By Rosy Day Blog
Korean Beauty: Hanskin Bio Origin The Ampoule Product ReviewI’m reviewing this to share my experiences on Hanskin's patented 3R system & omega 3, 6 & 9.
I bought this product with my own money from Soko Glam. I was not given anything in exchange for this review. I enjoy doing product reviews to share my own experiences with the product and hope someone finds it useful. I do not work for Hanskin or Soko Glam.
Hanskin is a South-Korean brand that is considered to be famous for their science-backed anti-aging products. It's basically the opposite of the typical ingredients you see with fancy plant extracts and other exotic ingredients. Most of their products use their patented 3R System which is a combination of omega 3, 6, and 9. These oils deliver intense hydration as well as lift and tone skin (make it more elastic).
As quoted from Soko Glam, "This serum is a triple threat: It minimizes fine lines, moisturizes, and seriously brightens skin."
As stated above, this product pretty much claims to be an all-in-one multi-tasker for anti-aging, hydration, and brightening.
Dimethicone, Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, PEG-10 Glyceryl Stearate, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Saccharide Isomerate, Adenosine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Triisostearin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-1 Distearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-75, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl-Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Citric Acid
How To Use:
The instructions on Soko Glam's website just say to use one to two pumps on your skin. While this is marked an "ampoule", it's actually thicker than most ampoule/serum. I would say that this is more like a very hydrating emulsion. In fact, if you didn't need to layer on a lot of hydrating products, you can probably just use this as your sole moisturizer. HOwever, if you are layering skin care products, definitely use all your lighter more watery products before this, and any thicker creams, balms or oils after this product.
This product has one of the most feminine yet still sophisticated packaging that I've seen. It's a classic pastel pink kind of color (very romantic looking LOL). If you were to use this as your moisturizer, it's definitely convenient that it comes in a pump bottle (for those of you that hate jars). The only downside I can see with the packaging is that for those of you who are looking specificially for products that look unisex, well this wouldn't exactly fit the bill.
Scent & Texture:
I'm not that good with describing scents and I couldn't really pick up anything specific with this one. It just pretty much smelled like your typical lotion/skincare product. As far as texture goes, it's like your typical emulsion, however it leave a very nice silky finish on your face, similar to if you were to mix a little bit of facial oil into your moisturizer.
In all honesty I didn't really notice any anti-aging or brightening benefits with this product. However I already have brightening covered in my routine, so perhaps if you didn't already have a product to help with brightening in your routine, this product would at least help in evening out your tone with brightenining ingredients such as niacinamide. This product does have a bunch of anti-aging ingredients so it's still a decent product as far as wrinkle prevention goes.
Now where this ampoule really shines is hydration. I always say good hydration builds a solid foundation for the rest of your routine and this is no exception. When your face is well hydrated it just looks more plump, youthful, even, and balanced, etc. As previously mentioned this product does leave a nice silky finish like one might have perfectly mixed their facial oil in with their moisturizer. It makes a good day moisturizer for combo/dry skin (you can add a cream if you're more dry or when it's night), and for oilier skin that still want a bit of anti-aging, this should be fine to use at night.
If you are acne prone, you might want to steer away from this product as it does contain dimethicone. If you don't know, dimethicone (or slilicone ingrdients in general) are common in makeup primers and can make some break out as it does tend to clog one's pores. As someone who used to be more oily and acne prone, this product didn't break me out or clog my pores but I always made sure not to go overboard with my skincare products whenever I used this.
There is such a strong competition when it comes to anti-aging products and anti-aging ingredients (as well as just beauty products in general). While this isn't my favorite anti-aging product, it felt really nice and luxurious to use. My favorite way to use it is as an all-in-one multi-tasking hydration/anti-aging/brightening product when I'm rushed in the mornings and can't layer up on hydration after using tretinoin the night before. This product does help calm down flaky skin (or at least makes it less noticeable). I definitely recommend this product if you're looking for a sort of mid-range beginning anti-aging product.
4/5 = I still enjoyed this product regardless of it having not so noticeable results and I wouldn't mind keeping this in my rotation from time to time.
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Any questions about the product and/or my experience? Just let me know!