Early on in my “skincare journey”, the Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule definitely piqued my interest when I first heard of it. As I was sorely missing a good hydrating/moisturising step in my quest of rebuilding my skincare regime, the claims of being an “all in one” product was too good to pass up. So despite the huge size of possible disappointment, I decided to just go for it. But with great power (claims), comes great responsibility (to deliver)…
- “Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule makes your skin moist and soft with honey extract.”
- Can be used to substitute toner, lotion, essence, or all three.
Honey Extract, Glycerin, Water, Niacinamide, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Caramel, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol.
- Honey Extract: A humectant which helps attract and retain moisture. Also naturally antibacterial and helps prevent infection due to its antimicrobial properties.
- Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3. Helps to boost collagen production and in turn strengthens the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Over time, may also assist in brightening, anti-aging and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Royal Jelly Extract: Has natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties which helps in wound healing and treating inflammatory skin disorders. Also rich in nutrients, vitamin B complex, amino acids and enzymes.
- Propolis Extract: A natural antimicrobial and a great anti-inflammatory agent which may be effective in fighting acne and speeding up the wound healing process. Is said to be a gentle on sensitive skin and helps reduce redness.
- Centella Asiatica Extract: Aids in healing the skin and may assist in preventing scarring and future blemishes for acne sufferers. Also provides anti-aging benefits as helps boost antioxidant activity.
- Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract: A potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Extract from either Green Tea or White Tea. Antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: Anti-inflammatory and brightening. Ideal for sensitive skin as it helps soothe and reduce irritation.
How to use:
At the first step of skin care, apply an appropriate amount on the entire face and lightly tap to promote absorption into the skin.
My Skin Type: Sensitive (prone to redness), Combination, Acne-prone, Dehydrated
Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule Review:
Packaged in a hefty plastic tub of sweet-smelling artificial honey, the Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule definitely gives you more bang for your buck in terms of hydrating goodness. Popular and raved about in many beauty sites, I was unmistakeably excited despite the underlying worry of it irritating my sensitive skin.
Texture-wise, the product itself has a viscous texture which is both sticky and relatively drippy, so the small white spatula provided (not pictured here as I think I’ve misplaced it at the moment – I like it a lot as it’s quite sturdy, though!) is very much appreciated. In terms of colour, it has a faint golden brown tint which may be easily mistaken as actual honey.
As the opening of the jar is huge, I find it advisable to transfer the product into a pump bottle for easier application. With this in mind, I usually apply 1-2 pumps (more often just one pump is enough) on my face and neck, and definitely no more than that as I do find using an excess of it just leads to a thick, heavy, sticky mess which my skin clearly dislikes.
In conjunction with this, here’s the catch: despite it being advertised as an “all in one”, I definitely feel that it works better when I just use it purely as a serum in between other hydrating steps.
Results-wise, despite it noticeably dulling my skin just after application, in the long run, I do notice some brightening effects, especially when I use it in conjunction with other brightening products.
However, as I’m prone to taking out products from my routine and reintroducing them from time to time to test the efficacy of the product, I recoiled in horror when I found this causing my skin to feel tight after a few hours of application and even waking up the next day to angry red skin.
I’m still unsure about this sudden turn of events, but I’m not planning to try it again anytime soon as my skin’s already pretty sensitive as it is!
Overall, I’d probably rate this a decent 3/5. Minus the freak incident the last time I used it, the ampoule worked quite well in brightening and moisturising my skin overtime. However, as it does come in a large tub, I got pretty bored of it and it ended up collecting dust on my shelf as I got distracted by better effects from other products. Definitely worth a try, though!