Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review

Because this winter has been so dry, I wanted to stop using Biologique Recherche P50W during the day and replace it with something more hydrating. And also because I was a little tired of waiting for 15 minutes between P50W and my Curology serum (I can’t live without it, btw! Click here for a 1 month free trial).

I decided to try the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner because I really like their Nutrition Cream.  And, if you google it, you will find that the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has a lot of good reviews from bloggers and YouTubers.

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Mia’s review: I have mixed feelings. I think this is a good essence toner but it just isn’t for me. I like the ingredients and I like the texture. I also didn’t find this to be drying at all and my face felt soft immediately after using it. I put it on a cotton pad and used it as a toner rather than putting some in my palm and patting it on like an essence.

The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner includes a silicone ingredient that is water dispersible which I think is better than ordinary silicones…but I’m not sure. A few years ago, I didn’t use any products with silicones at all (except shampoos/conditioners). Now, I use some moisturizers and creams with them but try to keep my serums silicone-free. I don’t think this toner caused any problems with my skin. I didn’t have any breakouts or redness. And even though I think my silicone aversion is unfounded, I just couldn’t continue to use it.

If this would’ve done something amazing like make my skin glow, I would’ve kept using it, but I didn’t notice that. I think this is a great choice for someone looking for a lightly hydrating toner/essence to help with the pH of their skin after cleansing.

pH Level: 5.5

Ingredients*: Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine

*THE INGREDIENTS LIST MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DEPENDING ON THE SOURCE OF THE LIST AND MANUFACTURER UPDATES/CHANGES.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W Review

I’ve been using a P50 lotion for nearly 4 years. I started with the P50V 1970, then P50 , and have used P50V for the past couple of years. I recently decided to try P50W because I don’t really have acne and have skin that is on the drier side and prone to redness. I’ve seen P50W advertised as being for sensitive skin, rosacea-prone skin, and also drier mature skin. And I’ve also seen P50V advertised as being for dry and sensitive skin. Either way, I believe P50W is the gentlest formula.

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Mia’s review:  Over time, I’ve been switching to gentler formulas of P50 because I use it twice a day and also use tretinoin one per day in the evening. I let the lotion P50 sit on my skin for Continue reading

Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner Review

Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.

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Biologique Recherche Lotion P50v 1970 Review

After hearing about Lotion P50 nearly a year ago, I’ve googled the product extensively. There are a lot of reviews but I found few about Biologique Recherche’s P50v 1970 formula. The “v” version is supposed to be a little milder for those with sensitive skin types and also those new to using P50. The idea is that after an adjustment period, one can graduate to using the full strength version of P50. The “1970” means it is the original version that includes phenol, a controversial ingredient, that is banned in some countries.

Also, for those of you who are new to P50, it isn’t really a lotion. It is a toner that exfoliates. You use it after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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