Introducing Glyconight 10% from Yon-Ka Paris

March 17, 2021 0 Comments

Do you dream of waking up to smoother, more youthful-looking skin? Well, your dream just became a reality with Glyconight 10%. Our brand NEW vegan peeling face mask, Glyconight 10% reduces the visible signs of aging while amplifying the skin’s natural luminescence. Best of all, it does all of this while you sleep.

Suitable for all skin types but particularly mature skin, this overnight sleeping mask makes an exciting addition to the Yon-Ka Paris family of therapeutic skincare products.

What Are the Benefits?

If you long to wake up to plump and glowing skin, Glyconight 10% is the overnight sleeping mask of your dreams. This brand-new product joins the celebrated ranks of Yon-Ka’s Specific Care product line which includes long-time favorites like Sensitive Masque and Emulsion Pure. Formulated with numerous plant-based ingredients, this night mask peel is your secret to youthful skin.

Glyconight 10% delivers the following skin benefits:

  • Triple
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International Women’s Day: A History of Yon-Ka Paris Empowering Women Worldwide

March 16, 2021 0 Comments

The eighth day of March each year marks a global day of celebration for the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated for well over a century since the first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over 1 million people. Today, International Women’s Day is not restricted to a country, group, or organization but exists to celebrate the life and achievements of women everywhere.

French skincare brand Yon-Ka Paris celebrates the lives and achievements of women each and every year. Run by two women, this international skincare brand is an example and an inspiration for women around the globe who seek to make their mark on the world.

A Brief History of Yon-Ka Paris

Established in 1954, Yon-Ka Paris has grown into an international luxury skincare brand celebrating its 67th year of success in the industry. Originally founded by the … Read the rest

Tropic Takes on Racism – Building on the conversations from the past year

January 26, 2021 0 Comments

Welcome back to another issue of Tropic Takes on Racism. This time, we’ll be looking at how 2021 can build upon the conversations that were had in 2020.   

2020 – WHAT HAPPENED 

Following the murder of George Floyd, protests erupted throughout the UK from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall. Statues were toppled in Bristol, programmes like Little Britain were removed from streaming platforms and black squares were posted on social media in solidarity. 

Brits sympathised and were appalled with the stories of racism emerging from the US, and many saw this as the time to stand against the extent of racism and discrimination baked into British society.

While difficult conversations on race were had throughout 2020, with more people than ever before involved in the discussion, in 2021, it’s policy change that needs to happen.

WHY 2021 IS THE TIME FOR ACTION

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PLANET DIARIES: WHY TAMANU OIL IS A CLEAN, GREEN, NOURISHING MACHINE

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

The tale of our Tamanu Balm, from nut to pot.. 

THE SEED OF AN IDEA 

There’s a lot of heart packed into this green all-in-one skincare saviour. The initial idea came to our Founder, Susie Ma, after one of our Ambassadors told Susie that she had a scar on her face from a car accident when she was younger. Susie wanted to create a product that could help with skin repair and reduce the appearance of scarring, and so the hunt for powerful plant ingredients began. 

GOING GREEN 

Indigenous to the islands of French Polynesia, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, is a little-known evergreen tree called the tamanu tree. From this tree grow small, sweet-smelling white flowers which produce fleshy fruit the size of an apricot, and it’s within this small fruit that the tamanu tree stores its skin-saving secret. Inside is a nut, which can be pressed Read the rest

Kiwi Cacao Smoothie

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

When it comes to breakfast, the jury’s still out as far as the best morning boost is concerned. There are the ‘go granola or go home’ among us, the ‘most important meal of the day’ preachers (hello Mum) and those who forgo a morning meal all together! But whatever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the tropical feel of a sumptuous smoothie to start the day. 

So, with this in mind, we’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share her recipe for this cracking Kiwi Cacao Smoothie, inspired by all the youth-enhancing goodness in our Elixir age defying omega oil. With sweet flavours of banana beautifully balanced with the sharpness of kiwi and the creamy plant milk accompaniment, this smoothie is set to transport you to that holiday you’ve been dreaming of for so long.

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Why Choose Vegan Beauty Brands

January 19, 2021 0 Comments

In homage to Veganuary this year, we thought we’d answer a few questions you might have about why you should always opt for vegan skincare (and the easiest ingredient swaps to look out for!)

WHAT MAKES A BEAUTY PRODUCT VEGAN? 

According to the Vegan Society, a product can be classified as vegan if it has not been made with any animal-derived ingredients, and has not been tested on animals at any point. We’re proud to be certified by the Vegan Society, offering you the most robust form of reassurance that our products are, and always will be, vegan.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON ANIMAL-DERIVED INGREDIENTS FOUND IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND WHAT ARE THE VEGAN ALTERNATIVES?

There are so many innovative, cutting-edge ingredients available nowadays that perform even more effectively than their animal-derived counterparts. Olive squalane, for example, which we use in our intensely nourishing Skin Dream, is a far Read the rest

Do I Need To Invest In My Skincare Routine

January 16, 2021 0 Comments

Why curating and investing in your skincare regime merits the same attention as your wardrobe

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always loved fashion. The out-there runway shows, the tucked-away vintage stores, the impulse-buy bargains. I lap up costume dramas (for the costumes) and fashion exhibitions to find out who wore what when. I’ve mixed. I’ve matched. And made a few brave statements that have earned satisfying compliments. But I’ve long kept in mind one thing. No matter how great my outfit might be, what people tend to remember is if I looked well. More precisely, whether I was fresh of face or drained and tired. Whether there was lightness in my spirit or heaviness in my heart. The rest is window dressing.

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HOW TO EXFOLIATE, KOREAN SKINCARE STYLE

January 15, 2021 0 Comments

As ever, we’re looking to East Asian skincare secrets for exfoliation inspiration, but how can we bring rejuvenated skin into our own at-home regimes?

When it comes to pampering, nothing feels quite as luxurious and as instantly gratifying as physical exfoliation. While some of us have more steps in our daily skincare routine than on our pedometers while working from home, exfoliating acts as a humble reminder that a true at-home spa experience is only a good scrub and a warm bath away. 

Massaging our Body Smooth Refreshing Polish – filled with natural salts and moisture-rich oils – into the skin to remove debris and dead skin cells at the end of a long week feels like a natural reset button, renewing even the most neglected far-off corners of the body. Your skin, in turn, pays you back with a soft, smooth and even-toned glow. You’ll reduce the likelihood of Read the rest

7 ways to make your home a happiness haven in 2021

January 12, 2021 0 Comments

When the outside world forced us to retreat inside, our homes became more of a safe space than ever before. As the ‘stay at home’ message crawls into the cosy corners of yet another year, Jessica Bantleman reminds us why it’s important to create a sense of zen inside those familiar four walls…

Our homes are our safe space. When I think about some of the times I’ve felt most at peace, they often centre around the home. Not necessarily the physical space itself, but the safe, cosy feelings that the memories of those spaces evoke. A favourite bedtime story read by the lamplight of my childhood bedroom, a cosy evening spent laughing with treasured friends, or simply coming home after a long day of work to the promise of a warm drink, a hot bubble bath and the comfort of my beloved skincare shelf – such memories are melted Read the rest

ZINGY CACAO GRANOLA

January 10, 2021 0 Comments

Been waking up on the wrong side of the bed recently? Usher in your morning with a boost of energy-enhancing granola goodness to help you start your day right.

We’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share her recipe for the ultimate oat granola, inspired by the nourishing and purifying ingredients in our Clear Skin Mask. Hitting zingy notes of ginger and cinnamon, offset with sweet goji berries and a cacao nib crunch – it’s granola and oat that’s set to truly float your boat.

Read on to find out how to make your very own at home.

Zingy Cacao Granola 

Makes: 1 jar (570g)

Time: 30 minutes plus cooling

Ingredients:

250g oats

100g almonds, chopped

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

60g coconut oil, melted

40g maple or agave syrup

60g cacao nibs

60g goji berries

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