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Review: Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

25. February 2015

You read it in the title, this product contains donkey milk, the key ingredient of Cleopatra’s beauty bath! Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion is supposed to be a nutritious moisturiser for all skintypes leaving the skin silky by balancing the moisture and oil on the skin. I’ve been curious to try a donkey milk product since forever- no I’m kidding, actually it was brought to me by the korean beauty industry who started to use this ingredient more often in the past months (?). When I saw that Pongdang has a whole skincare range containing donkey milk I took my chances and ordered the emulsion from Wishtrend.

Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

Pongdang is a Korean brand by people’s. It has a small product range with simple products focussing on the ingredients as it seems to me. They have a webpage >>here<< but it is in Korean. The products have a clean design, which is what was most obvious for me for this brand. You can find their products on Wishtrend.
Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

The Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion comes in a surprisingly cute cardboard box. From the images on Wishtrend of the bottle itself I didn’t expect the cardboard box being prettily designed with a donkey illustrated on it. Another surprise for a not internationally well-known brand is the description on the cardboard box which is detailled and not only in Korean, but in English, too, displaying also the ingredients. I checked out the ingredients before I ordered via COSDNA and tis product has a short and good ingredients list. It contains shea butter, various plant oils and donkey milk as main ingredients. Donkey milk is rich in Omega 6, Casein, Hyaluronic Acid, and Betaine which makes it beneficial for skin nourishment and hydration. you will also find all the details on Wishtrend >>here<<.

Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

The emulsion itself comes in a plastic bottle with a simple design. Although the amount in the bottle is huge (it contains 200 ml) the material of the bottle is leightweight and doesnt add much to the weight, which is good.

Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

The back side of the bottle contains some Korean description and some details, displaying again an illustration of a donkey. The expiration date is printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

The opening is a simple dispensing hole. You have to squeeze the bottle in order to dispense the product. I think it would be more convenient for such a large volume to have a pump dispenser, like the Pongdang Donkey Milk All-In-One Cream has. There is also a toner from the Pongdang Donkey Milk line! The Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion has a milky consistency. It is not a creamy cream and rather light, but not runny like some other emulsions. It has a nice scent. I would describe it as sweet, milky scent. I know the scent reminds me of something, but I don’t know what exactly. I do like the scent- luckily, because lingers quite some time and is strong. The emulsion absorbs quickly and leaves the skin silky soft and is not sticky at all.

Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion

The Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion retails for 19.99 US$ at Wishtrend. This might sound expensive, but when looking at the size, which is 200 ml, I think that this lasts for a very long time. Most Korean emulsions have 120 ml volume and retail for 15 US$ or even more, depending on the brand. Looking at the volume and the ingredients and also the scent I absolutely love the Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion. The application could get easier with a pump bottle though. The only downside I have to remark for this product, or rather the product packaging, is the print on the bottle starts to flake off. The Korean letters for Pongdang on the front are halfway gone already…but this is only a downside of the packaging and not the product itself. I can recommend you to try this product. I can imagine that also people with oily skin might like this, because this emulsion is not heavy or super oily. It also works well with other creams on top since it absorbs fast. I made a post about the promotions from Wishtrend for February >>here<<. Also, keep in mind their friend-referral program: You can receive a 5 Us$ referral coupon if you use my invitation code 17939205 upon registration and you’ll receive this voucher immediately. There will be a specific field in your registration form called “friends invitation program” where you can put the code mentioned above. This way new customers can safe 5 US$ which is a great possibility to safe some money.


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  • Bii 26. February 2015 at 4:36

    Oh this sounds like it is super pleasant to use! I haven’t tried it yet but have always been a little curious because of the Donkey Milk benefits and claims. :) Great review!

    • Frl. Schnee 11. March 2015 at 13:22

      Me too, which is why I finally bought a product with donkey milk :D Another new ingredient which I’m curious to try is horse oil, which seems to be very popular these days.

  • Megan 26. February 2015 at 8:39

    Very interesting product! i really like the simple but cute packaging, kinda want to try this now haha
    thanks for sharing <3
    hope you stop by!

    • Frl. Schnee 11. March 2015 at 13:23

      Thank you. I agree. Somehow the design makes a neat impression. The scent is really amazing, but if you don’T like it, it will be bothersome for you.

  • moi+sanom 26. February 2015 at 13:53

    Oh thanks for this. I have been eyeing pongdangs donkey products for a while :)

    • Frl. Schnee 11. March 2015 at 13:25

      You’re welcome. I hope the review is helpful :)

  • Mira 27. February 2015 at 7:56

    donkey milk! now that’s new. I heard about goat’s milk before… to me that’s a reasonable price. 200ml sounds a lot!
    xx, Mira |

    • Frl. Schnee 11. March 2015 at 13:26

      goats milk and also horse oil…actually, these ingredients were used in ancient times, too. It is just that they have their comeback now. I guess the volume of the bottle lasts forever :d I don’t think that I will be using it up too soon :D

  • eukyang 20. June 2015 at 19:37

    Just curious, why didn’t you buy the cream instead? :)

    • Frl. Schnee 21. June 2015 at 16:27

      I was afraid it might be too rich :D And I still had several jars of cream moisturizers. But I still want to try it in the future. Maybe next winter :)

      • Kelley M P 24. November 2015 at 8:20

        I am thinking of purchasing the all-in-one cream, but wondering about the scent.I generally don’t like heavily fragranced products, especially if they linger. Do you know if all the products in the line are similarly scented?

        • Frl. Schnee 24. November 2015 at 11:25

          I do not know if they are all scented the same way, but I would think they do. The scent is definitively lingering. So if you do not like products like that I would be careful here.

  • Adam 28. July 2017 at 10:37

    Good Product and I already got success. thanks.

  • Simon Sini 20. January 2020 at 17:55

    “The Pongdang Donkey Milk Emulsion retails for 19.99 US$ at Wishtrend.” Oh that is really cheap!! I want to test it as well!