YULI Panacea Elixir – Tuesday Toners

YULI Panacea Elixir Review Genuine Glow

The Tuesday Toners series is back with a long overdue review of one of the toners that I have enjoyed the most this year (so far!). As you may have understood by now, I am a toner hoarder. I am fully sold on the benefits of using toners and my skincare routine would not be complete and effective without a balancing, soothing, and hydrating facial mist. The formulation of the Panacea Elixir is, as per usual with YULI Skincare, achieved with the finest botanical ingredients and is particularly suited for normal, combination, oily, or blemish-prone skin.

The base is pure Aloe Vera, whose pH level (usually between 4.5 and 5.5) is almost identical to that of the skin (normally slightly acidic, below 5¹). Therefore, Aloe Vera helps to restore the skin’s pH balance. Cucumber is included in the formula because of its cure-all properties: it’s hydrating, soothing, and anti-inflammatory. Another anti-inflammatory ingredient, which is great for detoxifying the skin and healing, is Watercress. It is high in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein (a powerful carotenoid that has been shown to prevent UV damage). The formula also features Rose, which prevents wrinkles, fine lines, and is high in antioxidants that fight-off free radicals. It also contains a Trace Mineral Complex that stimulates collagen production, soothes inflammation, and regulates hormones that can contribute to finicky skin.

I have been using the YULI Panacea Elixir for about two months before I ran out of it, (I am now using YULI Cocoon) and I especially liked it for post-cleansing use: to hydrate, close the pores, and balance my combo skin. Occasionally I spritzed my face with it throughout the day when it felt dehydrated. It hydrates the skin without leaving it shiny/oily. I also found it very soothing on the occasional blemish and it seemed to help with calming down the redness and inflammation. The scent is light and slightly rosey, and does not linger.

I only have one word of caution: try not to get it in your eyes! Although the label on the product warned me, I accidentally spritzed my face with my eyes open and it was slightly irritating. Keep your eyes closed while spritzing, or cover them with a face towel.

I have not yet repurchased Panacea, simply because I am using Cocoon. I am having a special thing for chamomile lately, and the Cocoon Elixir (formulated to benefit sensitive skin types) contains this soothing ingredient, which is amazing on stressed, easily irritated skin. Love, love, love YULI Elixirs. They are my favorites together with the Kahina Toning Mist.

I purchased mine from Spirit Beauty Lounge, and you can find it here.

¹ Natural skin surface pH is on average below 5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18489300

  • Ila

    I love the sound of this toner and all the amazing ingredients it has. I am not a big fan of toners, i believe it’s because I always feel my skin really dry after using them , but most likely it’s because I haven’t found a good one yet :)

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Ila x


  • Sounds really nice! I’d love to try it out, I’ve been looking for a new toner for ages! :)

    Cloudy Coconut

  • I always seen your blog and think of Yuli and every time i do i remind myself i must try them out! Sounds like a really nice toner x

  • Luza

    I just started using this toner (which I got in Tokyo of all places).. it immediately proved itself on my flight back home as the dry cabin air proved no match for this toner! I also love that it has antibacterial qualities so I don’t feel dirty during the day too. And it helps keep breakouts down and I swear it makes my pores shrink, love it! Now to find it in my home town…

  • I have noticed a huge difference in my skin after using yuli metamorphic elixir, and I couldn’t help but start trying everything else they had to offer. I got panacea as birthday present and love it too. It will be hard to pick a favourite xx

  • Steph

    This is such an interesting brand to me! I never heard of it before and it seems like suddenly every beauty girl talked about it and they launched on Spirit! With all the hype, I actually purchased a few of their products Halcyon, Panacea, Liquid Courage and used all of them the first night I got them. And oh. my. god. my skin when I woke up the next morning was gorgeous. Never have I had skin that smooth, calm, glowy… I am next going to purchase their Pure Mask which is another product that seems to have AMAAAZING reviews.

  • Yüli’s toners sound so amazing — unlike you, I’m not a toner girl at all, but I think I could make space in my skincare regimen for a really great one :P (I think it would have to be their Metamorphic Elixir; my skin has been so dry recently!)

  • Audrey

    Is anyone else really repulsed by the smell of this toner? Normally, I’m not bothered by smells, but goodness this one is so awful!! >.<