Review: Pyunkang Yul Ato Lotion Blue Label

Where to purchase: Available to Purchase on Yesstyle HERE

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Price: £ 36.44 

Volume: 200ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: A Face + Body Lotion (containing urea) meant to be used for both babies and adults – aimed at dry skin conditions

Brand Description: A Hypoallergenic Lotion for The Whole Family. Made for Severely dry, easily irritated and sensitive skin. This aims to provide soothing relief. Containing hydrating ingredients, this can be used ‘Head to Toe’ and is even suitable for babies.

Supposedly Good for: Those with scratchy, itchy skin (skin suffering from dryness)

What I think: Definitely more of a product for dry skins, sensitive skins and those skin’s that get easily irritated by fragrance etc.

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I hope you can see the sort of balm-like/waxy texture of this product.

Vegan?: No – as it contains Besswax

Cruelty Free?: The brand is cruelty free

Packaging: Big Plastic Blue bottle with a pump

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Directions: ”Apply a generous amount to skin with fingertips and massage in gently.”

How I use it: I do two pumps and rub on my arms and hands, it doesn’t take too long (perhaps a few minutes) for the product to fully absorb. I used this as a regular moisturiser on the face and 1 pump was enough to smear around both the face and neck for me.

Key Ingredients: 5% Urea – Exfoliative properties and is a natural moisturising factor. (I really like urea, I use it in my body wash, keeps the body from having dry, flaky or rough areas and doesn’t seem to irritate my skin). Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract – contains Luteolin (to alleviate skin irritation). Honeysuckle is a key ingredient as it is supposedly anti-inflammatory and has skin-soothing properties.

Full Ingredients: Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower ExtractButylene GlycolGlycerinCetearyl AlcoholUreaCaprylic/​Capric Triglyceride1,2-HexanediolBeeswaxPolyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose DistearateCetyl EthylhexanoateSorbitan OlivateStearic AcidGlyceryl CaprylateArginineEthylhexylglycerinCarbomer

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

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Texture: It’s a very unique texture. It reminds me of a silicone balm BUT there isn’t silicone in here. I guess what i’m feeling is the Beeswax – and so it this is waxy (NOT STICKY). But because it’s a wax, I can feel this sort of sitting on top of the face (NOT THE BODY – as that is drier) when I apply this on my face, this product doesn’t fully disappear into the skin, there’s remnants of the balm smeared over the skin – and to me it’s that same feeling of grease (even though it’s not grease but wax). I think dry skins would like this, but not oily skins too much (for the face).

This doesn’t provide a watery, hydrating feeling – but I can totally understand that this is meant for people with very dry skins that need a product that’ll form a barrier on top of the skin, to prevent water from leaving. It’s a lightweight texture so that’s why I enjoy it on the body. I do think for this product, it’s important to watch my Youtube video swatching so you can truly see the texture of this.

HOWEVER for my body: my body is dry, so this feels great as a hand and arm cream, my skin really eats it up and it doesn’t feel oily and like the product isn’t actually being absorbed.

This is an opaque cream-like texture that holds it’s shape. it doesn’t run down my hand. It can spread super far and doesn’t feel gritty or grainy. It reminds me of the I’m From Cleansing Balm (as that product also contains wax) but of course it doesn’t melt into the skin like a balm, and is more creamlike in that sense.

As you can see, it holds its shape! It’s an opaque, wax-like cream.

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Very easy to spread across the skin. It does take a few minutes to fully absorb, keep in mind.

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Can you see it sort of looks like a just spread a waxy cleansing balm over my hand? It’s got a similar texture but without melting into an oil. It’s more creamlike. It’s not dripping off my hand and it’s holding its shape.

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VIDEO SWATCH

As you can see, this is waxy and creamlike (without the feeling of oil).

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Fragrance?: No fragrance / EO

Good Under Makeup?: Depends on what kind of foundation (this is waxy, so an oil-type foundation might not be too good – unless you apply very little).

How long have I been using this?: For a month both on the body and face. After a few attempt on the face, I stopped trying and now simply use this as a body cream.

The Effect?: Moisturised skin (it forms a sort of barrier on top of the skin to prevent TEWL). Is this hydrating? Not too much. But for the face I need to say that the effect is a waxy cream that never seems to go away. This remained on my face and did make my skin feel like it couldn’t really breathe. The effect on the body however (my body skin is dryer) – very nice effect. Doesn’t feel sticky, tacky or greasy and moisturises the skin nicely.

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What I like:

  • Big bottle
  • Pump mechanism
  • Can see how much product you have left
  • (on the Body) – as my body is drier than my face, this sucks into the skin nicely, I don’t feel like an oily grease-ball, leaving oily remnants everywhere I sit.
  • No fragrance
  • No essential oils
  • I like urea for the body
  • Didn’t sting or irritate either my face or body
  • Moisturising for the body.

What I don’t like:

  • (on the Face) – lingers on the skin, almost like a greasy/oily residue left on top of the skin – my skin feels almost like I can’t breathe. Just a bit too occlusive for my liking. It reminds me of a silicone-like texture sitting on top of the skin (but it’s the wax that forms this layer I think). I didn’t like using this on the face.
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Overall Rating and Conclusion: As a face cream: 2.9/5 – as a body cream: 4/5 – Definitely aimed at dry skins (my skin is dehydrated, not dry) – so I found this too heavy and not very pleasant ON THE FACE. I definitely prefer this as a hand / arm cream as I prefer lightweight, DISAPPEARING creams/lotions that are more water-based for the face. I do think if one has sensitive skin could be agreeable AND if you want to multi task and have dry skin, you could easily use this as a hand and body cream. I really like that this contains urea, no essential oils or fragrance.

Would I repurchase?: I wouldn’t purchase as a face cream but as a body cream I think I would!

Dupe?: I don’t really have one as this is quite a unique texture! This isn’t just a regular cream feel or a balm or an oil – it’s a sort of cream wax. I think the closest thing if one is looking for a face cream, is the COSRX Centella Cream HERE

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

2 thoughts on “Review: Pyunkang Yul Ato Lotion Blue Label

    1. Thank you so much Cata for the lovely comment. So glad you found it useful! And yes the texture is rather unique I’d say! If anything from this brand is to be purchased, I’d recommend the toner by the way! Glad I could introduce you to the brand 🙂

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