Monday, August 24, 2020

ALPHA-FLUID from Yonka-Paris (formerly Fruitelia PS)

Yonka has been making changes to their products in the last few years, and in doing so they’ve discontinued a lot of products—some favorites of mine and my clients. In some cases they just changed a name here and there and kept the products and ingredients the same. Alpha-Fluid is from that category.

Formerly Fruitelia PS (they did completely discontinue Fruitelia PNG), Alpha-Fluid is the exact same product with a different name. Why this change was made and they decided to remove the AHA product for normal to oily skin (PNG), I don’t know. Although, as you’ll read below, I’m not a huge fan of AHA products in general, for clients with problem, oily skin that was congested, Fruitelia PNG actually did a good job to help keep the congestion down. And since Fruitelia PS is specifically for a dry (oil-dry) skin type, I wouldn’t think Alpha-Fluid then would be a good choice for someone with normal to oily or problem skin. But without further questioning to which I have no answers, here is the information formerly for Fruitelia PS with the names changed to Alpha-Fluid.

From Yonka headquarters: ALPHA-FLUID (formerly Fruitelia PS) is a moisturizer that employs the exfoliating ability of AHAs. Thanks to fruit extracts naturally rich in alpha hydroxy acids, this creamy emulsion is quickly absorbed and gently renews as it hydrates and revitalizes the skin. This cream stimulates the renewal of the epidermis, smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, softens the complexion, and restores the skin’s natural glow and freshness. Alpha-Fluid leaves your complexion clear, reduces roughness, and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.

As many of you know, I
m 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 much of 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 only a handful of clients on this cream, which has pretty much been the case since these 2 creams were announced because of the reasons I have just giventhe beginning of redness or the furthering of redness in peoples skin. It just isnt a product I reach for. With that said I know many aestheticians love this and other AHA products. 

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 Alpha-Fluid. 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.

*Remember: Alpha-Fluid is the former Fruitelia PS*

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 ALPHA-FLUID over face and neck 
    • Then use eye cream

    For more information, see: