Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

Somewhere along your skincare journey you were most likely told you needed to tone. Cleanse, tone, moisturize. These three steps are skincare law. Whoever initially sold you on toner wasn’t wrong. Toning is a crucial step for healthy skin. But toners often get a bad rap, probably because many popular toners are chock-full of alcohol, dyes and fragrances that can do your skin more harm than good. If this describes your toner, it's time to upgrade your toner.

Think of toners as skin-balancing potions. Cleansing removes dirt, makeup, extra sebum–all of the bad stuff, but it also removes some of the good stuff too, like natural oils and moisture. Your skin has an ideal pH level (5.5 being the optimal point) to keep it happy and healthy. When you cleanse, your pH level goes off-balance. Toning restores your skin to its optimal pH balance, creating a base for hydrating treatments that follow.

It’s time to upgrade your toner

Good toners can do even more, like healing damaged skin, strengthening your skin’s moisture barrier and adding anti-aging benefits. Toning is about to be your new favorite step thanks to Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner.

The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is exactly what the name implies, an essence and toner in one. Unlike most toners that have a watery texture, this toner has a satisfying, thicker-than-water consistency. Water isn’t even on the ingredient list. Instead, the star ingredient is milk vecht root extract, also known as astragalus membranaceus root extract.

In skincare, this amazing root has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and healing benefits. Rich in antioxidants, astragalus membranaceus root has been a staple in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Pyunkang Yul skincare was actually developed by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Korea, which specializes in traditional and herbal medicine. Each and every ingredient used by Pyunkang Yul has been selected for being the most gentle and effective for skin. Ingredients are never fillers, added simply for texture or scent. In fact Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has only seven ingredients.

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Speaking of seven, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is perfect for the 7 skin method. The 7 skin method is when you apply seven thin layers of toner to your face immediately after cleansing. FYI: Toner is also referred to as Skin in Korea. This layering technique allows your skin the opportunity to easily absorb all the extra hydration without the heaviness or congestion of a thick moisturizer. In colder months, using the 7 skin method adds stronger hydration foundation under your moisturizer and in warmer months many people find that they don’t even need a moisturizer after the 7 skin method.

One of our favorite skincare experts, Renée from Gothamista, has raved about the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner in her recent videos by describing it as “love at first pat.” Renée also recommends this toner for the 7 skin method and says “it never gets to the point where it’s too heavy or sticky.”

Here's Renée reviewing the Pyunkang Yul products including the Essence Toner [4:50]

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has quickly risen to be one of Ohlolly’s best-sellers and those with dry, dehydrated, or even oily skin have all experienced its wonders. 

Customer Reviews

“This is the single best skincare purchase I have ever made. My skin soaks this up as soon as I pat it on, and after a few layers my face is calm, cool, and collected. I will definitely repurchase, over and over.” - Carolyn

“The first time I put the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner on my face, I nearly cried from the instant relief I felt. My skin is dry, chronically dehydrated, and sensitive from early stage rosacea. It was having trouble adjusting to prescription treatments for hormonal acne and my move from the UK back to Florida. Now I can't imagine being without this product!” - Lauren B.

“I'm an oily gal and I didn't even use toner much in the past as it usually made my skin tacky and even oilier in summer. But this bottle is magic -- I can pat as many layers as I want on the skin (7 skin method as Renee suggests) and it absorbs so well and my skin feels so comfortable and it never felt this way before. The most amazing part is the next morning I woke up my skin stays pretty matte and my acne area looks less red, and my whole face just feel calm and soft, which is so exceptional.” - Samantha 

Now it’s time to upgrade your toner. Shop Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner at

Written by Kait @ Ohlolly