June 25, 2018

Essence, Serum & Ampoule 101: What’s the Difference (& Does It Matter?)

Korean beauty may seem confusing at first, what with all the steps and layering and terminology.

About the product

What Is It:

DR.FROG Collagen Real Lifting Ampoule features marine collagen to improve skin’s resilience and elasticity as well as ingredients fermented for 100 hours at low temperatures to maximize its ability to absorb deep into the skin. Give your anti-aging regimen a boost with this highly concentrated ampoule.

Our insight:

What is an ampoule and how do you use it in your routine? Find out the difference between essences, serums, and ampoules here.

How to use:

After cleansing and toning, apply appropriate amount and spread all over the face, patting in to enhance absorption. Follow with moisturizer.


Main ingredients: Marine collagen, Picrasma quassioides wood extract, Hydrastis Canadensis(golden seal) extract, Allantoin, Gold, Colloidal gold, Adenosine, Tocovita C

Brand info:

In 1966, a pharmacist named Gwang-seok Kim opened Pibo Pharmacy in Jung-gu, Seoul, which specialized in skin care. This pharmacy was where the Korean beauty brand DR.FROG was born. The brand’s inaugural product, the A – Cream, quickly grew in popularity, making a name for the brand and for Pibo Pharmacy nation-wide. For the following years, Mr. Kim continued to diligently analyze the data of over 300,000 people in order to provide the most informed and individualized treatment to every client. 50 years in the making and counting, DR.FROG of Charmzone Cosmetics (founded in 1984) continues to stand the test of time in providing high quality, medically-backed skin care to treat, protect, and maintain beautiful skin.