The world of skin care can be daunting, particularly when it comes to the Korean ampoule.
Like any subject, ampoule products have a definite learning curve. The typical Korean skincare routine goes beyond the cleansers and moisturizers of most Western regimens. It can be hard to know what each product does and how to properly layer them. There is some information that even the most seasoned Korean beauty enthusiasts aren’t aware of.
There are countless articles dedicated to telling the difference between an ampoule, a serum, and an essence. If you Google “What is an ampoule?”, you are guaranteed to be directed to countless articles on the subject.
So, today we are going to be lifting the veil off the mysterious Korean ampoule.
Read one to learn what an ampoule is, what it does, and 3 products you’ll want to get your hands on.
First of all, what is an ampoule?
Part of the mystery around ampoules is how exactly they differ from serums and essences..
This definition from fashionista.com sums up their function pretty well: “An ampoule is a supercharged serum with higher concentrations of active ingredients that you’re meant to use for a finite amount of time…”
So, when it comes to serums and ampoules, the latter are a type of serum that generally consist of a few highly concentrated ingredients. With regard to the concentration of ingredients in ampoules, Korean skincare expert Alicia Yoon notes, “it’s not uncommon to see 50% or more concentration of the star ingredient.”
Ampoules generally come in smaller packages than serums or essences. Also, because of the high concentration of ingredients, a little goes a very long way.
MiiRO is here to help
MiiRO Beauty offers several types of Korean ampoules for your skincare needs.
The Life Energy Ampoule from Wish Formula can help energize stressed skin and brighten dull skin.
This product includes ingredients such as snail secretion filtrate, lactobacillus filtrate, and saccharomyces/honey ferment filtrate. This mixture of ingredients moisturizes and nourishes your skin while fighting the signs of aging.
The Life Energy Ampoule is great for all skin types and will provide your skin with a youthful glow.
These ampoule pads provide you with a simple and hygienic alternative to applying ampoules with your fingertips.
These two innovative products provide ample benefits for your skin.
The I’m Pro Ampoule Pad M contains an incredible blend of natural extracts, including exotic fruits like Prunus Mume, Punica Granatum, Schizandra Chinensis, Lycium Chinense, and Morus Alba. This product will leave your face looking radiant and healthy.
The I’m Pro Ampoule Pad C contains a generous 10% dosage of Vitamin C along with a nutritious blend of antioxidants, extracts, and oils. This unique blend of ingredients gently exfoliates and nourishes your skin.
What are the benefits of a Korean ampoule?
Ampoules are used to treat specific skin concerns. They are made to address dark spots, wrinkles, sensitive skin and other complexion issues.
According to an article from byrdie.com, ampoules “can help restore, rejuvenate, or regenerate the skin.”
The Korean ampoule that you buy is dependent on what your individual skin needs. Some of the most popular ampoules include ingredients that fight aging or protect against pollutants or outside toxins.
Get familiar with your skin type and the skin issues you are prone to before you buy a Korean ampoule. Also, research the benefits of different active ingredients and see how they could help your individual skincare needs.
How and when to use ampoules
There are any different ways you can incorporate a Korean ampoule into your skincare routine.
You can use some ampoules on a daily basis. Others should only be used once or twice a week. Check the ampoule’s label and see what is its recommended use.
A good rule of thumb when applying products during your routine is to go from light to heavy. Ampoules are generally lighter in consistency than other skin care products. Ampoules should go somewhere after you apply your essence but before applying your serum or moisturizer.
It is important to put ampoules on before serums and moisturizers so that their active ingredients can effectively penetrate the skin for cleansing and toning.
How to apply a Korean ampoule
Squeeze one or two drops of the ampoule onto the surface of your face or in the palm of your hand. Then, gently massage your face with the ampoule.
There are many different ways you can use ampoules to give your skin that much-needed boost.
Apply an ampoule under your makeup to brighten up your look.
Or add one into your moisturizer for extra benefits.
You can also use them with sheet masks for extra hydration and nourishment.
Skin care, your way
Your skin will benefit no matter which type of Korean ampoule you choose.
Remember to do your research in order to find the product that will best help your skin.
Have fun, experiment, and find the right ampoule for your skin today!