Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
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Nutrient-filled, Serum-like Toner
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is an ingenious, intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Water is not present here as 91.3% of this toner is milk vecht root extract, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. With the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties of the root extract, this gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. Always fragrance, dye and irritant free. Use our Pyunkang Yul Quick Guide to find your perfect products.
Video: Courtesy of Gothamista
- You easily get cold or have cold extremities from poor blood circulation
- Your skin tends to feel dry and tight
- Your skin easily becomes red or irritated
To Use: After cleansing, apply a small amount with palms of your hands, gently pressing and patting into skin for full absorption. Follow with moisturizer. Use morning and evening.
- Developed by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Korea, Pyunkang Yul is a new brand that revolutionizes how you approach skincare. Products are suggested by examining not just your skin type, but also your body and environment. Pyunkang dares to abandon trendy ingredients that are merely for texture or scent. Each and every ingredient used by Pyunkang Yul has been selected for being the most gentle and safe for skin. Healthy skin retains moisture and controls oil production to obtain the right balance, and Pyunkang Yul helps find the optimum balance for your skin.
- Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine
100 ml or 200 ml / 3.4 fl oz or 6.7 fl oz
note: 3.4 fl oz bottle does not come in outer box.
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This toner is addictive, it feels amazing and is nourishing for your face. I also put it on my neck, chest and arms. There is a lot in the bottle and a little goes a long way. Excellent value and will definitely buy again.
This essence is simple enough not to irritate my sensitive skin while still getting the job done. It has so few ingredients and it’s very reasonably priced. Especially for summer when thick creams just stifle my skin, this is a staple for me now. Cannot recommend enough!
My skin has many issues..sensitive/acne/oily. Finding the toner that would work for my skin was an issue, specially because I did not want something with so many chemicals that made my skin dry, get more breakouts or just more oily. After using this toner for a month or so I am very pleased with its results. It is exactly as advertised; light, no fragrances and surprisingly not oily. I was a bit hesitant when I first tried it for it felt oily...but my skin loves it and has done wonders to it so far.
Try it, it’s great
Gentle, soothing, and moisturizing. Great toner!
I'll just be echoing everything that has already been said but this toner is a beautiful, light toner which is very nourishing and it absorbs so early into the skin with no sticky residue. It has a very impressive and short ingredient list which is what I really like about it. Nothing harsh and no unwanted nasties. You can't go wrong with this.
This toner is awesome leaves my skin moist
I bought this based on a video by Gothamista. My skin was so dull and dry no matter what oils and serums I layered on top I would end my day looking dry. I don’t know why but adding this toner to my routine has somehow made my skin retain moisture better and I have a healthy look to it. I use it Day and night and my skin loves the added moisture. No more dry patches!
Best toner ever. I can’t wait to start using their other products!
This toner is ridiculously delicious and hydrating. This is the step my skin has been missing for 43 years! If you add one step to your routine based on the Korean beauty products, make it this. I can tell you pretty much for sure that this step makes all my products more effective! Also my family spent some time in the Arizona sun in the the last couple of weeks, and my little boys, who are sweetly pink and fair, got sun burns even with sunblock - we didn't reapply as we should have. I didn't have any aloe so I patted this on their sunburned bits and they immediately stopped whining! My husbands forehead got the same treatment and he said, "Ooooh, that feels soothing." I love this product and I know my moisture barrier has improved with it's use. GET IT GIRL!
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
This is my 3rd purchase of the Essence Toner and the Moisture Serum. What I have found is that my skin is stronger and more resistant to breakouts. I have severe RA (rheumatoid arthritis) that has affected my skin in the form of vitiligo and patches of psoriasis. Also, I realize that I create a lot of sebum, but my skin is not oily, matter of fact, it's kinda dehydrated, but I think that is more due to my RA meds than anything else. Since I have been using Pyunkang Yul products, truly the change in my skin is incredible. My skin has a glow (not shiny), just hydrated. Old scars are beginning to fade and just the texture of my skin is much is improved. I have cut way back on the makeup and now I just wear it on very cold days and Sundays (for church). I have adopted the Korean 10 step regime and it has relieved my skin of the clogged pores and while my skin may never be 'glass-like', I'd like to think with continued use, I will get there. I use the toner and the serum twice a day, there are healing properties with these waterless products that my skin just drinks up. Now I have a different expectation of skin care - I expect it to work with high percentage extracts and not water. That way I know I am getting the absolute best product available and the prices are uber competitive. I don't see myself without these products and I will continue to use them. God Bless
My first essence toner product from pyunkang yul didn’t disappoint. It’s a great addition to my dry skin, skin care routine. Winter in the east coast is very brutal this year and oh what a great product to protect my skin from dry heat inside and bitter cold outside
I can’t remember how many bottles I’ve been through now. I love this product. First, I use my Avéne mist, then I use the Essence Toner, after that, I apply my CeraVe PM moisturizer. The Essence Toner definitely helps my moisturizer sink in better, and adds a noticeably more hydrating look to the skin, as opposed to if I just went straight in with the moisturizer. My only thing is, I wish this product was in glass packaging like the Ampule. I liked the Ampule, although I don’t find it necessary if you already have the Essence Toner.
I have dry mature skin and was curious to how hydrating this product would be based on the many great reviews. This toner was at best okay.Perhaps it maybe suitable for oily or combo skin, but this product didn't do much for me- didn't feel soothing/moisturizing enough. Will not be repurchasing this one since I had to apply an aloe toner before this toner for my skin to feel somewhat quenched.Maybe it's the Butylene Glycol in this product- I suspect that my skin doesn't like the chemical substance.
I have dry and easily irritated skin, so my whole routine is focused around taking care of my moisture barrier. After using this toner, my skin feels and looks happy. It definitely helps with keeping my skin moist and layers really well under my other products. I'll be trying more Pyunkang Yul products after this!
I committed to the 10 step beauty process 10 months ago and I have never once considered switching out this product for something else. I have the most sensitive skin EVER and this has never given me any inflammation or break-out issues. I put this on after using two cleaners (oil then foam) and it literally feels like my face is chugging water. It goes on very smooth and is kind of watery, but in a good way because a little goes a long way. I put quite a lot all over my face and neck and it is probably the step in my routine that makes my skin feel the most different. This is the product in my routine that makes me feel like my face is really getting a reset from the day or from overnight buildup. Honestly one of the most amazing products I have ever put on my skin. And is so cheap! Life changing... honestly.
Love this toner! My skin felt hydrated and soft. My skin has felt dehydrated and it has made it more supple.
Let me start off by saying I love the texture of this toner. The smell has a faint ginseng smell that doesn't linger. I was super excited about using this toner as there had been such good reviews; however, for whatever reason, it broke me out. It was not a crazy break out, but as this was the only the only thing that changed in my routine, I'm sure this is what caused it. It might work for less sensitive skin. For me, it'll have to be a pass.
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
I love this Toner! Its so good to you.My pores are a lot smaller and my forehead looks shinier and I'm not dehydrated asI use to be. My skin doesn't feel irritated or as sensitive to the cold. Even during humid summer nights I absolutely love this product. For the price this is a STEAL! Please don't hesitate. I definitely plan on re-ordering this product.
I got a bottle of this on a recommendation from a Youtuber I really love who is featured on the page for this product (Gothamista) and my skin looooves it. 10/10 would recommend to pretty much anyone. Especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin. It always makes my skin so smooth and so nice. Will continue buying until the day I die so long as it is around to be honest.
Also, the customer service was INSANE. I asked about another product I was going to order with this one that was out of stock so that I could order them together whenever it came back instock. However, they didn't have a date for when it would be in, and they gave me free shipping on this item so that I wouldn't have to pay for it twice whenever the other item comes in <3 They did not have to do that but I am really grateful. Thank you so much!
seriously in love with this toner. super hydrating and has transformed my skin care routine. I used to avoid toners because I thought they dried out my skin, but it turns out I wasn't using a toner that gave me enough hydration. I also have very acne prone skin and this toner did not break me out at all! I will most defiantly be purchasing again!
I have a new favorite toner! I have conbo skin with a tendency for breakouts, and this toner gives me hydration without making me oily. It makes my skin feel silky smooth!
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
I have red, acne-prone skin that is also very sensitive (lucky me!). This essence toner has help with the redness! It makes my skin soft and smooth; I will definitely repurchase!
I hate to start this off on such a cliché note, but I’ve never left a review before! I felt compelled because ordering this product was one of the best customer service experiences I’ve ever had online or in a store and it absolutely deserves the recognition. Plus, product itself is awesome. It gives me such an amazing and hydrating feeling after cleansing and it’s made a huge difference in the dry patches I tend to always have around my nose and on my chin. I’m a skincare junkie, and after ordering this I found another product I had to try (looking at you Heimish all clean balm, try her out!). The ladies at oh lolly quickly created an invoice so that I could add the second item and have the two orders shipped together, only paying for shipping once! They even added the discount code to the second item (swoon). I love the little hand written note I got with my order and love the products I purchased! I’ll definitely be reordering both, and probably picking up some extras along the way!!
I love everything about this toner except how it smells, although I appreciate the lack of added fragrance to cover up the natural smell. The smell dissipates quickly so it does not stop me from using it. The texture and feel are lovely, and it absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel lovely.
I’m new to the k beauty thing, but this is my favorite part of my routine!
I never go a day without using this product. Soothing, The perfect prep for skincare, especially after shaving or coming back from the gym. Not too sticky or moistening. Will never be without this.
I love how hydrating this essence toner can be me being of dry skin it is perfect for 7 skins or just when im in a rush! Love it
Love love love this toner!!! This whole line is pretty awesome. This just sinks into my skin leaving it dewy and bouncy. Will buy again
I bought this toner a little over a month ago and I have been using it religiously for morning/evening for the past month. It has done wonders to my very sensitive hormonal acne-prone skin. My skin is no longer scaly and itchy. This toner calms redness and leaves skin feeling plump and hydrated. I use it after a super mild hydrating cleanser in the morning and evening. I do 5 layers in the morning and 7 light layers at night. It has really improved my skin’s overall appearance and its ability to retain moisture. The only thing that took some time getting use to is the sticky feel after patting it on your skin, but that feeling goes away after a couple of minutes. I will definitely repurchase this product! ❤️❤️
I have issues with my skin looking sallow and fatigued because I work a lot and it's very dry and cold but I've seen a dramatic change in my skin after using this paired with the moisturizing serum. Also using the 7 skin method really packs on the moisture which is important for the dry spots around my mouth
I had a HUGE eczema breakout of epic proportions and only wanted to use “cleaner” products on my mega sensitive face. Enter the PKY toner. This toner is so soothing and gentle and super effective at hydration. It didn’t sting and it smells divine. Effective and cost-effective! Win-win!
I have normal skin prone to mild acne once a month. I have been using this toner for the last 6 months. It broke me out a little at first (tiny whiteheads on my nose and forehead). But with continued use the breakouts stopped. I find this toner to be very mild and super hydrating. I use it for my 7-skin method routine (1-2 drops for each layer). My skin is a bit sensitive and I did not feel any sting when I applied it (although interestingly, my husband felt a sting when he used this and he does not have sensitive skin). Overall, I love the product and can see myself repurchasing it.
Nice toner for the 7skin method. Very gentle, simple, and hydrating.
3rd purchase and loving it! i have very sensitive and dry skin. this worked out for me from the first use, very gentle and calming feeling. i won't be going back to Clarins Chamomile toner i have used all my life. Can't wait to try all other products from PKY.
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
Read amazing reviews on this product. I feel like the product would be fabulous for dry skin but unfortunately, it didn't do much for my severely dehydrated skin. Would give it another shot when my skins in better condition.
It is scentless, so good for my sensitive skin. Also very moisturizing for a toner!
It soothes and brightens my face! I use it without cotton and just dab/tap it until absorbed.
It’s truly a blessing for oily skin and sensitive skin. It hasn’t irritated my skin within a week’s use. Also the bottles last quite a while!
I love this essence toner! It leaves my face hydrated without feeling sticky. A little goes a long way.
It is very lightweight and absorbs really quick. It has no scent or colour. 4 drops is enough for the whole face. I have mild rosecea and this product reduced the redness a little bit in the 2 weeks I’ve tried it, and I think I’ll see a real difference long term. It does hydrate the skin.
This product is amazing. I love how it makes my skin feel and doesn't dry it out. This is now the only tone I will use!
I just ordered my second and third bottles of Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner. I incorporated it into my skincare routine and my skin loves it. I use very active skincare products and I was struggling with my skin becoming dry from being over processed. This product has significantly helped with moisture and radiance, and it is now a permanent part of my skincare ritual.
Best hydrating toner best used in fall/winter time.
The packaging is beautiful, and the toner is fresh and delicate.
this is my go-to toner for winter and summer and during allergy seasons. after trying this one, i'd never go back to the other brands.
This essence toner is amazing. It really soaks into my skin and hydrates it! Definitelu my go-to essence toner from now on^^ A great 2 in 1 product!
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
I've used this 2x daily for 3 weeks and can see great improvement on the hydration levels . I have dry skin so I apply multiple layers and my skin never feels sticky. Very pleased with this purchase and look forward to trying other items in this line.
This toner (which I use more as an essence) is great. My skin seems to love it and it has improved my overall complexion. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of giving it a try!
Added this product to my line up and have loved it. I apply it with the Pyunkang cotton pads and it goes on beautifully. Got a compliment about “glowing skin” after a few days worth of day and night application. Will be a skincare staple for me going forward.
Was never a fan of toners, never thought they were needed, but now this toner is essential to my skin care routine !
Morning and night. Super refreshing, calming and hydrating.
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
This is a great toner whose strength is its simplicity. This toner never irritated my sensitive, damaged skin barrier, and instead provided decent hydration and left my face feeling very soft. I'm using a different toner in my routine at the moment because I'm trying to target pigmentation issues, but I gave this one to my boyfriend and he loves it. I might repurchase this when I'm ready to try something more simple again!
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
I love this stuff. It is incredibly hydrating. I recently started using it for the "7 skin method" and am really feeling the results. I have incredibly dry skin and this does the trick! My face is much more soft, smooth, and happy. It's also really reasonably priced - very happy with this brand!
Skin type: dry/combination, sensitive, prone to hormonal breakouts
This toner works really well for me. It's hydrating and absorbs quickly into my skin so I like to apply 2-3 layers. It makes me skin feel smooth and soft. I've already used up 1 bottle, so I've bought a few more to stock up. It took me a little over 6 months to finish up 1 bottle, so this purchase is definitely worth its price.
I use the seven skins method of application combined with the Pyunkang Yul spray mist and my skin does feel hydrated after an application of BHA. It is viscous but does absorb into my skin nicely leaving no residue.
I've been using this as a toner, right as after cleansing. This is super hydrating, comparable to the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner.
I just realized the need for essence in my skincare regimen. Pyunkang Yul is the first I've used and now I don't know how I ever did without it. It's like a fresh drink of water for the skin, it's so hydrating and balancing. Essence is extremely subtle and not meant to be used alone but as a base to layer more products, and now that I'm using AHA's and retinoids it really lays out the foundation for soft and supple skin. I love the light watery gel texture and quick, deep absorbancy. My skin has absolutely plumped up since using. As I said this brand is my very first and although I might try others, I have a feeling this particular one will be hard to beat!
Also, a quick shout out to Gothamista for your wealth of knowledge and recommendations!
I was thinking about going for a salon facial but I’ve dropped it . Literally after just 2 nights of use I feel the difference. My skin feels super soft. And I can see that it has even downed the tone too. HMy skin feels great so thank you. Loved the safe packaging and the sample gifts. ❤️
Not sticky but hydrating
For a while I was on the fence about this product - I don't see why it's marketed as both a toner and an essence. After much use, I think it's best used as an essence only.
When I originally bought this product, I intended for it to completely replace my other toner. I played around with using this product with another essence (which I hated), and then just using it as both a toner and essence. After fussing with my experiments for so long, trying it with plenty of different product combinations, I was on the verge of just throwing it in the bin in the back of my closet. That's when I decided to purchase a toner and just use this one as an essence. Thankfully I did, because now I love this product.
I personally like my toners to be the same consistency as water, and this formula is definitely more viscous like an essence. I love how calming this feels. If my skin is heated or red, this essence "toner" calms it right down.
With all this being said, I would highly recommend this product - but please experiment with how you want it to fit into your routine.
Other toners I tried felt incredibly drying, so I was excited to try this after seeing the Gothamista recommendation. It truly is amazing. My skin feels clean and hydrated after I use it, and ready for the rest of my routine. I use this morning and night (at night, I put it on after my acid toner). I use the PKU cotton pads with it, then pat in the excess.
I've only used this for a month and have been loving it so far. It's hydrating and is perfect for sensitive skin because of the short ingredients list. Though I do enjoy using this toner, if your skin is not sensitive, you can definitely use another hydrating toner that has more beneficial ingredients, but that does not mean this toner is any worse! If you're looking for a toner that soothes and keeps your skin hydrated and balanced, this definitely fits your bill!