Scinic Ceramide 100 All in One Ampoule Review:
Scinic is well known for their Honey all in one ampoule, and it’s an ampoule that many people enjoy using, so naturally when Scinic came out with three new ampoules I was curious to see how they would compare to the old ones. They actually came out in 2017 so they aren’t that new (oops) but it seems that not many people have tried them or written about them. The new (ceramide, centella and vitamin c) ampoules are larger (300ml) than the honey, aqua and snail ones, and also come with a pump which makes them more convenient to use.
I couldn’t resist buying (and trying) this ceramide ampoule when I found out it also contained shea butter. I’ve always been looking for products that contain both of these things because I think it sounds like a good combination. The fact that there were no reviews made me a bit nervous but in the end I just decided to try it out, even if it was a bit of a risky purchase. Read on to see if my risky purchase was a good or bad idea.
+ The rich moisture of the highly concentrated ampoule base cares the dry and rough skin smoothly.
+ The pure ceramide capsule cares the skin moist.
+ The skin + lotion + essence ampoule can be used twice a day for 100 days.
Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Betaine, Carbomer, Ceramide NP, Allantoin, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Totarol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Mannitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sucrose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trideceth-6, PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 Dimethicone, Ethanol,Dimethicone, Triethanolamine , CI 19140, Yellow Iron Oxides, Parfum
How to use:
Take an appropriate amount, apply smoothly, and lightly tap to absorb.
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea
Scinic Ceramide 100 All in One Ampoule Review:
As previously mentioned, unlike the earlier Scinic AIO (all in one) ampoules these come with a pump, which makes it so much easier to dispense the product and it’s also more hygienic and convenient.
The texture of this ampoule is much much thicker than the honey or aqua ampoules. It’s a thick but still easy to spread. It also contains ceramide capsules inside it too and unlike the aqua ones these dissolve quite easily.
In fact, when I first started using this ampoule I didn’t see any capsules because they had dissolved/broken down already. It does have a light scent, but I only noticed it recently so for me it’s not that strong and smells quite refreshing. It’s hard to explain what scent it is because it seems so mild to me, maybe a slightly floral yet clean smell?
Many people found the honey AIO unpleasant because they found it too sticky, I don’t think this one is sticky, it’s simply thick and hydrating but not the same kind of texture as the honey one. It might even be thicker enough to use as a moisturizer for those with oily skin, although I wouldn’t recommend using it alone.
The Scinic Ceramide AIO has quite a long ingredient list, although it isn’t as long as some products. The second ingredient is glycerin which is a humectant which mean it attracts moisture to the skin, so ideally this ampoule should be moisturizing. The fifth ingredient is niacinamide – which is in everything I swear! I feel sorry for people who can’t use this because it’s included in so many things.
Niacinamide helps to repair the skin barrier and also fight the signs of anti-aging. It is also helpful in fixing uneven skin tone and dark spots.
Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract is from baobab and is apparently an antioxidant and also anti-inflammatory.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract – comes from chamomile. The chamomile flower is meant to be soothing and calming for sensitive skin and anti-inflammatory.
So far, the ingredients seem to be focused around soothing and calming ingredients which makes it look quite good. It also contains betaine and sodium hyaluronate which are both humectants and thus good for hydrating the skin.
Considering this is a ceramide ampoule it is a little disappointing that it only contains one type of ceramide – which is ceramide NP. Ceramide NP is good for repairing dry skin both the appearance and feel. It also contains shea butter which is a decent occlusive and helps heal many skin problems, it is quite low in the list of ingredients so the ampoule probably doesn’t contain a huge amount of this.
The ingredient list looks quite good to me, except for the fact that it contains triethanolamine, although it’s quite low down so I’m not too concerned by it.
Despite the ingredient list I didn’t have high expectations for this and I wasn’t sure if it would do much for me. I mostly hoped that it would be a hydrating layer in my routine, and so I wasn’t expecting miracles or anything like that.
I’ve been using it for almost three months now, and honestly for a long time I didn’t even think it was helpful as a hydrating layer. I waited so long to write a review because I didn’t know what to say about it when I thought it wasn’t actually doing anything.
If anything, I was disappointed by this ampoule, because it feels so good to use it, it’s a nice thick layer that feels like it should be hydrating and moisturising. But I felt that it didn’t actually make any difference to how dehydrated my skin was, and that it was completely useless.
I tried cutting it out and my skin looked exactly the same which made me feel both annoyed and displeased. But I also thought it might need time to work, after all no product can fix a problem over night which is why I have been using it for almost three months now.
What I notice now is that my skin actually looks a lot better than it used to. Which is something of a miracle considering that it’s winter (it’s been -2 some mornings when I go to work) and usually my skin is so dry and dehydrated that it literally wrinkles up.
But this year my skin almost looks normal and not dry or dehydrated, and well this might be normal for most people, but for me this has taken years to achieve. Naturally I can’t give the Scinic Ceramide AIO all the credit – because it is my full routine which has achieved this. But the Scinic ampoule has definitely helped, and I think it does quite a good job of locking in the moisture in my routine and helping to keep my skin hydrated.
It didn’t help overnight or even in a month, but after two months I think it definitely has made a difference. I think ceramides need plenty of time to work, and it’s normal to wait a month or two to see results. The fact that the weather is progressively getting colder makes me believe that this ampoule has helped my skin at least a little bit.
Patience is definitely a good thing with skin care and being patient, this time really helped. I had actually given up on fixing my dehydrated skin and was not even trying to fix it, because it had been so dehydrated for so long and nothing seemed to make a difference until now. Of course, it is still gets dehydrated easily, but this is the best my skin has been for a long time which is really great.
In conclusion this ampoule is a slow miracle worker at least for my dry skin it is. It’s a product that takes its sweet time but eventually does help dry and dehydrated skin.
Would I repurchase this ampoule? Hell, yes, I most certainly would, I think this product has become a necessary step in my winter routine. If you had asked me that a month ago, I would have had a completely different reaction and probably said “no, it’s useless”, which just goes to show how a month or two can make a huge difference.
I think this ampoule is best for those people with dry and dehydrated skin, and perfect for winter. It is quite thick, but oily or combination skin might be okay with it in winter too but probably not in summer.
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