About the brand
I have been using this cream since August 2017 and it was a new brand starting to get attention among many beauty bloggers or youtubers. If this brand is new to you, Pyunkang Yul is developed by a renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in South Korea which is well known to treat atopic skin disorders. All of their products contain very gentle and minimal ingredients as they opted out all the unnecessary chemical substances that may sensitise your skin. Thus, their products are safe to use while bringing benefits and protection to the skin. Their philosophy has attracted me as I have sensitive and acne-prone skin. At that time, many has raved about its essence toner more but since I was running out of moisturiser, I decided to try this first.
About the product
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream 100ml, $32
Mild on skin but strongly moisturise sensitive or delicate skin types. 88.3% of the customers feel a glowing face with calmed reduction in flushed complexion after firsthand experience. Suitable for all skin types but perfect for oily skin that lacks hydration. Suitable for baby skin too.
Ingredients: Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isohexadecane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Caprylate.
Based on some research, coptis japonica root extract a.k.a goldthread extract is known for its anit-inflammatory and skin protective properties against UV lights. The moisturising active ingredient in this product would be shea butter while jojoba oil helps to prevent moisture evaporation
Packaging: I quite like its packaging. It is a blue tinted glass bottle with a black plastic cap. Comes with a clear plastic spoon too (never used it as I am lazy). It is quite heavy, weighing 290g.
Texture: Spreadable for even application, does not feel greasy or sticky. Absorbs into the skin pretty quickly.
My overall view:
This is a simple moisturiser that works pretty good for my skin type as it calms and hydrates my skin and does not cause any breakouts. It does work as a barrier that locks all the hydration and moisture of my essence or serum. However, I prefer to use it only during the day as I find it not moisturising enough at night, especially when I sleep in an air-conditionining room. Pyunkang Yul did recommend to apply a sufficient amount like mask pack before sleep as it could be absorbed at night and work as a sleeping mask pack. I did not try it yet as I have other sleeping masks.
Would I recommend? Yes. I rate this 4/5.
With the amount of product and benefits it gives, I think it is very worth for its price. I highly recommend this to those who have sensitive skin or oily skin as it is hypoallergenic and non-greasy but yet moisturising.
Would I repurchase? For now, I would want to try other gentle moisturisers and will only repurchase this if I could not find any better ones.
Have you tried this cream or other Pyunkang Yul products? Any recommendations for other gentle moisturisers? Feel free to share in the comments bellow 🙂
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Disclaimer: I am not getting paid to write this review. The product mentioned in this blog was purchased by my own money and reviews are based on my honest opinions. I hold the copyrights of the contents and images in this blog.