My review for Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum & Moisture Cream is finally here!

Pyunkang Yul has been around for quite some time now and they’re known for their minimal yet effective formulas. This line is developed by Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Korea and it’s cruelty free. They aim to create products with safe ingredients that would cater to sensitive skin as well.

You probably already know that the Essence Toner is their most popular product. I haven’t tried it yet, since I’m using the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner at the moment, but the Essence Toner is definitely next on my list!

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum

Application

This is an emulsion type serum. It is lightweight and a little runny. I apply it on the palm of my hands first or 2-3 drops directly on the face and spread and pat it on the skin. It doesn’t feel oily or sticky and goes on very smoothly.

Performance

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum has a great water-oil balance and feels very hydrating. I can instantly tell if a product is doing its job in the hydration department because my skin is dehydrated.
It contains olive oil so I suspected it would break me out but it didn’t. Feels very smooth and spreads easily. The skin looks radiant and well moisturized, therefore I don’t need to follow up with a cream moisturizer, because this alone does the job.

It is meant for oily skin types, however I would recommend for oily/oily dehydrated skin types to use it in winter and avoid it in the summer if you don’t want your skin to become greasy. Whenever I used it in summer my bb cream would separate, but I didn’t have that happening during winter since you get less oily and sweaty (especially if you live in humid weather like me). I’ve personally used it only during nighttime in summer as the last step of my routine.

For normal and dry skin types it would be suitable all year round.

It sits well under makeup (oil based foundations or bb creams) and doesn’t separate. Actually my makeup looked even better on top of it because it smothes out fine lines and pores.

If you are prone to milia I would avoid applying it around the eye area. I did notice some milia developing so since then I was careful to not apply it under the eyes. Works fine on the rest of my face.

Ingredients

Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine, Dimethicone

Coptis Japonica Root Extract – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.


Final Verdict

Pros

  • Hydrating
  • Lightweight texture, non sticky or oily.
  • Smoothes out the appearance of fine lines and pores.
  • Suitable for oily skin types in winter and other skin types all year round.
  • Sits well under oil based makeup.

Cons

  • Those prone to milia should avoid the eye area or any areas where they can develop milia.

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream

Application

The Moisture cream has a gel-like texture. It’s light and it spreads easily on the skin. Should be used as the last step of skincare. It has no smell.

Performance

This cream is meant for sensitive and oily skin types. This line has another cream which caters towards dry skin: Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream.

However, I noticed that the cream felt a bit occlusive for my taste and not very moisturizing. It’s supposed to balance the oil and maybe that’s why I felt like my skin was kind of dehydrated. I tried building hydration underneath it, but my skin still felt a bit uncomfortable and it was still lacking moisture. The good thing is that it did not break me out.

This would be a good daily moisturizer for normal/combination to maybe drier skin types (for the warmer seasons!). The finish is smooth and not sticky. As well as for those of you with dehydrated skin but who can easily do a few layers of hydration underneath moisturizer without breaking out.

Since my skin is also acne prone and sensitive (& oily) I cannot do many layers of moisture without it feeling overwhelmed.

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


Final Verdict

Pros

  • Lightweight texture, non sticky or oily.
  • Absorbs well if you don’t apply too many layers of skincare.
  • Smothes out the appearance of fine lines and pores.
  • Suitable for normal/combination to drier skin types.
  • Better used as a day cream.

Cons

  • Doesn’t feel moisturizing for dehydrated skin types.

Although the Moisture Cream doesn’t exactly suit my skin needs, I think it would make a good daily moisturizer for skin types that are not dehydrated or very dry.

The Moisture Serum on the other hand, feels soothing and hydrating on my skin and it doesn’t leave any tacky feeling after application. I have already finished the whole bottle and would definitely repuchase it again when the weather will start getting colder!



Have you tried anything from Pyunkang Yul before? What’s your favorite product from this brand?