Yonka Review

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Yonka is a Parisian skincare company that works out of and sells from the United States. We’re not sure exactly when the business started, but we know the website was online in 2003. It looks like there are six anti-aging treatments to choose from and various products.

What is Yonka?

Yonka is a series of treatments available at authorized centers. It’s also a line of skincare products. Some ingredients include avocado oil, alcohol, lavender oil, lemon peel oil, limonene, linalool, citronellol, citral and geraniol. Many of these are associated with irritation. No parabens are used.

Quick Facts on Yonka

  • Treatments are only available at authorized locations.
  • Products can be purchased online.
  • Some formulas sell for nearly $200 each.
  • Expect to spend up to 90 minutes at the spa.
  • There’s mention of clinical results, but no links to research.
  • We found no before and after pictures.
  • There are some reviews on the official website.

What’s Our Skincare Editor’s Take on Yonka?

“For the prices listed for some Yonka products, we are not thrilled,” said our Skincare Editor. “Plus, it doesn’t help that a long list of potential irritants is found for many of the formulas.”

Here’s What People Are Saying

The two issues we found in multiple reviews and testimonials dealt with a lack of results and skin reactions.

Some users saw no measureable effects.

  • “I put this on at night, after cleansing. Honestly, it smells kind of spicy, and that’s about all I get from it.”
  • “This item did NOT completely take off my makeup as promised nor did it lather up as promised.”

Others were positive about their experiences.

  • “The Yonka Lotion PS Toner makes a… difference in my skin.”
  • “Yonka offers gentle but through cleansing.”

We also found problems with skin irritation.

  • “I had a bad reaction to this product. Red bumps all over my arms and legs.”
  • “After 1 application, I had a reaction which caused hives on my face.”

To be fair, not every user had a negative outcome.

  • “I have rosacea and very sensitive skin and this creme is wonderful.”
  • “I have very fair, sensitive, and dry skin. It worked beautifully.”

Are We Sold on Yonka?

After looking at several factors surrounding Yonka, we have a few reservations. There are far too many irritants used in the formulas and the prices are outrageous, in some cases. We’re not 100% sure you’re getting the most for your money.

What Do We Like Better Than Yonka?

In 2016, the best anti-aging product we’ve found is BioGeniste. It is made with clinically tested ingredients, the price is affordable and you don’t have to worry about irritants.

Click here to learn a little more about BioGeniste today.

31 thoughts on “Yonka Review”

  1. I have been using Yonka for literally 20 years. I am 40 years old and truly believe that this product has given me the ten years discount! Which means I look 30 not 40!!

    1. I have been using Yonka for 5 years and my face looks fabulous! I used to suffer from little white pimples under the sking – they are gone! I luv it~

      Marie L.

    2. Its over-rated, too expensive, with aromatic plant based products. A great spa type facial, but without true merit for long term affects. Its definitely better than soap and water.

  2. I use Yonka also . . . I have tried MANY and without a doubt, Yonka has given me the BEST results. You can find online stores that sell it at reasonalbe prices. All told, you get, what you pay for and Yonka will give you the results you want!!

  3. I am an esthetician with hands-on experience using Yonka Paris skincare for the past 4 1/2 years. I will never work with or personally use another skincare line. The reason Yonka is not easily obtained is because of the extensive training and strict requirements a spa and its service professionals must meet in order to carry and use the product. Yonka is unlike any other skincare line. The results have been proven and the product continues to receive rave reviews through the years, unlike many new products that fail to impress beyond their initial debut. The cost of Yonka is comparable to many leading lines and in all honesty-you get what you pay for. Keep in mind that true professional products(only available in licensed facilities) are concentrated. While you may be able to purchase a less expensive product over-the-counter, you will have to use 2-3 times more than a professional item. Yonka does provide samples and They are pre- packaged in containers that provide about 4-6 days worth of product. Every home care product is available as a sample and are handed out generously. Full ingredient lists are available within the package in the form of an insert that also provides tips on how to use the product and information about other products available that compliment the product you have purchased. Product refunds are solely based on the regulations set up by the facility carrying the product. I have personally never denied a client their right to a refund or exchange in the event they are unhappy with their purchase. However, in over four years I have only had one client return a Yonka product and it was due to an allergy. This product is worth a try, I guarantee you’ll love it. Your skin will be healthier and more vibrant from the first day you use it.

    1. Are you kidding, you can buy Yonka (general and professional) on eBay, Amazon, the web in general. It is expensive and high quality, my daughter swears by it. But please, it isn’t elusive.

      1. Its elusive in the sense that not every spa can carry it. AND usually people who sell Yonka and similar products on Amazon/Ebay or what not are doing so illegally.

        1. The products you are buying on Amazon and EBay are not authorized by the company and chances are you are buying toxic rip offs made in China which are causing record numbers of melonamas from illegal produced products. You should only buy name brand products from Authorized Dealers. Buyers Beware!

      2. rose be careful when purchasing skin care on line, professional skin care is exclusive to professionals, and is often counterfeit or expired when purchasing it for a lesser price on line. even if the packaging looks ligit ive seen some good fakes

  4. I used Yonka products exclusively during my 20s. It was a superb product for my skin. At 32, my skin started to change a lot and YONKA started to work less for my needs, although I did switch their products up, it no longer did the job. I was then turned onto Sonya Dakar, which I also think is a brilliant line. It seemed to work better than Yonka, but not “the best.” The scrubs are bar none for clogged skin, though.

    Now that I am on 40, I recently started to try the MD lines out there. I tried Dennis Gross, Perricone, and Colbert MD. I am now settling on Colbert MD as my winner, but they don’t have a wash. I am thinking about using Yonka Face washes again with the Colbert MD creams, and serums.

    1. really! i have rosacea as well and now considering if yonka 83 will help to reduce the redness…its actually quite hard to find something suitable to my skin

  5. Their newest line, Vital Defense, is amazing. You can request the Vital Defense facial. I got it and was blown away by the results. True, people sell it illegally online. Through a salon, you will have a return policy. At $40+ an item, the return policy os worth it!

  6. They offer samples, we get them for our clients every month. Maybe not all retail outlets offer them then? All I know is our samples are awesome and come in fantastic little bottles, tubs an sometimes foil sealed packs.

  7. I just need to know how to use my Yonka Mesonium 1 and Mesonium 2. What order to apply, skin preparation, when to use. Thank you.

  8. I used Yonka a few years ago and didn’t really give it a chance. And was using Chanel. Love their makeup but the skin care line just wasn’t working for me. I went back to using Yonka about 2 weeks ago, btw I will be celebrating my 44th bday in 2 weeks. I have had a minor problem with small white bumps under the skin, very large and clogged pores, mask over forehead area, and broken capillaries. Since restarting the line my skin looks brighter, is so smooth, and I have had so many compliments as to what I had “done”. Ha! I won’t go back to anything else. I use the fruitelia, grommage, and photo along with the gel cleanser. But I think I will start using the milk cleanser now that the weather is colder it will provide more moisture. I also want to try the new elastine jour.

  9. I have used Yonka for years. If you go for facials the odd time the people who sell Yonka are trained to give you advise on your skin. The products are all great and they have a line for all skin types. remember your skin changes as you age and these people know what they are doing. Give the products a chance and you WILL LOVE THEM.

  10. BEWARE SALON OWNERS – The educator for northern california is the rudest, most unprofessional and condescending person i have ever had the displeasure of experiencing. Zero class , Zero knowledge of skin. Totally turned me off from Yonka for good. It’s a shame that a company like Yonka would hire such an obnoxious person.

  11. I’m not really sure where some of the feedback above is coming from. I’ve used Yonka for over 15 years and have been over-all very happy. but lately the product seems to have been refomulated and its not the same. Once they repackaged the product it seems to have changed. Not only did they reduce the amount you were receiving while jacking up the price, but its also noticable the formaula change. I still had some of the old Elastine Jour and compared the new one to it. Not only does it smell different, but the consistancy has changed and most importantly, I’ve noticed a change in the way it works. i also did the same compaison to the Gel Nettoyant and found the new one to be watered down.
    As for the comments above about the product only being found in professional Spas etc, thats not the case around NYC. I find it mostly in Nail salons that also do hair and in beauty supply houses that have a chair or 2 where they cut hair. I also find the sales help totally unknowing of the product.
    Its time to move onto another product. esp at these prices.

  12. I just started using the Yonka line. I was wondering if there is a reputable place “online” where I could purchase Yonka products from? Or is there anything specific I should look for?

    1. Hi Kerrie,
      I have used Yonka professionally for 30 years. I would be happy to help you if you have questions. You can visit my website and take a peak at my blog for skin care advice that isn’t necessarily tied to any product or product line.
      :+) Carolyn.

    1. Hi, the alpha exfoliator should be used as a night cream for 28 days. After that, have a break for a month or 2 then start again. Hope that helps!

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