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6. Face Serums & Ampoules

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There are many names for ampoules, serums or boosters. Most often, serums/ampoules have a thicker consistency with a more potent concentration of ingredients and are often used as precise treatments, such as pigment spots or fine lines around the mouth.

If you choose to add ampoules to your routine, use them after a toner/essence and let it absorb for a few minutes before following up with a face cream.

What are Korean ampoules?

An ampoule is a serum with higher concentrations of active ingredients that is meant to be used for a limited time as a booster or when you have a skin problem of some kind.

Are Korean face serums good?

Korean ampoules are formulated with potent active ingredients to address a variety of skin concerns. A Korean face serum is among the most potent in the beauty world. and definitely worthy of a starring role in your skincare routine (usually after using cleanser and toner).

How to choose a face serum?

Choose a face serum according to your skin type. If you have acne-prone and oily skin, choose a serum containing Salicylic Acid or Retinol. For dry skin, try a face serum containing Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid. And if you have sensitive skin, try a serum containing gentle natural ingredients.

How to apply a face serum?

Unlike other skincare products such as thick face creams that you massage into the skin, ampoules are designed to be applied to your face in small tapping motions with your fingertips or palms. Do not rub the skin excessively, let the serum be absorbed by your skin on its own.

Can you skip face cream and only use face serum?

You can use ampoules both morning and evening. Face serums do not necessarily replace your face cream but can enhance its moisturizing effects. Face cream has a simpler job than face serum, it is meant to moisturize the skin and prevent moisture loss.

At what age should you start using face serums?

The ideal age to start using face serums would be in late adolescence 20s or early 30s. This is the age when the first signs of ageing appear. Including a face serum in your skin care routine will not only improve your skin but also protect it.

Need to wash your face after applying a face serum?

No, serums do not require you to clean your skin after application.

Do face serums lighten the skin?

A brightening serum brightens the skin. More specifically, it evens out skin tone, brightens the skin, reduces visible blemishes (including dark spots) and nourishes the skin.

Can you use a face serum before foundation?

Absolutely! If you want a true matte finish, just make sure your skin has absorbed the serum before applying foundation. Then it will go more smoothly and your skin will stay hydrated.

Do face serums really work?

Although ampoules are undoubtedly nourishing and treat many skin problems in depth, ampoules also come with visible benefits. Your skin texture will improve drastically thanks to the content of active ingredients, the skin will become firmer and smoother, leading to a younger looking skin.

What are face serums good for?

Face serums help to nourish, repair and protect the skin from daily stresses. Facial serums are packed with powerful ingredients that can help repair sun damage, reduce signs of aging, minimize blemishes and discoloration, improve texture and tone, and hydrate dry skin.

Facial serums should be applied after cleansing, toner and exfoliation, but before applying moisturizer or sunscreen. You can apply face serum morning or evening - just make sure to stock the products in the following order: cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer.

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