REVIEW: Propolis Light Ampule by COSRX - Mother Nature’s gift for your skin
Brrr… It’s cold outside and the first snowflakes already fell. Time for hot cocoa and a cozy sweater. But don’t forget about your skin! In the colder seasons your skin needs some extra tender love and care because who likes to be dried out by the cold everyday? Dry air and freezing temperatures take a toll on your skin.
Luckily in summer, the bees have been working hard to produce sweet sweet honey and also propolis - the main ingredient in the product I’ll present to you in this review.
As you’ve maybe read in the post by Azraelle, this god given substance possesses many ravishing qualities to fight your skin problems.
Let’s dive into the review, shall we?
As some of you may remember, I already reviewed an ampule by COSRX before and I was very pleased with it’s results. The lightness of the serum, the simple sleek design, the easy application… Ah, a product to fall in love with and keep in your skin care routine. And I have to admit, I’m fangirling hard over this Propolis Ampule.
I like how small it is and how easy it is to use. The honey colored serum disappears into your skin like you’ve never even applied anything at all. It just seeps into your skin doing it’s designated job of nurturing and hydrating your skin to crown you the queen of glow. Of course the ampule comes with a handy dandy dropper to ease application and keep the product free of any contaminants. And as usual, a bottle will last you forever, because a few drops will do the trick. Aren’t those products a gift from the gods?
To no surprise, this product is also a perfect match for lazy people… Do I need to explain my love for Korean Skin Care products even further?
Just like with the Centella Blemish Ampule by COSRX, the Propolis Light Ampule is also idiotproof to use. A few drops on your problem zones or on your whole face and you will feel rejuvenated and protected from the stingy mean cold.
One of the things that made me fall in love with this product even more is that it doesn’t leave any residue behind, not on your face, not on your hands. No grimy yucky skin here!
I hate the feeling of having residue sitting on my face for a whole long day… yuck! As you know, I don’t like scented products all that much so the COSRX Propolis Light Ampule get a big plus point from me for not being scented.
Let’s talk a bit about propolis!
Propolis is produced by bees and is usually just scraped away without hurting the bees. It possesses many great qualities such as being high in antioxidants and vitamins, being hydrating, soothing and softening and also, just to add a cherry on top, it’s also antibacterial and antimicrobial.
What else could you possibly want in your winter skin care routine? I can’t think of anything else…
Propolis is like a blanket for your skin, it protects your skin from environmental pollution whilst nurturing it with vitamins and hydration.
Did I tell you how propolis also speeds up the healing process and helps scarring? This is actually my favorite feature of propolis as I have many SOS-days where I need a lil more help than usual.
How to indulge your skin this sweet sweet honey essence
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Clean your face, exfoliate, tone, put essence on and drizzle a few drops of the Propolis Light Ampule on your skin. About 4-5 drops should be enough. Gently pat or massage in your skin. Continue with your usual routine.
The ampule has become my combat buddy in fighting the rashes I get from my skin condition
I have just one major problem with my skin and that’s the hairs that keep on coming back all the time. As usual, my skin gets inflamed and very irritated. Low and behold, the feared red bumps make a return on my face too… But luckily I’ve found a lil help in this marvelous glass bottle by COSRX. It helps very quickly to soothe and calm my skin, elevates pain and reduces swelling.
From time to time, when I decide against all odds to wear foundation or any kind of heavy makeup, I will mix in a few drops of the Propolis Light Ampule to provide me with protection and bring a dewy glow to my skin. As I sometimes indulge myself in drag makeup, this is a lil trick of mine to keep my face fresh underneath all this heavy foundation.
Overall, it’s a great affordable product for your basic skin care routine and a helper in SOS situations.
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