By Wishtrend Propolis Ampoule Review
The more I try Korean skincare, the more I feel like there’s no going back. And this doesn’t mean that we don’t have amazing western skincare brands but the cute packaging with immense focus on hydrating and skin-soothing ingredients makes the K-beauty industry unique. Today, I’ll be reviewing another Korean skincare gem I discovered a few months ago, it’s the ‘By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule’ which was kindly gifted to me by Beauty Barn India.
About the brand
By Wishtrend is a cruelty-free, Korean skincare brand under the Wish company.
Price: INR 2,250 (USD 32) for 30ml
Expiry Date: May 5, 2021
Period After Opening (PAO): 12 months
Product Description & Ingredients
This ampoule is formulated with a lot of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial ingredients and humectants.
Houttuynia Cordata Extract – It is basically capsicum extract that calms acne. This has been used in place of purified water and has a whopping 59% concentration.
Propolis – It is composed of resin, beeswax, saliva secreted by bees and contains various enzymes. This ampoule has a concentration of 15% propolis which is known for reducing inflammation, reducing flushed skin, repair skin barrier and increasing the moisture content.
Zinc PCA – It is known for anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial properties and is great for sensitive,acne-prone skin. It is also known for oil-control and protecting the skin from UV damage. Another skincare favourite of mine that contains zinc is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% solution.
Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate & Panthenol – Effective humectants that are known for their moisture-retention properties.
The By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule comes in a golden glass bottle with a dropper. The container feels heavy and a wee-bit luxurious too. There’s no additional screw cap provided with the bottle, that might have made it a little more travel-friendly but it’s not a big deal for me. I have a habit of hoarding product cartons that comes in handy while packing your skincare so I’m safe!
Texture & Smell
The Polyphenols in Propolis Ampoule has a slightly viscous consistency or should I say it’s not watery. It’s very pale yellow in colour and has no added fragrance. You don’t need more than 2-3 drops for your face and neck and it absorbs like a dream, considering its viscous texture. When you apply this propolis ampoule, you can feel the waxiness in your fingers too. On application, it does feel a little tacky on my oily skin but don’t worry, I’ll let you know how to reduce that tackiness in the next new paragraphs.
I couldn’t smell anything when I took out the product so it’s amazing for all my friends who can’t stand products that have a weird smell, added fragrance and even essential oils! But it does have a slightly weird smell when you sniff inside the container. This propolis ampoule is 100% sensitive-skin friendly.
How to use By Wishtrend Propolis Ampoule?
- You can use it in both AM & PM routine after cleanser and toner.
- Take 2-3 drops and pat it into your face and neck.
- For oily skin types like me, use 2 drops of it on a slightly damp face and neck. This will help in eliminating the tackiness.
- Use it before moisturiser.
How Does the Propolis Ampoule Perform?
The By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule is so moisturising that I tend to leave my moisturizer and treat it as the last step. I’ve been using this since April and it makes my face look brighter and feel baby soft. This comes in handy especially when I experience skin irritation and redness and even after shaving my face.
I also use this propolis ampoule while treating acne. How so? Whenever I get one, I apply some Salicylic acid solution to reduce the size of the acne. And once it has compressed a little, using this ampoule helps in reducing and removing that faster.
The Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule fills in the dry cracks and give an insane moisturization to my skin. Not just my face, I have tried using it on my dry elbows and it made them soft in an instant. But it’s definitely too expensive to be used on the body, haha!
If you have any of these skin concerns – irritated skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, dehydrated skin and acne-prone skin, damaged skin barrier – you need to include By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule in your skincare routine. It’s a 100% cruelty-free skincare that works, just like how I prefer my beauty products to be!
Why You Should Buy the By Wishtrend Propolis Ampoule?
- Moisturises the skin
- Calms down irritated skin
- Gives plump skin
- Reduces redness
- Reduces zits
- Skin looks radiant
- Essential Oils free
- Paraben-free (If you consider this while buying any product)
Why You Should Avoid the By Wishtrend Propolis Ampoule?
- Feels slightly tacky on oily-skin