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LeeGeeHaam Vita Propolis Ampoule, previously known as LeeJiHam Vita Propolis Ampoule
A multi-tasking glow creating ampoule formulated with 50% propolis extract provides rich nourishing to the skin, while vitamin tree brightens up the dull skin tone, leaving it revitalized, radiant, and supple.
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Where does it fit in your routine?
Use this wherever you use serums. Because the bottle is so tiny, I actually like to add a few drops of this to a hydrating toner instead of applying it directly.
Size and Price
15ml for $38 on GlowRecipe, ~$25 on Amazon, Ebay, or Target, or <$10 on SweetCorea! I have absolutely no idea why it’s so cheap on SweetCorea but that’s where I got mine and probably where you should get yours.
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Tiny glass bottle with a dropper cap.
Leafy, citrus scent. Very faint.
Color and texture
This looks like a golden, thick water. Negligible stickiness.
- PROPOLIS 50%
Propolis is the glue that holds together a bee hive. Honeybees gather it from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources and then enrich it with salivary and enzymatic secretions.
Because it is an amalgamation of different things, the actual composition of propolis depends heavily on bee species and vegetation of the area it was collected. However, it is generally thought to possess wound healing, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties, and antioxidant properties.
-Other Noteworthy Ingredients————-
- Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract
Propolis extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Niacinamide, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/ Twig Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Carbomer, Arginine, Spirodela Polyrrhiza Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate
Cosdna identifies carbomer (1) as a potential irritant.
The main effect I expect from serums with a high concentration of propolis is an immediate increase in skin glow. This serum does just that. It is also very pleasant to use, stays effective even if I dilute it with a lotion, which has allowed this tiny bottle to last quite a long time.
Yet I feel my infatuation for propolis waning. Chemically, scientifically, and environmentally propolis is a very cool thing. But as Asian skincare products and trends have gotten more and more popular, half the skincare products I own make my skin more glowy so there are diminishing returns, and this propolis ampoule just doesn’t quite cut it anymore. On me, the propolis-glow is nowhere near as vibrant as the Sulwhasoo-1st-Care-Activating-Serum-glow, nor is it as luminous as the Nov-L&W-Essence-glow (I promise to review both products one day). In fact, the LJH stacks up most closely to the Manyo Factory Lactobacillus Bifida Mist, which is a much less expensive, much more convenient to use, much larger product.
In conclusion, I’m glad I tried this product. I’m thankful for what it’s done for my skin the past couple of months, but I won’t be repurchasing when I’m done.
Overall Score: 3.7/5