Have you heard of ampoules? These tiny vials have been a
staple in European and Korean skin routines for years but are relatively new to
the US market. They’re great at delivering high active ingredient
concentrations, making them perfect for restoring, correcting, and regenerating
What are Skin Ampoules?
Skin ampoules are the next best thing to a serum. They
contain more vitamins and enzymes than your regular, everyday serums so that
they can target specific skin concerns. At the same time, you apply them
post-cleansing but before moisturizing to give your skincare routine an instant
boost that will last all day!
What’s the Difference Between Ampoules and Serums?
Ampoules are a highly concentrated version of serums. They
penetrate skin layers but need to be used sparingly due to their ability to
work quickly and effectively over short periods; ampoules should only be
applied when your skin needs an extra boost, such as after high levels of
stress or sun damage. Ampoules come in many different forms depending on what
you want from them–some for boosting skin appearance, repair damaged tissues
like acne scars, etcetera can also help protect against changing seasonal
What are the Benefits of Ampoules?
Ampoules are made up of various ingredients, but one
constant is targeting a skin concern. With so many variations in ampoules
available, you’ll be able to find the perfect product for your needs!
Ampoules will be
designed with ingredients to fight:
- dry skin
How to Shop for Ampoules
When looking for an ampoule, it is best to look at the
ingredient list. A good ingredient list will feature 1-2 critical elements
because they are designed for – isolating those components to gain maximum
benefits from each one. In addition, ingredients have percentages listed, so
make sure you find a product with over 40% or 50% of the desired element. These
numbers mark the difference between marketing tactics and actual results. Don’t
forget claims as well; if something sounds too good to be true, it might be.
How Do I Use Skin Ampoules?
Each brand will come with different instructions on the box or packaging, so make sure to read those before opening. But the general instructions for applying ampoules are as follows:
1. Shake the ampoule
Lightly shake the ampoule so that the contents mix well.
2. Break open the ampoule
If supplied, apply the protective tube onto the tip of the ampoule. Push down and snap to break the seal.
3. Pour serum into hands
Pour ampoule contents into the palm of your hand. If provided, apply the applicator tip onto the open ampoule and then pour serum into your hands.
4. Apply the serum
Massage ½ of the contents of the ampoule over the face, neck, and decolletage avoiding the eye area.
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