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Korean Beauty Secrets Revealed: Ampoule & Essence

Korean Beauty Secrets Revealed: Ampoule & Essence

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A popular Korean skin care product, an ampoule. Ampoule are typically put in the same category as essences and serums because it is essentially a supercharged serum with a high concentration of active ingredients. They usually come in smaller bottles with a dropper. Experts suggest using the ampoule BEFORE your essence and/or serum. 

An essence on the other hand, is a lower concentrated serum with a lightweight, smooth consistency. An essence is basically a serum, BUT according to beauty experts an essence is more lightweight and less concentrated them serums, so they were used before toner to add another layer of hydration to your skin. 

Both effective when used in a beauty regimen, here are two of our favorite essence and ampoule products. Read the descriptions to find out which is best for you!



LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule

LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule

Price: $38

A little goes a long way with this concentrated ampoule formula. A multi-tasking, glow-inducing serum consists of 50% propolis extract and 20% multivitamin nutrients. Use the Vita Propolis ampoule after cleansing and toning skin and then follow with a moisturizer. We promise, you'll definitely see the results.


Shara Shara Honey Bomb Ampoule

Shara Shara Honey Bomb Ampule

Price: $40

This 3 in 1 treatment can be used instead of a toner, serum or moisturizer. The product gets its name from the three different types of honey in the formula, Manuka, Royal Jelly, and Propolis Extract. After continued use, you’ll find that this Honey Bomb improves your skin texture and reduces fine lines.


Mizon Snail Intensive Repair Ampoule

Mizon Snail Intensive Repair Ampoule

Price: $14.00

Richly moisturizing which provides skin with elasticity, this ampoule is a non-paraben, non-scent, natural product. Use this product in place of an essence to get soft textured skin and to reverse the effects of the environment.




The Lotus Essence

The Lotus Essence

Price: $42

This deeply moisturizing essence is made with 89% lotus extract that helps to brighten skin and help with uneven skin texture. Packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, and proteins and has restorative anti-aging properties, too! 


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