[REVIEW] Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel (Before and After)
I’ve used the Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel for over a year now on and off, its texture took a while to get used to and I was very confused by the instructions and what exactly this gel was meant to do. If you’re planning on buying this or if you already bought it and you’re as confused as I was, keep reading to find out how to use this gel exactly and what it’s meant for.
Price (use this link): 15.90$ (If you use my code: DEWILDE you can get up to 5% off on any yesstyle purchase at checkout)
Texture: Viscous like honey but not as sticky, and turns into a watery lumpy consistency when patted into skin
What you get: 60ml or 100ml
Cruelty-free : yes
Ingredients: Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Polysorbate 80, PEG-150 Distearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract: [CONSTITUTES 90% OF THE ENTIRE FORMULA] Photoprotective ( Inhibits pathways that are usually activated by UVB irradiation on skin and usually lead to skin inflammation and photo-ageing. Fo rexample, it stimulated the collagen synthesis pathway that would have otherwise been inhibited by UVB ) +Anti-aging ( Promotes DNA repair pathways and elongation of shortened telomeres (shortening is strongly associated with aging)) + Wound Healing (Suppresses inflammation pathway and stimulates cell growth)
*The other ingredients act as emulsifiers and texturizers.
+CONCERNING THE CLAIMS:
The key title of each claim is a bit misleading, so I’ll address the small paragraphs instead.
I don’t think the viscosity of the product has anything to do with the fact that your skin becomes softer after using it, you can use most moisturizing and hydrating creams and lotions out there and you’ll get the same result of softer skin, it just happens that the Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel has this viscous texture and I’m guessing they are trying to capitalize on it since it’s not a common one. That being said, yes, the gel does leave your skin softer, but that’s more on the ingredients than the texture.
The two active ingredients in this formulation are Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract which is rich in saponins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, as well as (Jojoba) Seed Oil which is rich in vitamins A, D and E. These ingredients have scientific data that supports claims of them being moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. So yes, this is true. As for my personal experience, this gel did leave my skin plump and moisturized and even took care of the occasional skin flakiness in my mouth area that I had experienced in winter.
Yes, it is perfectly adhesive, as are most moisturizers and night masks. What’s actually pleasant and noteworthy is that although the gel does take some time to dry down and is at first a bit sticky, it penetrates the skin and dries down to a very smooth and barely sticky finish.
That’s true and can be checked on their website as well as the e-pamphlet that’s shown on reselling sites. However, the certification should be taken with a grain of salt, while it’s wonderful that it does not contain any artificial scent (doesn’t really smell like anything) or color (it’s clear), and it has a certification of no-stimulus, you might still get irritated by this product (but the chances are very low, in fact, lower than most skincare products)
This isn’t a skin care basic product, it’s if you want to do more with your routine or you really need the extra moisture. Also, please note that if you don’t wait for your serums and toners and any other products you’re using to dry down, the gel will get mixed with them and become opaque.
Provides high level of moisture
Seals in all products under it
Simple formulation with ingredients that work
Lids get cracked very easily if you buy the jar instead of the tube
Texture can be annoying to distribute on skin and takes a while to be patted down into skin
Score: 3.0/5 --- Although it does a good job at what it’s supposed to do, I feel like this is too much of an effort to apply, and it’s not a product that I use all year long as the summer where I live are extremely humid. Also, I don’t really suffer from dry skin in general, so I don’t feel like I need to go to this far to ensure that my skin is moisturized.