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Missha Bee Pollen Renew Ampoule Skin
Dry and sensitive skin
A luxurious honey-like ampoule skin that supplies your skin with extreme hydration and moisturization with 30% bee pollen extract. Provides skin barrier care and rejuvenates tired and dull skin.
Water, Pollen Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Bifida Ferment Lysate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Trehalose, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glucose, Betaine, Propanediol, Fructooligosaccharides, Fructose, Carbomer, Panthenol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Sodium Phytate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglutamic Acid, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Royal Jelly Extract, Chrysanthemum Boreale Flower Extract, Propolis Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Honey Extract, Choleth-24, Ceramide NP
How to use it
After washing your face, put a quarter amount of product onto your hand and apply the product onto your skin. If you prefer using a cotton pad that works fine as well.
What is bee pollen?
Bee pollen is mainly pollen collected by the bees and coated with honey (by the bees). I will do a longer post on bee products used in skincare later on.
The bee pollen has antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory features.
My thoughts on Bee Pollen Renew Ampoule Skin
When I first bought this I really wasn’t sure what I bought. My thought was that I bought a thicker essence. But what it really is, is a toner. It really doesn’t matter what you call it, just know when to use it.
When layering skincare there is mainly one rule I follow (except reading the instructions on the product first). And that is that I layer my products in order of thickness. Then if you use an essence before or after a toner is not that big of a deal. Just follow the order that suits you. What I often do is use one toner that is really liquid and then add a thicker toner after. An example can be when I use the Dokdo toner (which doesn’t do much for my skin) I use that as a first toner, then I add this on top just to get a better feeling on my skin (works amazingly for me). The Dokdo toner I have a review of here.
But back to the Missha Bee Pollen Renew Ampoule Skin.
This comes in a 150 ml plastic bottle. I really like the packaging. I think it just suits the product really well. If you do use plastic bottles be sure to recycle them after using them up. (if you live in a country where this is possible). I live in Sweden and we recycle as much as possible. Our trashcans has nine separate compartment so we can recycle in an easy way. So using a plastic bottle really doesn’t bother me.
Since this product is a toner it should be used as a first step after cleansing. If you use an essence that is more liquid than this. I would actually start with the essence first.
As a toner I just love it. Usually when a toner is on the thicker side it works better for my skin. If you have super dry skin (like me) and don’t use a full Korean skincare routine you can add two layers of this toner.
Missha Bee Pollen Renew Ampoule Skin has a light brown/yellow color and is a little thicker than a common toner (hence the name). It does have a scent of honey but it is really mild and the scent doesn’t bother me at all.
After applying it, my skin feels hydrated and smooth. The toner absorbs rather fast into my skin but does leave a little sticky feeling behind. This feeling goes away when I apply the rest of my routine.
I would not use a cotton pad to apply it, since a lot of product will be left in the cotton pad. Instead I just apply what is left, on the back of my hands.
As a toner is does an amazing job. Normally I want to add my product all at once since my skin is really dry and the feeling after cleansing is not that amazing. But when I use this toner I don’t feel the rush. This is a really uncommon feeling for me so that just tells me that this product is really a good match for my dry skin.
If you have dry skin this might be a perfect match for you. You can still use it if you have normal or oily skin but then you might only need it during the evening. Let your skin tell you what it likes.
It is summer at this moment (July) and my skin behaves differently during winter (it gets desert dry and nothing seems to help). So I will stop using it now and continue trying this one out during the winter. Just to see if it is as amazing during colder temperatures. There will be an updated post during winter time.
This is a new favorite for sure. It does an amazing job in moisturizing my skin and still it is just a toner.
I give this product 7/7