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Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Ingredients Explained

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Updated on July 18, 2023

Overview

What it is

Essence with 7 ingredients

Cool Features

It is vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

Fun facts

Pyunkang Yul is from South Korea. This product is used in 831 routines created by our community.

We independently verify ingredients and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Does this product need an update? Let us know.

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
ph level
5.5

Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
Ingredient
Features
1
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
2
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
3
Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
1 / 0
4
Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
5
Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising
6
Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
1 / 0
7
Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 7 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
1
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract is from an herb called Huang Qi. The roots of this plant have traditionally used in traditional Chinese medicine.

2
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

3
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

4
What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane belongs to the siloxanes and silicones classes. It is synthetically created and has a waxy composition.

Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane is a humectant and emollient, meaning it helps hydrate the skin. Humectants draw moisture to your skin, while emollients prevent moisture from escaping.

5
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising
Community Rating: Mixed

Hydroxyethylcellulose is used to improve the texture of products. It is created from a chemical reaction involving ethylene oxide and alkali-cellulose. Cellulose is a sugar found in plant cell walls and help give plants structure.

Hydroxyethylcellulose helps stabilize products by preventing ingredients from separating. It can also help thicken the texture of a product.

This ingredient can also be found in pill medicines to help our bodies digest other ingredients.

Learn more about Hydroxyethylcellulose
6
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

7
What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

Arginine is an amino acid that is important for human development. Your body uses is it to produce hair keratin and skin collagen.

As a cosmetic ingredient, Arginine has antioxidant properties and can also help repair damaged skin. This ingredient is derived either synthetically or from animals.

Arginine isn't fungal acne safe when used in the presence of other lipids (fats, fatty acids, oils, esters, etc). Oils and fats occur naturally within the skin, so take caution when using Arginine if you're prone to fungal acne.

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14% are loved or liked
57% have mixed ratings
29% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet

When to use

We've created a guide with info on when you should use Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner. We've also included some recommended products to use it with, as well as some routine inspiration!

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Top Reviews

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mimi83077's Avatar'
Feb 11, 2024

I got this because of the great reviews, but it broke me out terribly and gave me dry spots. (I used it on damp skin with my other products)

I got this because of the great reviews, but it broke me out terribly and gave me dry spots. (I used it on damp skin with my other products)

Great Value
Drying
Broke Me Out
Virago's Avatar'
Feb 3, 2024

I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin that doesn’t tolerate hyaluronic acid in winter, so this toner is my HG during the colder months. Soothing, hydrating and without pilling. One of my all time favourites for effective and fuss-free...

I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin that doesn’t tolerate hyaluronic acid in winter, so this toner is my HG during the colder months. Soothing, hydrating and without pilling. One of my all time favourites for effective and fuss-free skincare.

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well

Latest Reviews

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EveliV's Avatar'
Apr 9, 2024

At first, I wasn't sure about this product. Using it after a CeraVe cleanser, would create a weird, cast-like, sticky feeling on my skin, like it wasn't properly absorbed and my wrinkles would be more visible.
But after starting to use...

At first, I wasn't sure about this product. Using it after a CeraVe cleanser, would create a weird, cast-like, sticky feeling on my skin, like it wasn't properly absorbed and my wrinkles would be more visible.
But after starting to use an oil cleanser as well, I got to experience the true potential of this toner. It started to absorb much better and leaving the skin soft and moisturized.
No bad reactions to it so far and absolutely no burning nor tingling sensation. I adore it!

Hydrating
Light
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