What Are Ampoules & Does Your Skin Care Routine Need One?
Korean beauty trends have instantly become the favorite of many in the industry. From sheet masks to essences, skin care advocates everywhere are becoming eager for more K-Beauty products (and more recently J-Beauty products) to incorporate into their regimens. One of the latest product trends? Ampoules. “Ampoule” may not sound familiar to you, but we’re here to help change that. Should you add an ampoule to your skin care arsenal? We answer that, and more, ahead.
WHAT ARE AMPOULES?
Ampoules are skin care products that contain high concentrations of specific ingredients. Think of them as a serum, just with a higher potency. They really are a way to boost your skin quickly and efficiently and address your key skin concerns. They’re also tiny enough to be portable, so you can use them any time, anywhere. Just be sure you carve enough time out of your day to allow for full absorption. You don’t want to apply a supercharged ampoule only to risk wiping the formula away with the rest of your skin care routine.
WHAT DO AMPOULES DO?
Although they’re still relatively new Stateside, ampoules have been a staple in the Korean beauty sphere for quite some time. Similar to serums, ampoules are able to target specific skin care issues that someone may be looking to improve. These concerns can include dull skin, dryness, signs of aging, rough texture, discoloration, dark spots, and more.
SHOULD YOU INCLUDE AN AMPOULE IN YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
If you’re searching for a way to address a skin concern with more potency that your current serum, then ampoules are the way to go. Ampoules also very easy to incorporate into your skin care routine and can be extremely versatile. Depending on your ampoule of choice, you can apply it before applying an essence or serum. Other formulas may allow you to top off your routine with it as a final step before bed.
Does all this K-Beauty product talk have you scratching your head? We’re breaking down the difference between serums, ampoules, emulsions, and essences—as well as how to incorporate each one into your skin care routine—here!