When I was asked to try the Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule ($32 USD) from Wishtrend I had to look it up first because the name of the product was pretty much gibberish to me. After reading up on it, it sounded like a good product so I said yes. Keep on reading to find out why.
This is the description on the Wishtrend website:
The Propolis Extract obtained from the Auvergne volcanic region in France contains two Polyphenols, Catechin, and Quercetin. They are good antioxidants, as well as effective ingredients for the nourishment of the skin. In addition, Houttuynia Cordata Extract and Zinc PCA help soothe the skin and has antibacterial properties. Moisturizing agents such as Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, and Betaine effectively provides moisture to the skin.
I don’t know about you, but that description sounds pretty good to me. I like the words antioxidants, nourishment, soothe, antibacterial, and moisturizing. Those are all things I look for in my skincare products. And that is why I said yes to give it a try.
Let’s take a look at what they put into this product.
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This product is meant for acne-prone and sensitive skin. While my skin is not acne-prone, I do have hormonal acne so once a month I get a mild breakout. And I also have sensitive skin.
Ampoules are usually meant to be used once or twice a week because they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. That being said, some are made for daily use, and this one seems like one of them. The instructions only say that after cleansing, prep your skin with toner and apply an appropriate amount evenly to the face. That sounds like a morning and night routine to me, right? I sure hope so cause that’s what I’ve been doing!
I apply it after my toner, before anything else (I’m still using the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop). This product is very light; it’s quite watery in texture and sinks right into my skin when applied. I find that it has a very mild honey scent that I really enjoy, but I only smell it if I smell my hands when the product is on them. Otherwise, it’s quite odourless.
Although I have combination skin, I also have dehydrated skin so I’m always looking for hydrating products. Products meant for combo & oily skin are too drying for me and leave my face feeling tight and, well, dehydrated. So I always grab products meant for normal skin, and even for dry skin. I usually incorporate a heavier oil into my routine because my face seems to feel better with that. However, since I’ve been using this product I’ve stopped using the oil and my face has been feeling great!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this product, and I can’t say that I’ve noticed any visual improvements, but I’ve definitely noticed improved hydration levels. I don’t have to use heavy products as I did before, and my face feels better throughout the day (it seems to produce less sebum).
Overall I’m really happy with this ampoule as my face feels great and less greasy.
Do you use an ampoule?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.