The Pyunkang Yul product line was created in 2016 at the Clinic of Oriental Medicine of the same name in South Korea, known for treating atopic skin disorders. Adhering to the philosophy of holistic body wellness, Pyunkang Yul believe that healthy skin is achieved by maintaining a balance of oil and moisture. Pyunkang Yul avoids unnecessary chemicals in its products, using only natural ingredients that are most gentle on the skin.
The philosophy of the Pyunkang Yul brand is “less is more” and they use a minimum of safe and gentle ingredients in their products.
The products are 100% made in Korea and cruelty free.
Pyunkang Yul essence
Interestingly, there is no water in Pyunkang Yul essence / tonic, but 91.3% of this essence / tonic is astragalus root extract, full of betaine and minerals useful for the skin. In addition to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, astragalus root extract enhances the absorption of ingredients and this gel essence is quickly absorbed into the skin, hydrates it and strengthens its barrier.
Ingredients: Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine.
Astragalus membranaceus or huang qi, as the Chinese call it, is one of the most famous Chinese medicinal plants traditionally used to strengthen “qi”, ie the life force of the body. It has immunomodulatory, antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
Modern research proves that Huang qi is a medicinal plant that contains an abundance of bioactive compounds, such as saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides.
The essence is water-soluble silicone (Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane), which is added to liquid products for a silky and smooth texture.
In skin care, the plant Astragalus membranaceus is used to hydrate the skin and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Usually 1% or less concentrations are used in most formulations.
Pyunkang Yul essence has a transparent and gel-like texture, and I like it because it is not too liquid or too thick and is quickly absorbed into the skin. It is applied by dabbing with the fingers into the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. Pyunklang Yi essence is my favorite among Korean essences because of its medicinal-natural composition with anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. Each of these essences requires a serum and cream after application, and the use alone will not be sufficiently hydrating.
This product is recommended if you practice the “7 skin” method, ie layered application of a product like this by dabbing on a cleansed face 7 times in a row, which allows better absorption of moisturizing ingredients and better hydration of the skin. After applying seven layers of essence (toner), moisturizer is applied. This method simplifies the more complex Korean care routine, which can include up to 12 products or steps, and the result is hydrated, elastic, soft and radiant skin.
Packaging: 200 ml plastic bottle
Price: 180 kn (notino.hr)
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum
Pyunkang Yul Hydrating Serum balances, hydrates and soothes the skin. It is formulated to help the skin find the optimal moisture and oil content for a balanced, healthy complexion. The secret is in the right combination of ingredients; extract of astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) and olive oil. Pyunkang Yul Hydration Serum soothes and cools by providing deep hydration to irritated, sensitive, oily but dehydrated skin.
The texture of the serum is similar to lotion, it is milky white and easy to apply and quickly absorbed. I applied it after the essence and it leaves the skin hydrated for hours, soothed and soft. I only have a complaint about the packaging, the dropper is not practical because the texture of the serum is too thick for this kind of dosing. A pump solution would be much better.
Ingredients: Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleloate, Glycecelloxy, Carbide , Arginine, Dimethicone.
Packaging: glass dropper bottle, 100 ml
Price: 185 kn (notino.hr)
Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream
Pyunkang Yul Nourishing Cream is a rich moisturizing care that is easy to apply and absorb into the skin, without feeling heavy or leaving an oily film on the skin. Formulated with safe and gentle ingredients beneficial to the skin, this cream rich in nutrients provides intense hydration that lasts all day. It is perfect for those with dehydrated and dry skin, prevents the signs of aging, improves elasticity and restores the skin’s youthful glow.
Ingredients: Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate / Dicaprate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadoria Hexaedioxia, 1,2 , Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Caprate.
It contains astragalus extract, shea butter, macadamia oil and hyaluronic acid. It does not contain artificial colors and perfumes.
I will buy this cream again because it suited me perfectly. In addition to providing hydration to the skin, it soothed, smoothed and the skin was soft and elastic to the touch. It is also excellent as a foundation for liquid powder, it does not leave shine and, as the name suggests, it nourishes the skin and makes it healthier and more beautiful. You can use the cream on its own, but also as part of a PY routine, after the essence and serum, because it will “lock” the ingredients of previous care and the skin will be hydrated and soothed for hours. I look forward to trying other PY products as well.
Packaging: 100 ml glass container
Price: 233 kn (notino.hr)
Rating: 4.5 / 5