Wind Down, De-Stress And Sleep Well With This New Overnight Skin Treatment - The Gloss Magazine

Wind Down, De-Stress And Sleep Well With This New Overnight Skin Treatment


Yon-Ka’s new Serum CBD is calming for body and mind. Here’s everything you need to know …

Skincare can do more than simply care for our face. Family-owned French brand Yon-Ka, pioneers in phyto-aromatic skincare, get right to the root of skin issues using powerful natural ingredients. And the newest addition to the Intensive collection is Yon-Ka Serum CBD, powered by pure concentrated cannabis sativa seed oil.

It’s all about reducing the impact that demanding days can have on our skin. “If you’re feeling tired or experiencing stress, that stress can show in the skin, via inflammation, dryness or breakouts,” explains head of education for Yon-Ka, Michelle Ryan. “When the body is subjected to stressful situations, the brain activates the sympathetic nervous system, triggering the release of mediators which have an important impact on the skin. Yon-Ka Serum CBD features a combination of natural ingredients designed to calm, relax and de-stress you, helping you to have a better night’s sleep, thus combatting skin damage caused by tiredness and stress.”

This CBD-powered serum, designed for all skin types – even sensitive skin – offers a calming evening ritual that’s dedicated to calming and de-stressing your mind and body, and so helping to induce a better night’s sleep. From the first use, you’ll find it is a sensory experience, from the texture – this is an oleo-serum that feels lighter on the skin than a facial oil, and with no stickiness – to the soft natural scent that comes from essential oils such as neroli, lavender, geranium leaf and chamomile.

Why CBD?

“CBD has been used in skincare for many years and there are great results in trials for its effects as an anti-inflammatory,” explains Ryan. “We’ve seen really positive effects, especially in helping with skin issues such as rosacea, eczema and perioral dermatitis [a facial rash that develops around the mouth], as well as for acne-prone skin.” The CBD Serum formula also has a sebo-regulating effect, she explains, so it’s ideal for oily skin, helping to rebalance the skin that’s prone to breakouts.

The serum contains 300mg of Pure CBD*, sourced in Colombia, which is entirely natural (and free from psychoactive and psychotropic molecules), and carefully sourced to ensure the best quality. This pure CBD acts via specific cell receptors at several skin levels and has proven anti-inflammatory effects; it also helps to regulate sebum, calm redness, rebalance the skin and fight free radicals. Benefits include:

Anti-inflammatory CBD helps reduce redness and soothes sensitive and irritated skin. It has promising effects on dermatitis and is also beneficial for eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

Pro-ageing Boosts fibroblast expression of key proteins involved in dermal-epidermal junction and fibroblast-matrix interactions.

Antioxidant CBD boosts the cells’ antioxidant defence system and neutralizes oxidative stress induced by UV rays or oxidant compounds responsible for premature skin ageing.

Anti-stress CBD also has many mind-soothing properties; studies have demonstrated CBD’s beneficial action on anxiety and stress. It is often used as a supplement to help alleviate the symptoms associated with these issues.

Sebo-regulating Has a lipostatic effect, reducing sebocyte multiplication and therefore sebum production by the sebaceous glands.

Take a deep breath …

The natural essential oils in this formula also have an effect; key oils renowned for their sleep-enhancing qualities, such as chamomile, lavender and neroli, help to promote relaxation. “The serum helps you to sleep better,” says Michelle Ryan. In clinical tests, 78 per cent of testers said their skin looked de-stressed, relaxed and more rested – after just one night’s use.

“The ingredients in this formula are 99.9 per cent naturally derived, so is a great choice for those looking for a more natural approach to their skincare,” says Ryan. “From our own consultations, we’ve seen an interest from people recovering from treatments for illness looking for more natural and gentle options.”

The serum’s actibe ingredients have been carefully selected: the 300mg pure CBD1 is complemented by native cells of Sacred Lotus, which combats skin stress and fosters a sense of wellbeing, and adaptogenic Reishi extract (Mushroom), which helps protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Organic oils including hemp and Inca Inchi are also here to soothe sensitivity, hydrate and provide nourishing benefits.

How to use it

“We recommend using six to eight drops for the full face, neck and decollete,” says Ryan. It’s best incorporated as part of your nighttime routine, after cleansing. “You can combine it with a sleep mask, such as Yon-Ka Hydra No 1, to boost hydration in the skin. Another good complementary product is the Yon-Ka Phyto 52 Firming Face Cream with rosemary essence, which helps to reduce inflammation, as well as smooth and refine the skin’s texture.”

Treat yourself

There’s a further step you can take when it comes to dealing with stress and issues around sleep and insomnia. Yon-Ka also offer an in-salon CBD Sleep Therapy professional treatment, to restore peaceful sleep, relieve tension and promote relaxation. Start with a back cleanse and massage, followed by a full facial, featuring the use of quartz crystals on pressure points, and using digital pressure point massage on the hands, face and head, following the methods and principles of Chinese Medicine. Each of the 14 steps, including a double CBD massage, are dedicated to reducing anxiety, eliminating fluid retention, boosting the body’s circulation and enhancing feelings of calm. It’s the perfect start to spring.

See to book a treatment in a Yon-Ka salon near you.

Yon-Ka Serum CBD, €110, is available now from and selected Yon-Ka salons and clinics nationwide. Find your nearest Yon-Ka stockists & clinics here:

*No psychotropic effects (THC<0,2%). Not recommended during pregnancy.


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