9wishes Perfect Ampule Serum Calm Review:
9wishes isn’t a brand I’m wholly familiar with, and from their brand, I’ve only really seen this particular line around – I bought mine in a physical Watsons during my Bangkok trip last year – and maybe a few other products like their Vanishing Balm which apparently works well as a tone-up cream. But after consulting a friend who’s tried the Oxygen type from this line and having encouraging results, I decided to snag myself one to try.
9WISHES MEANS: PH Balance, Moisturizing, Layers, Temperature, Pore, Cleanliness, Dead Skin Cell, Immunity, Elasticity.
NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS: Only the best natural ingredients with perfect balance in all 9wishes products.
AMPULE SERUM: Highly concentrated ampule but with extremely light texture that gently spreads on skin like a serum. It is quickly and easily absorbed, leaving your skin calm, radiant and ready for moisturizing. This formula absorbs quickly into the skin to minimize inflammation and reinforce the protective barrier.
DAILY CHOSEN: You can choose any ampule daily depending on your skin condition. 6 kinds to choose from – White, Collagen, Hydra, Calm, Vitamin, Oxygen.
↪ #Calm: Redness relief
A perfect ampule to help soothe, comfort and soften sensitive skin types; specially developed for easily irritated or sensitive skin with protection as it protects rough skin from harmful external activities with moisture care.
Infused with Centella Asiatica, this innovative serum repairs delicate skin and improves skin condition. Panthenol and Oregano Leaf Extract provide long-lasting hydration and anti-irritant properties to reduce redness and sensitivity.
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water (55,000mg), Centella Asiatica Extract (20,000mg), Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Dipropylene glycol, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydroxyethylcellusose, Allantoin(1000ppm), Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Sodium PCA, Carbomer, Arginie, Ethylhexlyglycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water/Centella Asiatica Extract: Rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals which in turn provides anti-aging benefits due to its ability to protect the skin from degradation. Also ideal for acne sufferers as it speeds healing, which lessens the possibility of scarring and future blemishes, as well as providing skin soothing properties.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water: Best known to be cooling and soothing, and also helps heal wounds or inflamed skin. It also has antioxidant properties so provides anti-oxidant benefits. Consists of 99.5% water.
Betaine: An amino acid which is also known as trimethylglycine or glycine betaine. Functions primarily as a humectant and anti-irritant. Able to temporarily decrease the depth of wrinkles, giving the face a much smoother appearance.
Allantoin: A gentle, non-irritating moisturizing ingredient ideal for sensitive skin. Also known as a keratolytic which means it aids in increasing the water content of cells while also helping in the process of desquamation (ie. to stimulate cell proliferation, encouraging new tissue growth) of the outer layers of the skin.
Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract: An extract from the fermentation of soybeans by the microorganism Lactobacillus. Skin conditioning.
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract: A natural exfoliant as it contains salicylic acid, a type of BHA that aids in treating acne and stimulating new cell formation. Also used in cosmetics for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing and skin conditioning properties.
Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract: Also known as Oregano Leaf Extract, and is used primarily in cosmetics for its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, may be a sensitizing ingredient for some.
Portulaca Oleracea Extract: Skin soothing, thus may assist in reducing wounds inflammations. Also may be used as anti-aging and brightening purposes.
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract: Also known as Baikal Skullcap. A natural antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Claimed to also have the ability to inhibit melanin synthesis and protect against sun damage.
Sodium PCA: Also known as the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid (PCA), which is one of the major components of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF). It is a humectant which aids in moisture retention and also reduces inflammation due to its ability to protect the acid mantle.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate: A salt derived from licorice. Especially beneficial for sensitive and/or damaged skin as it helps to soothe and reduce redness associated with acne, psoriasis and rosacea. May also provide brightening and antioxidant effects.
Aspalathus Linearis Extract: Commonly known as Rooibos, and even more commonly consumed as a type of tea. In skincare, it may provide powerful anti-aging benefits due to its high flavonoid content while also helping to soothe sensitive skin.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: Primarily used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant due to licochalcone, a molecule in licorice root which aids in controlling oil production and soothing acne-prone skin. May also help in brightening skin.
How to use:
Apply an appropriate amount (recommended 3 drops) on the skin and gently let it absorb before applying moisturizer.
My Skin Type: Sensitive (prone to redness), Combination, Acne-prone, Dehydrated
9wishes Perfect Ampule Serum Calm Review:
The 9wishes Calm Ampule Serum is housed in a transparent (but with a slight pinkish tint) glass dropper bottle with a light pink outer box to match. The bottle isn’t necessarily the lightest due to its glass packaging, but as it is quite small in size, it feels nice and sturdy to hold in the palm of my hand.
Twisting open the silver “metal” part of the bottle, it opens to reveal a slim pipette that tapers off to a doe-foot dropper applicator.
The colorless liquid has a nice, lightweight texture that is viscous once dispensed but turns into more of a watery texture once spread on the skin, which is really lovely.
It doesn’t slip and slide all over the skin though, instead it just goes perfectly to areas which you choose to spread onto and sinks into the skin almost immediately, leaving the skin nicely hydrated without any tackiness.
However, if over-applied, the ampoule can leave a sticky residue as it would take more time for it to absorb into the skin properly, hence why I do think that the recommended 3 drops for the face to be the perfect amount. Also, I find the product to absorb better when applied over damp rather than dry skin.
Other than that, I do feel that sometimes I do notice a slight cooling sensation on the skin right after application, so that’s nice. I also must note that the ampule doesn’t have much of a scent – at most, it has a mild basic cosmetic scent, which goes mostly unnoticeable for me. So for those with sensitive noses, this is definitely a go!
Now, as the main aim for this product is to soothe redness, irritation and sensitive skin type-related issues, I found this to work quite well in reducing allergy-related problems which I’ve been having more and more lately.
It’s mostly stress-related, but sometimes it’s also because I decide to eat some food I’m allergic to due to forgetfulness. Unfortunately, one of the foods I’m allergic to is soy, and I noticed way too late that this ampoule actually has soybean ferment filtrate listed in the ingredients list. Uh oh.
But as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve noticed it to soothe than to exacerbate my skin issues, so maybe the soy extract mentioned is used in very minimal/trace amounts? I don’t know. Either way, while I do get adverse effects sometimes, more often than not, any facial itchiness and/or visible redness seems to dissipate once I apply this product onto my skin.
I also really like that it layers well over and under my other skincare products I have in my regime currently – minus when I apply more than three drops of the ampule and then have to suffer from major uncomfortable stickiness on my skin. Luckily, when this happens, I just give a few spritz of facial mist to dilute everything on my skin to allow better absorption, and I can easily continue onwards.
Overall, despite belatedly recalling my allergy to one of this product’s ingredients, I must admit that it has successfully managed to visibly soothe my skin on more than one instance, so I do like it and I’ll give it a great rating of 4/5.
Honestly, I’m quite keen on trying out the other ampoules from this line to see how they work out and if they live up to their claims as this one more or less did… maybe after I go through my other stuff, though.
But yeah, if you’re in the market for ampules/serums, definitely give this line a look! Seems promising enough, in my opinion. However, I’d definitely pass on this particular one next time I’m in the market due to allergy preventative measures, haha.
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Have you tried 9wishes Perfect Ampule Serum Calm?
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