Merry & Bright With Luigi & Yon-Ka

Photo by Judith Beermann
Marta O' Connor, Luigi Parasmo, Jill Larue
Marta O' Connor, Luigi Parasmo, Jill Larue

With champagne flowing, what better time to try a signature Yon-Ka Paris facial with aesthetician Valentina Montevecchi, who, along with Nadia Ouellette and Evelyn Ellis, form the experienced skin care team at Luigi Parasmo's second floor Spa.

Valentina Montevecchi (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Valentina Montevecchi

Celebrating the Spa's third year anniversary, Luigi had invited his friends in for a special day of pampering.

Full disclosure: I am a long-time client and devotee of Luigi for my hair but have never been a spa junkie. Luigi has been raving about Yon-Ka Paris since the spa opened, and so I finally had to see for myself.

It was only after the soothing, hydrating and most olfactory of experiences that I learned about the science behind this skin care line, thanks to Yon-Ka's Jill Larue and Marta O'Connor.  

Since 1954, at the heart of the French, family-owned business is what Yon-Ka calls their DNA, an exclusive formula of five essential oils: lavender, rosemary, geranium, thyme and cypress.

Jill Larue with Yon-Ka goodies (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jill Larue with Yon-Ka goodies

There’s a hint of these oils in almost every product and it’s their properties of calming, regenerating, anti-inflammatory, stimulant and decongestant that makes them work synergistically.


Spa treatments employ the Lucas sprayer, invented by French surgeon, Dr. Lucas Championniere in the late 1800’s. A very fine mist increases blood flow to the skin and facilitates deeper, micro massage.  


As Larue summed up Yon-Ka’s allure, “It’s a spa experience with results.” To that end, the brand calls on the skills of an in-house team of expert scientists: doctors of pharmacy and biology, chemical engineers, biologists and bacteriologists for regular testing.


“For Yon-Ka, each product must adapt to an essential criterion: gentle efficacy that restores the skin’s natural ability to preserve or regain its balance.” 

Luigi Parasmo Spa (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Luigi Parasmo Spa


All good.


I left the spa with a healthy, dewy glow and enough samples to do my own in-house testing. There are several Yon-Ka lines depending on skin type and age. Of course I needed their top-of-the-line ultimate “Revolutionary Anti-Aging” cellular Excellence Code line-up for mature skin.


It’s only been a couple of days, but I love the products' texture and fragrance.  I promise to report back in a couple of months. 

Felice Anniversario, Luigi!