Medicube Deep Vita C Ampoule Review
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I use vitamin C nearly every morning, because it’s a good way to compliment sunscreen. Therefore, I have at least one in my routine at all times. I’m currently using Medicube Deep Vita C Ampoule, available on Amazon. Well, I’m sort of using it… Read on.
Medicube Deep Vita C Ampoule is a water-based product with 13.5% pure vitamin C. It promises to even out skin tone, boost elasticity, improve fine lines and boost radiance. It’s “certified hypoallergenic”, but hypoallergenic is an unregulater term, and is pretty meaningless. Each brand can decide what that means to them. Watch this video to learn more about other bogus skincare terms. Fragrance, linalool and limonene, for instance, are all known potential irritants and this ampoule has all three. I’m not anti-fragrance, I’m pro honest advertising.
The package contains three vials of the ampoule and one dropper. Open the vials one at a time - this keeps the product fresh and protects it against oxidation. A smart idea - I wish more brands did this. The ampoule has a milky-yellow color and pretty liquid consistency (but not as liquid as water). The smell is why I will likely not get this again - it smells like boiled pork or what some refer to as “dirty hotdog water”. That’s apparently common for vitamin C products, but I’ve never had one with that scent before (thankfully).
How to use:
Apply after toner
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
The brand suggests not using this ampoule in the same routine as retinoids or AHA/BHA. I use mine in the mornings, so it’s not an issue.
It’s incredibly rare for me that a scent is a deal breaker. Sure, I dislike some fragrances, but I still use the products if I enjoy the overall effects. However, the Medicube Deep Vita C Ampoule smells so bad that I dread using it. I’ve muscled through it for a couple of weeks in the mornings and it worked about as well as other vitamin C products. It’s not significantly better or worse, but the texture is nice, nicer than a lot of the other options. Especially if you have dry skin, this could add a bit more nourishment than a lighter, more liquid product.
I have some PIH on my leg after picking at ingrown hairs (don’t be like me - don’t do that), so I’ve been using the ampoule on those spots to help the pigmentation fade. It’s far enough from my nose that I can tolerate the smell (I still don’t like it, though). It seems to be helping, although to be fair it’s not the only product I’m employing to help with the spots.
Have you tried this ampoule? Were you able to tolerate the scent enough to actually see results? Let me know!
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Medicube Deep Vita C Serum (Ampoule) ingredients: Water, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Diisopropyl sebacate, Polysorbate 60, Glutathione, Glycerin, (-)-alpha-bisabolol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Chitosan, Pullulan, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil , Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rumex Crispus Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, 1,2-Hexanediol