Review: Missha Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule

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Today I am reviewing Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule. Otherwise known as Long Name Ampoule haha. I had read amazing things about this and ooh’d and aah’d over the pretty purple bottle and fermented ingredients. I picked it up at the Takeshita Street Missha store for just over ¥4000. On the Australian Missha online store it retails for $58.90 and at that price you actually qualify for free shipping! I have never used their site though. Well, let’s get on with the review.

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The Ampoule comes in this grown up, luscious purple glass bottle. The eyedropper is also glass and there is a plastic casing within the top of the bottle that scrapes off any excess product as you remove the dropper!

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As you can see the ampoule itself is a slightly cloudy orange colour. I haven’t noticed any scent from it. What the website says it does and contains:

Use the essential Activator Ampoule on a daily basis to get smooth and firm, beautiful skin. It provides your skin with extra nutrients and moisture that you are not getting from basic skincare.
The Ampoule energizes, repairs, and restores elasticity.
It also provides wrinkle repairing and whitening benefits.

Contains Fermented Bifida, Lactobacillus, and Lactococcus for improved, healthier skin. Bifida Ferment strengthens skin#apos#s barrier to prevent damage from harmful environmental factors. Lactobacillus Ferment contains Peptide and Vitamin B12 for improved, healthy skin condition. Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate has protective and antioxidant properties to moisturize and improve skin barrier.

Formula does not contain Paraben, Dyes, Synthetic Perfume, and Ethanol.

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It has a huge list of ingredients and I’m afraid I’m not sure what all of them do. I know some people broke out from using it. I am having normal skin troubles at the moment so I wasn’t too sure if it really was breaking me out or not. When I was using it I had it in my night routine as it is called Night Repair and I believe it can make you a little photosensitive after putting it on. It slides on nicely all over the face and then I gently cup my hands to my face and press/pat a couple of times until it’s a little sticky. I just like doing this and it may help absorption. I put my usual moisturiser over the top but I feel my face still feels a little sticky or oily afterwards. When I use a different ampoule in the morning (a Mizon snail one) I find that absorbs perfectly so I don’t know. I guess this ampoule is just heavier? To be honest, I’m not sure if I saw a great difference after a few weeks of using it. I’m currently not using it but will probably bring it back in once I start using a BHA.

Hmm I’m not so sure on this product. When I was only using this one and left out my snail ampoule, my skin was not improving in my opinion. The snail ampoule had been lightening my redness amazingly and the Missha Night Repair doesn’t seem to do anything for that problem. If you have redness and acne scar issues, get a snail product.  In terms of the texture of my skin, it’s not as firm and bouncy as I would like and I have had some little skin coloured bumps appear on the sides of my face. Maybe once the BHA deals with my troubled skin the Night Repair may have a better chance at making it more healthy. I would suggest that you buy a bunch of samples first before getting the whole bottle.

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