What are ampoules?

Cosmetic ampoules have been used for years to store the active ingredients used in various cosmetic treatments.

It is a glass container that contains a dose of product, either for topical use, injectable, electroporation or others. Depending on the customer’s needs, it can be manufactured with different quantities, shapes or openings.

They can also be screen-printed in one ink to insert the product name, description, incis and brand name. The glass can be transparent or topaz. The latter is used to preserve and conserve the product from sunlight.

What are ampoules used for?

The advantage of ampoules over other types of application, such as serums, is that you can use only the product you really need.

It offers a safe and convenient system for storing and transporting the product, and allows the introduction of concentrated formulas with high penetration power, depending on the active ingredient.

On the other hand, they are a resource open to anyone, both professionals and users. Some are sold in pharmacies and even supermarkets, so it has quickly become an option to achieve hydrated skin anytime, anywhere.

They usually contain proteoglycans, vitamin C and growth factors. These active ingredients have antioxidant properties, activate collagen production, fight free radicals and moisturize.

How to apply cosmetic ampoules

Its application is very simple, but it is recommended to apply it on a clean and dry skin. Next, it is important to apply a toner to balance the pH of the skin.

Then, depending on the type of active ingredient and the objective of the treatment, half an ampoule should be applied to the desired area with a gentle massage until the product has been absorbed.

They usually include concentrates of antioxidants, moisturizers and skin renewers.

Each ampoule contains enough product to be used twice, for example in the morning and at night. They usually include a small cap to avoid spills.

In any case, it is advisable to consult with professionals before purchasing and using ampoules, as each skin has a different type of need.

Ampoules with “flash effect”.

This is the name given to the ampoules that are applied before make-up. They are often used as a quick method to achieve a lifting effect, as they contain tightening properties.

They are not ampoules to be used every day and are not a substitute for regular treatments.

Commitment to quality

This text on blisters has been prepared by professional writers. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.

At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.

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