Review: Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream

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Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream

I was searching for a new face cream and stumbled upon Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream. I haven’t used a Mizon product in a while. The last one was their bb cream. I haven’t touched that bb cream in ages since it didn’t work for me. I was a little worried that this skin care product wouldn’t work for me (a little skeptical about the brand, haven’t had a good experience with it), but let’s see what happens! So the face cream contains Copper Tripeptide-1. The main reason why I picked it up. I was thinking about trying out some other products with this ingredient, but this one popped up first. Let’s give this one a go! The purpose of this face cream is to improve skin elasticity, protect the skin against premature aging, and the formation of wrinkles. That sounds nice. I hope it works. Here are my thoughts on this product!

My Thoughts on Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream…

This product is an ampoule face cream. An ampoule is a type of product that contains a high concentration of an ingredient. I feel like ampoules, serums, essences are essentially the same thing with different names. Purely marketing, in my opinion. I haven’t noticed a difference in using any of them at all. They either have an active ingredient or a main ingredient. This one contains Copper Tripeptide-1 (20ppm, says so on the box). 20ppm is 0.002%, so that’s not a lot. That’s very little. I’m not even sure if that’s going to do anything for the skin. 🤔 I’ll give it a try anyways. Let’s get on with the review. 👇🏻

This cream comes in a jar. It’s not sealed. It would be nice if it was. The cream feels very soft, but it’s not silky smooth. The texture and consistency of the product is more in line with Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream (that’s if you’ve used it before). I’m not using the Eucerin face cream anymore. Don’t forget to check out my thoughts on it!! Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream feels more lightweight on the skin, and it’s easier to blend. The cream is very easy to use. It absorbs very quickly into the skin and left my skin feeling moisturized. But not for long. Only upon application and possibly 1 hour later, but that’s about it. I didn’t feel like it was moisturizing enough being a cream. I really thought it would be more moisturizing. One of the other reasons why I purchased it. On the box, it says to reapply throughout the day for a better result. In my opinion, that’s not ideal at all. Who does this? lol. A single application in the morning and at night is more than enough. Any more than that is a waste of product and money. The product is only 1.69 fl. oz. (50 mL) too. That’s not a lot of product.

This is not a fragrance-free product. It smells like lavender (contains lavender oil). If you’re sensitive to lavender or essential oils, this may not be for you. I didn’t like the smell of the product. I’m not a huge fan of essential oils or fragrance in my skin care products. I prefer them to be free of fragrance. The smell of the product bothered me the first day using it. Once I opened the jar and noticed that it smelled like lavender, that was it. The smell was way too strong for my liking. But, I continued to use it anyways for a few days to see if it was effective or not. That didn’t last too long. I stopped using it on my face because the smell of the product made my eyes burn and teary. I had bloodshot eyes every time I used it. It must’ve been the lavender oil. I’m still using this product, but I’m just not using it on my face. I’m using the rest of it on my neck and chest area. It’s been nearly 2 weeks now using this product, and I haven’t noticed any changes. I’m truly not impressed by this cream. The quality isn’t up there. Maybe it’s not for me. hah. Another product that I won’t repurchase. I wouldn’t recommend it either. It’s a waste of money.

This is what the cream looks like. It’s a nice beige/tannish color. I actually liked the coloring of the product. 😊 The product comes in a jar. It’s not sealed. I purchased this cream from a reputable store, so that’s not a problem. The cream didn’t come like this (see photo). I’ve already started using the cream. 🙃

Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream

A new update when I finish the whole jar, but these are my thoughts on Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream for now. Hope this was helpful and have an amazing day! 🙂

Review: Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I picked up a new sunscreen for the face. It’s the Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30! This sunscreen is supposed to be a lightweight mineral sunscreen formulated with ceramides and non-nano zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum SPF 30 protection from UVA/UVB rays. It says it’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and non-greasy. It’s free of dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde, gluten, and botanical extracts. I was very excited about this sunscreen since I’m searching for a more moisturizing sunscreen for the winter. Here are my thoughts and experience on this product!

Texture & Application

This product is a moisturizer with sunscreen. It was way heavier and thicker than I expected. It claims to be a lightweight mineral sunscreen. It’s a mineral sunscreen (19.5% Zinc Oxide) alright, but it’s nowhere near being lightweight. I used the recommended amount of sunscreen, and it was so difficult to blend into the skin due to the thickness of the product. The product is a cream that melts into the skin. It feels super soft, and I was super ecstatic about using it, but the finish was awful. It left my skin looking super oily, shiny, and greasy. My face looked like it was smeared with oil. There was a subtle white cast. I didn’t think was too bad. I could tolerate the white cast, but I couldn’t tolerate the greasiness of the sunscreen. It just wasn’t a good look. My skin is already oily. Using this sunscreen made my skin look even more oily. It took so long for the product to absorb into the skin. It just sat on my skin. I really don’t have the time for a sunscreen to take hours to set in the morning. 5 minutes? 10 minutes is OK. 30 minutes to 1 hour? No. I don’t have the time for that. I have other responsibilities and obligations to take care of. It feels like the sunscreen shifts around on the face too, so I’m not sure if I’m getting an even coverage or protection. Applying this sunscreen was a pain in the butt.

It’s very moisturizing.

Since it’s a moisturizer with SPF, it moisturizes the skin very well. It helped with dry patches and flaky skin. Reapplying the recommended amount is not ideal with this product, lol. I can’t walk around with a glistening, greasy face + letting the sunscreen absorb into the skin takes too much time. Don’t even bother reapplying with this product with makeup on. It’s not going to work. It’ll smear your makeup. But this product is really good for touch-ups on dry areas. For example, the skin around my eyes get really dry sometimes. This sunscreen works to keep them moisturized. It kept my skin moisturized throughout the day and didn’t irritate my skin. It soothed my dry skin. It makes an amazing moisturizer that contains SPF. Yeah, it only contains SPF 30, but it’s better than using a plain moisturizer. It’s a moisturizer and sunscreen in one, which makes it a better choice for mornings when the sun’s out. The ingredients in this product aren’t too bad either. It contains ceramides and squalane. I’m not a huge fan of squalane, but I like my ceramides. I can’t get over how moisturizing this sunscreen is. 🥰

Breakouts??

Sadly, after 3 days of using this sunscreen, my skin started to get clogged. I noticed hard sebum within my pores. There were lots of them. I noticed some other breakouts too on my nose, forehead, and chin. I’m glad I stopped using it on time before it made my skin worse. Once I stopped using it, my skin started to look better, clearer. So, it looks like this sunscreen wasn’t made for acne-prone skin. It claims to be non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), but it’s too heavy and greasy. Even though it’s a moisturizer with SPF, it’s very easy to tell that it’s a sunscreen. The texture of the product is thicker. It sits on the skin like other sunscreens I’ve used. It’s just more moisturizing. It’s a no-go if your pores get clogged easily. Maybe it’s just me, lol. My pores get clogged veryyyyy easily, and I have skin that’s very acnegenic. It didn’t work for me.

Final Thoughts

I was hoping that Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 would work. I was looking for a moisturizing sunscreen. It’s very disappointing that I can’t use this on my face due to it being greasy, oily plus breakouts. But, I can use it as a moisturizing SPF for the eye area and neck. I really enjoyed using it around my eyes since it’s super moisturizing and doesn’t irritate or burn my eyes. My skin is getting a little more dry and this product could help lessen the dryness on that part of my face. The skin around my eyes is one of the first areas that dry out too. It would be nice if it was at least SPF 50, so I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase it again for this purpose. I’ll have to keep using the product to see if I like it enough to keep it. Another sunscreen I have — Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 makes a good moisturizing sunscreen for the eye area too. It just doesn’t contain ingredients like ceramides. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 smells kinda revolting, while Vanicream has no fragrance or smell to it. So it’s not going to hurt to use Vanicream just for the moisture, ceramides, and SPF. 😀 I didn’t mention this yet, but Vanicream is not sweat or water-resistant. All in all, I don’t think it’s a terrible product. I just can’t use it on my face.

What Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like:

This is what Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like. It’s not as lightweight as advertised. It feels thicker, and it’s very moisturizing on the skin (love!!). The product came sealed. I’m really loving Vanicream products, since the ones I have were all sealed. 👌🏻👍🏻

Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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