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Serums & Ampoules

Serums and ampoules are to be used after exfoliating and toning. They are designed to address particular skincare issues and are a powerful addition to any skincare routine. 

They can be used either individually or mixed with your moisturiser if you want to give your skin a hydration boost.

If you’re unfamiliar with serums and ampoules, or you’re looking for something better than what you’re currently using, you’ll find the ideal solution here at Skinsider.

Serums and ampoules are the unsung heroes of a good skincare routine. They help nourish skin, work fantastically when treating spots, and help tackle pesky little things like large pores and dullness.

It can be a little overwhelming buying one for the first time, especially if you’re only getting used to having a dedicated skincare routine. To help make finding the right serum or ampoule easier, here are some of the most common questions members of the Skinsider Family ask when looking for help, and what we recommend.

Are ampoules and serums the same?

It is very easy to get confused if you don’t know how each product differs.

Serums help improve your skin’s hydration. You’ll tend to use them after cleansing, toning and exfoliating to get the skin calm and ready to moisturise. They typically contain a high concentration of active ingredients to get in there and help problem areas.

It is best to think of ampoules as a step above that. They have a much higher concentration of active ingredients and would be used less frequently, i.e. while someone may use a serum a few times a week, you’d only expect to use an ampoule once a week.

What brands are known for K-Beauty ampoules?

Some of the most respected ampoule brands we stock include:

  • By Wishtrend
  • Klairs
  • COSRX
  • Isntree
  • Urang

 If there’s a specific K-Beauty brand you’re looking for, you can find it here.

What brands are known for K-Beauty serums?

Brands that Skinsider users adore for their serums include:

  • Urang
  • Beauty of Joseon
  • Benton
  • COSRX
  • By Wishtrend

When should I use ampoules & serums?

If you follow the standard 10 step Korean beauty routine, you would be using serums and ampoules right in the middle, just after using an essence. The goal of using these skincare products is to kickstart the hydration part of your routine.

Which ampoules & serums are the most popular?

The most popular products amongst the Skinsider family include:

Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum
Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum
• Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (35ml)
• Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
• iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum (50ml)

These are just the best sellers we have in this section. With everyone having unique skin, we highly recommend using the filter options on the left side of this page to find products which suit you.

Which K-Beauty serums and ampoules are best for sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is sometimes the most difficult to help improve hydration. That’s why we recommend looking at the likes of By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule, COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule and D’Alba Piedmont White Truffle Vital Spray Serum.

You can also visit our sensitive skin section for a full range of suitable products.

Are these products vegan?

We have over a dozen vegan serums & ampoules in stock, with some of the best-selling vegan products including:

• Kosmetic Immunity by JKosmmune Recovery Serum (45ml)
• By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum (30ml)
• Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum
• COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule (40ml)
iUNIK Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum

You can find all our vegan serums and ampoules using the filter on the left side of the page.

Can these products help with large pores?

Are you prone to bigger pores and blackheads around your nose and t-zone? A good ampoule like Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule will help combat those who have fatigued skin and need help with complexion. If you want to proactively improve the appearance of pores, we also recommend looking at our full range of exfoliators.

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    MARY & MAY Houttuynia Cordata +Tea Tree Serum

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    MARY & MAY Idebenone + Blackberry Complex Serum

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    MARY & MAY Citrus Unshiu + Tremella Fuciformis Serum

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  • Klairs

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