Review : Yonka Paris Exfoliating Clarifying Gel.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


It's not often that I treat my face to a pamper. I mean, yes I give my hair some TLC and my body, but I always forget my face. That's bad isn't it! Recently I've been trying to make more of an effort in that department. Ensuring I take my makeup off before bed (I wont lie, I'm partial to nights sleep with my makeup on!), Cleansing, toning and moisturising properly and of course dipping my toe into the face mask world. I was recently sent the YonKa Gommage 303 Exfoliating Clarifying gel* which you can use as a  mask. Yonka is a luxury french skincare brand that stock cleansers, moisturisers, masks and more. All your generic skincare staples plus a few treatment products for the face and body. 

I currently use the Gommage 303 twice a week, it's basically a non abrasive exfoliating mask, by using it you will remove dead skin cells and smooth your skin . It claims that over time and with continued use your complexion will improve and become more radiant. Well I liked the sound of that! To use I simply cleanse my face as normal, then using a small amount of product, i create a thin 'mask' all over my face using the Gommage 303. I leave this to 'set' for a few minutes. I usually check my phone or watch a youtube video while it does this. While it sets you can feel your face tighten slightly. A bit like when you use those peel off face masks. There is a scent to the product, however I don't find it too over powering personally, I actually quite like it! I've seen other reviews stating otherwise, but it must be to each individuals tastes!

Once it has set or dried, to remove the mask I use a muslin cloth soaked in  warm water. You can just wash it off using water but I prefer to use a cloth as I feel I can really ensure all the product is removed that way. Once removed my skin feels a lot fresher and smooth. Over the past coupe of weeks I have seen an improvement in my complexion, I'm not glowing with radiance, however when I'm without makeup my skin doesn't look as dull as it used to. This exfoliating clarifying gel would be perfect to use in the A/W months as I feel that is when our skin looses a bit of it's spark and can look a bit drab. It's the perfect pick me up to add into your skincare routine one or two times a week!

 In regards to price it is a bit steep at £32 depending on what you're used to paying for skincare. Would I say the price is worth it? I'm a bit undecided at the moment. I do like it, however I haven't really tried any other exfoliating masks to compare it with. There may be others on the market that do a similar job for a lower price. I will say though, it has improved the look of my skin and the 50ml bottle has lasted me a decent amount of time, so cost per use is justifiable! 

Have you tried anything from YonKa Paris before? Can you suggest any face masks I should try? 

Much love, 


  1. This sounds lovely, I've never tried an exfoliating face mask but I think I need to - like you say, skin has a tendency to get a bit dull in the colder months. Great review, thank you! :)

    Jess xo

  2. I love YonKa, and this sounds like something I need! Exfoliation addict! xx

  3. Such a fab review! I've never heard of this brand before, I know that may make me sound a little weird! You're review has encouraged me to look into it a bit more. I'm a lot like you, I'm far too lazy with my face as I'm blessed with rarely getting spots. This sounds awful but me remember to use a face wipe every day is an achievement! Yes, please do recoil in disgust! XxxX

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  5. It sounds really lovely! I've tried a few Yonka products and I liked them, but like you, I'm not sure if they're quite worth the price tag! xo

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  7. Oooo i've never heard of Yonka! I love a good face mask - working in London destroys my skin!


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