[REVIEW] Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence was purchased by Cosmeperks.

The Minimum Ampoule Essence is part of Innisfree’s line of products formulated with minimum of ingredients for sensitive and intolerant skin. The Minimum line includes: a cleanser, toner, ampoule essence, moist cream, fresh cream, sun cream and a soothing mask.

What it is

  1. A hypoallergenic formula comprising less than 10 ingredients, with 98.9% natural ingredients.
  2. Natural moisturizing ingredients forms a moisture barrier onto the skin to improve its suppleness from inside out while providing intensive moisture 
  3. Madecassoside strengthens the skin barrier to keep it healthy 
    – Dermatologist tested 
    – Proven to be hypoallergenic 
    – Proven to be non-comedogenic 
    – Sensitivity tested by a panel

(Source: official Innisfree website)

This line sounds promising for my rosacea flare-ups and for those charming times when my skin decides it just cannot. Let’s see will it live up to my expectations. No biggy! Just calm angry rosacea and make intolerant skin tolerant and easy going again.


A mild ampoule-type essence that soothes and hydrates sensitive skin and fortifies the skin barrier.


Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Madecassoside, 1,2-hexanediol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Xanthan Gum

Volume: 30ml

How to use:

Pump 1~2 times onto clean palm at essence step and smoothly spread over from inner to outer areas of face and allow skin to relax for a minute.

My Skin Type: Sensitive, Rosacea, Aging

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review:

The minimum line, the minimum design. Innisfree kept their word. White sleek plastic, airless bottle with the pump dispenser. The accent is really on the product itself and the point that they sell here is “minimum”.

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review

Texture of the product is transparent, viscous, thin jelly. There is fresh, barely there, pleasant scent. Product is very pleasant to apply to the skin with that almost silicony gliding feeling.

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review

The first time I used it I made mistake and applied two and half pumps on face, and that is really too much. That much product is unnecessary and has just a tad sticky, tacky finish. Avoid that and apply it like a normal person – 1/1.5 pumps.

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review

This product is a true essence. Concentrated with goodies on the ingredients list, but not sufficient moisturizer on its own.

The base of this formula is water. The main players on the list are glycerin (skin replenishing, humectant) and madecassoside – centella asiatica active compound, strong antioxidant and skin revitalizing ingredient. Many benefits of only two ingredients. Others on the list are good old thickeners, non-sensitizing preservatives and all pushed deep into skin with propanediol. Yes, that simple.

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But there is something interesting about this formula. Every single ingredient is in business. Meaning it’s working. Working hard. Nothing spectacular on the ingredients list, but it’s working.

When I applied it for the first time, I was in love. It instantly calmed my redness and hushed my skin’s constant complaining.

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review

Two weeks after, and using it in the morning and in the evening, I am still in love. My skin texture is improved as this essence focuses on calming and soothing effects and that pulls the texture effect as well. Fact.

It is a very efficient product. Very. I (unfortunately) had opportunity to test it on my rosacea flare-up. Red, angry rash instantly disappeared when I applied this essence and sealed it with the equally soothing moisturizer. I still cannot believe this happened, as my rosacea doesn’t respond well to any product when it is on the go.  

I expected this essence to help other skin care products do their job, merely as the assistant in the routine, but it turned out to be a star. I love to be surprised this way.

If I weren’t this much of a skin care junkie, I would buy the whole The Minimum line and use only that for a while. But I can’t. I love my other bottles and pots too much.

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence is an excellent product and I highly recommend it to all of you struggling with skin irritations, sensitivity of any kind and compromised skin barrier. This of course is off the table if you are allergic to centella. Or any other ingredient listed here.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Cosmetic-love

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