Posted by Jimmy

One thing I truly regret missing while I was away is the Oscars. By no means am I addicted to tabloids nor do I religiously watch shows like Entertainment Tonight (is that show even still on?). But last year, I managed to see most of the movies that were nominated for awards and so I could effectively determine whether the winner deserved the little, golden man (in my opinion, of course, though I'm no critic either!). I also had favorites to root for, which is kind of like watching sports. It's actually quite exciting.

I found out later that several of the award winners (and losers) actually use the YonKa products (including Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn and Melissa Tomei). This was interesting to note and it completely inspired me to dig into my bag of samples. The product of choice goes to...... YonKa for Men Nutri-Moist!

I already fancy the brand for its claim to fame YonKa Quinetessence, which is a concoction of five powerful, organic essential oils that are in every product (lavender, geranium, rosemary, thyme and cypress). They also pack in pure botanicals (more than 80 species of plants), which you know is going to promote effective and therapeutic skin care.

The Nutri-Moist is rich and the citrus-heavy scent just drives me wild (the oils are truly fragrant). It actually penetrates quickly. The active ingredient is virgin pumpkin seed oil. This is interesting as it's not the most popular in skin care but it's quite effective. It's packed with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E and zinc. A great addition to any product, really, as it's restructuring properties help dry, matured and damaged skin (goodbye wrinkles!).

Even with pumpkin seed oil's rich vitamin content, the nutri-moist (aka: antioxidant energizing nourishing cream) also has vitamins E, C, A and B5 to add to the punch, all of which helps prevent cellular aging. Talk about synergy. The moisturizing and purifying grapefruit extract (another active ingredient) also lends a helping hand in the fight to stop premature aging.

It's nice to have your face feel soft and actually smell good. It's a winner in my book and I get the award for best face.

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Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Ola Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Diehtylhexyl Malate, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Citus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E:0.2%), Dimethicone, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), PEG-33 Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Tromethamine, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol. Geraniol, Citral.