Check out this minimalist skincare range founded by a Korean medicine hospital

Check out this minimalist skincare range founded by a Korean medicine hospital

Prescription skin

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Suffering from sensitive skin issues that just won’t seem to go away? Medically based skincare brand Pyunkang Yul might just be the regime to help with that

There's something to be said for traditional eastern medicine, especially since the practice is as prevalent as ever in Asian communities — and that includes Korea, where the folks famously swear by ginseng for just about everything. Enter Pyunkang Yul, a skincare line developed by Pyunkang Hospital, a locally renowned clinic practicing eastern medicine in Sabon, Korea that takes a leaf or two from the book of herbal remedies.

Pyunkang Yul skincare

With a belief that stems from its 20-year long practice of treating atopic skin ailments, which thus led to a demand for its own in-house skincare, Pyunkang Hospital takes the 'less is more' approach, using the most minimal of ingredients to achieve maximum results. What they cut out are all the potential skin irritants and chemicals, so you'll only get the concentrated good stuff. In fact, there are as few as five ingredients in some of the products, and all of them are formulated with extracts of Korean medical roots in place of water. Meant to suit even the most sensitive complexions, Pyunkang Yul works by targeting the underlying cause of your skin issues instead of treating them at a surface level, helping it to retain moisture and control oil production in order to achieve the right balance of hydration — the end goal being that your skin will function better on its own.

But if you're skeptical about its efficacy, consider this: Pyunkang Yul was first launched in 2016, and in a short span of two years has since quickly become one of the most sought after brands in Korea's skincare market. Not an easy feat, what so many brands competing for top dog. Priced affordably to boot, why not introduce some of Pyunkang Yul's medicinal treatments into your skincare regime and judge it for yourself?

Pyunkang Yul is available on exclusively at Evening Island, $14 - $39