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AnneMarie91

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The Potions: the korean the Ordinary ? My thoughts.

I received 3 medium-sized ampoules (or serums) of 20mL to hydrate 💦 my skin and I want to share my thoughts. This Deep Hydration Trio is made of : a Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule a Peptide Ampoule a Jojoba Oil Serum Those products are single-ingredient skincare product just like the Ordinary or The Inkey List. HOW I USE IT I like to use it during the evening for my extensive night time skincare routine to replenish my skin and provide it maximum hydration. I apply first the Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule on damp skin, then the Peptides Ampoule and to finish the jojoba oil serum and then my moisturizer. HOW DOES IT FEEL  - The Hyaluronic Acid and the Peptides Ampoules feels hydrating and light on the skin. The texture is not watery and it is almost like a gel it binds water to the skin. The jojoba oil serum is super lightweight. I was super skeptical about it at first. But I used it today for the first time and it is not greasy at oil and super light. Every skin type can enjoy it, even my combo/oily dehydrated skin ! PROS ➕: - No scent - No irritation or minimal risk of irritation because it is a single-ingredient formula (water + glycol + active ingredient or 100 % oil) - Super hydrating and perfect to minimize Transepidermal waterloss at night - Plump the skin and make it supple -Not sticky - Cute and minimalist packaging Cons : - Because those are Single-ingredient products, it maximises the steps in a routine and make you use 3 serums for hydration where you could just use 1 or 2. For example, Peptides and hyaloronic acid could have been formulated in one ampoule. - The size is smaller than standards serum or ampoule, only 20 mL. Conclusion: This brands looks a lot like the ordinary because it is a single-ingredient skincare brand. I cannot compare the products because I never tried TO HA or Peptides but the principle is the same and the packaging as simple as the ordinary but cuter. I am not a fan of single ingredients formula because it is the opposition of minimalism for me. I prefer multiactive and multipurpose sérum. For me it was overwhelming to test all 3 products at the same time. I don't like having to many serums to put on. Overall I like the product individually.
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cilynnd

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love this review! so detailed!! i loved the ordinary so this was very helpful
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AnneMarie91

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thank you I thought nobody care because there are so many discussion on the same topic. please note that I never tried the fameuse HA + B5 sérum from TO and the buffet sérum to compare the products in terms of texture and effect but too me the principle behind the brand The Potions is really similar: minimal ingredient list( single active ingredient), dropper bottle packaging for each product, the possibility to mix actives, minus the affordability of the Ordinary. I tried some serums of the ordinary and i did not like the texture and the oily feel on my skin with the korean brand i have no oily feeling.
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