Best mild pore care solution for sensitive acne prone skin? Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule Review

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

Is your skin sensitive, but do you want to take better care of your pores? Try LHA! Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule is a perfect solution for more sensitive skin. But what's an LHA, and why you probably haven't heard about it before? 

LHA is not a new topic for me, but when I met LHA no one thought about introducing me to LHA - I was told it's LHA but nothing more - what does it do, how does it work, and what kind of "family' does it belong. Since AHA and BHA were common, PHA started to be popular, but LHA? I only saw professional treatments with LHA.   

I tried LHA on clients before, but Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule is the first LHA treatment I use on myself. There's a reason why I've decided to choose LHA - my skin is sensitive, and I wanted to take better care without giving up on other solutions I use currently (mostly vitamin C solutions). 

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

About Rovectin 

Rovectin is a South Korean brand, but the name Rovectin comes from the Latin word "reverti" which in the brand's view means "to return back to where it was". Rovectin was created for cancer patients, but Rovectin has even a deeper story. It's a story of siblings - a brother who wanted to help his sister during her chemotherapy. Rovectin products are good for sensitive skin, they are all cruelty-free and free from many sensitizing ingredients.    

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule - Packaging  

I love how unusual Rovectin is. You see, every product created by Rovectin has this minimalistic packaging. I was a bit surprised with Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule - instead of a white or turquoise bottle, the brand decided to go with a green bottle. I associate this brand with white, black and turquoise colours, even if I think the cica line has some magenta details - by the way, it's a clever colour if you use a printer since it's a basic shade for printers. I didn't expect to see a green bottle with a pipette, but it's a good choice for LHA Ampoule. What's so unusual? Rovectin always adds super cute stickers, and obviously, my mom thought I'd decided to try this brand because of the bunny sticker (and it kinda made me already give more points to the brand as a bunny mother).   

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule - Scent & Texture  

The texture of Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule feels more oily than regular BHA, and it has sense since LHA has this additional lipid chain to make it more delicate for the skin. Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule texture looks more like a gel than an ampoule. The scent is quite neutral.   

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule - Ingredients  

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glutathione, Hyaluronic Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Carbomer, Glycerin, Raspberry Ketone, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol  

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water is a hydrosol, good for your pores, and it's supposed to work as an antioxidant. Propanediol is also known as natural glycol - an alternative for propylene glycol. Propanediol is a solvent with additional moisturizing properties. It makes the product smooth to touch. It can even improve the effectiveness of active ingredients. 1,2-Hexanediol is a synthetic solvent and preservative - it protects products from microorganisms by boosting other preservatives. At the same time, it can moisturize the skin and has no unpleasant effects on your epidermis. Methylpropanediol is a solvent with antimicrobial properties. It's a synthetic ingredient that works even with the most stubborn substances. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 - a vitamin soluble in water. It helps with problems like wrinkles, acne, skin texture, and enlarged pores and promotes collagen synthesis. Niacinamide makes the skin barrier stronger. It might be handy in cellulite treatments. Do you want to fight pigmentation or uneven skin? Try to mix niacinamide with Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid or Retinol. Water hides in a cosmetic product under names such as Aqua or Eau. It's a solvent, but it's not your regular drinking water. Water in skincare needs to fit some standards. It should be clean and free from minerals, microorganisms or other substances. Usually, water makes up the majority of the content of the product. Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of a popular Natural Moisturizing Factor - Hyaluronic Acid. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer as the name says is related to Sodium Hyaluronate. It's a strong water-binding moisturizer, it hydrates your skin and prevents TEWL. Glutathione is an antioxidant with rising popularity. This ingredient is very popular in countries like the Philippines as a skin whitening substance. You can use it on the skin, but you can find some clinics that offer oral treatments or injections. I would recommend staying away from injections (not only Glutathione injections) and being careful with supplements/oral therapies. Glutathione should help you with pigmentation and melasma. I think you can find better ingredients and treatments than Glutathione ones to brighten the pigmentation. 

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that everyone knows, and lately, European brands seem to be obsessed with it. Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that naturally occurs in our skin, and people usually think it's a beautiful moisturizer - the answer to dry skin. We have to remember that HA in skincare comes in a few different forms - a low molecule or high molecule, the smaller the molecule is, the easier the penetration of the product. Usually, low molecule HA costs more, and you can barely even see the product with HA and information on the molecular weight of the Hyaluronic Acid. Some people might get reactions to HA - my skin gets dehydrated when I use HA serums, and sometimes I have to deal with redness or even acne after using HA serums, but acne, redness, skin sensitivity, and other reactions to the skin are personal. One product can work for you, but it won't work for your friend - same with ingredients. Capryloyl Salicylic Acid is an ingredient related to Salicylic Acid. It's a lipo hydroxy acid which is a combination of salicylic acid and lipid chain. This solution is supposed to make the ingredient less irritating. Capryloyl Salicylic Acid is an exfoliant with antimicrobial and keratolytic - it helps remove the dead skin cell and improves the skin condition. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is a low-weight humectant. It's a form of natural moisturizing factor that occurs in our skin - Hyaluronic Acid. The smaller the molecule is, the better it works. Aloe is a common ingredient in beauty products. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract has moisturizing properties. Aloe pulp contains over 95-99% of water. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract can be helpful after sunburns, sun exposure, acne, and sensitive skin. Panthenol is a humectant. It prevents skin from TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). Panthenol is also known as vitamin B5, and it helps with irritation. Panthenol can soothe the skin irritated by preservatives, scent ingredients, and chemical sunscreens - it might have a meaning for lipids in our skin and skin barrier. It speeds up the healing process. It's good to use it after sunbathing. In haircare, Panthenol has moisturizing properties. If you have problems detangling your hair or hair growth go for Panthenol. It is good to mix it with niacinamide and zinc oxide. You can see it in products for atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. 

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

Carbomer is a thickener and stabilizer. You can often see it in gel formulas. Glycerin or Glycerol is a humectant. Its origin can be natural or synthetic - depending on the product. It protects TEWL (transepidermal water loss) and naturally occurs in the skin. It's one of the NMFs - natural moisturizing factors. It's practical in haircare. Glycerin won't clog your skin or irritate it just the opposite - it protects your skin from irritation. Raspberry Ketone is a scent ingredient. Hydroxyethyl Urea is related to Urea, and it has moisturizing properties. Hydroxyethylcellulose is a thickener. Tromethamine helps with the pH, to make sure your product has an ideal pH. Ethylhexylglycerin is a preservative with subtle moisturizing and antimicrobial properties. Allantoin is a powerful ingredient in skincare, and I think we have all known it since the early days. My family didn't imagine my childhood without this cream. Allantoin derives from comfrey, and it has soothing properties, but it also speeds up the healing process, which makes it ideal for acne-prone skin and sensitive skin. Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans are supposed to moisture your skin. Butylene Glycol is a common ingredient in products. It's not only a solvent. We use butylene glycol because it helps active ingredients penetrate the skin deeper. It protects products from drying and moisturizes skin and hair. This ingredient can prevent hair loss and make your hair stronger. Benzyl Glycol is a solvent. Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide. It can come from yeast, seaweeds or fungi. It's one of the best moisturizers with soothing properties. It might help with reducing wrinkle visibility on the epidermis. Some sources say it might be an antioxidant. It's good to mix it with niacinamide, and retinoids or use it after skincare treatments to heal the skin quicker. Beta-glucan leaves a film on the skin to prevent TEWL and lock the moisture inside the skin. Disodium EDTA neutralizes metal ions in the formula to keep products fresh. Alcohol is an immense topic in skincare. Alcohol can be good or bad for your skin, but sometimes the amount makes a poison. Alcohol, after all, is a prominent solvent. It makes active substances penetrate the skin deeper. This effect has its cost - the skin is getting a bit irritated. Some substances can be dissolved only in alcohol. This ingredient has antibacterial properties. It works as a preservative by preventing microorganisms from growing in the product. It has some awful sides too. It can dry your skin, mainly if we use it in large amounts. Sensitive skin is not a fan of this ingredient.  

How does Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule work?  

One of the reasons why I've decided to give a chance to Rovectin is the sensitivity of my skin, after last year's retinoid treatment, my experience with university and some genetic tendencies, I started to spot that my skin gets irritated easily. The warm temperature lately isn't better for me. I knew about LHA before, but I've never tried it on myself - mostly because LHA wasn't that common, and I wasn't even taught what it is. I can even tell you that LHA is a topic no one ever mentioned to me at the university, but a few of my friends who have their practice are using LHA - earlier this year I did dermapen with this acid and peptides. LHA is a solution recommended for sensitive skin, but what I find weird is how many magazines and media portray Capryloyl Salicylic Acid - a derivative of Salicylic Acid, as an AHA substitute. LHA is a substitute for BHA, and not every skin enjoys BHA. If you search for a substitute for AHA - go for PHA.   

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

I have to admit, my pore care lately got worse, and I've decided to test this ampoule to see if it can help me. The texture was a bit unusual, and it's quite hard to take the solution out of the bottle since it's a thick, gel formula. Once you apply it to the skin, there's no feeling of any stinging or pain - it's like a cold gel on the skin. The solution sinks into the skin quickly. What I notice is that Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule doesn't cause me any irritation, but my skin with makeup and without makeup looks softer - the pores are cleaner. Obviously, pores will be visible since we live and breathe - pores can't shrink, but what we can do is take proper care of pores. If you use lots of actives, LHA might be a better choice than BHA. If your skin is sensitive, then LHA + clay mask is a great option for you. I use LHA daily or every second day, and I can't complain. I feel like this solution is going to stay with me longer.   

Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule

Where to buy and the price of Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule? 

I've tested Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule thanks to Wishtrend. Wishtrend is a Kbeauty store with lots of amazing and unique brands like Klairs, I'm From, By Wishtrend, elmt, Soo Good, Rovectin and more. Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule costs $36 for 50ml on Wishtrend, but right now you can buy it a bit cheaper - $30.60/50ml. The ampoule is vegan-friendly.   

Overall, Rovectin LHA Blemish Ampoule is a huge surprise for me, and I believe I might choose LHA over BHA.   

Have you ever tried LHA? What's your experience with Rovectin?



*** This product was made in a collaboration with Wishtrend, even though it still shows my personal, honest opinion on the topic and product.***

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