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Doesn’t it feel great when people tell you look radiant? Of course it does. Unfortunately not everyone is blessed with a healthy natural glow, especially not when summer is almost at its end and the gray dreary fall season is about to start again. But luckily there are products that can help you get that lovely glow. Like Yon-Ka’s Serum Vital for example. Let’s have a closer look together.
Yon-Ka, the brand
The French brand Yon-Ka was founded in 1954 and immediately became a pioneer in phyto-aromatic skin care. Yon-Ka’s products contain only the best plant-based ingredients: essential oils, vitamins, fruit acid, polyfenols, peptides, oligo elements,… The list goes on and on. This makes Yon-Ka a high-end luxury brand that sells only the best high-quality products.
Yon-Ka Serum Vital, the principle
Yon-Ka’s Serum Vital is a concentrated serum with 24 amino acids that prevent dehydration of the skin and give it all the nutrients it needs. The plant and soy extracts in the serum restore the skin and the wheat germ oil in the formula nourishes it. And like all Yon-Ka products, the Serum Vital contains Yon-Ka’s exclusive Quintessence mix: five essential oils obtained from lavender, rosemary, thyme, geranium and cypress that revitalise the upper layers of the skin and have a smoothing effect. Yon-Ka advises to use the Serum Vital at night, especially after sun exposure or after long periods of stress or fatigue.
Yon-Ka Serum Vital, the verdict
That was the Yon-Ka Serum Vital on paper. But how does this so-called radiance booster do on the skin? Very good. With serums I always worry that they might be too greasy for my skin, but the Serum Vital is suitable for all skin types. The very watery texture does make my skin shiny, but because I use the serum at night it doesn’t really bother me. During the day that shine would definitely be a big no-no, but at night I don’t mind it. And in the morning all the shine is gone, so that proves how much my skin needs a night-time moisture boost. It just goes to show that even oily skin can lack moisture.
The scent of the Yon-Ka Serum Vital is lovely. I use Yon-Ka’s Masque n°1 and I was delighted to discover that the Serum Vital kind of smells the same. I bet it’s the special mix of those five essential oils in the formula. The smell is delicate, flowery and makes me feel very zen.
And the promised radiance boost? I find it hard to judge that at this point. Most skin care products need a while to really start working, and I guess it’s no different with this Serum Vital. So I will just wait it out a few more weeks. But I do notice that my skin feels nice and supple and that it looks really healthy. And call me crazy, but I think it’s also helping me to get rid of the acne and redness on my face. Coincidence or not, it’s a very welcome side effect. So far so good!
The only downside is the price. You pay a whopping 158 CHF for the Yon-Ka Serum Vital. That’s Expensive with capital E. But in return you do get a real luxury product with high-quality ingredients, a lovely at-home-wellness experience, and with a little luck also smooth radiant skin. I say it’s a keeper!
Do you know Yon-Ka? Would you use this serum?