What are Serums, Essences, and Ampoules?


As a heavy user of Asian skincare and the Korean “10 step skincare routine”, serums, essences, and ampoules are a big part of my life.


They are staples in skincare, especially if you want glowing clear skin and to prevent aging!



So I am just going to get right into it!



Serum: You apply this with the purpose of packing an epic, powerful punch directly to your skin. They penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver highly concentrated, active ingredients. Great for the aim of taming acne, wrinkles, discoloration, and dehydration.

Essence: Essentially, these are basically the same as serum. Difference is they much more lightweight and even MORE concentrated than serums. So, if you have oily/combination skin, it is recommended that you just use essence instead of serum.


Ampoule:  Now these are the Super Saiyan Goku of the 3. They are the most powerful and concentrated. In fact, in Korea, they will use this rather than serum because of how how powerful it is. And will apply it before essence to supercharge their routine. I will also start to replace my serums will this. To target my acne.



Let me know what you think of these and share your thoughts! Tell me what your skincare routine is! If you have any questions, comment below!

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