HI-REVIEW: Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule

by Claire De Guzman

Having struggled with dry, itchy, bumpy skin lately, I had high hopes for Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule, a high potency moisture booster designed to calm, smooth and improve skin texture. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. 

Price: $38

Quantity: 100ml

How to use: 

Take a small amount and dot it onto the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Rub your palms together to warm your hands first, then spread gel onto the entire face. Gently tap and press until the gel is fully absorbed.

Product Features

I love a short ingredients list and Pyunkang Yul is a brand that does this so well: all the good stuff and nothing you don’t need. This ampoule only contains six ingredients, with 90% of it being the main ingredient, Coptis root extract. Coptis root extract is derived from a traditional medicinal herb that has a long history of use in East Asia. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying qualities. 

The product is designed to be used as the last step of your skincare routine, so it not only calms and heals the skin but also forms a moisture barrier, boosting the effects of the other skincare products you have on underneath. 

If you have sensitive skin this is a great product to try as the ampoule has been tested by the Korea Dermatology Research Institute and is certified as zero irritation. 

Personal Experience

I have sensitive, acne prone skin and Pyunkang Yul’s products have always worked well for me so I was excited to give the ampoule a go. I have a one-year-old baby girl and in the past year, just with all the postpartum hormonal changes and the sheer exhaustion that comes with being a new parent, my skin has become really dry and even more acne prone. The week before I started trying this ampoule I had developed all these tiny bumps on my forehead and they were making my skin itchy and irritated. I was ready to test this ampoule to see if its calming and detoxifying features worked for these bumps.

The ampoule has quite a thick, honey-like texture and I wasn’t sure if I’d like the feeling of it on my skin. Also, I’ve never been one to ‘pat each layer of skincare gently until absorbed’, because it just takes too much time, especially now that I have a toddler. So the first night I just rubbed it in, and it definitely left a sticky residue. But to give the product a proper go, the next day I decided to follow the instructions and pat it onto my skin as the last step after my moisturiser. It absorbed quickly and once dry, didn’t feel sticky. You can feel there is an extra layer, a ‘barrier’ there, but it wasn’t unpleasant, and I actually liked the idea of it sealing in all my other skincare. By day three I noticed my skin being smoother and by day five my skin looked healthier, the bumps on my forehead had lessened and my skin was no longer irritated. 

I’ve been using it for almost three weeks now and my skin has noticeably improved. The extra time spent patting the product onto my skin and the initial slightly sticky feeling are things I can live with to have these results. 

If you’re struggling with skin irritation and texture, I would highly recommend giving this Moisture Ampoule a go. For all the benefits this ampoule offers and the results I’ve seen, this has definitely earnt a spot in my skincare routine going forward. It might even be one of my new favourites.

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