What You Should Know
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Yon-Ka Vital Defense is sold as an anti-aging product that provides a shield against environmental contaminants in the air. There is very little information about the skin moisturizer on the Yon-Ka website and the number of reviews available online are much fewer than those available from other companies. Yon-Ka does not list all of the ingredients in the moisturizer, but they do offer a brief list of active or essential ingredients. Among the essential ingredients we found little concern, but when we looked at the complete ingredient list we found essential oils and fragrance that could irritate skin.
The product description for Yon-Ka Vital Defense tells the consumer about all the natural ingredients, beneficial oils and skin protecting ingredients designed to soften and protect skin. What is left out of the product description is the fact that essential oils and fragrance are added to the formula.
Essential oils are highly concentrated and while they may provide some benefit for healthy skin, the oils increase the likelihood of skin irritation. The same can be said for fragrance. The essential oils should have added enough natural fragrance to keep the cream smelling fresh and natural, but Yon-Ka chose to add fragrance to spice things up a bit. If you have normal skin you may never notice the addition of fragrance, but consumers with extremely sensitive skin may notice redness and skin irritation.
Another ingredient that may cause skin irritation is phenoxyethanol. In Japan, use of this ingredient is restricted in cosmetic products. Skin, lung and eye irritations have been reported. There is also some evidence that this ingredient can be toxic, especially if accidently ingested after application near the mouth.
- Yon-Ka products are available online from various websites like Amazon.com.
- We were able to find a complete list of ingredients.
- There are no parabens in Yon-Ka Vital Defense.
- Some of the ingredients in the formula may cause skin irritation.
- You cannot purchase Yon-Ka Vital Defense from the official website.
- The product description does not list all ingredients in the formula.
- There are no testimonials or reviews on the Yon-Ka website.
The Bottom Line
Yon-Ka Vital Defense may moisturize skin and protect against environmental damage, but the addition of essential oils and fragrance could cause irritation for some consumers. We love the fact that Yon-Ka does not use parabens, but there is no mention on the website if the ingredients are all natural or synthetic. Some synthetic ingredients are known to affect sensitive skin.