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Here’s Why We All Need A Targeted Skincare Regime

It’s simple: Because we all have different concerns we need to treat and target.

It comes as no surprise that we all want a clear, luminous and plump complexion but it is important to know that in order to achieve good skin, each and everyone of us will have to practice different skincare routines based on our specific skin concerns. And instead of using the same ol’ hydrating serum and cream time and time again, it may be time to add new products to your stash to help target other skin concerns that you are facing. 

While serums do help to treat targeted skin concerns thanks to its high concentrations of active ingredients, ampoules may be the answer to quicker results and a more targeted solution. 

Serums and ampoules are similar – we agree with that. But the latter contains higher concentrations of active ingredients and lesser preservatives, which explains why they are packaged for single use to ensure your skin gets the freshness of the ingredients for speedy and effective results.

Here, we suss out the best ampoules to get for a more targeted nighttime treatment. 

For clearer, more even skin: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Accelerated Clarity Renewing Ampoules, $155
Said to repair skin for a clearer complexion in just two weeks, this supercharged ampoule is formulated with two key ingredients that work in harmony to inhibit melanin production and boost skin cell renewal for brighter skin. A tri-blend of glycolic, lactic and phytic acids promote skin cell renewal and resurfaces the skin for a smoother, more radiant complexion while the brand’s Activated C reduces hyperpigmentation for a more even complexion.  For more hydrated skin: Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Capsule Ampoule, $33
Ideal for those with dry and rough complexions (or if you have just gotten off a long-haul flight and feel some tightness), this ampoule may be the solution for your skin. It contains a Hyaluronic Complex, which is made up of five different sizes of hyaluronic acid to provide intense hydration, as well as a seaweed secretion extract to revitalise tired-looking skin.  For stronger, healthier skin: Laneige Focus Active Ampoule (Panthenol), $54
Living in an urban jungle, our skin is prone to damage from pollution and harmful UV rays. This powerful treatment is made with high concentrations of active panthenol to essentially strengthen the skin’s defences. Active forest yeast treats rough and damaged skin; controls excessive oil production; and soothes irritated and sensitive complexions. For plumper, calmer skin: Sum37 Water-Full Deep Effect Ampoule, $65
Upon application, this is said to give a cooling effect to soothe and calm irritated complexions while delivering an intense dose of hydration. It comes equipped with twice the strength of the brand’s Aqua Firm Technology, which works together with fermented bamboo sap to effectively hydrate and plump up complexions. For a more rejuvenated complexion: La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion, $830
Your skin, too, gets tired sometimes and needs to recharge and renew itself. This treatment is formulated with energising actives that aid in getting rid of toxins found in skin cells, reactivate sluggish cellular metabolism; and speed up skin cell renewal to improve firmness and elasticity. For firmer, plumper skin: Albion Infinesse Injector OSK Serum, $133
This treatment reportedly helps to improve skin density for a firmer complexion in just 28 days with continuous use. It contains its key active ingredient known as OSK, which targets collagen synthesis. It also features a biomimetic structure, allowing the ingredients to penetrate all layers of the skin to quickly and effectively reach the dermis layer. This targeted treatment is also infused with botanical extracts to stimulate microcirculation and strengthen the skin’s lipid barrier for a healthier complexion.