M. Asam Dormacell Ampoule Beauty Treatment – What is an ampoule anyway?

The first time I decided to treat myself to some special skincare was – you would not have guessed – in the Aldi checkout line. I was quite young, 21, and had a pretty basic routine mainly consisting of a foaming cleanser, an alcohol based toner and some Nivea moisturizer. While waiting in line to pay for my weekly groceries a set of anti-aging ampoules caught my eye. They were expensive (or what I considered expensive back then) and promised intense anti-aging benefits. I picked them up.

One word: Horrible. Way too rich for my skin, giving me breakouts and a day long greasy feeling. Needless to say I never touched ampoules again.

 

M. Asam Dormacell Ampoule Beauty Treatment

 

Until recently, that is. Now, 17 years later, they are back in my rotation. But before I talk about my experience with the M. Asam Dormacell Ampoule Beauty Treatment (PR-Sample) in detail, I will answer the most important question first: What is the difference between an ampoule and a serum and do I actually need them in my routine?

Well, an ampoule is basically a serum, but with a much higher concentration of the ingredients and, because they are individually packaged, less need for preservatives. Ampoules are great to use as a treatment when your skin needs a special something, whereas serums are your everyday workhorse. This is, of course, the theory, and as with anything beauty related, the label put on the bottle does not always reflect the product inside.

So how about the M. Asam Dormacell Ampoule Beauty Treatment (PR-Sample)?

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M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil – Summer dreaming

I like winter, don´t get me wrong.

But when March rolls around and spring is at my fingertips, I get an intense craving for warm sun on my face and evenings spend outside. And inevitably my thoughts wander off to sand, sun and sea, to a summer holiday rather than a cozy evening wrapped in a blanket.

 

M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil

 

Perfect time for a spring clean, some would suggest. As someone that dislikes cleaning with passion I settle for something else though: A makeup and skincare overhaul.

And out of the depths of my skincare drawer (believe me, it is an abyss) came the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil. I stared using it on my summer holiday in France last September (fancy a vlog or two?) and replaced it with the slightly richer MV Organics 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic (reviewed here) a few months ago.

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M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate – New experiences.

I have to admit, when I first started using the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate *, I was a little at loss. I had only Sunday Riley Luna to compare it to, and as you can read here that one left me a little confused about the hype. Now I had another retinol on my hands, claiming to be gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, and while I couldn´t disagree with that, I just had no idea what a regular retinol would feel like.

 

M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate

 

But then I went to see my dermatologist. And because I suffer from cystic acne around my jaw line, we decided to try a prescription strength retinol. To ease into it, we started with the lowest available concentration.

Usually my skin is combination/oily and not sensitive at all. It takes everything without complaining. But one week in with the treatment and it was an irritated, dehydrated mess.

And in the light of this new experience, I feel quite different about the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate *.

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Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth – Do you like wine?

Did I tell you that my father owns a vineyard in the South of France? I know I did on Instagram, but I am not sure I mentioned it here. He has been into wine for as long as I can remember, collecting precious bottles, tasting different grapes and finally venturing into production himself.

Now I don’t like wine.

At all.

I don’t drink it. I know nothing about soils and grapes and stuff. I don’t even like the smell.

I was a huge disappointment to my father.

 

Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum
Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum

 

Until I found the one thing that can get me all excited about wine. Or the grapes at least.

The skincare benefits of course!

Resveratrol in particular. And against common belief in the blogosphere, there is more than the one brand everybody automatically thinks of when it comes to this antioxidant gem.

Let me introduce you to M. Asams Resveratrol Essence of Youth serum*.

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My morning skin care routine – Winter 2016

If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you know I am infatuated with skin care.

Given that I wrote about my routine the last time in September 2014 (read here if you are still interested), I figured it was about time to show you what has changed since then.

So prepare for my bare face and click the video below to see what I have done to keep my skin on track this winter.

 

 

 

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