The Beauty Benefits of Ampoules (Plus 5 You Need to Try)

Ampoules are one of the hottest skincare trends at the moment.

Ampoules are one of the hottest skincare trends at the moment.

If you’re super into skincare, chances are you’ve been hearing the word “ampoules” a lot lately, as they’ve been causing quite the buzz. So what are they exactly? In a nutshell, an ampoule is a supercharged serum that contains a higher concentration of various active ingredients meant to give your skin more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time.

Ampoules have played a large role in Korean skincare for a long time, and are designed to enhance your beauty and skincare routine. They offer a range of benefits for your skin, from boosting collagen and calming skin to providing the dermis with essential vitamins and nutrients in order to stay healthy and maintain that perfect glow.

“There are several benefits of incorporating ampoules into your morning/evening skincare routine,” says Maya Crothers, founder of Circcell. “Each ampoule is packed with a fresh and stable boost of pure active ingredients, and we love the easy access to these actives in a travel-friendly pod in one single use. Just pop open and apply to the skin while traveling, at work or relaxing at home for a blast of anti-aging skin benefits.”

Here, we recommend five different ampoules you need to try (your skin will thank you for it!):

Circcell Vitamin C Ampoules ($160)


This targeted treatment contains a high-performance blend of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant for youthful skin, to transform dull, lackluster skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has Microsponge Technology, which enables a controlled release of actives for long-acting protection.

Elemis Cellular Recover Skin Bliss Capsules ($105)


These capsules contain the highest concentration of antioxidant power to help repair the visible signs of aging and counteract the damaging effects of everyday pollution. This potent complex acts as a cell de-stressor, breaking down the accumulation of harmful toxins that clog up the skin matrix, which in turn impair its function and ability to absorb vital nutrients.

Babor Grand Cru Ampoule Concentrates ($59.95)


Three precisely coordinated ampoule concentrates with exclusive rose extracts form a highly effective and all-encompassing anti-aging experience. This seven-day treatment includes three steps that all feature variations of rose extracts that rejuvenate, restore and protect the skin. Includes Damask Rose, Rose Alba and Black Baccara Rose extracts.

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel ($85)


Kick-start skin renewal for instance radiance with this convenient, at-home peel that is the highest -strength retail exfoliant offered by the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute. Includes a unique complex of phytoactive Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help reveal new and firmer skin, fermented plant enzymes that even skin tone, Australian Caviar Lime Extract smoothes and brightens, and Pumpkin Fruit that evens skin tone without causing irritation.

G.M. Collin Daily Ceramide Comfort ($98)

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These single-dose, daily capsules nourish and reduce visible signs of aging while minimizing moisture loss, and replenish the skin’s lipidic barrier, protecting it from environmental stressors. An anti-protease action prevents the breakdown of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin to help retain its youthful appearance while minimizing moisture loss.