27 October 2015

Review: Pure Heals Propolis 90 Ampoule

I had been searching for a new ampoule for a while. The last ampoule that I tried and loved was the Missha time revolution ampoule. I will definitely repurchase that one again but I wanted to try some new ampoules as well. Bntnews sent me this 90% propolis ampoule to me from Pure Heals for review purposes. In today's blogpost I'm sharing my thoughts of this product. This product was also the best beauty product of 2013 according to Allure magazine.

Pure Heals by Nature Village is a Korean company who is specialized in skincare and other beauty products which are made with natural extracts. Their propolis collection doesn't only include this ampoule, they also have a cleanser, a milk, toner and cream. What is propolis? It's a honey extract with not only honey but it includes valuable ingredients from plants as well. Propolis main formula is Polanoid, and it claims to be great to calm the skin while keeping it moist. The 90% propolis extract ampoule claims to be good for wrinkle improvement, whitening, calming, balance care and intensive moisture. They don't test on animals and it's paraben free. It contains 30ml of product.

The packaging is yellow and has a few bees on it. It has English as well as Korean descriptions on it. On the packaging they explain propolis as "a mysterious mixture of natural materials made by honeybees, which collect the sap of plants and mix them with their saliva, adding beneficial enzymes, It contains nutritional ingredients to protect the skin from both internal and external irritants and repair damaged skin. It helps restore skin to health by soothing sensitive skin."

It comes in a glass bottle with a dropper, make sure to check the expiry date at the bottom of the product. The dropper is quite big so it's easy to get a lot of product out at once, so it's important to do it slowly to get a few drops out.

Check the ingredients of this product out on cosdna.com. Propolis Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Water, Niacinamide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Honey Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Algin, Caramel, Adenosine, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Argan Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Peppermint Leaf Oil, Cardamom Oil, Thyme Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Scented Geranium Flower Oil, Vetiver Root Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Lavender Oil, Orange Peel Oil

After face wash, use a suitable toner for your skin type and apply a moderate amount of this product onto the skin with light patting motions.

It has a floral/herbal scent to it which I'm not a big fan of. Luckily it's very light, so once applied on the skin you can't really smell the scent.

The ampoule is yellow and a bit sticky after application. It absorbs within a few seconds which is great, it depends how much you put on your face as well of course. It takes longer if you apply a lot at once, but a little goes a long way. After application it creates a glossy finish which I love.

It's sold at ibuybeauti.com for $13.21, nice price I would say! Great option if you're on a budget.

I can see why this was one of the best beauty products according to Allure magazine. I have been using this ampoule for two weeks and this product feels great on my skin. My combination dry skin likes it. It is soothing and moisturizing. What I also love about this product is that it creates a glow on the skin after application, my skin looks more radiant after which is great. Great for people with a dull skin I would say. I didn't notice anything about wrinkle care and whitening effect since I only used it for 2 weeks. Unfortunately I'm not a big fan of the scent, but luckily it goes away once I apply it on my face. If you are interested in adding propolis into your skincare, you might give this one a try, it's a cheap one as well!

note: this product was sent to me for review purposes, but this didn't affect my opinion about the products, see disclaimer.


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