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When you get thirsty, you drink a glass of water. When your skin gets thirsty, you moisturize. But what does moisturizer really do for your skin?

In this article, we’ll explore the subject of hydrating your skin and supporting its natural protective barrier against moisture loss. We’ll also talk about the different types of moisturizer and how to choose the one that is best for your skin.

What Does Moisturizer Do for Your Skin?

Between 50 and 65% of the human body is water, though body composition varies between the genders and among different body types. Although the amount of water in your body may differ, its importance never wavers. Water is essential for life, and optimal hydration levels are essential for healthy skin.

The word “moisturizer” is a broad term used to describe skincare products that increase the comfort and lubrication of your skin. Moisturizers don’t technically add moisture to your skin, as many assume. Instead, they attract water or trap existing water already present in the skin.

Though you may think of water when you think of moisture, water is actually one of the weakest moisturizers for skin. It evaporates too quickly and doesn’t penetrate the skin’s protective outer barrier. Lotions, creams, and ointments, on the other hand, improve the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture while resolving other skin problems that can lead to loss of moisture.

To better understand what moisturizer does for your skin, consider the different types of moisturizer and the benefits each provides:

  • Emollient – This type of moisturizer fills the gaps between the skin cells that are lacking moisturizing lipids (fats). Emollients are typically oil-based, and as they fill the spaces between skin cells, the skin becomes smoother and more hydrated.
  • Humectant – This type of moisturizer draws water into the skin cells to improve hydration. They are suitable for all skin types because they tend to be light, water-based, and devoid of heavy oils.
  • Occlusive – Typically used on the body rather than the face, occlusive moisturizers are heavy, designed to douse the skin in much-needed moisture.

In most cases, the term moisturizer refers to a product that creates a seal on the surface of the skin to protect against loss of moisture. Hydrators, on the other hand, are specific ingredients that absorb water from the atmosphere (or from your skin) and hold it on the skin. Yon-Ka Paris uses both moisturizing and hydrating ingredients in our moisturizers.

Understanding the Skin’s Protective Barrier

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it acts as a protective barrier against the harsh elements of the outside world. What many people don’t realize, however, is that the skin itself requires protection. When the skin’s protective barrier becomes compromised, it leads to water loss and increased sensitivity. These things often manifest in the form of dry, itchy, and irritated skin.

The skin cannot make water for itself, but it can trap water in its protective barrier and use it to produce sebum or oil. The skin’s protective barrier consists of three layers – the epidermal lipids, hydrolipid film, and the acid mantle.

The epidermal lipids make up the skin’s permeable barrier and bind moisture to prevent bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances from penetrating the skin’s surface. The hydrolipid film is an emulsion of water and fats that covers the surface of the skin, and the acid mantle gives the skin its mildly acidic pH to promote skin-friendly microorganisms and protect against harmful ones.

The skin’s protective barrier can be compromised by dehydration and dryness. Dehydration refers to a lack of water in the skin, while dryness refers to a lack of oil. Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type can help resolve these issues.

Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

If your skin is dry or dehydrated, using the right moisturizer can repair the underlying issue and restore the healthy condition of your skin. Not using moisturizer can make the problem worse, but so can using the wrong moisturizer for your skin type.

When shopping for moisturizer, you should be aware of your skin type and have some idea which ingredients are needed to repair your specific problems. Restoring ingredients like peptides encourage the skin to return to its natural state prior to the damage while replenishing ingredients like glycerin restore the skin’s healthy appearance. Other ingredients like antioxidants and plant extracts help soothe irritated skin and defend it against environmental stressors.

Here is a quick overview of which moisturizers are best for different skin types:

  • All skin types. Dry, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin can all benefit from humectant moisturizers because they increase the natural hydration of your skin and don’t overload it with heavy oils. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids.
  • Dry, dehydrated skin. If your skin is extremely dry, dehydrated, or mature, you may need an emollient to fill the gaps between skin cells, giving your skin a smoother appearance overall. Key ingredients to look for include shea butter, grape seed oil, and avocado oil.
  • Normal or combination skin. Skin that has minimal dryness, such as normal or combination skin types, may do best with a humectant
  • Mature, dehydrated skin. For skin that is very dry and dehydrated, particularly mature skin in an environment devoid of humidity, occlusive moisturizers are best. Look for ingredients like avocado oil, hazelnut oil, and jojoba oil but avoid this type for acne-prone skin.

Your skin is likely to change over time, so the moisturizer that is best for your skin right now may not be the ideal choice several months or years from now. If you’re not sure which moisturizer is best, talk to a skincare professional or visit a Yon-Ka Paris salon and spa for a consultation.

Yon-Ka Paris Moisturizers

If your skin is severely dehydrated, a professional-level treatment may be the best way to restore its natural health and hydration. In addition to professional spa treatments, Yon-Ka Paris also offers a variety of at-home skin care products that can soothe, hydrate, and strengthen your skin.

Here are some of the top moisturizers Yon-Ka Paris has to offer:

  • Hydra No. 1 Crème – This vitamin-enriched cream infuses the skin with age-defying and repairing ingredients to prevent visible signs of aging caused by dehydration. It creates a comforting cocoon that restores your skin’s soft, supple, and plumped complexion for glowing health and renewed radiance.
  • Hydra No. 1 Fluide – Perfect for normal to oily skin types, this product features the super-humectant hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin to the deepest layers, leaving it comforted and mattified with reduced signs of aging.
  • Hydra No. 1 Serum – The above two products can be layered over this luxurious serum for a deeper, more intensive hydration for dry and dehydrated skin.
  • Nutri Defense – Rich in plant oils and butters, this moisturizer offers intense comforting and repairing moisture for dry to very dry skin. Ingredients like sacha inchi oil, shea butter, grape seed oil, and avocado oil nourish the skin and restore its natural protective barrier.

Hydration is just as important for your skin as it is for the rest of your body. Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type and utilizing it as part of a daily skincare routine can help reduce moisture loss, improve the tone and texture of your skin, and restore your youthful glow.

The post How Moisturizing Works & Why Your Skin Needs It appeared first on Yon-Ka Skin Care Blog.

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The condition of your skin is a reflection of your internal health, so when your face breaks out with pimples, it’s almost always a sign that something deeper is going on beneath the surface.

There are many potential causes for acne, which means that there are also various potential remedies. Many drugstore skincare products designed to resolve acne contain harsh chemical ingredients that could be helpful, but might leave your skin sensitive and red. Natural botanical ingredients, like those found within Yon-Ka Paris products, can provide more of the same benefits without the harsh, negative side effects.

In this article, we’ll explore adult acne in greater depth to learn what it is and what causes it. We’ll also explore some of the best natural ingredients to look for in anti-acne skin care products.

What is Acne and What Causes It?

The American Academy of Dermatology names acne the most common skin condition in the United States. Though occasional breakouts are a common issue among teens and adolescents, even adults can be plagued by acne, and adult acne tends to affect women more than men.

Acne occurs when the pores become clogged with dead skin cells and oils, causing whiteheads and blackheads to form on or just beneath the surface of the skin. These blemishes typically form on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders because these are the areas of the body with the highest sebum (oil) production.

Anyone can develop acne at any time, but there are some triggers and risk factors to keep in mind. Here are some of the most common causes of adult acne:

  • Fluctuating hormones (particularly in women)
  • Chronic or acute stress
  • Family history of acne or skin problems
  • Using the wrong skincare products
  • Side effects of medication
  • A diet high in processed sugar and refined grains
  • Smoking and other activities that cause skin inflammation

Acne manifests in different ways, and different grades are associated with different types of blemishes. Grade 1 acne manifests in the form of mild whiteheads, blackheads, and uninflamed pimples. Moderate acne with frequent breakouts of pustules and papules is Grade 2, and Grade 3 involves a higher degree of inflammation with numerous papules and pustules. The highest grade, Grade 4, causes many pustules, papules, cysts, and nodules that form on the face, back, chest, neck, and buttocks.

Why Natural Remedies are Best

Acne can range in severity from the occasional mild breakout to chronic, widespread breakouts accompanied by inflammation. Many people who suffer from severe acne turn to their dermatologists for prescription-strength medications. There are also acne medications made with chemical ingredients such as the following:

  • Benzoyl Peroxide – In skincare products, this ingredient kills bacteria to prevent it from clogging the pores. It helps reduce redness and inflammation and may also reduce bacterial infections. It comes in several concentrations, starting around 2.5%. Benzoyl Peroxide is available both over the counter and in prescription strength.
  • Salicylic Acid – This ingredient removes the excess skin cells that get trapped in the pores, mixing with sebum and bacteria to cause breakouts. It is also Salicylic Acid can be naturally derived or synthetic.
  • Antibiotics – All skin contains Propioni bacterium acnes, aka P. acnes, however there is an overabundance of this bacteria found on acneic skin. Antibiotics like clindamycin, erythromycin, and doxycycline can be used to treat bacterial problems and are available by prescription.

Though these ingredients may work to reduce acne, chemical ingredients often come with a long list of potential side effects. For example, benzoyl peroxide works killing bacteria and reducing redness and inflammation, but it can also cause dryness or peeling. Overusing antibiotics is creating drug-resistant bacteria, which can become problematic when faced with severe bacterial infections. Too much exfoliation with Salicylic Acid can irritate and sensitize the skin.

Because chemical skincare ingredients come with a high risk for side effects, you may want to consider a natural alternative. Many natural ingredients for acne provide similar or better results than chemical ingredients with a much lower risk of side effects. Keep reading to learn more.

Look for These Natural Ingredients in Anti-Acne Products
  • Aloe Vera – Moisturization is the key to healthy skin, and aloe vera is a natural moisturizer. It also naturally contains sulfur and salicylic acid, two ingredients that work well against acne.
  • Burdock – this root extract is purifying and balancing to the skin. It also naturally contains vitamin A, vitamin E, various B vitamins, minerals and sulfur, so it’s anti-oxidant rich and anti-inflammatory.
  • Chamomile – Applied topically, chamomile offers anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits. It also boosts immunity, heals inflammatory skin conditions, lightens pigmented skin, and reduces acne breakouts.
  • Essential Oils – There are a variety of essential oils known to provide anti-acne benefits. Lime essential oil offers both antibacterial and antioxidant benefits. Thyme essential oil is a potent anti-septic and rosemary essential oil is highly detoxifying.
  • Lactic Acid – A type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), lactic acid reduces acne breakouts as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a natural exfoliator.
  • John’s Wort – Derived from the flowers of the Hypericum perforatum plant, St. John’s wort extract offers healing benefits while also smoothing and firming the skin.
  • Witch Hazel – Made from the bark of the North American witch hazel shrub, this extract contains tannins which are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to fighting acne and reducing skin inflammation, witch hazel can be used to tone skin.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – This liquid is rich in magnesium, potassium, and acetic acid as well as certain enzymes that kill bacteria in the skin making it antibacterial.

In addition to working these natural ingredients into your anti-acne skincare routine, there are some general guidelines you should follow to maximize your benefits. For example, always use a gentle, soap-free cleanser to avoid irritating or drying out your skin – these issues may make acne worse. You should also be sure to choose skincare products based on your skin type and start using new products slowly, so your skin has time to get used to the product. It is also advisable to see a Yon-Ka trained esthetician for a professional facial.

Not only can changing your skincare routine provide relief from acne but so can certain lifestyle changes. Reducing your stress by giving yourself time to relax can prevent your hormones from fluctuating, triggering an acne breakout. Reducing your intake of dairy, processed foods, and added sugar will also benefit your skin, as well exercising regularly and getting enough sleep.

Yon-Ka Paris Acne-Fighting Products

If you are prone to acne or even just sporadic breakouts, look into the following solutions from Yon-Ka Paris which help naturally fight breakouts at their source.

  • Juvenil: Rescue skin afflicted with spots and imperfections with this powerful, alcohol-free topical treatment booster that spot treats blemishes quickly and effectively. It is rich in anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and healing ingredients such as ichthyol, lactic acid, essential oil of lime, Quintessence Yon-Ka, and more.
  • Emulsion Pure: Address the unique needs of your skin with this purifying and regenerating treatment emulsion that is essential for those who suffer from chronic breakouts. With a potent concentration of Yon-Ka Quintessence, this multi-action medicine cabinet in a bottle can be used before and after waxing, on sunburn, on insect bites, and on old scars for purifying, soothing, and regenerating effects.
  • Crème 15: Purify oily, blemish-prone skin with this antiseptic treatment cream that also calms angry skin and prevents the appearance of small pimply rashes after hair removal. It includes ingredients such as burdock, sage, birch, essential oil of lime, Quintessence Yon-Ka, mallow, chamomile, witch hazel, St John’s Wort, and more.
The Bottom Line

The key to success with any skincare routine is consistency. Build your daily skincare routine around safe, natural products that provide the benefits your skin needs without the risk of side effects like dryness or irritation. Before you know it, your skin will be bright, glowing, and blemish-free.

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If you’re like many women, you’re concerned about keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh, free from fine lines and wrinkles. In your quest to find the right skincare regimen, you may have come across products with ingredients called “Alpha hydroxy acids”.

Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs are an essential ingredient in any anti-aging skincare routine due to their ability to help exfoliate away dull, dead skin cells to make room for smoother, younger-looking skin to be revealed in its place.

In this article, we’ll cover the subject of alpha hydroxy acids in depth, discussing what they are and the benefits they provide for your skin. We’ll also provide some tips for shopping for skincare products made with AHAs.

What Are Alpha Hydroxy Acids?

Alpha hydroxy acids have a long history of use for skin care. These acids date all the way back to ancient Egypt when Cleopatra herself bathed in milk for its skin-rejuvenating benefits. Today, AHAs are a common additive to skin care products, including cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and masks.

Where do AHAs come from, and what are they?

Alpha hydroxy acids are derived from the natural sugars found in fruit and milk. They are a group of naturally occurring acids that, when formulated properly, have the ability to exfoliate and penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin. The result is smoother, fresher, and more hydrated skin that also becomes firmer over time. Lactic acid and glycolic acid are the two most commonly used for skin because they have a unique ability to penetrate the skin, delivering results below the skin’s surface. These are also the AHAs that have the most scientific evidence to support their benefits.

How Do AHAs Benefit Your Skin?

The primary function of AHAs in skin care products is exfoliation. Alpha hydroxy acids cause the cells in the uppermost layer of skin (the epidermis) to loosen and slough off, revealing younger-looking skin beneath. They can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin cells, which aids in revealing fresh, vibrant skin.

In addition to exfoliating the skin, AHAs are reported to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving rough skin texture and mottled pigment with continued use. They can be found in a variety of concentrations in retail skin care products but tend to work best in concentrations ranging from 5% to 8% with pH values between 3.0 and 4.0.

Though AHAs provide a wide variety of benefits for the skin, they can increase skin irritation and sun sensitivity. Because of this, it is very important to always apply an SPF when going outdoors.

What is interesting about this is the fact that AHAs can reverse some of the damage caused by UV exposure but, at the same time, makes the skin more susceptible to these effects. The lesson to take away is that skin care products containing AHAs need to be used in conjunction with sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, such as Yon-Ka’s SPF 50 and SPF 25.

What to Look for in Skin Care Products with AHAs

Alpha hydroxy acids can be found in a variety of natural plant materials, which is why it makes for a perfect addition to our products. Most AHAs are used in combination, and their specific benefits depend on the concentration.

When shopping for skincare products containing AHAs, pay attention to what products they’re being used in. Though AHAs can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, foundations, and eye contours, it is best to use them in your primary exfoliant  to exfoliate and smooth the skin. Moisturizers  and eye contours containing AHAs can also be beneficial, but cleansers are not very effective because AHAs need to be absorbed into the skin for the maximum benefit. Make sure to use your AHA products as directed, and not overuse them to avoid irritation and inflaming the skin.

Yon-Ka Paris is a luxury skin care brand that offers several product lines featuring AHAs. Here is a quick overview of some of the AHAs you’ll find in Yon-Ka Paris skin care products and where they come from:

  • Citric Acid – Derived from citrus fruits, citric acid has a low pH. It works as an antioxidant and pH-adjuster or, in high concentrations, as an exfoliant.
  • Glycolic Acid – The gold standard in AHAs, glycolic acid is found naturally in foods like sugar cane, pineapple, and maple. Glycolic acid penetrates the uppermost layers of skin to reveal the healthy, younger-looking skin beneath while also “teaching” the skin to retain more moisture.
  • Lactic Acid – Sourced from bilberry and passion fruit, lactic acid performs a similar role to glycolic acid, but its ability to penetrate the skin is somewhat limited by the size of the molecules. In low concentrations, it hydrates the skin and, in higher concentrations, acts as an exfoliant. This acid can be derived from milk, but other forms are more stable.
  • Tartaric Acid – Found in grapes, tartaric acid molecules are nearly twice the size of glycolic acid molecules. Though it can exfoliate when used in similar concentrations, it is best used to maintain the proper pH level of skin to allow other AHAs to deliver their maximum benefit.
  • Malic Acid – Derived from apples and pears, malic acid molecules are larger than glycolic and lactic acid molecules but still provide antioxidant and exfoliant benefits. It is best in concentrations of 1% to 2% and works well in combination with other AHAs.

If you’re looking for a top-quality skin care product featuring natural AHAs, Yon-Ka Paris has what you need. Our formulas feature multi-acid blends to provide an even, more uniform exfoliation with minimal irritation. We believe in healthy, gentle exfoliation that is progressive, not aggressive. This allows our products to deliver visible, consistent results that addresses specific skin issues while supporting the overall health and healthy appearance of the skin.

Product Recommendations from Yon-Ka Paris
  • Alpha Contour – Designed to visibly renew and smooth around the eyes while creating a cocoon of softness around the lips, this gel-textured eye and lip contour features a precision dosage of fruit acids combined with mimosa to rejuvenate the skin and activate cellular renewal for a boost of hydration and freshness.
  • Alpha Fluid – A smoothing, reviving treatment moisturizer for even the most sensitive skin, this hydrating fluid nourishes and revives the skin thanks to a well-balanced concentration of fruit acids and mimosa tenuiflora to improve the skin’s texture and tone for an even, radiant complexion.
  • Alpha Peel – This product offers exfoliating action to improve the skin’s quality night after night, leaving it bright and regenerated with redefined texture and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It features powerful fruit acids with the smoothing effects of beech bud peptides and hyaluronic acid and aloe for hydration and radiance.

In addition to these skin care products, Yon-Ka Paris also offers exclusive, professional only products featuring alpha hydroxy acids. If you’re a skincare professional, contact us today to learn all the benefits of becoming a Yon-Ka Paris Partner.

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Your body needs essential vitamins and minerals for balanced health. When you think about nutrients specifically for skin health, vitamins like Vitamin D and Vitamin E usually come to mind first, but Vitamin A is just as important, particularly because of its regenerating effects.

There are several ways to harness the skin-supporting benefits of vitamin A. Keep reading to learn more about this essential nutrient, how it can benefit your skin, and what Yon-Ka Paris products you can find it in…

What is Vitamin A and Where Does it Come From?

Vitamin A is not just one nutrient, but rather a group of fat-soluble retinoids. In total, this vitamin is involved in vision, immune function, reproduction, and cellular communication as well as cell growth and skin health.

There are two types of vitamin A: retinoids and carotenoids.

Retinoids include retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters. This form of vitamin A can be found in foods from animal sources such as fish, meat, organ meats, and dairy products.

As for carotenoids, the most important of these is beta-carotene, a plant pigment that the body converts into vitamin A.

Both retinoids and carotenoids are converted into retinol by the liver and either stored or transported throughout the body via the lymphatic system. The body can also absorb vitamin A topically when it is applied to the skin.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin A for Skin?

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it is a retinoid-responsive organ. Simply put, this means that it can readily absorb vitamin A when it is applied topically and “soak up” its many benefits.

When it comes to the skin-supporting benefits of vitamin A, there are many to consider. Here is a quick overview of the benefits of vitamin A for skin:

  1. Stimulates the production of new skin cells and supports skin hydration
  2. Proper vitamin A levels can prevent follicular hyperkeratosis, a cause of raised papules
  3. Can be used to treat acne in both adolescents and adults
  4. Stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  5. Antioxidant-rich carotenoids prevent UV damage and premature aging
  6. Can reduce skin pigmentation and improve skin tone

Now, let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits.

1. Stimulates the production of new skin cells and supports skin hydration.

Your skin is constantly shedding cells and renewing itself. Retinol, retinal, and retinoic acid play a major role in this process by supporting cell and tissue growth and by stimulating fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are the cells responsible for developing the tissue that keeps your skin firm.

2. Proper vitamin A levels can prevent follicular hyperkeratosis, a cause of raised papules.

According to research published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, low levels of retinol can cause a condition marked by excess keratin in the hair follicles known as hyperkeratosis. When this happens, raised papules or lesions can form on the skin and the skin may also become dry and flaky – other forms of hyperkeratosis include eczema and psoriasis. By speeding skin cell turnover, vitamin A helps keep the outer layer of skin from thickening and developing those lesions.

3. Topical vitamin A can be used to treat acne.

Pimples form when the pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. When this happens, it creates the perfect breeding ground for Propionibacterium acnes or acne-causing bacteria. Topical retinoids stimulate cell turnover, which is the same process that happens inside the pores, helping slow down oil production to keep the pores clear and the skin free from blemishes.

4. Vitamin A stimulates collagen production.

Both retinol and retinoic acid stimulate collagen production, which improves skin cell turnover and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Exposure to UV rays, pollution, stress, and other factors can negatively impact collagen production, which causes the skin to lose some of its elasticity. When this happens, wrinkles start to develop, and they become more pronounced over time. Vitamin A can stimulate collagen production to strengthen the skin and fill in those lines, making your skin look smoother and healthier overall.

5. Antioxidant-rich carotenoids prevent UV damage.

According to research published in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, a diet high in carotenoids can prevent skin cell damage and prevent skin aging. Carotenoids like beta-carotene are rich in antioxidants, and some can be converted by the body into vitamin A. Antioxidants protect the cells against free radicals that can damage the cell membrane and can also protect against UV damage and the signs of premature aging.

6. Vitamin A can reduce skin pigmentation.

Sun exposure can lead to skin damage, pigmentation, and the formation of brown spots. Fortunately, vitamin A speeds skin cell turnover, which helps the skin shed damaged and pigmented cells from the surface, making room for healthy cells to grow underneath. Retinoids also block the enzyme required for melanin production, helping even skin tone and complexion.

Now that you have a better understanding of the skin-related benefits of vitamin A, you may be eager to try it for yourself. Keep reading to learn more about vitamin A in our skincare products.

How Much Vitamin A Do You Need?

Now that you have a better understanding of how vitamin A benefits your skin and where to find it in skin care products, you may be wondering how much vitamin A you actually need.

Women should aim for about 700 mcg of vitamin A per day while men need about 900 mcg. Healthy food sources of vitamin A include proteins like eggs, meat, fish, and dairy products while bright green and orange plant foods like carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes are excellent sources of beta-carotene. It is important to include sources of beta-carotene in your diet because your body will convert it into vitamin A.

When it comes to topical vitamin A skincare creams, Yon-Ka Paris has options for you. Below you’ll find a selection of our most popular products packed with this skin-saving nutrient:

  • Crème PG: This treatment helps diminish redness and skin irritation commonly experienced for oily complexions.
  • Crème 93: Vitamin-enriched with a delicate and natural aroma, this balancing cream treatment features the essential oils of lime and Indonesian white flowers as well as anti-oxidant vitamins that protect from free radical damage.
  • Vital Defense: Defend your skin with this vitamin-enriched day cream that protects the skin from aging, environmental pollution, and free radical damage to help it recover its original radiance, softness, and vitality.
  • Crème 28: Quench your complexion with this vitamin-charged hydrating cream moisturizer that protects and hydrates the skin with age-prevention effects.

When it comes to skin health, vitamin A is just one of many essential nutrients. By increasing your intake of vitamin A and beta-carotene, you can naturally improve your skin health from the inside out while skin care products containing retinoids can boost those benefits.

Best of luck!

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Skin exfoliation is a must if you want glowing, radiant skin and to unclog pores. However, it’s important that exfoliation is done the right way in order to see the results you want. Otherwise, you could be left with red and irritated skin, or worse.

To ensure you’re getting the most out of skin exfoliation routine, this post has all the basics you need to know in order to get started. Keep reading and you’ll be well on your way to a glowing complexion…

What You Should Know About Skin Exfoliation

Before we get into the details, let’s talk about what skin exfoliation is. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. You see, your skin is constantly restoring itself, which leaves behind layers of dead skin all over your body. In fact, studies show that humans shed their entire outer layer of skin every 2-4 weeks at the rate of 0.001 – 0.003 ounces of skin flakes every hour. The buildup of this dead skin also leads to a buildup of environmental elements, bacteria, and more. All of these can cause lackluster skin and acne to form.

The reason you want to exfoliate your skin (on your face and your body) is because it helps to shed the dead skin cells that are left behind. When you do this, it reveals the healthier, glowing skin hiding underneath. Not only that, but having a build-up of dead skin cells makes it difficult for your skincare products to penetrate the skin and do their job as efficiently as possible.

When You Should Exfoliate Your Skin

Before you start exfoliating all the time, you should know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to exfoliate your skin. In fact, it’s possible that you can exfoliate too often if you aren’t being careful. Signs of over-exfoliation include red, irritated skin and peeling. If your skin is starting to peel, that’s not a sign the products are doing their job, but rather that you need to take an immediate step back in the frequency you’re exfoliating.

When it comes to any skincare routine, the last thing you want is to cause damage to your skin. This is why you need to be cautious about how many times per week you’re exfoliating. The general recommendation, based on how the skin naturally renews itself, is two or three times per week for normal or combination skin. However, if your skin is sensitive, you may find that you need to keep it around one or two times per week. Those with oily skin may be able to increase exfoliation, but don’t exceed more than four times per week.

Pay attention to how your skin is feeling and behaving before you start exfoliating though. If you are already dealing with irritated skin and angry blemishes, you definitely don’t want to add fuel to the fire by scrubbing your face or using manual exfoliation tools. Let your skin calm down before you begin exfoliating again or start with a gentler, non-granular option like gommage.

Exfoliation Products You Should Try

Now that you’re educated on exfoliation and you’re ready to make it part of your regular skincare routine, you’re probably wondering which products will help you see results. Yon-Ka Paris has a variety of exfoliants, both facial and body, to help you meet your skincare goals.

For those looking to enliven their dull complexion, Guarana Scrub is the perfect blend of both exfoliating and detoxifying. This cocktail of 11 active plant extracts exfoliates the skin using two types of organic particles — Amazonian guarana seeds and Organic rice bran powder. Working together they gently buff away impurities, leaving your pores unclogged and your skin invigorated and oxygenated.

For a gentler, non-scrub option, we recommend Gommage Yon-Ka. This light facial peel has exfoliating, clarifying, hydrating, and balancing effects. If you have dry, red, or sensitive skin, it’s the perfect way to bring back a healthy glow.

Also, remember that exfoliating isn’t just limited to your face. Yon-Ka Paris offers a variety of exfoliating body products that are specific to your unique needs…

  • Gommage Doux: This cream scrub combines the exfoliating action of Bamboo and Apricot kernel powder with the hydrating and restructuring properties of Mango butter, Sesame oil and vegetable Glycerin. It removes dead skin cells, leaving a light hydrating film on the skin, and is infused with the essential oils of lavender, everlasting and petitgrain.
  • Gommage Sucre Jasmine: You won’t resist the magical effect of this scrub with two sugars that turns into milk when in contact with water. Its exquisite texture gently exfoliates the skin, leaving subtle floral fragrances for a relaxing moment.
  • Gommage Sucre Mandarin: This scrub with white and brown sugar enhanced with Sunflower oil gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin. It melts onto the skin and changes into a milk upon contact with water. A wonderful invigorating experience.
  • Gommage Doux Silhouette: This cream scrub combines the exfoliating action of Bamboo and Apricot kernel powder with the hydrating and restructuring properties of Mango butter, Sesame oil and vegetable Glycerin. Infused with the essential oils of Cedar, Cypress and Rosemary, it removes dead skin cells, leaving a light hydrating film on the skin.

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We are proud to announce the second year of our Save the Bees campaign! The environment is near and dear to our hearts here at Yon-Ka and plays such a big part in our products. This year we continue to do our part to protect it.

What’s Happening With the Bee Population

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a thing or two about the declining bee population and how it is negatively impacting our planet overall. Because bees are essential for pollinating many of the crops our farmers grow, we need to do our part to not just sustain the population, but grow it. Sadly, there are a number of elements killing off our precious bees.

The declining bee population has been linked to a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. This occurs when most of the worker bees within a colony disappear, which leaves behind the queen and young bees that are then not able to be cared for. Another issue for the bee population is the use of pesticides. So many of us use pesticides to get rid of things like insects and weeds, but it can actually kill bees and impede their reproduction.

The last problem that’s come up in recent years, has been with mites invading bee colonies and ultimately devastating them. Mites can cause deformed wing syndrome, paralysis, and many other life-threatening diseases for these already fragile honeybee colonies.

Why We Need to Do Something

Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the problems we could be left dealing with should the bee population continue to decline. These little insects are some of the hardest working creatures on our planet and they play a huge role in agriculture. Pollination is necessary for plants to reproduce, which is something that bees assist in greatly.

Here’s a couple fun facts for you…

  • More than 80% of food crops in the United States are pollinated by honeybees.
  • One in every three bites of food you eat is the result of pollination.
  • Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive.

Without the bees doing their jobs, our food supply would drastically decline — to the point of no return. This is why it’s important we all do our part to help save them.

About Rocky & His Farm

This year we traveled to the Birds and Bees Farm in order to learn firsthand about the plight of the bees. This local New Jersey farm is run by Rocky and his wife, who have always had a love for animals and the environment.

After Rocky retired from his job at UPS back in 2006, he discovered a brand new passion: beekeeping. Over the years, Rocky has donated his own time and money to try and alleviate the declining bee population that the world is facing. Because of his hard work and dedication, he now has over 200 colonies of honeybees, which he donates to local farms to help pollinate crops.

But that’s not all Rocky has done! He’s even invested money into purchasing special queen bees that carry on to their offspring a trait that he describes as “hygienic behavior.” This hygienic trait that Rocky is referring to will help significantly reduce the mite count in colonies, leading to more healthy bees. Healthier bees means there are more (and stronger) bees to pollinate all of our crops.

Rocky has also made it his mission to produce non-aggressive bees by doing his best to ensure that queens only mate with this “more gentle” population. Considering he handles the bees without using a traditional beekeeper suit, he’s been pretty successful!

Besides committing himself to saving the bee population, Rocky is dedicated to our environment and reducing his own carbon footprint. This is all thanks to the use of renewable energy in sustainable agricultural practices. At Rocky’s farm, they have solar panels on the roof of their barn, plus they offer a BYOB program with their honey. This allows customers to bring their own container and fill it up with fresh honey for a discounted price. A simple act like this goes a long way in reducing the amount of recyclable containers that are used in honey making.

How Yon-Ka is Giving Back & How You Can Help

Here at Yon-Ka, we owe the success and incredible results of our progress to nature. Since 2014, we have made it our mission to give back to the environment and also protect the bee population through our support of the association, “Un toit pour les abeilles” (A roof for our bees). Through this association, beehives were set up in Provence, giving homes to over 750,000 bees!

Now, we’re taking it one step further and asking you to help save the bees. We’ve released a limited edition version of our favorite Lotion Yon-Ka. This special version features gorgeous artwork from renowned artist, Roxy Lapassade. Roxy is an illustrator who has loved drawing ever since she could first hold a pencil. She has a degrees in Applied Arts and now creates amazing art from her studio in Paris. Her love for drawing beautiful feminine characters that are full of life and love is what makes this collaboration a perfect match.

When you purchase our limited edition bottle, $1 will be donated to the Birds and Bees Farm. Internationally, proceeds will be donated to “A roof for our bees” Association. This unique product is more than just a toner. It rebalances the skin and preps the skin for your everyday beauty products. It’ll leave you feeling refreshed without ever drying the skin because it’s 100% alcohol free.

Click here to shop now!

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Time wears away at the body, particularly the skin. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity as well as its youthful glow. Firm, supple skin becomes marked with fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles that become more pronounced with each passing day.

Though you cannot stop the passage of time, you can minimize its effects on your skin. Choosing the right anti-aging treatments can lift, firm, and revitalize your skin so you can recapture your youth, looking and feeling younger than ever.

The Optimizer Treatment offers visible results to firm and lift the skin, releasing its full potential. This high-touch facial stimulates the skin’s natural regeneration process, optimizes firmness, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and intensifies glow.

Optimizer Treatment Overview

The Optimizer Treatment is a professional anti-aging facial for all skin types suffering from a lack of resiliency. It is well-suited for clients 45+ years old and acts like a “personal trainer” for the skin, lifting and restructuring it to correct the visible signs of aging.

Each Optimizer Treatment is performed by a Yon-Ka professional and includes Yon-Ka exclusive techniques and products to restructure and fortify the skin. You’ll receive a premium facial featuring professional-only deep exfoliation, with targeted techniques for firming care, finished with a professional-only mask that lifts and tightens the skin for visible results. Your skin will be firmer, with a visibly sculpted facial contour.

The Optimizer Treatment is available as a 60-minute high-touch facial or a 90-minute facial with firming device care options for intensified results. The treatment can be administered as a single facial, but it is recommended as a series of 4 facials, 1 treatment per week for 1 month for optimal results.

Techniques Used in the Treatment

The Optimizer Treatment utilizes a range of uplifting and firming phytobiological actives to release your skin’s full potential. The result is firmer, more glowing skin with a visibly sculpted facial contour with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Optimizer Treatment facial includes the following techniques and products:

  • Deep exfoliation using the professional-grade Alpha Exfoliateur peel
  • Targeted techniques for skin firming care
  • Skin lifting and smoothing using the professional-grade Masque Lift mask
  • Moisturizing, firming and revitalizing skin with Advanced Optimizer Crème
  • Firming and lifting skin with Advanced Optimizer Serum

The 90-minute Optimizer Treatment facial includes the addition of anti-aging devices such as:

  • LED – Utilizing low-level wavelengths of red light, LED boosts skin cell repair by increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, improving its overall appearance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Facial Endermologie – A non-surgical treatment for anti-aging, utilizes vibration to wake up the skin, reducing signs of fatigue and dull complexion while filling fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin.
  • Iontophoresis – In this treatment, a low-level, continuous current is carefully applied to the skin to stimulate the cells, move tissue fluid, and drive topical skin care products deeper into the epidermis for immediate and longer-lasting results.

The high touch techniques are offered by Yon-Ka Paris to deliver intensified results. Paired with Yon-Ka exclusive products, these techniques firm, restructure, and lift the skin to reverse the signs of aging. The technology options are a way to enhance the treatment offering depending on client needs.

Products Included in the Treatment

The Optimizer Treatment is a powerful, anti-aging treatment featuring exclusive Yon-Ka Paris techniques and products designed to firm, lift, and contour the skin. This treatment utilizes a wide range of uplifting and firming phytobiological active ingredients to release the skin’s full potential. The treatment includes a professional-only deep exfoliation, targeted techniques for skin firming, a skin-lifting masque, a moisturizing cream, and firming booster.

Included in the Optimizer Treatment are the following products:

  • Alpha Exfoliateur – A professional-grade AHA/BHA peel deeply exfoliates and renews the skin.
  • Masque Lift – A luxurious anti-aging mask will lift and smooth the skin, making skin look firmer and more youthful with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Advanced Optimizer Crème – A rich, moisturizing cream to nourish and invigorate skin featuring white lupine peptides to improve skin’s texture and density with marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to smooth wrinkles.
  • Advanced Optimizer Serum – A firming serum with uplifting effect, made with hibiscus peptides and rosehip extract to promote collagen production and boost skin structure.

These products are included in the Optimizer Treatment facial, but you always have the option to add other Yon-Ka skincare products to your homecare regimen. Talk to your Yon-Ka professional about your individual skin concerns to customize your experience.

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Many people start their morning with a hefty dose of caffeine. In fact, about 90% of the American population consumes caffeine on a daily basis, and more than half consume over 300mg daily.

Caffeine is a stimulant that can help wake you up, and there are some who say that it can also wake up your skin. When beauty editors began suggesting that exfoliating with fresh coffee grounds could reduce cellulite and firm the skin, topical applications of caffeine came into popularity. The side of the story you don’t hear, however, is that these results are usually temporary.

The desire to stay young drives many to do irrational things, often without taking the time to do their own research. If you were to look for scientific studies that support the use of caffeine as an anti-aging remedy, however, you wouldn’t find many.

In this article, we’ll explore the subject of caffeine as a topical ingredient and how it affects your skin.

What Effect Does Caffeine Really Have on the Skin?

Now that we’ve covered some of the way’s caffeine doesn’t affect the skin, you may be wondering what its true effects really are. Caffeine is a stimulant, though a natural one found primarily in coffee and tea. It works by boosting the central nervous system and brain, helping you stay alert and awake.

Caffeine is an addictive substance and it is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. Side effects of caffeine can include dehydration, increased urination, nausea, increased blood pressure, rapid heart rate, restlessness, and more. Excessive amounts can even lead to hair loss.

But how does it affect the skin?

Caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea are also known for their antioxidant content. Antioxidants like phenols help fight free radicals which can cause damage to the skin. It may also dilate blood vessels under the skin to improve overall blood flow as well as the skin’s appearance. Other than that, however, the skin benefits of drinking caffeinated beverages are limited.

Though downing a gallon of coffee each morning is unlikely to be the secret to youth, certain caffeine-infused skincare products can provide benefits for your skin. Keep reading to learn more.

Caffeine-Infused Skincare Products

Topical applications of caffeine have shown a variety of skin benefits, especially for anti-aging. It is important to remember that most of these effects are temporary and more scientific study is needed to determine whether the link between caffeine and anti-aging is valid.

Here are some of the purported benefits of caffeine for skin:

  • Caffeine dilates the blood vessels under the skin, improving blood flow and reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  • Though caffeine is a stimulant when consumed, it provides calming benefits when applied topically thanks to its antioxidant content.
  • Applying caffeine to the skin may reduce the appearance of redness, fine lines, and sunspots.
  • Chlorogenic acid, found in coffee, offers anti-inflammatory benefits that may reduce hyperpigmentation.
  • The regular consumption of coffee helps fight harmful bacteria which, combined with the anti-inflammatory benefits, may help fight acne.
  • Caffeine dilates the blood vessels under the skin around the eyes, helping treat dark circles.
  • Adding caffeine to a daily SPF moisturizer may provide protection against the aging effects of UV radiation and pollution.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of caffeine-infused skincare products, you need to shop smart. The key is to know what you are looking for and to be realistic about the results you can expect.

Here are some tips for shopping for caffeine-infused skincare products:

  • Caffeinated scrubs like Yon-Ka’s Guarana Scrub can be used to exfoliate the skin, gently sanding away the top layer of dead skin cells to make room for renewed growth while also dilating blood vessels to improve blood flow. This imparts the skin with an energy boost, alleviates dullness so the complexion is uniform, and sallowness disappears.
  • Adding caffeine to a daily SPF moisturizer can provide skin-calming benefits in addition to protecting against UV radiation and pollution.
  • Topical caffeine solutions containing 5% caffeine or more can reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Yet there are also caffeine free alternatives such as Yon-Ka’s Phyto Contour which can also produce these actions.
  • Caffeine-infused body creams can provide skin-firming benefits, though you’ll need to use the product for several weeks to see any real results.
  • Facial cleansers/scrubs made with caffeine can tighten the skin while the anti-inflammatory benefits reduce redness and irritation for smoother, more even skin.

Though caffeine-infused skincare products are readily available, it is important to remember that research results for some purported benefits are mixed. Understand what you’d like to get out of caffeine-infused skincare products prior to purchasing so you don’t waste your money.

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Yon-Ka Skin Care Blog by Brianna Cunningham - 2M ago

Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is largely made up of protein. Collagen is a protein found in skin that works with elastin (another protein) to give your skin structure and strength.

As you get older, the collagen in your skin breaks down more rapidly and your body produces less of it. This results in sagging skin and wrinkle formation – some of the first physical signs of aging. Having plenty of healthy collagen is the secret to aging more gracefully, but where do you get it?

In this article, we’ll explore the subject of collagen including what it is and the role it plays in keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh. We’ll also talk about the effects of aging on collagen production and what you can do to give your body a little boost.

What Exactly is Collagen, Anyway?

Collagen is the most plentiful protein not only in the skin, but in the body as a whole. It plays an essential role in providing structure for the skin and is one of the primary building blocks for healthy bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It can also be found in the eyes, teeth, and blood vessels.

In a way, collagen is like the glue that holds the different parts of the body together. In fact, the word collagen is derived from the Greek word “kólla” which translates to glue. You can think of your body as a house and collagen as the beams that hold up the ceiling and the walls.

Collagen is often described as a complex protein because it contains 19 different amino acids, both essential and nonessential. The human body produces some collagen on its own, but production slows over time and the existing collagen in your skin starts to break down more quickly.

How Does Aging Affect Collagen?

Collagen makes up around 30% to 40% of the protein in your body and roughly 75% to 80% of the protein in your skin. It is one of three primary components of skin, working with elastin and glycosaminoglycans to provide the structure, support, strength, and stretch in your skin that keeps you looking younger longer.

As you get older, your skin changes in numerous ways. It becomes thinner, dryer, and more prone to sagging and wrinkles. What is actually happening beneath surface is the breakdown of collagen. As collagen fibers break down, your skin loses some of its elasticity and, because the body produces less collagen over time, the skin doesn’t recover as quickly. The result is fine lines that turn into wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Aging isn’t the only thing that affects collagen breakdown. Exposure to UV radiation (via the sun’s rays) deteriorates both collagen and elastin and smoking accelerates the aging process in your skin as well. Excess sugar consumption and dietary deficiencies in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and proline are also causes of increased collagen breakdown and slowed production.

Tips for Boosting Collagen Production

You can’t stop the progression of time, but you can reduce its effects on your skin. There are also simple things you can do to boost collagen production and slow its breakdown.

Here are some simple things you can do to boost collagen production in the skin:

  • Massage your facial muscles to boost circulation and collagen production
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products
  • Reduce your intake of added sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated
  • Consider taking a collagen protein supplement
  • Regularly apply skincare creams to “re-plump” the skin

While some topical collagen products plump the epidermis or the top layer of skin to improve hydration, they do not help the skin make more collagen. There are, however, certain skincare products that do stimulate collagen production. One key ingredient is peptides. Some anti-aging products from Yon-Ka Paris specifically feature peptides to build and conserve collagen for firmer, younger-looking skin.

Skincare Products That Boost Collagen Production

There are more than 28 types of collagen in the body, though most of it is one of four main types. Type 1 collagen makes up 90% of the body’s collagen while types 2, 3, and 4 are found in the cartilage, muscles, organs, and joints. Collagen 1 and 3 are the most abundant in skin.

As mentioned above, as your skin matures, the body produces less collagen as a whole and the collagen it does produce is of lower quality.

Some of the top skincare ingredients you’ll find in Yon-Ka’s collagen-supporting products are:

  • Peptides – Peptides are short chains of amino acids and are building blocks of proteins, like collagen. In skincare products, peptides can fulfill a similar role, stimulating the skin to produce more collagen, and conserving it.
  • Vitamin C – This is an antioxidant essential for natural collagen production in the body, so its inclusion in skincare products helps improve the skin’s ability to produce collagen.
  • Vitamin B – Also known as niacinamide, Vitamin B3 improves the overall appearance of skin while also increasing collagen production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – This ingredient helps hydrate the skin for a firmer, more youthful appearance.
  • Glycolic Acid – This ingredient is multi-faceted in that it exfoliates and hydrates the skin while stimulating collagen production for brighter, firmer skin.

Yon-Ka Paris anti-aging products are made with these collagen-boosting ingredients as well as other botanicals to firm, lift, and smooth the skin. Some of the top collagen-supporting products from Yon-Ka Paris include the following:

  • Advanced Optimizer Crème – This rich cream moisturizer visibly firms and smooths skin, preserving the skin’s architecture and redefining facial contours. It features white lupin peptides to conserve collagen, wild rose, and marine collagen as well as hydrating ingredients like shea butter and hyaluronic acid.
  • Advanced Optimizer Gel Lift – A smoothing tensor for the neck, décolleté, and bust, this luxurious gel treatment smooths and restores firmness to the delicate skin in these areas. Key ingredients include hibiscus peptides to stimulate collagen production, and horsetail, a firmness booster.
  • Advanced Optimizer Serum – Best used in combination with the Advanced Optimizer Crème, this serum absorbs quickly to reactivate the skin to create a firmer, smoother appearance. It features hibiscus peptides to stimulate collagen production, marine collagen, horsetail, and wild rose.

By taking better care of your skin through healthy diet and including Yon-Ka Paris products in your anti-aging skincare routine, you can keep your skin looking youthful and fresh for years to come.

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As you age, your skin loses some of its resilience and becomes more prone to wrinkles, dryness, and age spots. It also becomes susceptible to a process we refer to as “inflamm’aging” in which low-grade inflammation triggered by the immune system causes extra damage to your already fragile maturing skin. The result is dry, wrinkled, and tired-looking skin.

If you’re concerned with filling deep wrinkles, re-densifying your skin, and restoring your youthful glow, the Time Resist treatment may be just what you need. This anti-aging treatment incorporates Yon-Ka Paris professional products and services to immediately re-energize and smooth your skin.

Time Resist Treatment Overview

The Time Resist treatment is well-suited for mature clients aged 45 and older who have already felt the effects of inflamm’aging in their skin or are looking to prevent them.

With each Time Resist treatment, you’ll receive a premium anti-aging facial starting with a professional-only deep exfoliation followed by Yon-Ka exclusive techniques to target wrinkles and finishing with an exclusive professional-only mask to lift and tighten the skin. The result is smooth, energized skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Time Resist Treatment Details

The Time Resist treatments is available in a 60-minute high-touch facial or a 90-minute facial incorporating anti-aging devices for intensified results. You can purchase the treatment as a single facial or, for longer lasting results, as a series of four facials (1 weekly treatment for 1 month). This treatment is for anyone who wants to fill wrinkles and fight facial fatigue, but it is particularly well suited to mature skin aged 45 and older.

Techniques Used in the Treatment

All Time Resist facials include the following techniques:

  • Deep exfoliation using the Alpha Exfoliateur professional-only product
  • Specifically targeted techniques for anti-wrinkle care
  • Skin lifting and smoothing using the professional-grade Masque Lift
  • Hydrating the skin using Time Resist youth-activating, anti-fatigue, anti-aging moisturizer

The 90-minute Time Resist facial includes the addition of anti-aging devices such as the following:

  • LED – This treatment utilizes low-level wavelengths of red light to boost skin cell repair by increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, improving overall appearance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Facial Endermologie – This is a non-surgical treatment for anti-aging that utilizes vibration to wake up the skin, reducing signs of fatigue and dull complexion while also plumping up fine lines and wrinkles for an overall smoother, younger appearance.
  • Iontophoresis – This treatment involves the use of a low-level, continuous current applied to the skin to stimulate the cells, move tissue fluid, and drive topical skincare products deep into the epidermis for immediate, long-lasting results.

These high touch techniques are offered exclusively by Yon-Ka Paris and have been designed to address all signs of aging in conjunction with exclusive Yon-Ka Paris anti-aging products. The technology options are a way to enhance the treatment offering depending on client needs.

Products Included in the Treatment

The Time Resist treatment is a powerful, anti-aging treatment featuring unique Yon-Ka Paris techniques and products designed to fight the signs of inflamm’aging. This treatment works to immediately re-energize the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, while fighting the internal damage that weakens the skin’s structure.

Here is a deeper look into the products that are behind this treatment:

  • Alpha Exfoliateur – A professional-grade AHA/BHA peel that deeply exfoliates and renews the skin.
  • Masque Lift – This luxurious anti-aging mask will lift and smooth the skin, making your skin look firmer and more youthful with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Time Resist Moisturizer – This creamy moisturizer uses powerful natural ingredients to hydrate and smooth the skin, fighting the signs of fatigue and aging for a more youthful appearance.

We encourage you to continue the treatment at home using the Time Resist duo featuring a lightweight day cream and a restructuring night cream.

Tips for Maintaining Your Results at Home

The Time Resist treatment offers immediate results for smoothing, re-densifying skin for a more youthful appearance. If you want to prolong your results at home, consider adding the Time Resist moisturizer duo to your skincare routine. These products work together as a youthfulness activator program to fight inflamm’aging to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh.

Here is an overview of the two products in this line:

  • Time Resist Jour – This restructuring day cream features Saponaria pumila stem cells to re-densify the skin with energizing lipoaminoacid and wakame extract to restore your youthful glow. It is ultra-hydrating with wrinkle-filling microspheres to make your complexion more radiant while protecting your skin against the detrimental effects of time.
  • Time Resist Nuit – This restructuring night cream features several of the same ingredients with the addition of anti-fatigue plant extracts like sacha inchi oil, Euglena gracilis extract, and silk tree extract. This hydrating night cream nourishes and smooths your skin, so you wake up looking and feeling refreshed, your skin aglow with new light and energy.

You cannot stop your skin from aging, but you can certainly fight the effects.

The Time Resist treatment is your weapon against the ravages of time and inflamm’aging that would damage your mature skin with fine lines, wrinkles, and dull complexion. Restore your youthful glow today with a Time Resist facial — click here to find your nearest Yon-Ka Paris Professional.

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