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This New K-Beauty Brand Is Inspired By Traditional Korean Medicine

Korean beauty e-tailer Evening Island has just debuted a brand new K-beauty skincare line that has its roots in a prominent medical centre in Korea.

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Pyunkang Yul, which was launched in early 2016, has quickly become one of the top skincare brands in Korea because of its ties with the iconic Pyunkang hospital. A renowned Korean hospital established in 1998, Pyunkang Hospital is known for treating atopic skin ailments, such as atopic dermatitis

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The staggering number of patients suffering from atopic dermatitis led to the birth of Pyunkang Yul, where all of the brand’s products are formulated after the exact prescriptions given to patients of the hospital.

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Perfect for people who suffer from atopic skin issues like sensitivity, blemishes or rosacea, the brand believes in having minimal ingredients in their products to reduce the potential of having ingredients that might irritate skin. Hence, some of the products have as few as five ingredients, and none of the brand’s products contain water, but are instead full of extracts from traditional Korean medicinal herbs, making the formulas concentrated and potent.

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Below, check out our picks to get from this innovative brand:

#1: Cleansing Foam, $14
Known as the ‘vacuum cleaner for pores’,  this cleansing foam contains Fang Feng, a traditional Korean root medicine, to help control oil production without drying skin. #2: Mist Toner, $14
Made with 92% Coptis Japonica Root Extract, a herb that reduces inflammation and treats blemishes, this waterless toner is perfect for rehydrating and cooling dry and heated skin. #3: Essence Toner, $15
This bestseller is a bouncy toner + essence hybrid that contains 91% Astragalus Root Extract to help heal blemishes, increase blood circulation, brighten skin and prevent acne formation. #4: Moisture Serum, $32
This lightweight and milky serum contains Goldthread, an ancient eastern medicine, and combats excess oil production while moisturising skin. #5: Moisture Ampoule, $33
This formula is made up of only six ingredients and has a gluey consistency that acts as a moisture seal to instantly cool the skin and calm inflammation.   Like this? Check out the YSL Beauty fireworks-inspired holiday makeup collection is on our lust list, this skincare/makeup hybrid will give you a picture perfect complexion and backstage at Singapore Fashion Week: the best skincare tips from makeup artists and models.