acidic compound. With the irritation comes a dilation of the capillaries. On paper, that isnt such an issue, but in practice it can cause or further redness in even those without much redness in their skin.

I have used Yonka products for over 30 years. When the Fruitelia products came out, about 15 years ago, I wasnt a huge fan. And now, all these years later, I am still not a fan. I have seen a progression of redness in the skin of my clients who love to use this product or a new client who has been instructed to use this AHA cream. I have just a handful of clients on this creamand have since these 2 creams were announced. It just isnt a product I reach for when I have a client with specific skin care needs.

I’m a big believer in trying things to see if you like them and if they work for your skin. If you are sold on the benefits of AHAs, then by all means, try Yonka’s Fruitelia. However if you notice more redness in your skin after using this cream, please discontinue use and choose a Yonka product that won’t threaten the sensitivity of your capillaries. 

Essential ingredients:
  • Lemon, orange, sugar cane, maple, blueberry, rich in AHA (fruit acids)anti-wrinkles, renovating, hydrating 
  • Mimosa tenuiflora, marine peptidesregenerating, smoothing 
  • Cereal germ oilnourishing, protecting 
  • Rice oil, vitamin Eantioxidants 
  • Wild pansiesastringent, purifying
  • Calendulasoothing, softening[PS version]
  • Titanium dioxidephysically blocks harmful UV rays 
  • Essential oils of grapefruit and geraniumregenerating 
Directions for use:
In the morning and/or evening:
  • After cleansing and spraying on Yonka Lotion toner
  • Apply a pea-sized dollop of FRUITELIA over face and neck 
  • Then use eye cream

For more information, see: