oil,  Pyunkang Yul

Pyunkang Yul Oil

the claim

The Pyunkang Yul Oil claims to be a quickly absorbed, light weight natural oil blend of 7 plants to provides gentle yet intense hydration.
Pyunkang Yul Oil

the science

Dominating the Pyunkang Yul Oil formula are oils that resemble human sebum for fast and deep absorption without clogging pores or leaving greasy residue. High levels of fatty acids allow them to retain and enhance skin moisture and decrease transepidermal water loss to keep skin soft and supple. These include emollient oils from Jojoba and Sunflower Seeds.
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antifungal properties in Lavender Oil make it a nourishing and hydrating treatment for problem skin as well as imparting some natural floral fragrance. Similarly, Rosemary Leaf and Citrus Oils, namely Lemon and Bergamot, enhance this behaviour with similar properties. Geranium Maculatum Oil is a mild astringent exhibiting antiseptic behaviour. It is also responsible for adding a sweet, fruity floral tone to the product’s overall scent.
Joining seven botanical oils to complete the formula is Shea Butter, a plant-based emollient that mimics the lipid content of skin to promote a soft, smooth, healthy appearance.
Pyunkang Yul Oil

the ingredients

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
Pyunkang Yul Oil Ingredients

the packaging

The Pyunkang Yul Oil is presented in an elegant blue glass bottle with a screw top dropper dispenser. It comes in a thick cardboard box with a tamper proof seal.
Pyunkang Yul Oil Presentation

the analysis

Both the CosDNA and EWG assessments conclude an ideal low hazard rating for the Pyunkang Yul Oil.
Pyunkang Yul Oil CosDNA Analysis

the application

After cleansing and toning, apply 2-3 drops of the Pyunkang Yul Oil to the skin by gently patting it into the face. This can be used before or after moisturising. An alternative is to add a drop or two to your moisturiser for an ultra hydrating boost.
Pyunkang Yul Oil

the scent

The Pyunkang Yul Oil has a naturally derived scent.

the cost

A 26ml bottle of Pyunkang Yul Oil has a recommended retail price of around USD$23.00.

the availability

Pyunkang Yul products are available at Korean skincare online retailers such as Style Korean, Yes Style and iHerb.

the expiry

The Pyunkang Yul Oil has a two year shelf life.

the performance

Just as with all the brand’s products, this Pyunkang Yul Oil comes in a characteristic blue tinted glass bottle with simple matte paper label and screw top dropper dispenser. The packaging is quite reflective of a medicinally focused brand such as this. The dropper seems much better in terms of function than that of the moisture serum and ampoule which are a little cumbersome (if not faulty after reading so many packaging complaints and experiencing a less than ideal dispensing process myself). The dark tinted bottle also protects the content from light degradation.

The oil itself is perfectly clear like water, but retains a slight oil like viscosity. Even though there is some shea butter in the formulation, the resultant product is still extremely lightweight and fast absorbing. It leaves absolutely no residue, rather sinking into the skin fully within just a few minutes. Skin is left feeling soft with a gentle glow, lacking oiliness or stickiness. It’s one of the fastest and most thoroughly absorbing oil blends I have used.
Pyunkang Yul Oil texture
There are essential oils included in the formula and although these have some antibacterial properties to help with acne and other skin disorders, my guess is that they are added to enhance the smell of the oil blend. And that they do! This oil has a gorgeous natural scent of citrus and lavender which I really like. Those sensitive would be wise to patch test first, otherwise, it’s a true sensory joy. Those that simply prefer scent free will be happy to know that the smell dissipates as the oil dries down so it’s only noticeable for a short time.
Since it is approaching winter here in Melbourne, I have been happily using this in both my morning and evening routines for a little extra comfort without heaviness. This oil mixes nicely with moisturiser or emulsion, adding a nice layer of hydration to the routine without clogging pores. I really like how it absorbs fully, quickly. On dry skin, it becomes completely unnoticeable with around 5-7 minutes depending on the environment and thickness of the layer applied.
You only need 2-3 drops to cover the entire face which is how I apply it in the morning. I am quite heavy handed with my oils and particularly so with this one since it absorbs so effortlessly. I use half a dropper per evening application for a little extra luxury. I really enjoy massaging and patting it over my face before allowing it to naturally dry down, disappearing without a trace. The experience is so lovely.
Pyunkang Yul Oil
As to the results, well, immediately after application, my skin takes on a new height of hydration. It works instantly to offer me comfort and suppleness indicated by a bouncy, dewy complexion. It’s really quite astounding how much it enhances the skin texture only minutes after use. And this effect is long lasting, my skin looking fresh and healthy and feeling soft and moist between applications. This is a seriously good oil blend that I cannot fault.
Pyunkang Yul Oil

the conclusion

Unless you’re someone with sensitivities to essential oils, you need the Pyunkang Yul Oil in your routine. It makes a great choice for summer for those that love their oils and want something lightweight in warmer weather, alternatively, it will appease people who dislike the feeling of heavier oils in their routine. Well priced, fast absorbing, non greasy and totally delightful, it’s definitely one of the best oils I’ve used.
Pyunkang Yul Oil

the summary

Pros Cons
Ideal safety rating, gentle formulation Only available online for Australians
Suitable for all skin types Essential oils may be sensitizing
Beautiful natural lavender/citrus scent
No oily or greasy residue
Fast absorption without blocking pores
Leaves bouncy hydration and dewy skin
Well presented and priced

Pyunkang Yul Oil

the references

Style Korean website
Jojoba Oil Paula’s Choice Skincare Ingredient Dictionary
Sunflower Seed, the Skin Protector Annmarie Skin Care
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Benefits In Organic Cosmetics Naturelle Cosmetics
Geranium Maculatum Oil Earth Science Naturals
Rosemary & Skin Care Caryn Anderson
Lavender and skin safety Truth In Aging
10 Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil for Skin and Recipes for Each Laura Sumner
Benefits of Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter for Skin Skincare Club

the disclaimer

Please read in context with my disclaimer.



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