PYUNKANG YUL Acne Toner and Acne Cream review

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Where have I been?


Guys, so happy to write a new post again. Was prevented from working for many days because of the chill. Now I’m recovering and enjoy the blogging again. Have a nice time.



Who read my posts know I am searching for a good treatment for impure skin that works and doesn’t give break outs. My searches led me to these two products of Korean brand Pyunkang Yul: Acne Toner and Acne Gel-cream.


About company

Pyunkang Yul is one of the most popular K-beauty brands. Many of its products are bestsellers around the world as well as in Asia. These treatments are my first acquaintance with the brand. To be honest, first I wanted to purchase another products of Pyunkang Yul, but somehow my skin needed something against inflammation and post-acne symptoms and I said to myself: why not?

The brand is younger compared to other K-beauty brands. It was established 2016 by Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic that is spesializing for treating of skin complaints. Though of its young age the brand profits of years of research, experience and practice of its founders.

Its philosophy distinguishes from other K-beauty brands. With the slogan Less is more – the brand tries to use only necessary ingredients for its products without unnecessary chemical compounds. All the chosen ingredients should maintain the skin condition in balance and lead to a more healthy skin.


To the product

The whole Pyunkang Yul Acne Care Line contains: Acne Facial Cleanser, Acne Toner, Acne Gel-Cream, Acne Spot Cream, Acne Spot Patches and Acne Dressing Mask.

I bought the gel-cream first and after using it for some weeks it was time to check the toner.

Both products have a very minimalistic design. Remind of its medicinal roots.


Where to buy:

1. The toner by amount of 150 ml:

–  For 15,99 € on  Amazon Germany

–  For 14,00 $ on  StyleKorean

2. The gel-cream by amount of 50 ml:

–  For 14,88 $ on Amazon

–  For 16,00 $ on   StyleKorean

I bought both on LoveMyCosmetic

Check the websites for K-beauty you know, the brand is famous enough they take it in their assortment.

The toner


Water Butylene Glycol Dimethyl Sulfone Pyridoxine HCl Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Niacinamide Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract Centella Asiatica Extract Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Copper Tripeptide-1 Glycerin Hydroxyacetophenone Myrtus Communis Extract Tropaeolum majus Extract Ethylhexylglycerin Disodium EDTA


What should it do?

  • clean pores deeply
  • makes skin complexion clear
  • controls sebum production
  • contains natural BHA and tannins extracted from Salix Alba (Willow) Bark – gently removes dead skin particles; peels and makes the skin smoother
  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • soothe and relieve the skin
  • minimizing pores and regenerates the skin
  • giving moisture and preserve from dehydration


The texture of the toner is liquid. Clear, without colour. I would say just like water. Smells of spirit or alcohol.


Feelings by applying: no moisture, dries the skin.

The cream

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Dimethyl Sulfone, Pyridoxine HCl, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tromethamine, Copper Tripeptide-1, Hydroxyacetophenone, Myrtus Communis Extract, Tropaeolum majus Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA
What should it do?
The qualities of the cream are nearly the same like the toner’s (except of the pore cleaning) only in gel-cream shape. I don’t want to write it all again. Hence looke above.
The cream is in a tube.
Inside: a light colourless gel.
The consistency is very light. The scent is like the toner’s, but very light. Gives a refreshing feeling by applying.
(Don’t know why, but somehow this gel reminds me of COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser  I’ve reviewed recently.)

My experience



  • cleans the pores very good
  • refreshes
  • antibacterial – less pimples
  • less sebum excess
  • exfoliates very light


  • not much moisture; I would say it dries the skin
  • not soothing
  • minimizing pores – I haven’t noticed




  • moisturizing
  • softening
  • soothing
  • smoothing the skin
  • I’ve noticed a brightening effect
  • less sebum excess
  • minimizes pores
  • exfoliates
  • improves skin complexion
  • refreshes
  • good under make-up
  • very gentle
  • no break outs


  • moisturizes not much for my taste
  • not much effective against inflammatory
  • not much effective against pimples



First of all before I let you know my personal opinion, I have to say: both treatments are very good and I liked them very much.

Toner: I personally liked the cream more than the toner. For me it is more a cleansing water than a toner. I think it is more for oily skin and for combo skin with much sebum excess. My skin didn’t like it at all and I don’t think I need it, but it says nothing against its qualities. Don’t repurchase, but recommend for oily skin.

Cream: Like the cream first of all because it is the first acne treatment I had with moisturizing qualities and very gentle in addition. The difficulty with the cream is that it positions itself as an acne treament and there’s not much. I’ll try to explain. I had acne for many years and now I am fighting with post-acne symptoms. In my opinion as an acne-treatment this cream is too “weak”.

First: it works not enough against pimples. I had some pimples from time to time and applied it, but the result didn’t satisfied me, because it reduce the pimple and the redness around it only a little and if you apply the cream for many days.

Second: Inflammatory. I haven’t noticed some improvement in that case. Yes, it does something, but only a little.

Third: What I found good is that the cream works very good as prevention against inflammatory and pimples. and it didn’t cause break outs. These are the reasons that I’ve decided to repurchase it some day again.


I can recommend the cream for oily/combo skin types, against acne (try and maybe it’ll work for you) and post-acne, against break outs and excessive sebum production:

Solo – for those who want a to use it as a prevention treatment

As a complementary stuff to your regularly acne treatment. Then you’ll have better results, I think.

Guys, I always mean in my reviews: what did not suit one person will suit another. I described you my experience and that I don’t think it’ll work against acne. You may have other results and other experience. Both products are of high quality. Try them and maybe you’ll find in them your perfect must-have.

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Stay beautiful 🙂

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