Everything You Need to Know About Korean Beauty Brand Pyunkang Yul!

With their iconic blue apothecary-style bottles popping up on countless Instagram feeds, Pyunkang Yul is one of those skin care brands you can't help but take noticeDeveloped by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Seoul, this brand focuses on using traditional Korean herbal ingredients, also known as hanbang, to help balance and keep your skin at its peak condition. Eliminating all the frills and fillers one typically finds in an ingredient list, each and every ingredient used by Pyunkang Yul has been selected for being the most gentle and safe for skin. This means no scents, no textural enhancers, and your sensitive skin’s dream come true!

Pyunkang Yul is also a cruelty-free brand. All of their products, apart from the Nutrition and Intensive Repair Cream (which contain beeswax), are vegan.

Keen to try out Pyunkang Yul's minimalist products? Here is a guide for you:

1. Cleanser

Best Pyunkang Yul Cleanser at Nudie Glow Korean Beauty Australia

Pyunkang Yul Cleansing Foam:

  • A gentle cleanser with a unique stretchy consistency to trap the dirt and oil in your pores. 
  • Key Ingredient: Saposhnikovia Divaricata Root Extract to soothe and keep skin hydrated after cleansing.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser:

  • An acne-targeting facial cleanser that effectively cleanses without irritating the skin.
  • Key Ingredients: White Willow Bark Extract helps exfoliate dead skin cells, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract and Centella Asiatica calms inflammation and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Suitable for babes with oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam:

  • A gentle yet powerful bubbling cleanser that leaves your skin clear, smooth and moisturised.
  • Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica and Beta Glucan calms the skin during cleansing, while natural AHA ingredients help smoothen the skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Pyunkang Yul Cleansing Tissue:

  • A gentle yet powerful cleansing tissue that helps remove all traces of makeup without causing irritation.
  • Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica to soothe and calm the skin, and plant-based oils to leave your face moisturised after cleansing.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

2. Exfoliator

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Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel:

  • A moisturising peeling gel that gently exfoliates to reveal smoother and more moisturised skin.
  • Key Ingredients: Betaine Salicylate, a gentler version of salicylic acid (BHA) derived from sugar beets to effectively unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, and Allantoin to prevent the skin from getting dry after exfoliation.
  • The unique gel-to-milk formula helps regenerate the skin and strengthen your skin barrier in the process.
  • Use 1-2 times a week for smoother, brighter skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

3. Toner

 

Best Pyunkang Yul Toner at Nudie Glow Korean Beauty Australia

 

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner:

  • Pyunkang Yul's star product! This is a nutrient-filled, essence-type toner that deeply nourishes and revitalises skin. 
  • Key Ingredient: 91.3% of this toner is Milk Vecht Root Extract, rich vitamin and minerals to deeply hydrate and strengthen skin. 
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner:

  • A hydrating, soothing and travel-friendly mist toner that provides instant cooling effects and soothes skin immediately.
  • Key Ingredient: 91.9% Barberry Root Extract, a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory, energising and nourishing properties.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Pyunkang Yul Acne Toner:

  • A lightweight toner that helps gently exfoliate dead skin cells, control excess sebum while minimising pores.
  • Key Ingredients: Willow Bark Extract removes impurities for a softer skin texture, while Matricaria and Asiatic Pennywort Extract helps calm acne and regenerate the skin.
  • Suitable for babes with oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

4. Serum / Ampoule / Oil

 

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Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum:

  • A calming serum to help soothe and cool while providing deep hydration for irritated, sensitive, oily or dehydrated skin.
  • Key Ingredients: Milk Vetch Root Extract helps calm sensitive skin, and Olive Oil hydrates skin.
  • Texture: Lightweight, lotion-like, spreads easily and absorbs quickly.

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule:

  • A unique serum that provides long lasting moisture, smoothes skin texture and calms sensitive skin.
  • Key Ingredients: Contains only 6 premium ingredients, including the super soothing Barberry Root Extract, to help seal all the moisture in the skin and keep skin cool.
  • Texture: Honey-like consistency.
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially oily and troubled skin.

Pyunkang Yul Oil:

  • A lightweight, 100% naturally-derived oil that can be used on even the most sensitive skin to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.
  • Key Ingredients: Made of 7 types of plant-based natural oils including Jojoba Seed Oil, Geranium Oil and Rosemary Leaf Oil, and Shea Butter to provide a gentle yet intense hydrating effect.
  • Add a few drops to your moisturiser or body lotion for an ultra hydrating boost. This oil can also be used as a hair essence for dry hair.

Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel:

  • A unique gel that helps form a protective barrier to seal all the moisture and nutrition in the skin and keep skin cool.
  • Key ingredients: Only contains 7 premium ingredients, including 90% Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, a powerful anti-ageing ingredient, and Jojoba Seed Oil to moisturise and nourish the skin.
  • Texture: Honey-like texture, it stretches and adheres to the skin perfectly, leaving skin soft and supple.
  • Similar to the Moisture Ampoule, but is more suitable for drier skin types.

5. Face Masks

 

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Pyunkang Yul Acne Dressing Mask Pack:

  • A unique 4-piece mask that helps target acne, while moisturising and strengthening your skin barrier to protect it from future breakouts.
  • Key Ingredients: Willow Bark Extract helps exfoliate dead skin cells, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract soothes inflammation.
  • Suitable for acne-prone skin.

    Pyunkang Yul 3-Step Mask Pack:

    • A 3-step mask pack to provide the perfect home-spa treatment. 
    • The first step features Pyunkang Yul’s Peeling Gel that gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Second step is a soft sheet mask enriched with the nourishing Pyunkang Yul's Essence Toner. Last step features Pyunkang Yul's Balancing Gel, which helps strengthen the skin barrier and elasticity for long-lasting hydration.
    • Suitable for all skin types.

    6. Eye Products

     

    Best Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream at Nudie Glow Korean Beauty Australia

     

    Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream:

    • A highly nourishing and refreshing "1 Pack a Day" eye cream specially packaged in easy-to-apply individual packets.
    • Key Ingredients: Milk vetch root, ginseng extract and shea butter helps firm, improve elasticity and promote synthesis of collagen while protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors.
    • Suitable for all skin types.

    Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream:

    • A nourishing and brightening eye cream to revitalise the eye area without stickiness or heaviness.
    • Key Ingredients: Fermented black tea (kombucha) to lessen the look of wrinkles and fine lines, peptides help increase elasticity and boost any sagging skin, and antioxidant-rich yeast beta glucan inhibits the growth of harmful substances.
    • Suitable for all skin types.

    7. Moisturiser

     

    Best Pyunkang Yul Moisturiser at Nudie Glow Korean Beauty Australia

     

    Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream:

    • A quick-absorbing daily moisturiser to effectively hydrate for a more radiant and youthful skin.
    • Key Ingredients: Infused with 14 EWG-verified ingredients to protect skin from external irritants, including the soothing Barberry Root Extract.
    • Suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive, acne-prone or oily skin. 

    Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream:

    • A luxuriously thick moisturiser to moisturise, prevent signs of ageing and improve elasticity.
    • Key Ingredients: Milk Vetch Root Extract helps calm sensitive skin, while Shea Butter and Macadamia Seed Oil provides long-lasting moisture.
    • Suitable for those with parched, rough and dull looking skin.

      Pyunkang Yul Intensive Repair Cream:

      • The ultimate moisturising cream that helps transform dry and weak skin into healthy and hydrated.
      • Key Ingredients: Peptides, ceramides and botanical extracts add intense hydration while reinforcing the skin's moisture barrier and revitalising dull and ageing skin.
      • Texture: Satin finish, never heavy or sticky.

      Pyunkang Yul Acne Cream:

      • A soothing cream that helps calm and treat acne-prone skin.
      • Key Ingredients: White willow bark extract, forsythia suspensa fruit extract and centella asiatica to protect and prevent the skin from acne-causing bacteria, control excessive sebum, while regenerating the skin and returning it back to its healthier condition.
      • Texture: Gel-type, absorbs quickly into the skin.
      • Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

        8. Spot Treatments for Acne

         

        Best Pyunkang Yul Acne Spot Treatment at Nudie Glow Korean Beauty Australia

         

        Pyunkang Yul Acne Spot Cream:

        • A fast-acting spot treatment that helps target acne within 12 hours, while preventing the recurrence of acne.
        • Key Ingredients: White Willow Bark Extract helps exfoliate dead skin cells, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract and Centella Asiatica calms inflammation and rejuvenate the skin.
        • Suitable for babes with acne-prone or sensitive skin.

        Pyunkang Yul Acne Spot Patch Super Thin:

        • sweat and water-resistant hydrocolloid patch that helps treat acne with a natural-looking, unnoticeable coverage.
        • Suitable for all skin types.

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