Propolis has been used in skincare for ages, it’s benefits make it a great skincare ingredient. Propolis is antiseptic, healing and helps accelerate the rate of cell growth. Propolis has restorative properties and aids in healing, balancing and soothing problematic skin. it decongests pores and act as a great anti-inflammatory agent protecting the skin against bacteria. Apart from its soothing properties, it also has moisturising and oil control benefits for the skin. Propolis is an ideal solution for acne due to its ability to reduce inflammation and eliminate bacteria.
Product Name: By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule
Price & Quantity: $32 for 30ml
Ingredients: Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Propolis Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Panthenol, Perilla Frutescens Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Zinc PCA, Pantolactone
Claims: This ampoule contains Houttuynia Cordata Extract effective in soothing acne instead of water and 15% Propolis with powerful antioxidant effects. The product improves acne and sensitive skin through powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and immune system enhancement.
Availability: It’s available on Wishtrend
Packaging: It comes in a glass dropper bottle. I like it a lot because it picks up a dropper full of product each time leaving no space unlike many other droppers that pick up air as well.
Smell: It has almost no fragrance but if you sniff carefully it has a slightly bitter sweet fragrance. You won’t be able to smell it unless you are specifically smelling it and even then the fragrance goes away after 5 seconds so it won’t be a bother at all.
My Experience: I have always stayed away from Propolis products, something about their fragrance and stickiness always bothered me hence I stayed away from it. However, I kept seeing it everywhere and people were all praises for it so I caved and thought I’ll give it a try as well. When Wishtrend offered me the opportunity to try their products I thought of picking up Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampule.
I started using this ampule as a part of my night routine, applying it after toner and before moisturizer. It’s a thick ampule which is very pale yellow in color. Though it’s said to have no fragrance I could smell a slightly bitter sweet scent from it although it’s very faint. It’s a little sticky upon application but not very much so hence it’s tolerable. I’m really grateful it doesn’t smell like Propolis or I would not have been able to use it at all. It absorbs in the skin readily and will be perfect for those who want a dewy look. It remains sticky for a while but after applying moisturiser it doesn’t bother much.
Coming to it’s effects and benefits, the first thing I noticed was how moisturize my skin felt. It’s a great moisturizer and I think people with dry skin will especially love it’s moisturizing effects. After a few days I started using it as a moisturiser in my morning routine and it worked great. It’s definitely going to be an addition in my winter skincare routine. I can’t say it helped much with Acne as in it didn’t reduce them, however I did notice that my skin looked healthier while I was using this in my routine. While it didn’t stop acne, which I think isn’t the purpose of this ampule anyway, it help my skin heal faster. My skin felt more plump and dewy when I used this in my routine.
- It’s has amazing moisturizing properties and will be a great addition in winter routines
- It gives the skin a dewy look
- It strengthens the skin barrier
- It will suit all skin types
- It’s a bit costly
- I’m not sure if wishtrend is still shipping to India so availability might become an issue
Will I Repurchase: Probably.
Do I Recommend: Yes, if you can get your hands on it, it’s worth a try.
Overall summary: By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampule is a great moisturising product and a perfect addition to any routine. It aids in the healing of skin and gives a dewy look.
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