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sakurayiyay

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What is the difference between ampoule and serum?

Hello everyone! Recently I heard a lot about ampoule in K-beauty but I don't know what is the difference between ampoule and serum. Are they the same product? Should I use before or after serum application?
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iJAYi user profile picture

iJAYi

Oily/Resilient

Ampoules are considered as a concentrated (formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients) version of serums!
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jenni21

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thank you for clarifying. I love using ampoules when my skin needs a fast boost of whatever the ampoule is for.
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parasootamol

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Tbh there's not much of a difference between the two. Marketing has made us believe that ampoules are more concentrated than serums when in fact some serums contain even higher % of actives than certain ampoules. The key for not getting confused is to learn to read the concenctrations/dosages/% of ingredients. Because of this information that ampoules are "more concentrated" than serums, brands have a way to charge πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ for ampoules (marketing).
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aruneka

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totally agreed
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skincareejj

Oily/Resilient

Ampoules are more concentrated, correct me if I'm wrong πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘„πŸ‘οΈ
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sakurayiyay

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yes! you're right πŸ€— thank you so much for your reply ❀
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shanabanana

Dry/Resilient

thanks for the info!
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zoemona

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I’m also confused by the two and can ampoules be used as toners too ?
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sakurayiyay

Dry/Sensitive

I think toner is different to ampoule because toner is for hydrating/refreshing skin so in this case toner needs to be before of a serum/ampoule πŸ€—β€
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