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Serums & Ampoules

Serums and ampoules are to be used after exfoliating and toning. They are designed to address particular skincare issues and are a powerful addition to any skincare routine. They can be used either individually or mixed with your moisturiser if you want to give your skin a hydration boost.

If you’re unfamiliar with serums and ampoules, or you’re looking for something better than what you’re currently using, you’ll find the ideal solution here at Skinsider.

Serums and ampoules are the unsung heroes of a good skincare routine. They help nourish skin, work fantastically when treating spots, and help tackle pesky little things like large pores and dullness.

It can be a little overwhelming buying one for the first time, especially if you’re only getting used to having a dedicated skincare routine. To help make finding the right serum or ampoule easier, here are some of the most common questions members of the Skinsider Family ask when looking for help, and what we recommend.

Are ampoules and serums the same?

It is very easy to get confused if you don’t know how each product differs.

Serums help improve your skin’s hydration. You’ll tend to use them after cleansing, toning and exfoliating to get the skin calm and ready to moisturise. They typically contain a high concentration of active ingredients to get in there and help problem areas.

It is best to think of ampoules as a step above that. They have a much higher concentration of active ingredients and would be used less frequently, i.e. while someone may use a serum a few times a week, you’d only expect to use an ampoule once a week.

What brands are known for K-Beauty ampoules?

Some of the most respected ampoule brands we stock include:

By Wishtrend

Klairs

COSRX

Isntree 

Urang

 If there’s a specific K-Beauty brand you’re looking for, you can find it here.

What brands are known for K-Beauty serums?

Brands that Skinsider users adore for their serums include:

Urang
Beauty of Joseon
Benton
By Wishtrend
COSRX

When should I use ampoules & serums?

If you follow the standard 10 step Korean beauty routine, you would be using serums and ampoules right in the middle, just after using an essence. The goal of using these skincare products is to kickstart the hydration part of your routine.

Which ampoules & serums are the most popular?

The most popular products amongst the Skinsider family include:

Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum
Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum
• Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (35ml)
• Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
• iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum (50ml)

These are just the best sellers we have in this section. With everyone having unique skin, we highly recommend using the filter options on the left side of this page to find products which suit you.

Which K-Beauty serums and ampoules are best for sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is sometimes the most difficult to help improve hydration. That’s why we recommend looking at the likes of By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule, COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule and D’Alba Piedmont White Truffle Vital Spray Serum.

You can also visit our sensitive skin section for a full range of suitable products.

Are these products vegan?

We have over a dozen vegan serums & ampoules in stock, with some of the best-selling vegan products including:

• Kosmetic Immunity by JKosmmune Recovery Serum (45ml)
• By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum (30ml)
• Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum
• COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule (40ml)
iUNIK Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum

You can find all our vegan serums and ampoules using the filter on the left side of the page.

Can these products help with large pores?

Are you prone to bigger pores and blackheads around your nose and t-zone? A good ampoule like Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule will help combat those who have fatigued skin and need help with complexion. If you want to proactively improve the appearance of pores, we also recommend looking at our full range of exfoliators.

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  • Klairs

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (35ml)

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is an amazing Vitamin C serum which is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It contains 5% Vitamin C and is an innovative multi-solution, a non-irritating formula which revitalises, maintains, and transforms your skin...

    £21.00

  • iUNIK

    iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum (50ml)

    This Tea Tree Relief serum contains 67% tea tree extract water and 19% centella extract which have strong soothing properties and will be perfect for troubled skin. Serum containing 67% tea tree extract and 19.5% centella extract helps soothe sensitive...

    £15.00

  • Beauty of Joseon

    Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum

    Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum is here to restore your complexion with its luxurious, silky texture enriched with traditional Korean herbal ingredients ('hanbang'). A light-weight, but nourishing serum enriched with Hanbang ingredients will fight signs...

    £13.50

  • Beauty of Joseon

    Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum

    Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum is here to provide you with glowing, radiant honey skin even for acne-prone skin. A honey-like serum is enriched with Hanbang (traditional Korean herbal medicine) ingredients which fight acne and reduce pores. Beauty of...

    £13.50

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    Beauty of Joseon Plump Skin Set

    After a huge success of the exclusive and limited-edition of the Beauty of Joseon and Skinsider Plump Skin Set and receiving a number of requests to bring the set back, we created this unique bundle. The Beauty of Joseon  Plump Skin Set consists of...

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  • By Wishtrend

    By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid

    By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid is here is his remewed version with an improved packaging. This serum was designed for those with sensitive skin who seek a complex vitamin treatment. This serum is formulated with a high concentration...

    £26.00

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    Klairs

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop & Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

    Discover the power of this amazing duo set: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (35ml) Don’t stress over dull skin tone and enlarged pores anymore. The Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop will take care of your skin in a simple and safe way...

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  • Beauty of Joseon

    Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum

    Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum is enriched with naturally-derived calming & moisturizing ingredients. It contains 76.49% green tea leaf water and 2% Panthenol. The lightweight serum enriched with traditional Korean herbal medicine ingredients...

    £13.50

  • COSRX

    COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

    COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule is an intensive caring ampoule with 83% of Black Bee Propolis Extract. In addition, naturally originated moisturizing ingredients will make your skin glowy and smooth without stickiness. This ampoule contains a...

    £20.00

  • iUNIK

    iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum (50 ml)

    iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum is a highly concentrated product with mucin of black snails to help your skin to restore and repair to make it more supple and smooth. 5 black super food are full of anti-oxidants to activate your body functions while...

    £15.50

  • Klairs

    Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop (20ml)

    Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is the fountain of youth in a bottle. This anti-ageing serum has been designed especially for sensitive skin and now is available with its updated formula. It's highly concentrated texture delays the ageing...

    £27.40

  • iUNIK

    iUNIK Vitamin Propolis Synergy Serum (50ml)

    The iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum is formulated with 70% Propolis extract to nourish and calm skin, and 12% Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit extract to brighten skin. The serum also provides strong anti-inflammatory effects to irritated skin types...

    £15.00

  • By Wishtrend

    By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum (30ml)

    By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum is an award-winning highly concentrated Vitamin C serum with only ten ingredients for faster, more effective results. Its main purpose is to improve overall skin condition and restore suppleness...

    £27.35

  • Beauty of Joseon

    Beauty of Joseon Hanbang Trio

    Beauty of Joseon Hanbang Trio consists of 3 mini serums: Calming serum : Green Tea + Panthenol (10ml / 0.33 fl. oz.). It contains 76.49% green tea leaf water and 2% Panthenol. The lightweight serum enriched with traditional Korean herbal medicine...

    £19.00

  • Neogen

    Neogen Real Vita C Serum

    Neogen Dermalogy Real Vita C Serum is a powerful Vitamin C serum enriched with niacinamide and 22% Vitamin C to brighten up dull skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots. This powerful serum contains 22% of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a stabilised...

    £24.00

  • Benton

    Benton Deep Green Tea Trial Kit

    Benton Green Tea Deluxe contains 4 well-known products from the Green Tea line which are focusing on calming and hydrating the skin. It's the perfect kit for on the go to take good care of the skin and protect it against external factors. Whether...

    £16.00

  • Klairs

    Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum (80ml)

    Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is a gentle serum with a concentrated yet light texture formula which is made of rich, hydrating ingredients. Therefore, by replenishing your skin's moisture levels, your skin will glow and look smoother and...

    £21.00

  • Klairs

    Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop (50ml)

    Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop will allow you to turn on your eternal glow, revealing the youthful skin. The oil drop is a water-based serum with the rich hydration of facial oil. It is recommended to those who want all the benefits of an oil...

    £30.00

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    COSRX

    COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule (40ml)

    COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule provides deep and long-lasting hydration for dry, dehydrated skin types. Charge moisture deep into the skin with three types of Hyaluronic Acid. B5 which is known as panthenol is the key ingredient of...

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  • Klairs

    Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist (125ml)

    Klairs Fundamental Ampule Mist is a part of the fundamental line. It is a Green Tea Water based mist, formulated with rice, cucumbers, okra, and mugwort which is effective for intensive hydration and antioxidant care. With the premium formulation, the...

    £26.00