An exquisite composition of natural, highly concentrated ingredients, sealed in a glass ampoule. According to BABOR philosophy, natural ingredients have a more intense effect if they are highly concentrated. The BABOR FLUIDS FP impress with their noticeable, visible effect.
BABOR Ampoules. These are individual capsule things – “shots” if you will, for the skin at night and full of exotic ingredients like black algae, black truffles and black willow. It is a must item to add into your anti-aging routine – it gave your face the texture of glass. Utterly smooth, clean, gleaming. From $52 – $116 (7 x 2ml – one week supply)
What are ampoules
Glad you asked! In a nutshell, they’re tiny glass vials containing a one-shot-wonder of powerful skin care emulsion, most commonly for the face. Why are they so effective? The highly concentrated ingredients are tightly sealed in a protected environment, to keep the hi-tech ingredients as pure and active as possible. “Ampoules are like a serum on steroids,” says Jenny Millar, Brand Manager for Babor Cosmetics Australia. “Since ampoules are formulated with a high concentration of powerful ingredients in each dosage, the effects are almost immediate. They’re four times stronger than a serum and up to eight times stronger than a moisturiser.” Even better, these micro-emulsions are absorbed instantly into skin as soon as they’re applied.
Do I need them?
A series of ampoules is ideal to supercharge your traditional skin care routine or prep for an important event. Ampoules deliver visible, prompt results with precision — ideal for tired, stressed-out skin that needs calming. So what type of ampoule should you choose? Firstly, consider your primary skin concern. “If you generally take care of your skin but require added hydration at times, use a course of hydrating ampoules.” Sensitised skin? Try a series of calming fluid ampoules to relieve irritation and redness. Just want to maintain top notch, luminous texture? “Integrate an ampoule regimen into your skin care routine once a month,” suggests Millar.
How do I slot them into my regular skin care routine?
Ampoules are best applied at night when your body slows down and skin shifts into recovery mode. “They’re designed to be used on freshly cleansed skin and before the application of your moisturiser,” advises cosmetic physician, Dr Barbara Sturm. Crack the top with a special ampoule opener to release the contents, or just carefully snap with a tissue. “Gently pat the fluid onto the skin and let it absorb fully — for about 30 seconds — before your night cream,” says Sturm. They’re the perfect way to give your skin a quick boost or use post-holiday for extra radiance, hydration and plumpness.
3 reasons to embrace ampoules
If you have sensitive skin: With top-notch hydration they help lighten the load of pollution that may have aggravated your skin. Millar adds; “Sealed ampoules allow the ingredients to be unaffected by preservatives.”
If you need to look your best, fast: Milestone birthday, wedding or work function? Ampoules are the perfect way to fast track to your best skin ever. Sturm suggests they’re best used daily in the lead up to a big event.
If your routine needs a boost: Maybe you’ve been skipping your serum step or falling asleep in your makeup. A series of ampoules will easily accelerate your skin care results.
Which ingredients give the best results?
If your skin is dry then hyaluronic acid is your hero ingredient. “Our bodies use hyaluronic acid to hydrate tissues. As we age, we produce less hyaluronic acid—one of the main causes of wrinkles,” says Sturm. Pigmentation and sun spots? Look for pure vitamin C. Inflamed, red skin? Try one with plant extracts such as marshmallow root.