Skincare First Impressions: Pyunkang Yul + Huxley
The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is wonderfully light in consistency. The magical reason that this essence doesn’t end up leaving skin dry after an initial quenched feeling is that it is waterless. Instead of using water as a many body ingredient, which ends up evaporating from the skin, it is 91.3% astragalus root extract. The formulation is gel like and works like a soothing toner.
Huxley is a skincare range I’ve had my eye on for months. Beautiful packaging, a powerhouse of incredible ingredients and spotlighting Organic Sahara cactus extract making for some antioxidant rich skincare. They’ve also taken my knowledge on what an essence should be to a new level. Their dropper bottle based essences tip the line into being a serum. A higher concentration of ingredients and lighter formulations - you can feel the difference on your skin instantly.
- This is glow in a bottle!
- 61% Sahara Cactus seed oil
- Contains quinoa and acai berry - superfood skincare at its finest
- Light formulation removing the heaviness of an oil but more viscous than an essence. Droplets of this will hold its form when dispensed onto your fingertips.
- Super nourishing and layers well with the Grab Water Essence and the Caudalie Vine Activ Detox Oil in the evenings.
I love layering both of these essences in the morning before applying a little moisturiser and SPF. It creates a healthy, dewy glow without being shiny. My current favourite combination is to finish with the new Deciem Serum Foundation - dreamy every day skin for me. I don’t think it’s worth attempting the 7 skin method with these products as one layer is more than enough. For a more intense level of hydration, use both Huxley essences. None of these leave a sticky feeling to the skin. Instead the surface feels smooth and it gives a “chok chok” finish. A Korean term which refers to dewy, glowy, moist and plump skin.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any other Pyunkang Yul or Huxley products?
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