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Yon-Ka Paris believes in the skin-soothing power of plant-derived ingredients and has a passion for all things natural. Through a combination of four plant sciences and innovative natural ingredients, this French skincare brand delivers luxurious and therapeutic formulations with scientifically proven efficacy.
The efficacy of Yon-Ka’s skincare products center around high-quality ingredients like beech tree extract. This powerful plant derivative is an elixir of youth and is featured in Yon-Ka’s very own Elixir Vital. Here’s what you need to know about beech tree extract and how it works to leave your skin smooth, supple, and vibrant.
What is Beech Tree Extract?
Commonly known as European beech or common beech, Fagus sylvatica is a deciduous tree and a member of the beech family Fagaceae. With a wide natural range spanning Europe, the common beech is a large tree that grows up to 160 feet (50m) in height and achieves a trunk diameter up to nearly 10 feet. These trees have a lifespan of 150 to 200 years, though some have been dated at 300 years.
While the common beech is largely cultivated for its timber, the buds of the tree are harvested for an extract rich in beneficial natural compounds. The primary active ingredient in beech bud extract is hydroxyproline, an amino acid which is a major component of collagen.
Hydroxyproline is thought to play a role in collagen stability, so it may help firm and tone the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Beech bud extract also offers enzymatic benefits, helping to stimulate healthy skin cell turnover for a smoothing, restructuring effect on the skin.
Unveiling the Secret of Gemmotherapy
Natural ingredients are the power behind the best skincare products on the market, but the efficacy of those ingredients depends on a variety of factors. When and how the ingredients are harvested makes a big difference – this is where the science of gemmotherapy comes in.
Gemmotherapy involves the use of embryonic tissues derived from plants (buds, shoots, rootlets, etc.). Because these tissues are in an active growth phase, they are rich in growth factors, plant hormones, and natural enzymes which can provide a wide variety of benefits for the skin and body.
Here are some of the potential benefits of beech tree bud extract:
- Relieves dry, dehydrated skin by improving cutaneous moisturization
- Helps prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles
- Supports collagen protein synthesis to firm and tone the skin
- Reduces the depth of wrinkles and fine lines
- Oxygenates the skin and fights free radical damage
- Stimulates healthy cell renewal to remove dead skin cells
The beech tree has been nicknamed the “everlasting youth tree” for all the reasons listed above. In addition to its hydrating, smoothing, and plumping benefits, beech tree extract is packed with polyphenols, flavonoids, and peptides which are extremely beneficial for the skin. In combination with other anti-aging ingredients, beech bud extract can help you achieve more youthful looking skin.
Tips for Using Beech Tree Extract
The perfect way to harness the revitalizing power of beech bud extract is through Yon-Ka’s newly reformulated Elixir Vital. This multi-regenerating treatment is highly concentrated with plant extracts like beech tree bud peptides and soy peptides, organic cereal germ oils, and Quintessence Yon-Ka to smooth, heal, and regenerate the skin for a clearer, more youthful appearance.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of this serum:
- Thoroughly cleanse the skin in the morning and/or evening to remove makeup, dirt, excess oil, and other impurities.
- Mist the face with Lotion Yon-Ka and gently massage it into the skin.
- Shake the bottle of Elixir Vital then apply 2 to 3 pumps to the face, neck, and décolleté.
- Massage the product into the skin until it has fully absorbed.
- Use alone or underneath a Yon-Ka moisturizer.
For more Yon-Ka products featuring beech, consider Phyto 52, Phyto Contour, or Alpha Peel. Phyto 52 is a multi-functional, ultra-penetrating firming night cream that works to visibly tighten the skin while you sleep. Phyto Contour is a revitalizing eye cream that invigorates fatigued contours to eliminate puffiness and dark circles. Alpha Peel is a renewing nighttime concentrate formulated to refine, refresh, and revitalize the complexion overnight.
You’ll also find beech bud in Yon-Ka’s Men’s line, featured in the Men’s Age Defense and Men’s Under Eye Gel treatments, as well as Essential White Crème Lumiere. Shop the Yon-Ka store for more anti-aging products or stop in to your local Yon-Ka partner spa for custom skincare advice.