Thursday, 11 April 2013

Y.E.T Fix You Ampoule (Hyaluronic Acid) Review

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.

It's called the Fix You Ampoule, and it's from quirky brand Y.E.T (which stands for Yes! Enjoy Time). I bought the Hyaluronic Acid version as I heard HA is great for retaining moisture on the skin. It's available off ebay for under $7 here.  

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? 

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  1. I think it's cute and I'm always for something to help retain moisture, but I'm not sure about the idea of something 'blocking' my skin to keep in that moisture...I feel like it won't allow my skin to breathe at the same time?

    Either way, still something nice to try, I think! I'll probably get the tea tree oil one though.


  2. wow it looks really interesting, never heard of it!
    I am currently using hada labo skin care line with hyaluronic acid and my skin feels so suple and moisturized and hydrated. I even prefer hada labo to my most loved clarins skin care at the moment..

  3. Thanks for the review, I suffer from dry skin too - might need to check this out!

  4. I'd loove to add ampoules to my skin routine. I've been quite lazy recently with my routine and my skin has been showing signs of it. :S I need to spice it up a bit!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I didn't know what an ampoule was until this review!I'm still a tiny bit confused as to how this is different from a serum. The packaging is so cute!

  6. Oh really interesting product.
    It´s the first time than I see this product.

  7. I've never heard of an ampoule before! I'm always wary of buying skincare and cosmetic products from ebay now as I'm scared they will be fakes or bad chemicals in them. The ampoule sounds really interesting though, did it have a scent? And yes rosehip oil is amazing, glad you made the switch! I love how it is organic and natural too, makes it even better :)

  8. Hyaluronic acid is already used in a lot of skin care products :)
    It does absorb, and it doesn't feel like my skin is blocked, but at the same time when I cleanse my face I can feel it washing off~

  9. Frankly, I think they're just reinventions of essential oils like jojoba oil or rosehip oil ^^
    Ooh, it sounds nice - I definitely feel like buying products when they list HA as a core ingredient nowadays!

  10. Hope you liked the review ^^
    Since it's pretty cheap, it may be worth checking out!

  11. My skin's the opposite! It seems to do better when I have a more basic skin routine rather than using lots of different products :)
    Thanks for reading!

  12. I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to explain what an ampoule is, lol! I think serums tend to have more skin fixing aspects? This one is just to help replenish skin hydration~
    Haha, the packaging is pretty funny ^^

  13. Yeah, I was really curious about this when I first saw it, so I decided I may as well try it out ^^

  14. I think they're just re-vamped versions of essential oils :)
    Yeah, I've not bought much skincare online recently either, mostly just because I like going into the shops and looking at the products first~
    No it doesn't have any scent!
    Hehe I wish I had started using RHO earlier, could've fixed my dry skin a lot sooner!

  15. Wow...apart from the scary looking packaging (what's with the nurse's?), doesn't sound too bad haha



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