You may have heard of Pyunkang Yul when Gothamista raved about it on her YouTube channel. Now you want to try out the products but don't know where to start? We've broken down these gentle yet effective skin care products and explained how to use them.
What’s Pyunkang Yul brand?
Pyunkang Yul is a minimalist Korean skincare brand launched by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic, an institution known for treating atopic skin disorders not only with modern medical techniques, but also focusing on the use of traditional oriental medicinal herbs, also known as Hanbang.
‘Relax your skin and give it a break’—this is the motto of this clean beauty company. If you take the time to look at the list of ingredients, you will notice that only high quality, selected and well researched plants are used and the products contain only necessary ingredients without parabens and fragrances that make them gentle and low irritant for the skin.
Which Pyunkang Yul Product should I use for my skin type?
If you're a fan of Korean skincare, you're probably familiar with this clean beauty brand, but you're still confused about how to use all these different types of products just by looking at the product name?
We know that skin care labels can be very confusing and it's important to understand that you need to choose the right product for your skin type and needs. So here is your complete guide on Pyunkang Yul products.
“Temperature Down Line” for oily Skin
- Mist Toner
- Moisture Ampoule
- Moisture Cream
Suggested face care routine for oily skin
Cleansing Water -> Cleansing Foam -> Mist Toner -> Moisture Ampoule -> Moisture Cream or ATO Gel Lotion
Suggested face care routine for dehydrated, oily skin
Cleansing Oil -> Cleansing Foam -> Mist Toner -> Moisture Serum -> Eye Cream -> Moisture Cream
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“Temperature Up Line” for dry, dull skin
- Essence Toner
- Facial Oil
- Nutrition Cream
- Intensive Repair Cream
- Balancing Gel
Suggested face care routine for dry skin
Cleansing Oil -> Cleansing Foam -> Essence Toner - > Nutrition Cream, Intensive Repair Cream, ATO Cream (can be mixed with 1-2 drops facial oil) -> (Balancing Gel)
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Normal to combination skin
- Mist Toner
- Essence Toner
- Moisture Serum
- Moisture Ampoule
- Moisture Cream
Suggested face care routine for combination skin
Cleansing Oil -> Cleansing Foam -> Mist Toner-> Moisture Serum -> Moisture Ampoule -> Moisture Cream -> (Balancing Gel)
Suggested face care routine for normal skin
Cleansing Oil -> Cleansing Foam -> Essence Toner -> Moisture Serum -> Eye Cream -> Nutrition Cream - (Balancing Gel)
Skin care routine for acne-prone skin
- Acne Facial Cleanser
- Acne Toner
- Acne Cream
- Acne Patch
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Pyunkang Yul Skin Care Line
Pyunkang Yul has encompassed their 40 years of professional expertise and know-how from their Oriental Medical Skin Clinic into their iconic blue bottles to enhance your daily skincare routine. The products consist of minimal, but necessary and natural ingredients that can be used on all skin types and cause little or no irritation.
The Korean beauty brand's basic skin care line, also known as its signature products, is designed so that products can be selected based on skin type, condition, and environmental factors. It is divided into two sublines, (Temperature) Up and Down.
The Up line to boost skin vitality and perk up dull and dehydrated skin while the Down line to cool and soothe skin, leaving skin calm and comfortable.
Temperature Up Line
Up Line helps raise skin temperature, which promotes blood circulation and energy by replenishing nutrients and antioxidants. They help to awaken dull and tired skin and to develop a natural glow while adding nutrition and antioxidants.
All products are based on the main ingredient milk vetch root extract in combination with other plant botanicals to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. This skin care routine is ideal for normal, dry to combination skin.
Milk Vetch Root
Milk vetch root is also known as Astragalus and Hwang-Qi and is widely used as a medicinal herb in China to boost the immune system and strengthen the heart function and vitality of the body. It's known for antioxidants, tonic and skin-reinforcing abilities, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Essence Toner is made of an water-free formula, instead it is filled with 91.3% milk vetch root extract, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nutrients and antioxidants that hydrate and re-energize the skin.
This gel-like formula is quickly absorbed into the skin to instantly provide thirsty and dull skin abundant in moisture and nourishments, and is a perfect product for rebalancing your skin after cleansing.
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A luxurious thick cream is an excellent, intensely moisturizing skin care solution that improves elasticity, prevents visual signs of aging and gives the skin a youthful glow.
Not only enriched with the main ingredient of this line, the root extract from milk vetch, but also with shea butter and beeswax to retain moisture and smooth the skin.
This gentle moisturizer is easy to apply and blends with the skin without feeling heavy or greasy and make your skin feels soft and comfortable. Ideal for dry, dull, mature skin types.
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Pyunkang Yul Oil
A lightweight natural oil enriched with 100% naturally derived ingredients that provide intensive moisture and antioxidant protection for healthy and glowing skin.
This vegan face oil contains shea butter and 7 natural essential oils, rich in vitamins such as jojoba, sunflower, lemon and bergamot oils to nourish skin and rosemary, lavender and geranium oils to soothe and calm skin.
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A gel-type moisturizer helps moisturize and smoothes out rough dry patches on the skin and lock in water in the skin. This skin revitalizing product has a honey-like sticky texture so it is better to use at the final step of your skin care routine.
Formulated with only 7 EWG-verified ingredients, including astragalus root and jojoba oil, to keep your skin feeling soft and resilient.
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Temperature Down Line
Down Line basically lowers the skin temperature, which prevents accelerated water loss and soothes angry, irritated skin.
These beauty products work to hydrate and calm sensitive and damaged skin that is aggravated by various factors such as sun exposure, climate, aging, and air pollution. This skincare line is recommended for combination, oily, and sensitive skin types.
Coptis Japonica Root
Coptis japonica root, also known as Japanese gold theread, evergreen Perennial, and Ouren, is cultivated and distributed in East Asia as a traditional medicinal herb for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-aging properties.
According to the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Société Française de Cosmétologie, its main component, berberine, is expected to be effective on sagging and swelling of the skin.
A mist-type toner helps relieve irritation and redness skin with instant cooling effects while quenching your skin’s thirst with refreshing moisture.
This soothing facial toner consists of 91.9% Coptis Japonica root extract and hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant with moisture retention that creates a plumping effect and soothes your skin.
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A lotion-like and lightweight facial serum is excellent at soothing and repairing while providing deep hydration for irritated, sensitive, oily yet dehydrated skin.
A mixture of oil and water-based formula creates the perfect harmony between moisture and oil, which helps your skin to restore its optimal balance and to strengthen your skin barrier function for a long-lasting dewy look.
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A highly potent moisture booster made with 6 EWG-certified gentle ingredients that is suitable for all skin types, but especially sensitive skin and skin prone to redness and irritation.
This nourishing formula contains the same anti-inflammatory extract from Japanese Golden Thread Root that smooths and destress skin, and bringing dull, dehydrated skin back to life.
It has a special texture that is much thicker than Moisture Serum, yet adheres firmly to the skin, effectively hydrating it for a calm, relaxed and healthy complexion.
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This gentle daily moisturizer is an excellent base for sunscreen or makeup that is easy to apply and melts into dehydrated skin without leaving a sticky or heavy feeling.
Formulated with Coptis Japonica Root and Jojoba Oil to balance and protect your skin by creating a protective skin barrier. This non-greasy and light cream is ideal for all skin types, especially ideal for oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin types.
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This renowned Korean Oriental medicine clinic has developed special proprietary formulas for sensitive skin and those prone to acne, blemishes, redness and irritation, and even blackheads
The special spot treatment line contains peptide ingredients and other healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory compositions that alleviate skin problems, promote skin regeneration, control sebum production, and strengthen the skin barrier.
Acne Facial Cleanser
An acne-fighting facial cleanser has gel-type formula that gently washes off excess sebum and impurities with its micro-bubbles, revealing incredibly smooth and radiant results.
Formulated with Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (BHA) for exfoliation, Centella asiatica for calming, and forsythia Suspensa fruit extract for antibacterial and antioxidant effects.
Copper tripeptides also work in improving acne spots and scars by increasing anti-inflammatory effects and promoting the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
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A facial toner especially targets for acne-prone skin that helps rebalance and hydrate your skin after cleansing. It has a lightweight watery texture that make it absorbs quickly into skin.
Thanks to the wonderful composition of soothing and exfoliating ingredients, this hydrating toner removes dead skin cells, refine skin texture and soothes blemished skin.
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Acne Spot Cream
This spot treatment is a special solution that provides relief from breakouts within a short period of time (12-24h) while preventing the recurrence of zits. Many of the soothing ingredients in the product used, including forsythia fruit, licorice, and white willow extract, have wonderful miraculous healing properties.
In addition, it contains highly concentrated copper tripeptide, which has its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are effective for very areas of skin problems while suppressing the growth of staining bacteria in the pores.
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Pyunkang Yul Acne Cream is one of the best moisturizers for acne prone skin as it is specifically designed to relieve acne breakouts.
This lightweight, oil-free and moisturizing gel delivers rich moisture, maintains excessive sebum control, striking the perfect water and oil balance.
Formulated with Willow Bark Extract (Natural BHA exfoliant), Forsythia Suspensa Fruit, and Centella asiatica extract, all of which have amazing soothing properties that calm inflamed and reddened skin, and nourish, repair damaged skin.
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Acne Spot Patch
A super-thin pimple patch is a small, transparent hydrocolloid bandage that can be discreetly applied to the affected area without irritation. This waterproof patch is a simple and effective acne care product.
This natural-looking cover sticker helps remove all dirt and gunk from your spots, protecting pimples from the further spread of acne-causing bacteria while reducing the chance of scarring.
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Acne Dressing Mask Pack
A unique 4-piece sheet mask is designed as an emergency breakout-care solution that focuses on calming your particular trouble spots rather than your entire face.
These essence-soaked patches tackle blemishes at all stages before you even see them and strengthen your skin barrier to protect it from future breakouts while also moisturizing dehydrated skin.
Pyunkang Yul facial cleansers/makeup removers
Deep Cleansing Oil
A lightweight cleansing oil transforms into a milky emulsion that removes all traces of makeup, sunscreen, skin debris and excessive sebum without drying the skin.
Enriched with soothing ingredients, such as soapwort, centella asiatica, purslane plant extracts, and nourishing and softening benefits, plant-based oils such as jojoba, avocado, olive, macadamia.
This fragrance-free formula also contains hyaluronic acid, panthenol and allantoin, all of which act as humectants and have the ability to bind and retain water, increasing the skin's moisture content and reducing dry and flaky skin.
Low pH Cleansing Water
The non-drying cleansing water is an excellent multitasking product that serves as a makeup remover, gentle exfoliator and the first facial cleanser for the Korean double cleansing method.
This product is made of natural ingredients such as purslane, cup bean, centella aisatica and tea tree extract that hydrate, soothe and nourish your skin.
Hyaluronic acid and ceramides strengthen the skin's natural barrier and restore moisture, leaving the skin smooth and soft during or after cleansing.
A mild, soothing daily facial cleanser has a stretchy, viscous texture that delicately cleanses deep inside the pores and removes any traces of dirt and impurities by foaming soft bubbles.
Formulated with Saposhnikovia divaricata root extract, a Korean medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that soothe and nourish the skin, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.
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Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam
Thanks to fine cleansing particles, cloud-like bubbles penetrate deep into the skin and gently but effectively whisks away makeup, trapped dirt and oil while leaving the skin balanced and hydrated.
The slightly acidic cleansing foam contains 100% naturally derived surfactants, Centella Asiatica, Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Leaf Extract to help soothe redness and reduce the appearance of blemishes without irritating.
Natural AHAs from Citric Acid provide excellent yet gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and reduce pigmentation, while Hyaluronic Acid increases moisture retention.
Pyunkang Yul exfoliator
Exfoliation is an important part of facial care if you want to have a healthy and radiant complexion. This silky-smooth exfoliating gel contains beta salicylate, a gentler version of salicylic acid (BHA) that effortlessly lift away unwanted dead skin cells and wipes away excess sebum or waste from the skin.
This gel-to-milk formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. With regular use, your skin will be clearer and brighter with a more even texture and tone.
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Pyunkang Yul eye creams
"One pack a day", hygienic and travel-friendly eye cream, filled with nutritious and beneficial ingredients such as milk vetch root, ginseng extract and shea butter.
An anti-wrinkle cream helps combat fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration, and puffiness around the eyes while reducing the appearance of dark circles and eye bags under the eyes.
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Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream
A scent-free, nourishing eye cream harnesses the antioxidant energy from fermented black tea and paper mulberry extracts, which also has anti-inflammatory and skin-calming benefits that offer a visibly boost skin elasticity—a key signifier of youthful skin.
This brightening eye care cream also contains niacinamide, which helps lessen the look of wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles, and improve firmness while revitalizing the under eye area.
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