Monday, May 24, 2010

Spa Girl is a big fan of aromatherapy and phytotherapy!

It is always difficult to decide what skin care products to use, and with so many choices you just need to keep experimenting until you find the ones that suite you the best. I am a big fan of aromatherapy and phytotherapy (the study of the use of extracts from natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents). So I tend to look for product and treatments that are derived from natural sources; thus my love for seaweed baths, salt rubs and anything with essential oils.

In 1954 a young couple interested in botany, aromatherapy and phytotherapy worked with a number of experts and founded a family owned business now world famous—Yonka Paris. Interested in treating problems by natural means the foundation of Yonka’s skincare products are five essential oils derived from the Mediterranean region, many of which are my all time favourites—lavender, geranium, rosemary, thyme and cypress. Yonka indicates that their products incorporate “plant, flower and fruit nutrients and natural properties at their highest levels of purity and potency to create the most refined and customized skin care products”.
The Yonka collection of therapeutic skin care products address a number of skin imbalances including: tightness and flakiness; dullness; excess shine and blemishes of oily skin; acne as well as loss of essential moisture, typical of dehydrated skin. Yonka products also deal with the onset of premature aging - wrinkles, loss of firmness, tired features, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, loss of vitality and radiance. In addition to specialized facial care, the collection includes eye and lip care to deal with lack of tone, resilience and nourishment, crow's feet, expression lines and puffiness.
I live in a semi-arid climate and prone to dehydrated skin, especially on my forehead, so I use a Yonka’s MASQUE N°1 Intense moisture with imperata cylindrica extracts for all skin types which leaves my skin smooth and soft and well moisturized, it also smells heavenly.
This gel-cream mask with delicate natural scent of flowers delivers both immediate and continuous, intensive hydration to the upper layers of the epidermis: + 54% after 1 hour, + 96% after 8 hours. Smoothes the skin’s surface and reduces fine lines, leaves skin softer and firmer, helps the skin fight free radicals - factors contributing to ageing and irritation. The mask contains Imperata cylindrica, aloe barbadensis, jojoba, sandal, barley, silicon derivative, bacopa monniera, vitamins A, B5, C and E, Essential Oil of rose, jasmine and shiu.

For more information on Yonka’s history and products Spa Girl says check them out:

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