YINA is a luxury organic skincare line rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and enhanced by green science. Based in California, YINA was founded by Licensed Acupuncturist and formulator Angela Chau and Dr. Ervina Wu, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and registered TCM Dermatologist. Who better to create TCM-inspired skincare than a TCM Dermatologist. YINA’s reparative skincare line offers something unique with artisan formulas highly concentrated in traditional Chinese herbs and Chinese medicinal plants and made in-house. The YINA Bio-Cellulose mask is the highest quality organic sheet mask in the game to this day. I’m sharing my thoughts on YINA skincare in this YINA review.
If you’ve ever tried acupressure, acupuncture, gua sha, jade rolling etc then you are practicing traditional Chinese healing methods. These methods are often appropriated, which is why I’m excited that a brand like YINA exists. They pay true homage to these ancient traditions and know-how with professionals of TCM at the helm. Ancient Traditional Chinese medicinal plants are synergistically blended into luxurious, artisanal and advanced formulas made for the modern world.
YINA is one of those hidden gems in the green beauty world that only a select few know about, and once you do, you feel like you’re in a special club. So, welcome to the club!
The top bestseller in the YINA line, and if you ever try this mask, you’ll understand why. The material and essence of this sheet mask is la creme de la creme, and treating myself to this pricey $20 mask is a thoroughly satisfying indulgence. I deserve this. I deserve this. I deserve this.
YINA masks are a magical experience that make it hard to go back to generic sheet masks. A facial treatment in and of itself, each sheet goes through 21-days of fermentation and is infused with Chinese medicinal herbs like Ginseng, Centella, Jujube Fruit, Mung Bean, Chuan Xiong, Hyacinth Orchid Root, Chinese Cucumber Root, and Job’s Tears to stimulate your skin’s natural process of rejuvenation.
My skin is intensely hydrated and rejuvenated after using these masks.
Summer belongs to the fire element which can manifest as lethargy, anger, dehydration, disturbed spirits, anxiety, heart palpitations, and sleeplessness.”
– YINA Co-founder Angela
I think the name could use a little facelift, because it doesn’t do the product justice at all. YINA Essential Mist begins in a base of Ophiopogon Tuber Extract and American Ginseng extract and enhanced with Cordyceps, Lotus, Rose Geranium, Schisandra, Skullcap, Snow Mushroom and White Tea. If you’ve ever wanted a ginseng scent-dominant face mist, you’ll find it with YINA’s mist. This smell takes me back to childhood memories of my mom bringing me to Korean acupuncturists and traditional medicine shops in Koreatown. This face mists is juicier than most face mists and feels very hydrating and refreshing.
Ingredients: (Ophiopogon Tuber) Extract, l(American Ginseng) Extract, (Snow Mushroom) Extract, (Schisandra Berries) Extract, (Licorice Root) Extract, (Angelica Root) Extract, (Lotus Leaf) Extract+, (White Tea) Extract+, Rose damascena Flower Distillate*, (Helichrysum Flower) Distillate*, (Skullcap Root) Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cordyceps militaris Mycelium Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, (Radish Root) Extract, (Rose Geranium) Oil*. Citronellol**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Geranial**.
Made in a base organic white tea extract, YINA Anti Pollution Mask removes grime, bacteria and pollution with antioxidant-rich East Asian plants of skullcap root, white peony tea, pear powder, coconut carbon, moringa and licorice.
YINA’s purifying mask is black as the night in color and non-drying (in fact it initially feels hydrating) with a strong earthy woodsy scent from Hinoki Wood and oils of pine leaf, black spruce and fir leaf. This is a luxurious mask with a sophisticated and elegant formula, worlds away from your typical purifying mask made mostly of clays.
Ingredients: (White Tea)* Extract, Aqua, Vegetable Glycerin*, (Skullcap Root), (Mushroom) Extract*, Chrysanthemum morifolium Flower Extract, (Licorice Root) Extract*, (Moringa Seed) Oil*, (Castor Seed) Oil*, Sorbitan Oleate^, Coco Glucoside^, Cordyceps militaris Mycelium Extract, Rice Powder, (Pearl) Powder, Sodium Levulinate^, Sodium Anisate^, (Rose Clay), Cetyl Palmitate (Vegetable-Derived), Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside, Carbon (Activated Charcoal), (Hinoki), Pomegranate Enzyme, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, (Pine Leaf) Oil, (Fir Leaf) Oil, Picea mariana (Black Spruce) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Limonene**, Geraniol**, Linalool**.