Going Herbal

Happy Sunday Everyone!

In the last month i’ve changed my nighttime routine due to having dry and irritable skin. I wasn’t sure if it was due to the changing weather, enviroment or just the products I was constantly using and trying but everything I used would either make my skin red or give me dry patches. So hearing about this line I took the dive and tried Pyunkang Yul after hearing Youtubers and bloggers rave about it. And! I am so glad that I did because once I used it, my skin has been clear, no irritation or dry patches.

Pyunkang Yul (the website is in Korean but some online stores do have english descriptions) cruelty free and is developed by a Traditional Herbal Clinic.

These non-scented products are perfect for sensitive skin and the great thing about it, is that it is available on Stylekorean and from time to time they offer the products in sets. For instance, as of now they have a set of three that includes Essence Toner, Moisture Serum and ATO Cream for only 59.00$ USD (don’t forget the conversion rate and shipping fees) but still it is a great deal!

At that time when I purchased my set of three, it was the Essence Toner, Oil and Nutrition Cream for 29.99$ USD.

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Now let’s get into the products ~

Starting with the base… Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner – 200ml

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This Essence Toner is amazing. Not only does it feel great on the skin, it is fragance free which makes is safe on really sensitive skin. Everyone is talking about the 7 layer toner step and I have to say it is a little too much for my skin so i’ve deducted about 4 layers. The first layer I use a cotton pad just to wipe away any left over makeup or dirt thats on my skin after cleansing. The second layer I apply with my hands in patting technique that allows my skin to absorb all the product and lastly the third layer really depends how my skin is that night. If I find that it is on the drier side, i’ll add the third layer if it’s not too bad i’ll actually skip the third and go straight to the next step.

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The toner contains Milk Vetch Root Extract which says it helps to bring elasticity back to the skin, while replenishing and re-energizing skin cell; which I can say that my skin does feel quite firm and replenished by morning. It doesn’t feel sticky at all making it prepped and ready for step 2.

Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream – 100ml and Pyunkang Yul Oil – 26ml

This nutrition cream feels really nice and refreshing. When applied on its own it has a cooling effect. It does provide hydration for my skin and it is said to help with providing a healthy glow with the product penetrating deep down to the skin allowing for a clear and radiant complexion.

Along with Step 2 Nutrition Cream is the Oil as well

For extra hydration they recommend adding 2-3 drops of the oil along with cream and applying it to the skin. It contains 7 plant based natural oils and can actually be used in your hair as well.

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Like it says, it works great for hydration which leads into having a radiant glow and clear complexion. Of course, don’t go by the amount they tell you, adjust the amount you need according to your skin type. As for me adding 2 drops is a little too much; it becomes overly oily for me so adding 1 drop is sufficient. They say there will be a light oil barrier that will prevent any moisture from evaporating…this is an excellent point because once this is applied I don’t find my skin losing my moisure at all and by morning my skin feels super hydrated making morning makeup application so smooth.

Overall I find the pricing to be quite reasonable for what it is, and of course on STYLEKOREAN you would find Pyunkang Yul in sets or single products on sale. You don’t need a lot while using these, a little goes a long way…which goes with any products out there. Definitely a great line for those who have really sensitive skin and have sensitive smell to fraganced products; along with skin types who need tons of hydration, These products would be great in the Winter months as well. I’m absolutely thrilled that I have an alternative for my skincare in the Winter now.

I hope you guys enjoyed this long blog post!

Have a great start to the week! Stay safe!!

xoxo

-dee

Going Herbal

Scented ~

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I thought I do something different and start the week off with a blog post and why not talk about some of my favourite room scents. From candles to room mist, there are only three that I cherish and have repurchased a few times. I’m sure there are plenty of scented mist and candles I will stumble upon but for Spring 2017 my list will still remain the same.

I am one of those individuals that is extremely sensitive to smell and it is no surprise that my room has to smell a certain way or it’ll throw off my day or night.  Scent is definitely one those things that can start and end your day. So without my rambles lets get into it!

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Each scented items have their own unique feature. Whether clean, floral or musky it brings a different vibe and it goes according to how I feel that day or how I can change my mood.

Lets start with how I start my day…

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W.DRESSROOM NEW YORK 97 – APRIL COTTON

This is by the far the perfect scent I enjoy during the week. I work early hours and I get even earlier to get ready (I’m talking about waking up at 5:45am and getting to work for 7:00am) first thing I reach for is this scent and the name itself explains it all. It’s a fresh, spring almost good for rainy days type of scent, you can also describe it as clean and fresh out of the laundry. This different perks me up in the morning, gets my day started and definitely wakes me up! You only need two spritz and it’s enouhg for a fresh scent to lighten the mood since it is so early in the morning!

The next scent I enjoy during the week as well but mostly during the weekend is…

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W.DRESSROOM NEW YORK 46 – PURE LILY

During my weekends, I tend to automatically wake up around 6:00am from being so use to waking up that time during the week and when I do I tend to grab this scent to relax myself and go back to sleep. Pure Lily describes it perfectly as well, it’s floral but with a hint of freshness and muskiness. It’s very calming and as some floral scents are not close to what it is suppose to smell like. Pure Lily has that rich lily fragance. This is perfect for my room and even in the living room during Spring. If I had to choose a scent to describe Spring…this would be it!! Great for rainy days and sunny days!

Last but not least…

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Siren – Moonlit Orchid

I didn’t actually purchase this through the website but I did find this at Homesense and the few times I was there…stock was still available!!

This is great for bedtime. The scent is light calming, musky with a hint of orchid fragance. The muskiness for myself helps to calm my mind and mellow out the enviroment around me. It is not overpowering but almost a warm embrace kind of scent. I would recommend this to those are struggling to sleep or need a rich but light smell for meditating. AND the color scheme itself is *thumbs up*

I  hope you guys enjoyed this little post and definitely let me know what scent you guys are into or any recommendations at all!

Have a great week! Stay safe and healthy!!

xoxo

-dee

Scented ~