Sunday, February 24, 2013


Since a short time ago I'm interested in trying out ampoules. I wanted one especially for trouble skin but these were either sold out or too expensive for me. Luckily [Holika Holika] recently released some ampoules from their new ONE SOLUTION line. The ampoules are available as WHITENING, ANTI-WRINKLE and CLEAR. Of course, I got the latter!
Description: Winter Green Extract 100% High-concentrated ampoule with trouble care.
The metallic green & silver outer packaging has the description in English and Korean on it. Inside is the rather small, green glass bottle which contains 30ml. The twist-off lid got a dropping pipette for easy dosage.
Beside Wintergreen Leaf Extract, which is good in relieving skin from infections, it also contains Alcohol, Fireweed Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Purslane Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Soybean Sprout Extract, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Water, Fragrance and more.
The consistency of the CLEAR AMPOULE is colorless and watery but not as runny as a toner. It absorbs quite fast without leaving a greasy film on my skin.
What I don't like much is the strong herbal scent. I can't describe its scent well but it smells weird for me.
Currently I use the ampoule only in the evening after a toner and I like that it makes my skin less oily. It also helps to 'remove' skin troubles faster bit doesn't make my skin completely blemish-free.
Anyway, I will also get a Pore Tightening Ampoule from another Korean brand soon and will review that one as well!
How to use: After using toner, pump 2~3 drops on your fingertips. Apply to the entire face and gently pat the skin to enhance absorption.

Price: around 10,- €/ US$13.50  
Bought at: eBay (f2plus1)  

What I love: 
It absorbs fast, makes my skin less oily and clears my skin.
What I don’t like: 
The scent - it's just not my taste. 

Will I buy this again? Maybe I would! Will see how it works over long-term first.


  1. Really interesting product looks like something really nice. May I try with this.


  2. The packaging looks very pretty and slender. I didn't even realize Holika Holika came out with ampoules!
    Thanks for sharing. ^_^

  3. Interesting product. Looks like those of Estee Lauder. Once I finish my last purchases I will give this a chance.

  4. How long have you been using this? I hope you'll revisit this ampoule after some time and tell us about the long-term effects!

    1. I use it since around 2 weeks now. =)

  5. Hi, Tira! I was really interested in this product but I couldn't find any review about it so thaks really much for giving us your opinion. I'm currently using an anti trouble serum from La Roche Posay but I think I'll try this ampoule after.

  6. Hello,
    I just wanted to say thank you for the huge work that you do here writing us your reviews. i have recently found your blog and it turned to be just a treasure for me as i have started using Korean skin care not so long ago and it has been doing just fine to my skin as i have a acne-prone skin too. Thank you so much!

    Tanja.27 y.o. Estonia. EU.