Rovectin peaked my interest when I first saw Eunice from Wishtrend talk about their products on her personal Youtube channel. This Korean beauty brand was originally created for cancer patients who experience irritating, skin-drying and barrier deteriorating side-effects from the treatments. Knowing this, Rovectin primarily focuses on providing skincare products to those with the most sensitive skin types – effective, gentle formulations to promote skin health.
I was sent their Clean LHA Blemish Ampoule to try out, and I’m ready to share my experience!
This product was sent for review purposes. My thoughts are my own, always *casts does patronus*
This ampoule is a day and night serum from Rovectin’s Clean Line, that hydrates and enhances the skin with only the essentials. LHA (Caproloyl Salicylic Acid) works effectively on clogged pores with sebum and blackheads which helps brighten dark spots caused by blemishes. And as it contains 85% Neroli flower water extract, it helps to soothe and calm the skin with anti-inflammatory properties. Recommended as a gentle and effective serum.
- For all skin types
- Vegan friendly
- Free of: silicone, steroids, artificial coloring, artifical fragrance, parabens
- Made in Korea
- Comes with cute stickers
Price: $15 USD
How to use: After toning and prepping the skin, apply 1-2 drops as a spot treatment on troubled areas or all over the face. Apply moisturizer for extra hydration.
Citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) Flower water, Propanediol, 1, 2-hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Purified water, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, Glutathione, Hyaluronic acid, Capryloyl salicylic acid, Hyrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Panthenol, Carbomer, Glycerin, Raspberry ketone, Hydroxyethyl urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tromethamine, Ethylhexyglycerin, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Butylene glycol, Benzyl glycol, Beta-glucan, Hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, Disodium edta, Ethanol (*Rovectin uses plant-based ethanol)
Bitter Orange Flower Water – 84.8%
Glutathione + Niacinamide – 2% (Is it 1% of each, or each ingredient is at a 2% concentration?)
Caprylol Salicylic Acid – 0.01%
As stated in their description, 85% of the formula consists of Bitter Orange Flower Water (also called Neroli Flower Water), a diluted form of the Essential Oil. Since it is diluted, and it is also in a treatment, I am not too worried about any irritation from this citrus-based ingredient. INCIDecoder states it has some toning properties, which is a nice-to-have benefit considering we want to use this product when tackling spots and prevent any post-inflammatory red marks.
Caprylol Salicylic Acid is a derivative of Salicylic Acid and the star ingredient of the formula – it is oil-soluble, is a larger molecule, also has skin-soothing and exfoliating properties. Being a larger molecule means it will penetrate the top layer of the skin more slowly and not as deeply as classic BHA would. The Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule however has such a low percentage of LHA – 0.01%. I believe Korean skincare can’t formulate BHA above a certain percentage, so maybe that’s what’s being applied here as well? I don’t rely on Korean skincare in general to get the exfoliation I need anyways, and Rovectin is like many other K-Beauty lines where its aim is to create gentle yet effective products.
Niacinamide, Aloe Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin and Beta-glucan are also in the formula to help reduce inflammation. In addition, it contains a handful of Hyaluronic Acid molecules as well as Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Urea and Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans to make the formula more moisturizing. Glutathione is listed on Paula’s Choice ingredient dictionary as a tripeptide with powerful antioxidant and skin-restoring properties, as well as brightening benefits.
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised by the nice amount of ingredients in this tiny bottle and how it truly is formulated to be a gentle treatment!
Packaging: Dark green dropper bottle.
Texture: Clear gel.
Application: I use one very small drop as a spot treatment.
Feel: Spreads easily on skin, isn’t sticky.
Instant Results: Overnight it calmed an inflamed area where I popped a pimple. Over an inflamed cyst, it lessened the pain a bit but not completely.
Long-Term Results: The spot still came back after consistently applying the ampoule to the area.
- Little goes a long way
- Best used to calm inflammation around broken skin
- Stays clear on skin, no white or pink spot like other spot treatments
- Haven’t noticed anything significant since incorporating it into my routine
- % of LHA is very low
The Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule is not a bad product by any means considering the price point, INCI list, and how little you need for a spot. I just feel like for the amount of LHA in this ampoule, it may as well just be in there as a nice-to-have additional soothing ingredient. There are other ingredients in the formula that also soothe and calm skin, so LHA really isn’t the star ingredient in this Ampoule. Overall, I like the concoction of ingredients and how gentle the Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule is, but it is too gentle for the type of acne I have. It may be more suitable for those of you with very reactive skin that gets light acne.
UPDATE 11/27/2020: I found out that Rovectin came out with a larger size of this ampoule. I think it’s worth it because you can use the LHA Blemish Ampoule as an all-over soothing serum! For me personally, I don’t think the low percentage of LHA would negatively impact my skin if I use it daily, but that’s your discretion.
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