Review: dear, Klairs Fundemental Ampoule Mist

Price: Roughly £21

Can be purchased from Yesstyle (affilaite link): HERE

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You can also purchase this from Wishtrend

Volume: 125ml

What is it:

Made in: South Korea

Packaging: Comes in a box – the bottle is plastic and the nozzle is plastic. Not a can or glass. I’m surprised by how big it is.

Who is this for? / Description: A mist that works as a concentrated, skin-benefiting ampoule.

‘Antioxidants have been infused as an ampoule in a bottle to mist onto the skin. Green Tea Water base (Camellia Sinensis), also contains rice, cucumbers, okra and mugwort to provide hydration and antioxidant benefits (from the green tea).’

‘Also provides nutrients to the skin (good for the dewy look) with a few spritzs. Locks in moisture without needed to add additional layers – provides a long-lasting hydration.’ – I do think this wont be enough for very dry skins. But oily skins would enjoy! It does form a light ‘layer’ which does not disappear so you can tell moisturising, occlusive ingredients are in here.

Skin types: It is stated that this is for all skin types. I do think this is better for sensitive and oily skins, skins in hot and humid climates BECAUSE I think dry skins in cold environments would not feel moisturised/hydrated enough. This is very light and hydrates lightly which I think is good for skins that product a lot of sebum and sweat a lot.

Good for: Hydrating / Antioxidant benefits / Brightening the skin tone / Calming and Moisturising the skin.

Directions: Spray 2-3 spritz’s after cleansing about 20cm away from the face.
*Recommended to use the Ampule Mist as a toner during the skincare step.

How I use it: I spray this on (usually after my toner) because I initially use my toner to swipe/wipe excess dirt off my face. I spray this on and then apply a serum and sunblock in the AM. If it’s the PM I spray this on (after toner), apply serum, then a sleeping mask.

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Key Ingredients:

– Camellia sinensis Leaf Water (Green Tea) 
– Rice, Okra, Mugwort, Cucumber
– Panthenol 
– Sodium Hyaluronate

(Calming and hydrating)

Full Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Betaine, Trehalose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aqua(Water), Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP  

NOTE: As you can see – this is to help repair the skin barrier (if compromised) due to added Ceramides, Glycerin and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water. Mugwort is also supposed to help reduce inflammation. Panthenol calms down the skin, HA also helps hydrate the skin. This ampoule really focuses on retaining moisture, calming down and repairing the skin.

Texture: It’s light. And it does form a ‘layer’ that you can touch, on your skin. I can feel like I have a layer of something on. It’s NOT heavy, but it’s there.

Fragrance?: No fragrance – hurray!

Good under Makeup?: Yes this seems to be fine for me.

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What I like:

  • Has added skin beneficial ingredients rather than just being pure water (an upgraded version of a thermal water mist!)
  • This does provide light hydration (not excessive)
  • This does not evaporate / disappear and make my skin feel drier prior to spraying (Forms a light film).
  • No fragrance
  • Big bottle
  • The spray mechanism doesn’t attack/hit my face. It does have a wide spread-circumference so it’s easy to cover the face quick.
  • No stinging / burning / irritation (not even my eyes)
  • A great initial spray (to replace my toner or just after toner) this is a good add on in my opinion – if I feel like using a mist.

What I don’t like:

  • When I spray this, because the spray width is quite wide – it does get all over my chest too (so don’t wear a shirt while spraying this lol)
  • I would wish for a bit more of a ‘refreshing feeling’ to this mist. It’s not cooling like an aerosol spray is.
  • Not going to be extremely beneficial to those with dry/dehydrated skin but oily / cloggedskins should enjoy.
  • Can’t use this on a pad i.e. to spray onto a pad and swipe the face if you want to because the mist is too light.

Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – I took a point off because of the price, the mist not being as ‘soft’ as an aerated can usually is and therefore the mist not being as finely dispersed as an aerated can, therefore not being as ‘refreshing’ as it could be (i.e. cold). HOWEVER this is an improvement to a mist/spray because it actually has skin-beneficial ingredients rather than just pure water (which can evaporate and make you feel drier after). I do like that it doesn’t take ages for me to spray and cover my whole face however this does cover areas you wont want (because of the spraying mechanism being so wide-covering) – this does get on my neck/chest and hair.

Would I repurchase?: This was given in order for me to review. My honest opinion is 50/50 because: This is not refreshing BUT it’s an upgrade to a regular mist because it has more skin-beneficial ingredients. If you just use water, it can feel (due to the trans-epidermal water loss), that a mist will just disappear and end up drying up your skin (unless you slap on a serum right after). Whereas this product does not feel like it disappears/evaporates even if I don’t apply a serum afterwards. I think the price is steep for what it is, but it is a good mist.

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