LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule - which one is better?

Monday, 13 January 2020

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Propolis Ampoules have fans all around the world. My favourite Propolis Ampoule was LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule. It was because the brand has changed the name to Dr Ceuracle. Not only the name was changed, but the ingredients in their cult propolis ampoule are different as well. Thanks to Kosame Beauty, I was able to make a comparison between two different ampoules, and show you results. Does the difference in the formula make Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule better or worse?

What does the propolis do to your skin?

Propolis is used in skincare for various reasons. Usually, people believe in it's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It's a bee glue, but if you expect that Propolis will glue your skin then you might be right. People use it to regenerate the skin and fight with inflammation. It's an ingredient that helps with acne - you can find many brands making entire Propolis series for acne-prone skin. LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule was one of the recommended products for acne, and I saw almost everywhere next to iUnik Propolis serum.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

About the brand - Dr.Ceuracle

Dr.Ceuracle is a South Korean skincare brand. All the products are based on research and technology to develop skin-friendly formulas. Dr.Ceuracle has 4 main series - Pro Balance, Tea Tree Purifine, Cica Regen and Royal Vita Propolis. The brand has also a medical derma line with special treatments for different skin types and problems. The brand has also a small line of makeup products. Previously, the brand was operating under the name Leegeehaam. All the product got upgraded - from the design to formulas.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule - Ingredients

Propolis Extract (50%), Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract (10%), Panthenol, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Twig Extract (13%), Centella Asiatica Extract (13%), Carbomer, Arginine, Spirodela Polyrrhiza Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine

Propolis Extract is a well-known ingredient to every person who fights with acne. It's an antioxidant, and we believe that propolis has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Honey has a long history of use in cosmetics. There's one thing I have to mention - if you have an allergy to bees you should try to stay away from Propolis Extract. Portulaca Oleracea Extract is another element on the list. This soothing ingredient came from Traditional Korean Medicine. Sadly, the Sea Buckthorn reminds me more of Russia and Finland than South Korea. Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract is a source of Vitamin C. Companies use different terms like Russian gold or Finnish gold to show the origins of these berries. Sea Buckthorn is a berry typical for Northern Europe and Asia. You can find sea buckthorn jam in some countries. It has a small flaw for acne-prone skin - it contains Vitamin B12 which is better for dry skin than oily skin, but some of my friends who have oily skin still love Sea Buckthorn in ever form. Panthenol is nothing else than Pro-vitamin B5, a soothing moisturizer with positive meaning to the skin barrier. It speeds up the healing process. Rosa Centifolia Flower Water is a hydrosol of an astringent. Niacinamide is a miracle ingredient. It does lots of excellent work. Having problems with dark spots? Try Niacinamide! Acne? Niacinamide will be good for you too! Problems with skin barrier? Solve it with Niacinamide! Wrinkles? You might want to try Niacinamide as well. Sensitive skin might find Niacinamide bit problematic when it's mixed with Vitamin C or used in the same routine as Vitamin C, but I can't deny Niacinamide is a skincare treasure!

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Twig Extract is an astringent, but still, I'm happy to see it here. Centella Asiatica Extract is an ingredient that stays in skincare trend. Lots of ingredients used in skincare have a long history of use in medicine. This ingredient isn't different because Centella is a part of Ayurveda, a traditional (or if you prefer - alternative) medicine used by people for ages. Nowadays we associate it with India. Centella is a herb mainly used in skincare for its healing properties. It speeds up the healing process, that's why acne-prone skin loves it. If you're pregnant or you plan pregnancy then try to find body care products with Centella Asiatica because it can have a positive meaning on skin elasticity as well as stretch marks. Carbomer makes the texture here, so the formula is not like a toner, but ampoule. Arginine is an amino acid, a moisturizer with antioxidant properties. The next ingredient is something new. Spirodela Polyrrhiza Extract is a water-loving plant. It's an antioxidant and you might know it as duckweed.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Hydroxyethylcellulose is a thickener. I like Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate more in skincare than as food. Is a soothing plant related to your least favourite candy - Licorice! It works as an anti-inflammatory ingredient, but it has positive meaning for acne-prone skin. In general, Licorice can brighten your skin and help with acne. I wouldn't expect a lot from Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, but I think that adding it to this formula was a great move. Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of a popular Natural Moisturizing Factor - Hyaluronic Acid. Adenosine is another cool ingredient. It speeds up the healing process and repairs the skin barrier. It's great for inflamed skin and it might have a positive effect on skin elasticity.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule - Ingredients

Propolis Extract (33.5%), Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract (10%), Panthenol (5%), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Niacinamide (4%), 1,2-Hexanediol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (1%), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Royal Jelly Extract (0.1%), Spirodela Polyrhiza Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Arginine, Water, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine

The ingredients in Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule are almost the same, but there are some differences. Propolis Extract amount is not the same as before. The previous version had 50% of Propolis Extract, while Dr. Ceuracle has only 33.5%. Is this difference so significant? I won't tell you yet, because I want you to see the results first. Portulaca Oleracea Extract and Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract (10%) are the same as in the old variant. I couldn't find information on how much of Panthenol and Niacinamide we got previously, but it's fine to see the percentage. 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (1%) is still fine, I'm happy that Dr.Ceuracle didn't give up on Vitamin C in such form. Instead of Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Twig Extract we get Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract. It's a soothing astringent with antibacterial properties. It's ideal for all skin types and that can surprise. If you have visible blood vessels, Hamamelis is an ingredient for you. It can speed up the healing process and help with inflammation.

Propolis amount got decreased, but instead, Dr.Ceuracle gives us Royal Jelly Extract is a very small amount - 0.1%. Sometimes less is better. We don't know a lot about this ingredient, but we want to believe it's as positive as honey and propolis. That's the biggest difference between the two products.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule - which one is better?

Both ampoules look similar, the design and packaging, even formulas look almost the same. I'm still surprised why the new formula has a smaller amount of Propolis than the old one. Which one in your opinion did better?

I started my test with the idea - right side is for old formula while the left side is for a new one. I used both ampoules twice a day. I knew how Leegeehaam formula works because it was my 3rd bottle, but Dr.Ceuracle? I had some expectations. Both formulas look the same and the thickness is very similar. I feel like Dr.Ceuracle might be a tiny bit different - it's thicker than Leegeehaam version, but I swear the difference is very small. Application is the same - there's no change between these two in scent and application process, but the effects are the biggest difference.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

I won't lie to you when I asked on Instagram which side is better, everyone told me that the effect is more visible on the right side aka Leegeehaam test side. And I totally agree with you because I feel the same way. Dr.Ceuracle works too, but the effects are somehow disappointing. I didn't expect to see better results, but I was hoping that maybe a change in Propolis Extract amount will transfer to other properties of the product. Dr.Ceuracle needs more time to show the power of Propolis. I believe that for some skin types this ampoule will work better than the old version. I'm a fan of Leegeeham variant, but I can't deny that in future I'll stick to Dr.Ceuracle since I still haven't found any better Propolis ampoule.

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule


By the way, I just ended up today (the day I publish this post) Leegeehaam ampoule while Dr. Ceuracle formula should stay for a week longer

LeeGeeHaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule vs Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

Where to get Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule and how much does it cost?

Dr Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule is available at Kosame Beauty and you can get it for £26. It's a 15ml ampoule but it lasts quite about 2-3 months.

Have you ever tried this ampoule? What's your favourite propolis product?

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*** This post was made in collaboration with Kosame Beauty even though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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