More potent than serums and with extremely powerful hydration abilities, ampoules can be used alongside your current skincare regimen to make a huge impact on how your skin looks and feels. Still relatively uncommon in the U.S. market, ampoules are an important part of the typical Korean skincare routine! In fact, this is one skincare product that is in all of Korean women’s bags!
Most brands said that they will label a product an ampoule if there’s a high concentration of a specific active ingredient that will help restore, correct or improve the skin! Because of this ampoule’s are often in smaller bottles & a little goes a long way! Ampoules are also known for their slippery texture which make them amazing at sinking into your skin. Now you may be thinking, ‘well then what are serums!?’… They are very similar but ampoules are even more potent than serum – potent meaning it’s not uncommon to see 50% or more concentration of the main active ingredient. Whenever I hear the word potent, my ears perk up because I love anything that goes above and beyond the call of duty! And that is where ampoules shine!
Ampoules contain active ingredients like vitamin C, aloe, peptides and hyaluronic acid. The ingredients depend on what the ampoule is targeted to treat – you can easily find an ampoule to target any skin concern. They are typically used as a timed treatment or part of your normal skincare routine.
Ampoules help with a variety of skin conditions, including:
- Aging skin
- Dry skin
- Post acne scars
- Fine lines
Before we go into our favorites, know that ampoules can get pretty pricey! Like we said, because they are so strong, they are often the end all be all when treating certain skin conditions! So yes, you may put a hurtin’ on the wallet, your skin will thank you later!
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Mizon Night Repair Serum Ampoule $19-$38
Currently sold out but an extremely great product to consider
Missha Time Renewal Night Repair Ampoule $49 #CheekysChoice
I own this ampoule and love it! Currently sold out but an extremely great product to consider – ugh, sorry! But get on the email list to be notified when it’s back in stock.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Ampoules $215 Splurge alert!
Biopelle Tensage Intensive Serum $125 Splurge alert!
Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule $19-$38 #CheekysChoice
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Have you tried an ampoule? What are your favorites? Tell us below!