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Review: Leegeehaam's Vita Propolis Ampoule

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Description: "A multitasking, glow-creating serum ampoule packed with 50% Propolis extract and 20% Multi-vitamins. Perfect for giving skin instant "gwang" (aka glow in Korean). It also helps even out skin tone, smooth texture, improve dullness, and revitalize the complexion. For all skin types. Suitable for acne prone skin." - glowrecipe.com

Ingredients: Propolis extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Niacinamide, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/ Twig Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Carbomer, Arginine, Spirodela Polyrrhiza Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate

How To Use? "Use after cleansing and toning. Spread a pea size amount onto skin in an outwards motion. Follow with a moisturizer. " - glowrecipe.com

Scent? Doesn't really have a scent.

Length of use? I've been using this serum since close to the beginning of May every morning and night. I've got about an eighth of a bottle left. I like to use about four drops. One on each part of my face.

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My Experience: First off, this isn't like other serums I've used before because most of them were oil based. This serum isn't oily at all. It's got a slight watery tack to it and glides easily over the skin. A little does go a long way, but I use a bit more than recommended because...I like to. According to the ingredient breakdown on glowrecipe.com, it's 50% propolis extract so that is the main power player in this serum and probably lends to the texture. After applying, it does have a slight tack like I mentioned above. But I don't think it's sticky and it absorbs fairly quickly. I actually think I prefer it to an oil serum. At first I was layering a moisturizer over it morning and night but soon found that the serum was enough. It's very hydrating. I probably should be using something a little more at night, but it's been nice not needing that extra step before bed. As for results, my skin has been looking fan-freaking-tastic. Very clear, very calm and generally really low maintenance since I started using this stuff. Even when I had my monthly hormonal breakout, it cleared and healed very quickly. I don't remember having a bad skin day while using this and that's interesting to me. Even when I picked at my blackheads! (Bad habit) The redness left behind cleared within a day or two. My bb cream and sunscreen layer nicely over it as well. It's very lightweight and doesn't feel like it's there. My skin is definitely a bit brighter and just overall looks clearer than I've seen it in a while.

Overall: I'm really liking this serum. It's different from anything I've used before. There are new ingredients I've never experienced like the niacinamide and propolis extracts. I've used pure honey masks in the past with great effect, but never propolis extract. I actually find myself preferring the lightweight watery texture over an oil serum. It's very apparent that this formula has been carefully created and selected. When I think about each ingredient and how they work individually, then look at the product as a whole it makes sense why I've gotten such great moisturizing, calm, redness-reducing results. It's going to be a while before I move on to a different serum. I've got a second bottle on the way which should be arriving any day now. I'm curious how using it more long-term will go. It's also not a $70, $100, or $200 serum. Which, let's be honest, those serums don't always live up to their price tags.

So yeah, Leegeehaam, I'm a fan.

Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule 15ml $38

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