Is The innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule Truly A Soothing Gentle Exfoliator?
-Bringing together pure retinol and soothing cica
K-beauty brand innisfree has delved into retinol skincare with its new Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule. It combines the quick-exfoliating properties of pure retinol with the instant-soothing power of centella asiatica a.k.a. cica. The unique formula promises to prevent skin woes from appearing. Will it hold up to its promise?
innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule packaging
The serum has a pretty minimalist design that's easy to figure out. "The design of the bottle is very convenient and hygienic," Heather said. It comes with a fool-proof pump bottle design that keeps the formula tightly sealed within the packaging.
"I love the design of the bottle because it comes in a pump instead of a dropper. This reduces the exposure of the serum to the environment," she added. "Also, it comes with a twist-lock feature, so it’s good for travelling or bringing out for staycations."
Innisfree formulated the serum's hero ingredient, Jeju Cica Lipsomlogy™, with retinol, centella, ceramide and Jeju green soybean hyaluronic acid. According to the brand, this formula lessens the chances of skin irritation from retinol sensitivity.
Applying the innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule
The innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule has a "gel-like watery texture" that Heather says is very lightweight and fast-absorbing. If you compare it with other retinol serums, the innisfree serum comes out runnier and has a slightly tacky finish. "When you first apply it, it might feel a little sticky as per with most retinol products," Heather observed. However, she did notice that her skin felt very smooth after letting the serum gets absorbed into her skin.
After using the product for two weeks, Heather noticed that her pores looked smaller and her skin felt smoother. She also observed that some of the dark spots from previous breakouts look lighter.
Would you try this retinol serum?