Review: Hanyul Skin Essential Emulsion

Back in my youth, I was wearing jeans (zomg, my heat tolerance and ability to squirm and writhe my way into those ridiculously-tight skinnies back then was amayzzing), a singlet and -gasp- minimal eyeliner with just two-way cake. My skincare regime was almost non-existent – I think I did some facial cleansing, slapped on some cream and was done. I would upload a photo for public mockery if I had any, but back then, digital cameras weren’t cheap at almost 1.2k each, and phone cameras were an awesome 1.4megapixels. Seriously, I kid you not – my phone actually had a physical keypad. Tells you much about my age doesn’t it?

Anyhoos, the point to my entire gibberish verbal diarrhea is that skincare is essential and you haz to start from young. I was lucky enough to have my mom force-feeding (my skin) good products such as Clarins, Origins and Chanel from young, which probably explains my inane obsession about skincare these days. Since I’m currently crazy about Hanyul, you, my poor unsuspecting readers, will be subject to the wrath of my insanity – here’s yet another review on a Hanyul product πŸ˜€

Hanyul Essential Skin EmulsionHanyul Skin Essential Emulsion – KRW38,000


Hanyul Essential Skin Emulsion posterThe Goddess herself, Jeon Ji Hyun fronting the poster for the Skin Essential range, which includes the Softner as well


Hanyul Essential Skin Emulsion (1)

Hanyul Essential Skin Emulsion (2)

Hanyul Essential Skin Emulsion (3)A skin-coloured lightweight emulsion



Hanyul Essential Skin Emulsion (4)

I say…

Once upon a time, I pooh-poohed the use of toner cos I thought it was a lame marketing trick. I’ve since eaten my words and gone back on the toner / treatment essence bandwagon. And you know what? My larger-than-life size is prolly due to the face that I’ve had to eat my words again – I didn’t care much about emulsions until recently. Sigh. Must. Stop. Eating.

  • Anyhoos, this comes in the usual -yawn- heavy glass bottle that doesn’t faze me anymore. I’m only worried that my 26-year-old dressing table may not be able to take the combined weight of the Hanyul Essential Skin Softner, The Face Shop Smim Total Concentrate, Sulwhasoo Essential Luminature Finisher and about 100 other bottles / tubs of skincare sitting on it.
  • There’s a click-close cap and a pump delivery system for hygiene purposes.
  • One pump dispenses the exact appropriate amount for mah face.
  • The scent is the usual Hanyul herbal scent and is relatively therapeutic.
  • It is medium-to-lightweight and is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • I notice an obvious increase in hydration levels as well as the skin becoming instantly softer and smoother – I kid you not. Even my fingers which are used to apply the emulsion are significantly softer (as compared with the other hand). I was quite amazed.
  • I’m not sure if it’s because it’s used in conjunction with the Skin Softner and Artemesia Cleansing Foam, but my skin has become smoother. The texture seems finer (extending the shelf life of my amayyyyzing Facial Treatment at CNP Skin Clinic, review to come soon!)
  • Quite obviously, I’ve had no breakouts whatsoever, and I even believe that it’s one of the products holding my skin in check despite the crazy heatwave recently. (my android phone says that the real feel temperature is 42 degrees celsius. kill me nao.)

I am loving, loving this product so far and I strongly encourage you to get one, or two or three if your shopping bag can handle it. πŸ˜€





15 thoughts on “Review: Hanyul Skin Essential Emulsion

  1. Hi, my friend bought a set of hanyul skincare for me. The emulsion is applied after the softner ? I cant wait to try hanyul series πŸ™‚ thanks for your wonderful review

    • Hey Jolie,

      Yay, welcome to the Hanyul club! πŸ˜€

      Yup, my current regime is:
      1/ the Treatment Essence-Toner thingy (currently using The Face Shop SMIM Fermentation Concentrate Total Treatment, also the same category as the IOPE Bio Essence, Hera Cell Essence, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence etc)

      2/ Hanyul Optimizing Serum (similar to Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum which I rotate)

      3/ Hanyul Essential Skin Softner

      4/ Hanyul Chrysanthemum Powder Whitening Serum (or Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening EX Serum + Spot Whitening Serum) (If I’m feeling lazy I’ll just skip this step and move on to the next)

      5/ Hanyul Skin Essential Emulsion (Or Amore Pacific Emulsion)

      6/ Hanyul Seo Ri Tae Anti-Ageing Cream (Or Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Whitening Cream/ Sulwhasoo Firming Cream)

      Hope this helps and hope you get super awesome skin with your new Hanyul pals ! xoxo

      • Yes! Hanyul fans~ now i know why u say the packaging is heavy. Is really heavy. Really hope they can change their packaging. Hopefully u can explore more hanyul skin products, so i can have another excuse to buy their products. Hahaha

        Thanks for your wonderful review.

      • Hi Dear, alway enjoy reading your blog so much 😊
        Ever consider organizing a mini tour to bring your readers around Korea? If you have and if time permits I will be the first to sign up! Lol
        Do you use cotton pad for the treatment essence or hanyul softener?

        Thank you and keep on blogging!

  2. Pingback: Review: Hanyul Seo Ri Tae Anti Aging Cream | Because every part of you can be beautiful, even your buns

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