Thursday, January 29, 2009
Episode 3 Mystery Box
On occasion, the vendors will send us samples to see if we think their products are a good fit for our shop. In this episode, Yonka Paris sent a gorgeous bath/body gift set that incorporates their new candle. Yonka uses both aromatherapy and phytotherapy to create their products. Their products not only incorporate the fragrance that various plants have to offer for beauty benefits, but also the complementary ingredients in plant and marine extracts such as vitamins, trace elements and fruit acids.
The gift set includes their signature Phyto-Bain (Bath Concentrate), Huile Corps (Body Oil), Balneo-Sel (Bath Salt), the softest hand-towel I've ever felt, and a gorgeous candle. The candle is fragranced with 5 essential oils including lavender, rosemary, geranium, cypress, rosemary and thyme. The candle has a silk-screened glass jar with a beautiful golden leaf pattern. The fragrance is absolutely stunning and by far the best spa-like fragrance we've ever come across in a candle.
Phyto-Bain uses essential oils and plant extracts to invigorate and refresh. The fragrance includes lavender, sage, petit grain, rosemary, helichrysum italicum, horse chestnut and cypress. This fragrance is amazing when added to the bath. Alternatively, soak a towel in warm water with a splash of Phyto-Bain and cover your face to help de-stress or refresh if you have a cold. This invigorating phytoaromatic concentrate can also be used with a friction glove in the shower. This is one of the greatest, soothing fragrances and products I have ever come across.
Balneo-Sel (Bath Salt) uses Guerande sea salt, brown algae, green algae and eucalyptus to remineralize and relax the body. Use these salts in the tub for a rejuvenating bath.
Huile Corps (Body Oil) is a vitamin enriched aromatic oil with essential oils to nourish, enliven and shape all body contours. This oil incorporates hazelnut oil, vitamin E, lavender, sage, petit grain, rosemary and helichrysum italicum. Use daily on slightly wet skin after shower or bath. This oil nourishes, silkens and firms skin while replenishing dry and damaged skin. Its delicate aromas enliven body and mind. This oil is not greasy and absorbs immediately into the skin for a silky smooth feel. The fragrance is not overwhelming or long lasting, which I personally, really like.
The mystery box also included samples of their Phyto-Gel Exfoliant and Laits Corps (Body Lotion).
The Phyto-Gel Exfoliant with diatom and jojoba pearls exfoliate, smooth and cleanse. This scrub leaves your skin as silky-soft as a peach, while its subtle and natural scent invigorates your body.
The Laits Corps (Body Lotion) uses ginseng extracts to hydrate, nourish and silken all body contours. Use daily after shower or bath. This moisturizer absorbs easily into the skin and is not heavy or greasy. Like the oil, it is not overly fragranced, which I personally prefer.
I have yet to really try a lot of these products and I'll work on that in the coming days. Our initial reaction is fantastic and this is one of the most stunning gift sets we've ever seen. We'd like to know what you think. Do you like Yonka products? Would you like to see products like these in our shop? We want to hear from you. Please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.