Essence Toner

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients
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No Notable Effects & Ingredients

Ingredients Related to Skin Type
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Dry Skin
1
Oily Skin
None
Sensitive Skin
None

Product Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Rating Ratings)

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
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Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient)
1
A
1,2-Hexanediol
(Solvent)
1
A
Butylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscositydecreasing Agent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)
3
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Hydrotrope, Humectant, Hair Conditioning, Foam Boosting)
1
A
Hydroxyethylcellulose
(Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Binding Agent, Binding, Stabilising, Film Forming)

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good texture, minimal ingredients
Reviewed
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Blackheads, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Got this essence a while ago to try the 7step method after hearing about anti-inflammatory benefits of the Astragalus Membranaceus root(read about opposing opinions since then).
To be completely honest, I'm not certain it has made any revolutionary difference, but it felt hydrating and seemed to calm down my skin slightly after using an acid toner. Not sure it reduced redness all that much. The texture is not too runny, not too viscous, like a serumy type essence. Pretty good for a 7step, but I found it just a bit too slick on the skin and ended up patting it in 3 times instead. Surprisingly, it lasted at least 6 months that way, as you only need a couple drops for one layer. I personally wouldn't use it on a cotton pad, just because it's a little too gentle and heavy for that. Absorbs relatively quickly. It doesn't seem to have any color or scent, and its minimal ingredient list might benefit those with very sensitive/reactive skin.
Will be venturing out to find other essence toners, but wouldn't mind repurchasing in the future.

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4
Points
240
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My Holy Grail Toner
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Large Pores, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Texture
*It not watery toner ,not viscous (don't know how to describe with proper english )
But it very fast absorb to my skin , a bit tacky but feels good .

Scent
* smell nothing (which mean without any fragrances)

HOW DO I USE IT
* use it after my cleansing step, and I suggest to put on palm and use patting motion , the result better than using cotton pad to wipe on face.

RESULT
* I used this product about 6 months, at first this is my first time to use this kind texture toner,(normally I use watery toner ) I took few weeks to get used to it, eventho it feel tacky, but it will become smooth afterward . I love that feeling ! And it does very good job when I only used this toner when I lazy , that's why it became one of my HG Toner ! I will repurchase again !!

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1
Points
160
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Good for seborrheic dermatitis
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Eczema, Dehydrated Skin

Although it does not contain hyaluronic acid or HA, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is good enough to hydrate the skin. At least for seborrheic dermatitis, this product is safe to use. This proved last month, when the weather suddenly very humid in Bandung. Usually my skin will be cracky and problematic immediately, but when using this for a month, my skin is just fine.