Innisfree Ginger Honey Ampoule Skin Review:
Innisfree is one of those Korean brands that everyone trusts to have amazing products. Their philosophy is to create products using naturally derived ingredients from the island of Jeju. The brand is famous for their Green Tea and Orchid lines of products (both of which I have tried and love). So when they released their Ginger Honey line, I immediately wanted to get my hands on them.
The one that caught my eye the most is the Innisfree Ginger Honey Ampoule Skin. For those who are not yet familiar with Korean skincare terminologies, an ampoule is a more concentrated version of a serum while skin is another term used for toner.
Being categorized as an ampoule skin, this product serves dual purpose. Unlike a few years ago when the 10-step Korean skincare routine was all the rage, a more simplified routine comprising of multi-purpose products is preferred nowadays. As someone who is obsessed with skincare, I was intrigued to see if this product can help me reduce the number of steps in my routine.
1. A moisturizing spread for firmly layered moisture
– Created from the precious combination of Jeju’s canola honey and ginger, Gi-ney ComplexTM helps protect the skin weakened by harmful external conditions and dryness while filling the skin with layers of moisture and nutrition
2. Clears problems caused by dryness
– The soft-textured formula instantly coats the skin to relieve skin problems caused by dryness detected immediately after cleansing.
3. High-enriched texture that feels like a toner in a single application, and an ampoule in multiple layers.
– When applied once, the toner quickly penetrates and quenches the inner thirst of the skin. Once added with another layer, the skin feels deeply nourished as if using an ampoule.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Honey Extract / Mel Extract / Extrait De Miel, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, 1,2-hexanediol, Ppg-13-decyltetradeceth-24, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance / Parfum, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Sodium Polyacrylate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Brassica Napus Seed Oil, Tocopherol
How to use: Apply over face and neck after cleansing. Then, gently pat for better absorption.
My skin type: I would describe my skin type as oily but dehydrated which means that it produces an excessive amount of oil while still feeling tight (mostly on my cheeks). For that reason, I look for products which provide hydration but won’t leave my skin feeling greasy.
Innisfree Ginger Honey Ampoule Skin Review:
I have been using this product in my routine for a few months now. In fact, I am now halfway of finishing the bottle. That said, I think I can now share my thoughts and experience with it.
This comes in a sturdy honey-colored plastic bottle with a twist-cap cover. To dispense the product, you’d have to pour it out which in my opinion is quite inconvenient.
I wish it had a pump instead. On the other hand, I appreciate that there is a properly working stopper that allows you to dispense just the right amount of product each time.
It has a faint sweet ginger smell which comes from its two main ingredients. At first, I found the smell a tad too sweet for my liking but eventually, I grew to love it especially during chilly days.
This product has a thicker than water viscosity but is easily absorbed by the skin. I prefer to apply this using my hands (you totally use cotton if you want) and the consistency makes it so easy to spread. It leaves your skin with a bit of shine but without the sticky feel.
Overall, I would say that this is one of the best toners I have ever tried. I use it whenever my skin needs that extra boost of hydration and moisture. Since this has higher percentage of ingredients, this can be used for toner masking as well. Just pour some to a bowl, submerge a few cotton rounds in it, and then place it in areas where you need extra TLC (for example: flaky dry patches).
Will I repurchase this? My answer is…someday. I still have tons of toners in my stash that I need to use up before I can buy a new one but this is definitely a product I’m willing to go back to. I would recommend this to people with dehydrated or dry skin.
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