Hey beauties, have you ever tried an ampoule before? Ampoules sound like a fancy serum, but actually I think they're very similar to essential oils (but mostly non-oil based, if that makes sense). A lot of the Korean brands have their own versions of ampoules, each targeting different skin concerns such as dryness, whitening or anti-ageing. The one I decided to try is a super cheap one, which claims to help skin dryness.
The bottle is pretty tiny (it's 20ml), and it almost looks toy-like! Inside the lid is a dropper, which is pretty cool since it fits the whole 'medical' packaging - lol, look at the grumpy expression on the nurse's face!
There's very little text on the packaging, and it's all in Korean - I would've liked to know what the ingredients are (it can't be pure Hyaluronic Acid, can it?). Instructions wise, you can use this ampoule in many ways.
You can apply a few drops directly to your face and then follow up with moisturiser
You can mix 1-2 drops into your moisturiser
You can mix 1-2 drops into your bb cream (but it'll thin out the coverage a bit)
Or you can use a mixture of the above methods!
I've tried all these methods, and I personally will mix 1 drop into my moisturiser and then another 1 drop into my bb cream.
The texture of the ampoule is a bit thick and gluggy (imagine clear nail polish that's gone a bit old and thick), but once you spread it out with your fingers it becomes thin and smooth.
It absorbs pretty quickly, and doesn't feel sticky at all. And it didn't cause any breakouts! This'd be ideal if you want to use essential oils to help prevent skin dryness, but can't because they break you out~
I wouldn't actually say this cures skin dryness, but rather the hyaluronic acid helps to form a shield to hold in the moisture on your skin, and prevent it from escaping. When I cleanse my face in the mornings, I can literally feel a thin film of product washing off, so I know that its been holding in the moisture on my face while I slept.
The only thing is, aside from preventing moisture from escaping your skin, and therefore making it feel nice and soft, it doesn't have any other beauty benefits. I've switched to using Rosehip oil now, but if it doesn't work out I'll be coming back to this, lol.
Overall, it's definitely a great buy! Would you try an ampoule?