Hello, here is my first impression review of the By Ecom pure calming ampoule and pure calming cica cream. They kindly sent me the pair to try, unfortunately I did incur custom charges on this package from Korea.
I’ve used the duo every evening since Tuesday last week. The ampoule and cream are available through StyleKorea and they have a sale on right now making them $35 each.
I love the aesthetics, simple and effective and it looks to be aimed for all skin types but special attention to combination, oily and acne prone skin types. The ampoule comes in a lovely glass dropper bottle and the cream in a gorgeous glass jar.
The pure calming ampoule contains centella asiatica extracts (Also known as Tiger Grass), portulaca extracts to minimise irritants from the environment, chamomile extracts to soothe and calm the skin, hyaluronic acid for hydration, micropeptides to strengthen the skin barrier and EGF which stimulates cell growth. It’s a great list of botanical ingredients!
I simplified my routine and reduced the number of products I used in the evening to incorporate this ampoule and cream. I double cleansed as usual and used 2 exfoliating acids- Glycolic and Salicylic , sometimes incorporating a lactic acid mask on day 2 and day 5 and retinol on day 1 and 3. Upon application, there is a noticeable soothing on the sensitive areas of my face, particularly around my nose and chin.
Leaving it for a minute the ampoule which has a thicker than water viscosity, and is lightweight and non greasy has absorbed really well, and my skin felt hydrated and not stretched due to the drying acids. There was no reduction to the redness around my nose and chin after applying the ampoule, although the area where my cystic spots were, the redness subsided significantly.
I did top up the hydration levels with an extra layer of hyaluronic acid, but that’s because with the weather conditions and the air conditioning environment I work in everyday, I felt that it’s essential for me to do this.
To finish off my routine, I used the By Ecom Pure Calming cica cream. Again, it’s full of botanical ingredients which is what I love about it. Centella asiatica extract is it’s main ingredient and high on the list, Madecassoside which helps revitalise the skin and has antioxidant properties, Panthenol a natural organic substance from plant sources and is the pro vitamin of B5 to increase hydration.
It contains not just one, not two but THREE GFs. EGF which is super for cell regeneration- this depletes in the skin naturally from 25 years old and onwards, IGF-1 which fights the effects of aging and FGF is a peptide and enhances the skin natural ability to repair itself. I believe this cream to be suitable for all skin types and from ages 20 upwards. I love the gel cream consistency of this, it feels light and it absorbs well, add a little more and you have a sleeping mask. It’s soothing, hydrating and calming. By morning the redness around my nose and chin has reduced.
I was concerned that I would lose my “glow” if I stopped using a glowing serum, however, I need not have worried as the powerful duo, has maintained a youthful glow, texture and pores are barely visible. There are no strong fragrances to both the ampoule and cream, making it perfect for people who have sensitive noses and more importantly cuts out possible irritation caused by fragrance ingredients.
I will continue to incorporate these in my routine and see what happens but with this short term use, the effects of both the ampoule and cream are already apparent.
Thank you for the opportunity to try this.