Skincare can be overwhelming, especially when new products are being released all the time & when our knowledge is limited when it comes to specialist trending ingredients.
To keep things simple & concise for those of us with Oily, Combination & Acne Prone skin types, I’ve narrowed down some K-Beauty serum/ampoule options most suitable for caring for such skin types & concerns which I found to me most helpful or are becoming increasingly popular right now in the K-Beauty skincare community.
ISNTREE SPOT SAVER MUGWORT AMPOULE
This ampoule was designed with soothing & clearing troubled skin in mind. It contains an array of skin-friendly ingredients, most of which are sourced from nature:
– 85% capillary woodworm/Artemisia (Mugwort) & Kava Kava – to calm & clarify skin,
– Cineol – focuses on skin’s overall health,
– Chlorogenic acid & Beta-carotene – firms & strengthens weakened protective layers of skin,
– Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin (fatty substances/emulsifier) – for the rejuvenation of cells & contributing to the ampoule’s texture.
The high concentration of Mugwort enables the ampoule to absorb smoothly, replicating the gliding movement of water. Isntree’s Time-drop™ method refers to the extensive 6~8hr process for extracting the purest beneficial substances from Ganghwa Mugwort. The ampoule has a skin irritation index of 0.00.
My experience – Whenever I use products containing types of plants, I have to be cautious as my skin is often irritated by some plant extracts. However this ampoule didn’t interfere with the comfortability of my skin, even with twice per day use. I appreciate the lasting semi-matte finish of the ampoule – no viscidness, yet retains inner hydration.
Whenever I don’t use this product I have break-outs, so it’s become a trustworthy addition to my skincare routines in order to maintain a blemish-free complexion. To ensure the ampoule targets spots well, I apply a full pipette worth of ampoule over the entire surface of my face & apply a second layer to pinpointed areas to irradiate imperfections more rapidly – using a reusable silicone swab/Q-tip helps with this method of application.
COSRX AC COLLECTION BLEMISH SPOT SERUM
This serum has to be my favourite item within this fairly new range from Cosrx, simply because of how lightweight & soothing it is. Once again it makes caring for acne more achievable despite how busy you may be, due to it’s “watery” fast absorbing formula.