Missha time revolution night repair ampoule has been a cult favourite for a while since a lot of people has claimed it to be a dupe for the Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum. I personally haven’t tried the Estee Lauder one since it’s almost $100. I got the chance to work with Missha US and I got to pick out a few products and I knew I had to pick this one up because, well it’s a cult favourite! So let’s decode this and see if it lives up to the hype.
Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Description of product:
“Use the essential Activator Ampoule daily in your nighttime routine to get smooth and firm, beautiful skin. It provides your skin with extra nutrients and moisture lacking from your basic skincare.
The Ampoule energizes, repairs, and restores elasticity. It also provides wrinkle repairing and whitening benefits.
Contains Fermented Bifida, Lactobacillus, and Lactococcus for improved, healthier skin. Bifida Ferment strengthens skin’s barrier to prevent damage from harmful environmental factors. Lactobacillus Ferment contains Peptide and Vitamin B12 for improved, healthy skin condition. Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate has protective and antioxidant properties to moisturize and improve skin barrier.”
-Source from Missha US
Amount of product:
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Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Where to buy:
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycereth-26, Juniperus Chinensis Xylem Extract, Sorbus Commixta Extract, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethyl Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Grifola Frondosa (maitake)/ophioglossum Vulgatum Extract Ferment Filtrate, Peg-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethanolamine, Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Lactobacillus/rice Ferment Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octyldodecanol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes, Acacia Arabica Stem Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Aronia Arbutifolia Extract, Beta Vulgaris (beet) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (cabbage) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Root Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (blueberry) Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclomethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Manilkara Multinervis Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Extract, Lauryl Methacrylate/glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/soybean Ferment Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Saccharomyces/viscum Album (mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Yeast Ferment Extract, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Dimethiconol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/leaf/vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Alpha-glucan Oligosaccharide, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Beta-sitosterol, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-24, Choleth-24, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Ubiquinone, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Cetyl Phosphate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Retinol, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Cucumis Melo (melon) Fruit Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Biotin, Brassica Campestris (rapeseed) Sterol, Peg-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Bht, Ceteth-3, Ceteth-5, Copper Tripeptide-1, Silica, Tripeptide-1
I’m personally not a ingredients kind of gal, so I will let Fiddy from fiftyshadesofsnail take it away. Check out her review on this product for a better analysis on the ingredients list.
How to use:
*Can be used at day and night.
Use after Toner/Essence and before Serum/Lotion.
Get appropriate amount and gently spread onto face until fully absorbed.
For best results, use after The First Treatment Essence
The packaging for this ampoule is quite sleek but I don’t really like the design on the sliver part. It kind of makes it a little tacky to be honest. I do like the dark purple and the slight fade on the bottom which makes the overall look more high class.
Inside is a glass dropper which I always find amusing to use but I’m always scared of all the germs that the openness attracts. This is a glass bottle, so it isn’t the most ideal thing to carry around. It also is quite heavy, so if you do want to bring some with you on the go, I’d suggest you squeeze some into a container. Texture/ Finish:
I personally am not the biggest fan of using ampoules and serums because I don’t find it that effective to be honest. That is like me and eye creams but it is just because I haven’t found the right one. Well Missha, you have changed my thoughts because I absolutely love the texture and finish that this ampoule gave me. I was expecting this to be some watery mess that gets absorbed into my dry skin as fast as I massaged it in. Nope! This is a nice light weight but effective and moisturizing ampoule that instantly gives my skin that hydration. It has a great balance of giving me that hydration and glow, but not so moisturizing where it would feel like too much if I were to apply a moisturizer on top. This stuff honestly is bomb.
This ampoule has a pH level of 5 which indicates it being as close to the human pH level as possible, which also means it most likely won’t irritate the skin.
There is a very light scent but I can’t really pinpoint on what it is exactly. It smells slightly herby, but nothing offensive to the nose. The fragrance does fade and disappear after application so it really isn’t a problem. Smell-o-scale: 4/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.
Stars given out of 5:
I totally get the hype behind this product. I personally don’t look for too much in my skincare other then deep hydration since I’m still relatively young. The first time I used it, I already knew that I fell in love. It left my skin super hydrated, absorbed into the skin quite quickly and easily and it is a great product to layer my moisturizer with, whether it is a light weight moisturizer or a heavy cream. I got nothing much to say other then it is a solid product, and for the price compared to the Estee Lauder one, I think it is well worth the shot. I know one of my readers said, although the Missha one is similar, she still liked the Estee Lauder one better but the Missha was a close second. Overall for me, I really like this product and most likely will continue to use it until I finish it, which says a lot because I don’t really finish a lot of products since I have to try a lot of things as a blogger :).
P.S. Sorry I babble a lot. There isn’t much to say about skincare…
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