Ampoules are “supercharged serums”. They have much higher concentrations of active ingredients than serums and are used to revive the skin. Usually, an ampoule has one or two key ingredients which target a specific concern meaning they are quite potent (strong). We recommend you use ampoules 2 – 3 times a week OR you can give your skin a sort of boot camp.
Boot camp meaning, you choose a specific skin concern to target, and use the ampoule of your choice every day for up to 2 weeks (no more than that!).
On another note, there is a slight lack of uniformity in the beauty market when it comes to ampoules, serums and what not… And, a few of the top trending ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinoids and Niacinamide actually don’t work effectively in concentrations higher than 20%. In fact, these ingredients aren’t able to absorb into the skin in such high concentrations.
So, you’re better off finding a nice Vitamin C serum or cream instead of investing in a “magical ampoule with 60% Vitamin C which will vanish your pigmentation and wrinkles”.
Instead, ampoule tend to contain at least 40% of an ingredient and they tend to be more natural with proven effects. Some examples include ginseng, propolis, green tea, snail mucin, centella and liquorice just to name a few. Just remember to check the ingredients label!