Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve been slacking on my skincare routine. The long work days eat into the time I have to pamper my complexion, and I’ve been tired and lazy. As a result, my skin has been drier and more irritated than usual. To minimize my skin’s discomfort, I’ve told myself that I will do at least a 4-step, bare minimum routine – cleanser, toner, serum and cream. Sheet masks that I do at work don’t count, but I’m thanking my lucky stars and the skincare gods for that blessing. ❤
Let’s start off with my skin type: I have dry combination skin that’s quite sensitive. So trying to find a product that suits all that can sometimes be a challenge. However, I’ve been reaching for a serum in particular pretty often over the last month or so, and it’s the LaF (Lost and Found) Water Bomb Ampoule. LaF is a Korean company that creates products as solutions to beauty problems, so this was perfect for solving my skin’s issues. This pretty little bottle was given to me thanks to The Butterfly Project and Mamasan Tammy Lim, and here’s how it’s fared on my skin thus far!
Okay, you caught me. I guess technically the Water Bomb Ampoule isn’t exactly a serum. It’s an ampoule, which means the product is more effective on the skin either based on the potency or the processing of the ingredients (but I still treat it like a serum, shh don’t tell anyone). It contains a mix of “safe ingredients” that my skin agrees with including aloe vera, sodium hyaluronate (derived from hyaluronic acid), betaine and allantoin to deeply hydrate my complexion while soothing away any redness I might have.
This ampoule comes with a glass dropper to perfectly dispense just the right amount for your face (how classy!), and it sits pretty at a decent 30ml. The thing that I really like about the Water Bomb Ampoule is the way it feels on my skin. It has a slightly gel-like texture when dispensed, but it immediately liquifies and absorbs into the skin. If my skin was feeling tight and dry before, this ampoule immediately soothes the tightness and gives my complexion a boost of hydration. The scent itself is also lovely: a light hint of aloe vera to really punch in that it’ll moisturize your skin!
I like layering this in between my toner and my cream by applying on a generous layer and doing a combination of both massaging and patting motions till it’s totally absorbed into my skin. The result right after is plump, super hydrated skin that I can really appreciate. The hydration lasts on my skin, especially if I top it off with a nice thick cream to seal it all in at the end. With LaF’s Water Bomb Ampoule, what you see is what you get: a product that does exactly what it claims to.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who’s looking for something that will hydrate your skin without the thrills and frills. This ampoule is great for adding onto your skincare, and will be suitable for all skin types. If you’d like to know it’s full ingredients, you can find it on COSDNA. It’s priced at RM47.++ and you can check it out for yourself here.