The CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampule was on my wish list for many months. Propolis is one of my favourite ingredients, but it’s not easy to find a not too watery or sticky product. I’m happy I’ve decided to try out this one!
The CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampule is one of the most popular ampoules/serums in Korea. It contains concentrated propolis extract which is a great antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, moisturizing properties and it helps with wound healing! The ingredient list is impressive: it has hyaluronic acid, peptides, beta-glucan, vitamin C, madecassoside etc. too! Based on the packaging mine is infused with ginseng extract and vitamin B7 too (see the photo below, it’s in Korean though)! It is alcohol, paraben and fragrance free but has a subtle fruity scent thanks to some plant extracts and rose geranium oil.
The liquid is concentrated, a little goes a long way, absorbs quickly and gives your complexion a natural glow. It makes the skin moisturized, firm, I like the soothing effect too. I’ve been using propolis ampoules for years, most of them are very watery (Tosowoong) or sticky (by Wishtrend) but this one is nothing like that, the texture is perfect. I like using it in the morning and/or evening, I apply some drops directly to my skin after toner but you can mix it with your cream or layer it with other products. It does its job: my skin is less irritated, I get less pimples and if I have one, it heals faster. Propolis is great for all skin types, especially for irritated, acne prone skin!
Water, Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine, Madecassoside, Allantoin, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-8, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Honey Extract, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Biotin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7