Friday, August 14, 2015



Theodora Ntovas
Combining her Greek heritage with a passion for a results-driven luxurious organic skincare line, Theodora Ntovas created YASOU Natural Skin Care, “Greek-Inspired Natural Skin”.  In Greek, “Yasou” is a familiar greeting, translated to mean “to your health”.  We’re familiar with the many health benefits of a balanced and healthy diet, which is part of the Greek diet, integral to the Mediterranean Diet; it’s no different when it comes to the health benefits of YASOU Natural Skin Care…it’s like the Mediterranean Diet, but for your face and body!

Although Theodora Ntovas grew up in Chicago, part of her childhood was spent living in Greece, where she immersed herself with family, culture, and heritage.  As an adult, these experiences were transformative.  She’d regularly go to the farmer’s markets in the picturesque village of Archia Feneos (Peloponnese region near Corinth).  There, she’d marvel at nature’s bounty and especially its local organic produce, which included olive oil, flower and plant extracts, and beeswax.  She also observed that the local women, who generally made their own skincare products from these ingredients, all had a youthful vibrancy to their skin’s appearance, along with a healthy and youthful glow to their skin.

These combined experiences motivated her passion and she began her quest to learn as much as possible about cosmetic science, aromatherapy, and natural skincare solutions.  She’d eventually partner with noted chemist and formulator Nestor Tomasi, and the brand YASOU was borne.

At the heart of each product's formulation is the proprietary Calityl-O Complex, which delivers an infusion of certified organic extra virgin olive oil, and Vitamins A and E.  These powerful natural anti-oxidants aid in anti-aging properties, such as diminishing inflammation, providing an effective barrier against free radicals, and delivering nourishing and restorative nutrients to the skin’s mantle.  Product ingredients are certified organic and natural, with formulations that target specific skincare related aspects, while delivering restorative and therapeutic properties.


Natural Cellular Day Cream and Natural Cell Renewal Night Cream ~ To me, both the Day Cream and Night Cream are definitely YASOU’s “dynamic duo”.  Both Creams had a luxurious feel to them; the consistency was concentrated, so very little was needed to adequately hydrate the skin; product was quickly absorbed and didn’t leave any residue; hydration levels were maintained throughout the day and night.  Once applied, I immediately noticed luminosity to my skin after applying both products; it was a healthy and revitalized glow.  I also noticed that fine lines and wrinkles were diminished.  Skin tone also appeared more even; my faint hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and around my mouth area also were minimized.  Key ingredients for the Day Cream include lemon, orange, apple, and cucumber extracts, green tea, Vitamins E and C, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, and grape seed extract.  Key ingredients for the Night Cream include shea butter, aloe leaf juice, jojoba oil, Vitamin B, cucumber extract, Vitamin C, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, and Vitamin E.

Natural Body Cream ~ This rich luxurious Body Cream glides on easily, leaving the skin feeling silky; the product is absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy or tacky residue; hydration levels are maintained throughout the day.  Key ingredients include cypress, lavender, and mandarin essential oils, Vitamin E, caffeine, calendula, rosemary, honey, olive oil, shea butter, aloe, jojoba oil.

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Finding the best possible skincare solutions isn’t something that can be rushed.  Take the time to become friends with your skin…get to know its unique personality…find a skincare line that delivers on its promises and improves the overall quality of your skin.  Lastly, incorporate those effective products into your regular skincare regimen, and give special attention to changing products with the changing seasons. 

That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.

By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served as a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz.  Her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Tripatini.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGSPlease note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, “Terry’s Second Helpings”.  You can email her at, or


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