STEP 4. Ampoule & Serum & Essence
You may skip this step when your skin is very sensitive or if you are using a moisturizer that has no problem with your skin but contains “active ingredients.” But if your skin has problems and you are using only basic cream, the skincare cosmetics (like ampoule, serum, essence, etc.)
At this stage for treatment can be very important to you. Depending on your skin’s problems, you can choose products that contain various ingredients such as antioxidants, retinol, peptides, etc.
You can apply Ampoule or Serum or Essence gently and evenly along with your skin texture.
Products belonging to STEP 4 help prevent the feeling of your skin being tight and wrinkles in the skin.
This type of product should be applied before applying products made from a formula that feels like oil, as the particles are small and permeate well into the skin.
For First Essence, it is better to apply it before you apply the toner, unlike a regular Essence.
ARE AMPULES JUST ANOTHER TYPE OF SERUMS?
Ampules differ slightly from serums as they are designed for higher absorbency and provides a higher efficacy as they contain higher levels of nutrition. It may sound weird that a product with high levels of nutrition can be absorbed much easier than a regular product, considering how more nutrients may = to a product with a more viscous/ thicker consistency. Banking on the concept of chemistry, the molecules of ampules products are designed to be smaller in molecular size despite coming from a formula of higher concentration. This hence allows the product to absorb easier and faster, penetrating deeper into the skin taking immediate action on pressing issues of the skin.
SERUMS, AMPULES, ESSENCES, WHEN SHOULD I USE THEM?
Despite having a higher concentration of nutrients, the ingredients in ampules also come in smaller molecular sizes compared to other products. This allows the user to channel the product deeper into the skin and also experience a faster absorption rate. To prevent retarding the skin absorption process of ampules, serums and essences should hence be applied in the next step if needed.
I HAVE MORE THAN ONE AMPULE, HOW SHOULD I USE THEM?
Ampules can be layered together to achieve a greater effect and even more nourished skin, resulting in a healthy radiance.
To do so, simply take the ampule of lighter texture and apply it before the ampule of a more viscous/heavy texture.
This will also reduce the amount of time required for the skin to absorb your products before you can move on to the next step in your skincare regime. Alternatively, you may also consider separating your ampules between day and night use.