More honestly, I should say that this is a rave. The Isntree TW-Real Bifida Ampoule is truly a godsend. Why have I not known about it much earlier?
It all started with this Twitter thread:
I decided to give it a try because my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair was running out and I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend a hundred dollars on another bottle.
My skin has almost always taken well to Korean skincare, which gave me the confidence to purchase my first bottle on Shopee (S$18.53 for a 50ml bottle at 16% off). It also helped that all current 18 product reviews in the same Shopee store have rated it 5 stars.
After using the ampoule for slightly more than a week, I can attest to:
- no bad reaction
- my skin overall looks happier, healthier and more radiant
- my skin looks refreshed in the mornings
- no scent
- completely no alcohol in ingredient list
- product is easily absorbed into the skin
- so, so, so affordable
At this point, I feel the need to say that if you aren’t going to read further, you need to add this ampoule to your daily routine right now.
But if you’re still here, then let’s look at the ingredient list.
Ingredients: Bifida Ferment Lysate, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolysed Collagen, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Charmaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Copper Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Carbomer, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract.
Just looking at the ingredient list alone, you can tell right away that it’s packed with a ton of goodies and only goodies – and all at the beginning of the list too (i.e. highest in concentrations).
Bifida Ferment Lysate – According to Paula’s Choice, this is a “probiotic ingredient derived from a specific type of yeast obtained by the fermentation of Bifida bacteria.” Yeast and fermented probiotics are known to help with skin sensitivity, which in turn helps skin to repair itself and improve overall skin health.
Niacinamide – Amazing, amazing ingredient! Not only does it help to shrink the appearance of pores, it also deals with uneven skintone, past skin damage, wrinkles, dullness and improves the skin’s barrier.
Glyercin and Sodium Hyaluronate – The most known, basic moisturising ingredients that all moisturisers must have. No questions asked. If your moisturiser doesn’t have either of these, you’re wasting your money. If your moisturiser has these at the bottom of the list, you’re also wasting your money.
Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate – An anti-microbial which helps to condition the skin. In any case, fermented filtrates/extracts are generally used for this purpose, and it is noteworthy that there are 3 of them high up in the ingredient list here.
You could read up on the other great ingredients of the Isntree TW-Real Bifida Ampoule on Incidecoder (get ready to be amazed). This is one product that I definitely stand by, and would recommend to anyone asking for a skin serum/ampoule. In fact, I’m going to check out the brand’s other products now to see if I find more gold.