A couple of weeks ago I got to meet Mrs. Yon-ka, I was very excited to say the least. Yon-ka has been a brand that I have loved for years, ever since getting a facial in Blue Eru about 300 years ago! It is an aromatherapy based brand founded by Catherine’s father and this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. The brand heavely focuses on plant extracts to heal, protect and keep skin looking beautiful. In fact they use roots and seeds from over 130 from land and sea from all over the world to be sure that their products are the best quality and most effective.
At the heart of the Yon-Ka formulas is the Quintessence which is the blend of five essential oils which have a wide field of action and this blend is used in 70% of the brand’s products. It is what gives the brand its unique and incredible scent. The candles will one day make me bankrupt, they are devine. The five elements are detailed below. Depending on its concentration, it is also a relaxing or energizing olfactory treasure.
• Fine lavender from Haute-Provence with calming, healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
• Geranium from Egypt with anti-inflammatory, antalgic and healing properties.
• Rosemary from Morocco, with antiseptic, regenerating and toning properties.
• Cypress from Provence with decongesting and nerve-balancing properties.
• Thyme from Spain, an excellent stimulant with powerful antiseptic properties.
Within the arsenal of products is the Age Exception range, when Catherine talked about ageing it was kind of incredible, her mantra is not about looking 15 again it is about looking the best you can. The newest edition to the Age Exception range is Excellence Code Crème. This range has been specifically designed for mature skin. And is an ultra-effective solution for treating all signs of aging. The formula for this cream was achieved by combining highly technical skills and natural properties. With four patented active ingredients it acts on all the signs of aging. The main attraction in this mega anti-aging cream is an ingredient called the immortality herb. With the use of Yon-Ka Excellence Code Cream, firmness and comfort are restored resulting in a bright and even skin tone. Depth of wrinkles fade to -25%, while dryness of the skin in improved by 95%.The Excellence Code Cream stems from Yon-Ka’s high quality standards and knowledge of plant and their use in skin biology, skin sensations and visible results and skin DNA, thus creating an exceptionally unique cream. The Cream has 94% natural ingredients and organic were possible.
Catherine also talked about achieving incredible results for people with acne using Yon-Ka, as you all know I am a huge believer in active ingredients when treating issues like acne and hyper-pigmentation, but if you’re into natural skincare and can get the desired results why not give it a go. The plants used in Yon-Ka products come from renewable resources and sustainable agriculture and are mainly from organic origin.
The retail price is €150 for the cream and is available from approved stockists nationwide. Check out your nearest stockists here.