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All About Ampoules: An Expert Take

The following piece is a feature from our very own Licensed Master Esthetician Mindy Barham. For more Expert Takes, subscribe to our newsletter for the latest in beauty and skincare. 

The first time I set my eyes on a Babor Ampoule, I’ll admit I was totally gaga over those little glass vials.   

When it comes to beauty products, I tend to have a “go big or go home” attitude and If it doesn’t have the science to back it up, it usually doesn’t get my attention.  After doing some research, I was more than pleased to find out that those little vials were much more than just bling but precision formulas with active ingredients.

The ampoule serves as a securely protected environment to ensure the ingredients’ efficacy.  This gives you just the right amount for your face, neck and décolleté without exposing the rest of the product to air. Not only do the glass ampoules keep the formula extra potent, it also lets you switch out formulations based on your needs from one week to the next.  I love the fact that I can also take these along with me on vacation and not worry about losing my entire bottle of expensive serum.

Beginning in 1956, Babor has set the standard in skincare research to become Germany’s leading professional skincare brand.  Babor employs teams of scientists as well as collaborates with renowned universities and other leading scientific institutions.  Using innovative technology combined with ground-breaking research, Babor’s products from the original idea to the finished product are made solely in Germany.  

After decades of expertise in skincare research they are recognized as a scientific authority worldwide, for innovative skincare and beauty maintenance.

When using a Babor Ampoule, don’t let the size be deceiving.  These small but mighty formulations are high doses of active ingredients.  Because the formulations absorb deeply into the skin, the result is immediately visible and effective.  

From a clinical standpoint I completely understand it can typically take 6-8 weeks to start seeing results from an anti aging product.  But if I’m being honest, patience is not always my virtue and sometimes I just want a quick fix.

With the Babor Ampoules you can start to see the benefits right away.   

These little miracle workers do wonders for your skin.  The intensive formulas combine the concentrated power of an active serum that penetrate immediately into the skin.  

Before I became an esthetician, I was hired as a makeup artist for weddings and events.  More often than not, I met a Bride or Mother of the Bride who FELT like they were glowing with excitement but LOOKED like they had pulled some all nighters cramming for a week of college finals.  Life can get pretty hectic and let’s face it, sometimes sleep deprivation is the only way we are going to get things done.

Even if you don’t have a big event but just want to get rid of dull, aged and tired looking skin, Babors Lifting Bi-Phase can get you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.  Whether it’s just for everyday life or for a special occasion, I highly recommend this serum for getting firm, healthy and youthful looking skin. 

The ampoules are easy to use and I find they absorb quickly.  Each vial is filled with enough to cover your face, neck, and décolleté.  You may find that its more than enough, depending on your skin type. If you do end up with extra in your vial, I would suggest you let the product absorb for a bit, then apply a second coat.  Personally, I put off using any of my other serums for a week so that my skin can soak up the ingredients in the Babor Formula. When I combine treatment’s I typically do one at night and the other in the morning.  This is just my preference and you can always use the serums together for one treatment at night or spread the treatment out over two weeks. One box of vials the first week and the other box the next week. After my 7 day treatment, I’ll go back to my normal routine.

How to use:

  • Cleanse (and tone if needed)
  • Shake the ampoule before use
  • Wrap a tissue around the neck of the ampoule, grasp it firmly, and with a sharp movement snap it open at the lower colored ring.  Alternatively use the enclosed ampoule opener.
  • Pour the concentrate into the palm of your hand and then smooth over your face neck and décolleté.  Pat gently and follow with a moisturizer.
  • Use daily for 7 days.

I adore Babor Ampoules.  Anytime my skin is starting to look dull, tired, or congested, this has been my “go to” to get my skin looking its best.  I highly recommend Babor to anyone who wants a powerful anti aging, acne or hydrating treatment.  Not only will you see almost immediate result’s, but the treatments will continue to repair and rejuvenate the skin the longer you use the ampoules.  Babor is definitely worth trying and a powerful addition to any skincare routine.

Mindy Barham

Licensed Master Esthetician


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