Life-giving river with its cleansing waters, and phonetic link ION, or energy particle.
The part of eternity found in every being in ancient Egypt.
Together form a symbol of infinite rejuvenation.
"If you believe in something, do it."
That's the motto of Catherine and Francoise Mühlethaler sister-owners of the heritage brand Yon-Ka Paris. Long before #cleanbeauty was a buzzword…
Fiercely passionate for the plant kingdom and visionary entrepreneurs, the two sisters – Catherine (an aesthetician) and Françoise (a biochemist) joined forces – and career paths – in an empowering mission to bring what nature can best offer to beauty! Since Yon-Ka laboratories first launched in 1954, the company has pioneered the production of cutting-edge aromatherapy and phytotherapy formulas that merge botany, scientific innovation, wellness, and beauty.
Today, Yon-Ka is present in 56 countries through a network of spas, salons, and medical facilities.
Plant cell actives; revered for many actions that are key to exceptional products and are primarily grown using organic methods. In the early years of the brand, Plant extracts provided important yet humble actions for the skin:
Remineralize, hydrate, nourish, repair/strengthen, and much more.
In recent years, Research & Development advancements have amplified the longevity actions of phytotherapy, i.e. the ability to preserve and repair the skin’s infrastructures. Longevity actions include:
Fight inflamm’aging and glycation, telomere protection, ATP synthesis.
The therapeutic usage of essential oils to restore skin’s natural energies. The sourcing and blending of the essential oils makes the difference between a good product and an exceptional one.
Essential oils are light, dry oils that do not need encapsulation to enhance their delivery into the skin. Benefits to the skin are complimented by the scent/sensory actions of essential oils, therefore, effects are felt by both the body and the mind. They bring the sun’s energy to the skin, promoting numerous benefits:
This vision of holistic beauty, returning to the basics of well-being, is embodied by Quintessence, our star ingredient and exclusive complex containing 5 essential oils (lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress and thyme) which is at the heart of our treatments and products for both face and body.
This active and synergistic ingredient combines dermatological effectiveness with olfactive and multi-sensory benefits to contribute to the greater well-being and overall balance of every person.
Geranium essential oil (pelargonium gravaeolens): anti-aging and balancing properties
Lavender essential oil (lavandula angustifolia): regenerating and soothing properties
Rosemary essential oil (rosmarinus officinalis): detoxifying and firming properties
Cypress essential oil (cupressus sempervirens): refining and balancing properties
Thyme essential oil (thymus officinalis): purifying and invigorating properties
At Yon-Ka, our priority is to provide visible and lasting results, by giving back the skin its natural ability to regain and maintain its balance, its health and its beauty, and acting in an effective manner on its dermatological issues and aging process.
Yon-Ka’s Research & Development is totally geared towards achieving fast and visible results. It relies on an in-house scientific experts committee (including PhD pharmacists, dermatologists, biologists, chemical engineers, bacteriologists…) and rigorous standards for the clinical evaluation of the efficacy of the products marketed.
We carefully formulate, manufacture, control and distribute all the products we sell, which allows us to ensure a total traceability from the raw material to the end-product at its retail destination. The Yon-Ka products are manufactured in France; they are not tested on animals and respect a precise formulation charter. They do not contain parabens, aluminum salts, SLS, MIT, or Triclosan.
-Produced in a “white zone” (cleanroom) with filter air; pharmaceutical standards
-Yon-Ka follows GMP and ISO 22716 standards
Yon-Ka relies on the power of the essential oils and plant extracts combined with “gold standard” actives such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, polyphenols, peptides and AHAs in order to target skin aging and address all the potential issues of the skin.
Yon-Ka controls the efficacy of each product (firming effect, depth of the wrinkles, hydration, anti-glycation action, anti-oxidant effect, anti-brown spots …), thanks to clinical surveys conducted by independent laboratories:
To foster its efficacy, Yon-Ka also relies on state-of-the-art professional treatment protocols, bringing together manual and instrumental techniques.
A Yon-Ka treatment is a unique and expert alchemy bringing together the hand of the therapist which feels, the tool that reinforces its action and the essential oils that enhance it. A know-how the brand shares with its authorized partners through regular and on-going training sessions and seminars, in order to ensure we all provide you with visible results.
Therefore, every professional treatment can and will be customized according with the skin type, the skin concern or the mood of the day.
Yon-Ka respects nature, it’s the basis of our products. When it comes to its packaging, Yon-Ka uses card-board from trees that are managed and handled in a sustainable manner by a Swedish company which belongs in the top 100 most sustainably oriented companies in the world, according to the rating of the United Nations Worldwide pact.
In addition, Yon-Ka helps sponsor beehives with the Association “Un Toit pour les Abeilles” (A Shelter for Bees”), in order to help support bee populations and combat the alarming loss of pollinating insects.
Yon-Ka is committed to not using endangered plants or that are essential food resources of local populations and/or necessary to their wellbeing.
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