Review: Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Ampoule

High[ly] moisturizing. Suitable for acne prone skin. Plump skin. Calms from summer heat. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Papa Recipe

I’ve been looking more into Papas Recipe products lately, especially since I’ve previously enjoyed their face masks so much. I recently took a chance on their eggplant ampoule. Eggplant is growing in skincare popularity for its anti-acne effects, and considering the simple, inoffensive ingredient list, I thought to give this ampoule a try. The product is a thin, clear liquid, easily spread and absorbed into the skin, leaving behind a slight cooling sensation. Overall, application is a simple, pleasant process.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Glycerin, Water, Hydroxyethyl Urea, 1,2-Hexanediol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, C12-14 Pareth-12, Betaine, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Dimethyl Sulfone, Cellulose Gum, Betula Alba Juice, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Trehalose, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Beta-Glucan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Rutin

Significant Pros

  • Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract (anti-acne, anti-oxidant)
  • Propanediol (moisturizing)
  • Glycerin (moisturizing)
  • Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract (moisturizing, anti-aging)
  • Centella Asiatica Extract (calming)
  • Houttuynia Cordata Extract (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial)

Significant Cons

  • nothing of note

The Takeaway

Though relatively inexpensive ($17) and easily applied, this eggplant ampoule unfortunately disappointed me . . . Though I don’t think this product broke me out, it definitely did not prevent acne, I’ll tell you that, lol.

Whether you suffer from severe, light, or occasional hormonal acne, I can’t recommend this product. Feels nice, but pretty ineffective overall.

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