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The Perfect Toner For Humid Weathers? Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner




If you have not heard of the brand Pyunkang Yul before, it originated from Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Korea, a renowned eastern medical centre known for treating lung ailments and atopic skin ailments, this Pyunkang Yul was developed based on the needs of patients with atopic skin ailments. In this article, we will be reviewing one of the most popular products, the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner.

What is it?

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is a nutrient filled, serum- like soothing toner that means to strengthen one’s skin barrier by optimizing hydration within the skin. It comes with a generous amount of 200ml and can be purchased on at an affordable price of $22.90, making it $0.11 per ml. 


Lets dive right into the ingredients!

Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine

This toner contains Arginine which is an amino acid used for added moisture and Butylene Glycol, a common humectant used in skincare products to help with spread ability and absorption.

Unlike most toners, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner does not have Purified Water as it’s first ingredient. Instead, it is replaced by Astragalus Membranaceus Root extract which is also known as Milk Vecht, boosting the product’s ability to re-energize and replenish your skin. Milk Vecht is a  herb commonly used in Traditional Chinese medicine to boost the body's immune system when taken orally and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and barrier strengthening benefits when applied topically.


The texture of this product is just like how it sounds,  it is a gel-type toner making it thicker than regular watery toners. Despite this, the formulation of this product allows quick absorption, hydrating the skin quickly. Even if you have oily skin you will still find this hydrating and soothing, due to the absorption rate and how lightweight it is.

It spreads easily, doesn’t have any intrusive smells and it dries down nicely too. Making it the perfect product to  layer adequately under my other products and efficiently hydrate.

How I Use it

Having sensitive dehydrated-oily skin can be tough in humid weathers like Singapore as finding good products to suit my skin needs takes a lot of trial and error. Finding toners that provided quick hydration but lightweight enough for Singapore’s weather was hard to find. Luckily for me, the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner was just what I was looking for! 

After a solid 3 months of using the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner generously, I am still left with at least 3 weeks worth of product. I personally use it with a cotton pad right after my cleansing routine for optimum hydration and absorption where i will let it absorb before going in with moisturizer. As someone with easily irritated and dehydrated skin, this product provides visible effects on my skin. My skin is now constantly hydrated, plumped out, and reduced irritation by a mile especially with all the mask-wearing. 

Overall Conclusion

Personally, the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has become my holy grail toner as with all my other products seeing how difficult it is to find products that suit my skin needs. Moreover, the lightweight texture, minimal ingredient list and hydrating benefits of this product makes it suitable and versatile for many skin types and weather conditions. It is no surprise why Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is one of the most popular products from the brand and the affordability of this product is definitely an added bonus!

Where To Purchase: Available on formula bright HERE

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