LeeGeeHaam /LeeJiHam Vita Propolis Ampoule

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Product Name
LeeGeeHaam Vita Propolis Ampoule, previously known as LeeJiHam Vita Propolis Ampoule

The Claim
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.

Country of Origin
Korea

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.
Get 15% off your first order with Glow Recipe through my refer-a-friend link

Packaging
Tiny glass bottle with a dropper cap.

Fragrance
Leafy, citrus scent. Very faint.

Color and texture
This looks like a golden, thick water. Negligible stickiness.

img_0244.jpgINGREDIENTS

-Other Noteworthy Ingredients————-

  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract
  • Niacinamide

Full Ingredients
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.

PERFORMANCE

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

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6 thoughts on “LeeGeeHaam /LeeJiHam Vita Propolis Ampoule

  1. Ebony Hanbang says:

    One thing about this ampoule that bothers me and I do have it, but haven’t opened it yet, is that its only 50% propolis while things like CosRx Overnight Honey Moisturizing Sleeping Mask which is like 94% propolis is way larger and way less expensive. I don’t really regard it as an agent for producing glow but for me propolis is an extreme moisturizing agent and more importantly an acne crusher. Whenever I have an outbreak and I incorporate a higher % propolis product in my routine my acne visibly calms down the next day especially if its that overnight CosRx mask. I’ve never tried either of the two other serums/essences you’e mentioned for glow but I’ve had my eye on the Sulwhashoo First Care Activating Serum for quite some time so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for that glow when it eventually makes its way into my bosom 😉

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    • V. Rex says:

      Agreed on the % propolis. For such a small bottle, I would expect the most concentrated propolis possible! I have heard propolis does great things for acne. I’ll have to remember to try applying to see if it makes a difference next time I have a bad breakout!

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