Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Ampoule Review

Mizon is one of the first brands that completely blew my mind when I first discovered the world of Korean Beauty. I remember coming back from a desert camping trip that was a lot of fun, but left my skin feeling and looking parched and worn out. I had a sample sachet of the Mizon all in one snail repair cream, slathered it on, and it completely revitalized my skin. Unfortunately, during that time I was too distracted by every new skincare product ever and kind of lost sight/interest of Mizon and haven’t really given many of their products a chance.

Fast forward a year and BumblingWombat on r/AB points out that Mizon’s peptide ampoule is a possible dupe for NIOD CAIS. I’ve never used NIOD CAIS but I am enamored with the idea of copper peptides and so was intrigued! Turns out, the hyaluronic acid ampoule also has copper peptides, in addition to beta glucan and ceramides. I grabbed it and have been obsessed with it ever since!


Product Name
Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 100 Ampoule

The Claim
50% of Hyaluronic acid contained Deep moisturizing formula

Where does it fit in your routine?
Follow the thin-to-thick rule with this one. I apply after watery essences and toners but before lotions and creams.

Size and Price
The bottle 30ml of product. I purchased this from RoseRoseShop for ₩11,040, which is ~$9.72 USD with free shipping. It is also available on Amazon.

The cream is housed in a baby blue glass bottle and has a dropper top. The dropper doesn’t quite reach to the bottom of the bottle, which I imagine will be problematic when the bottle is near empty.

No discernible fragrance.

Color and texture
This is a cloudy, clear color and has a texture that is thicker than water, similar to the texture of light, Japanese lotions.

Shelf Life
My bottle has a 2018 expiration date, so I’m assuming it’s 2 years from date of manufacture.


What’s in it? 

Acne Triggers & Irritants
Cosdna identifies butylene glycol (1), stearic acid (2), PEG-100 stearate (1), and triethanolamine (2) as acne triggers and carbomer (1) as a potential irritant.

Full Ingredients 
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Tripeptide-1, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-octanediol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Tropolone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Stearic Acid, C12-c20alkyl Glucoside, C13-22 Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Betula Platpyhlla Japonica Juice, Portaluca Oleracea Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Adenosine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA



The results that you get in terms of peptides are long term, so I kind of take it on faith that they’re doing something. However, this ampoule does produce some impressive, immediate superficial results. Its hydrating powers are real – I either apply this after my watery steps or mix it directly with watery essence type products (Snowbang or Matsuyama Light Skin Moisten Lotion work particularly well), but either way my skin looks hydrated throughout the day. You know the way skin looks plump and full of moisture immediately after stepping out of a shower? This ampoule helps prolong that effect for longer. It’s great for days when I can really use a sheet mask but don’t have time to use one.

I also like this ampoule because it does not seem to leave any stickiness or residue to my face. A lot of other hyaluronic acid products I’ve used tend to be formulated with a generous amount of glycerin, and my skin doesn’t seem to absorb glycerin super well, which means if I apply too much it leaves my skin tacky to the touch. No issues with that so far with this ampoule!

The Takeaway

So yeah, I know hyaluronic acid is kind of a boring, ubiquitous ingredient by this point and Mizon is kind of a been there, done that brand, but I think this ampoule is great and very underrated!

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Do you guys have any favorites that you think are being glossed over but shouldn’t be?

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11 thoughts on “Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Ampoule Review

  1. melusine says:

    Thanks for the great post! Just curious, since a google search doesn’t yield anything. Where can I find info on or buy Matsuyama Light Skin Moisten Lotion?

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  2. Cat says:

    Heyo! Thanks for the excellent review, as always ❤ ❤ ❤
    I love this little baby blue as well. Have you tried/heard anything about the Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum?
    =^._.^= ∫

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      • Cat says:

        I haven’t! I love the ampoule and I’m scared to fork out for the serum – what if it’s not as good! Maybe after next pay day….


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