THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMPOULES, ESSENCE AND SERUMS

As more and more new products and formulas are introduced, probably, you are still not sure whether you need a serum, an ampoule or an essence and most important – what is the difference between these powerful liquids.

Posted on 1/9/2019 1:00:35 PM

As more and more new products and formulas are introduced, probably, you are still not sure whether you need a serum, an ampoule or an essence and most important – what is the difference between these powerful liquids. Keep calm and keep reading, we will help you to clear things up and to find what your skin needs. 

WHAT IS AN AMPOULE?

An ampoule is considered to be more concentrated version of a serum, it typically has a higher concentration of one active ingredient. Ampoules are great ways to target specific skin concerns like dry skin, dark spots, signs of aging. They can also be mixed with foundation or other creams, anything else you put on your skin!

Use them before your essence or serum. Usually ampoules come in small bottles with droppers. 

Improve your skin's overall appearance with the One Solution Super Energy Ampoule from Korean cosmetic brand, Holika Holika. Absorbing quickly, the serum utilises a unique complex of sea minerals that work in tandem to replenish dehydrated skin, whilst promoting a radiant, healthy glow. Full with essential micro and macro elements for young and healthy skin. Light gel texture for cooling and moisturizing effect immediately after application. Can be applied alone or mixed with other skincare products.

WHAT IS AN ESSENCE?

Essence is considered to be the heart of the Korean skin care routine and is meant to be used on cleaned and toned skin. Essences traditionally are more lightweight and less concentrated than serums, and are used after a toner to add another layer of hydration before you applied serums. These liquids lend a major boost in moisture. 

Proper hydration is what makes your skin glowing from within and prevents issues like irritation. In addition, many essences also contain antioxidants and minerals to help nourish and refresh skin.

We highly recommend the essences from FRESH POWER ESSENCE, which their light texture and ingredients, also suitable for young ladies’ tender skin.

WHAT IS A SERUM? 

Serums tend to be more concentrated in its active ingredients, may have a lightweight texture, but when it comes to skin care these emollient gel-like substances often feature heavy-hitting ingredients meant to really target and treat specific skin issues like brightening, dark spots, wrinkles. A serum is like a sheer film that covers your face it has a thicker consistency, almost oil-like and usually come in a bottle with droppers. 

HOW TO USE them INTO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE

Now that you know all about serums, ampoule, and essences, you’re free to try them as part of your skin care routine. Generally, the essences should be applied first, as they’re the thinnest. Apply your essence directly after using a toner or a cleanser. Next, it’s time for your serum. If you want to give your skin an added boost, apply an ampoule. The rule is: always to start with the thinnest formula.

There’s no rule that you have to use all three at the same time. Just let us help you to figure out what your skin needs and choose the right products for you.

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