Maintaining good skin ultimately feels like a juggling act. You’ve got to keep your pores clean, moisturize daily, and remember to apply (and reapply) SPF. It can get pretty overwhelming.
Our advice: focus on your moisture barrier. And don’t worry, that’s really simple—nowhere near as scientific as it sounds. In fact, it’ll only take a little light reading and two hydrating products by a rising Korean brand. Details below!

WHY YOUR MOISTURE BARRIER MATTERS

The moisture barrier is the protective outermost layer of your skin. It does two crucial things: lock in hydration and keep out bad bacteria. Unfortunately, tons of factors weaken it over time. These include sun exposure, over-exfoliation, and even unhealthy lifestyle habits. Without a healthy moisture barrier, your skin becomes prone to damage and loses its ability to retain moisture.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MOISTURE BARRIER


The good news is that you can fix it! Nothing restores a damaged barrier faster than consistent hydration. But not just any hydrator will do. What you need is the kind of moisture that penetrates deeply, absorbs quickly, and lasts for the long-term.
That’s where Pyungkang Yul comes in. This rising Korean beauty brand is known for its short (and great) ingredient lists and products that maintain your natural oil-moisture balance. There’s promise in these blue bottles, basically!
For a healthy moisture barrier, you’ll need two of these products in particular: the fast-absorbing Essence Toner and the milky Moisture Serum. Blending super-light consistencies with nutrient-dense formulas, these will heal every symptom of a damaged moisture barrier there is—from dry, flaky patches to acne and slick skin.

HOW TO USE THE PYUNKANG YUL ESSENCE TONER


STEP 1: Dispense a 2-4 drops of Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner into your palm.
STEP 2: Spread it over your freshly cleansed, completely bare face with your fingertips.

STEP 3: Gently pat the formula into your skin until it has completely absorbed.
With its weightless, watery formula, the Essence Toner will immediately sink into the skin and flood it with moisture. Made with 91.3% milkvetch root (known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties), the toner also returns vitality to dull, damaged skin.

HOW TO USE THE PYUNKANG YUL MOISTURE SERUM


STEP 1: Immediately after the Essence Toner has absorbed, follow it up with the Pyungkang Yul Moisture Serum. Dispense 2-3 drops into your palm.
STEP 2: Spread this over your face with your fingertips.
STEP 3: Pat your face very gently with the pads of your palms to help the product sink in.
The Moisture Serum is nothing like your typical “oily” serum. Made with an emulsion-type texture, it feels weightless and absorbs in rapid time. A true feat, considering how much nutrients it’s packing in the thin formula! The true power of the serum is in how it prevents any hydrating ingredients from evaporating. In other words, more bang for your back, less moisture loss!
Get yourself this hydrating duo and you’ll be on the fast track to better, healthier skin in no time.

The Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner (P925) and Moisture Serum (P1,250) are available on BeautyMNL. Shop the Essence Toner here and the Moisture Serum here!

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