This fall, we are excited to introduce a professional skincare product line, “Yon-Ka Paris”. Imagined and developed by a family with a passion for botanicals, Yon-Ka Paris has been a leader in phyto-aromatic care for the face and body since 1954.
What is phyto-aromatic care? It is skincare therapy that utilizes a combination of essential oils, plant extracts, and vegetal buds to refresh and replenish your skin. Yon-Ka holds a unique beauty secret with unparalleled powers: an exclusive and treasured formula combining 5 essential oils with extraordinary synergetic properties.
Yon-Ka… These two syllables form a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
“Yon” is the river of living, purifying water.
“Ka” is the eternal part of every being, according to Egyptian mythology.
Yon and Ka unites what seems contradictory: knowledge and mystery, movement and rest, shadows and light.
Together they form a symbol of constant regeneration and newfound harmony.
The Essential Oils
At first, the creators of Yon-Ka focused on the subtle aromas of the botanical world. They experimented on themselves, family, and friends, searching for the therapeutic properties of the plants: purifying, and healing. Their research led them to a breakthrough discovery: “Quintessence,” a unique combination of 5 essential oils from the Mediterranean which became the cornerstone of their skincare line.
Quintessence: The heart of the Yon-Ka formula
This is an extraordinary synergy of five essential oils with a wide field of action. It is used in the composition of 70% of the brand’s products. 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, analgesic, 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.
Plant and fruit extracts
But why limit oneself to the essential oils, when so many other wonders known for hundreds of years can be drawn from plants?
They broadened their research, blending essential oils together with plant and marine extracts and unveiling new synergies which they incorporated in their lotions, creams, and massage oils. Medical doctors, physiotherapists, and aestheticians participated in the evaluation and testing and were impressed by the originality, efficacy, and efficiency of the products, and users reported prompt visible results. Clients provide powerful feedback in simple words: “Thanks to the treatment it is as if my skin is breathing again, I feel good and it shows”
From the art of manual techniques to the sensorial experience. Rituals at the beginning and end of each treatment, finely crafted procedures, and exclusive method. Every Yon-Ka treatment is an expert and subtle alchemy between the professional’s hand, the hand that feels and gives, the instrument that prolongs and reinforces it and the essential oil that optimizes it. Yon-Ka trains every aesthetician using its products to maximize the benefit received by our clients. There are treatments to address skin concerns for both men and women; acne, dehydration, sensitive skin, aging. My personal favorite treatment is the “Eclat Cocoon,” a stimulating and hydrating treatment which combats the effects of aging.
Come in today for a personalized Yon-Ka Facial from me!
-Nina Gorb, Aesthetician in the Beauty Salon at Hair by Joey