Aippo seoul skincare review

I recently was introduced to the brand Aippo and was shocked to find out the brand has been around since 2010!  Maybe because it is one of those spa clinics that started producing their own skincare and cosmetics but this is not a brand that I have seen anywhere on the internet.  They do have a spa in Sinchon near Ewha women’s university and I really can’t wait to go when I go back to Korea maybe sometime next year.  Anyways, I got gifted their soothing cica cream as well as their hydrating ampoule and I actually like them to my surprise!  Slightly pricey for the size but I am quite impressed with them both.  Let’s get into it!

Aippo brand story:
“In 2010, a group of professional therapists based in Seoul opened an aesthetic shop, AIPPO SKIN&BODYCARE. Since then, they have constantly developed skincare products to achieve true beauty results without harmful artificial chemicals. With this persistent effort and real knowledge of skincare, AIPPO SEOUL, a specialized cosmetic brand was launched for personal at home treatment in 2016. All the products are made with natural ingredients, which demonstrate efficacy powerfully enough to improve skin texture and appearance. 

AIPPO’S UNCOMPROMISING PHILOSOPHY 
We never use harmful chemicals and preservatives. 
We provide affordable price by eliminating unnecessary and inefficient process. 
Simplicity is AIPPO’s identity.  We choose packaging that protects the formulation as well as avoiding complicated and excessive packaging”

Full name of product:
Aippo expert soothing cica cream

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
 “A lightweight cream which helps repair the skin barrier by soothing the skin trouble immediately.  With continuous use overtime, the skin will look rejuvenated and toned.”

Price:
42,000 won/ $31 USD

Amount of product:
40 mL

Duration before expiration:
2 years

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Yesstyle
Aippo Korea

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin/ Glycerol, Methyl Trimethicone, Methylpropanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydrogenated Poluisobutene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/ Steam extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Avena Satica (Oat) Kernal extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panax Ginseng Berry Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithian, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarian Orange) Peel oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Butylene Glycol;1-3-Butylene Glycol, Panthenol;D Panthenol; Dexpanthenol, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Polyquaternium-51, Madecassoside, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

Key ingredient
Soothing cica solution (Centella Asiatica leaf extract, Madecassoside, Licorice Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate): Powerful ingredient to regenerate wound healing properties and help skin repair itself.

From the looks of it, they really don’t use any ingredients that are harmful in their products (saying this from looking at an app that tells me on a scale, how harmful each ingredient is).  Not bad Aippo, not bad ;).

How to use:
Apply an even application of cica cream all over the face and neck.  For best results, use this every morning and night.

Product packaging:
Aippo’s cica cream comes in a very skinny tube and honestly, I was kind of shocked that it was in such a small tube.  I mean for those who are used to Western skincare, this would be the standard size. But for K-beauty lovers who are used to the giant tubes and jars, this seems like kind of a step back.

Another thing I really don’t like about the packaging is the annoying tiny tip.  The tip is so tiny that I feel like I’m about to get tendinitis from squeezing it out day and night.  I think I might end up just popping out the tip.Texture:
Texture of this cream isn’t as lightweight as a gel but not as thick as a cream.  It stands right in the middle and again, I thought this cream might not be hydrating enough which is true if I use this alone.  When I was trying this cream out for a month and a half, I used it alongside their hydrating ampoule and it seemed to do a good job at hydrating my skin without any greasy or dewy look.  It absorbs into the skin relatively quickly but leaves my skin soft and supple.  This cream is definitely a spring/summer cream for my very dry skin.

pH level:
pH 5

Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected

Pro:
-lightweight but hydrating
-soothes my skin, saw less irritation

Con:
-tube kind of small for price

Repurchase?:
No

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
Factoring in the price and amount of product you get, I’d have to give this cream an average scoring.  Maybe because my skin is quite resilient, I didn’t see crazy differences other then my skin condition being maintained at a good regular state and it did seem to sooth my skin a bit.  Overall this is a decent cream but not one I’d repurchase.

Full name of product:
Aippo expert hydrating ampoule

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Expert hydrating ampoule deeply injects your skin with hydration derived from abundant marine ingredients including minerals, plants and deep sea water.

Arctic Glacier water which has vital hexangonal structure prevents dehydration of skin and helps to bring back the skin to a healthier state.”

Price:
38,000 won/ $28 USD

Amount of product:
30 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Aippo Korea
Yesstyle

Ingredients:
Glacier water, Glycerin; Glycerol, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Algae extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernal Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Sargassum Muticum Extract, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Agarum Cribosum Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Laminaria Japonica extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Laminaria Cloustoni Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Jania Rubens Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus extract, Euglena Gracilis extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera extract, Ulva Lactuca extract, Codium Fragile extract, Chlorella Minutissima extract, Hizikia Fusiforme extract, Salicornia Herbacea extract, Planton extract, Pikea Robusta extract, Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca extract, Haematocccus Pluvialis extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Argania Spinosa Kernel oil, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cyclomethicone, Methylpropanediol, water; aqua; distilled water, Cyclopentasiloxane; Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Carbomer; Carboxyvinyl Polymer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-21, Beta-Glucan, Polyquaternium-51, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Steareth-2, Isohexadecane, Stearic Acid, Fructooligosaccharides, Dimethicone, Squalane, Hydrogenated Poluisobutene, Isonoyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Protein, Chlorella Ferment, Hydrolyzed Enteromorpha Compressa, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol; Cetostearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Ceramide NP; Ceramide 3, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 60, PEG-10 Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol

Holy shit man.. THE LONGEST INGREDIENTS LIST I’VE EVER HAD TO TYPE OUT.  WOW

How to use:
After cleansing the face, apply the ampoule morning and night and then continue on with the rest of your skincare routine.

Product packaging:
I love the packaging for their ampoules.  They all come in a glass bottle and only the hydrating formula comes in the frosted glass bottle, not that it makes any difference but I just like the look of frosted glass hehe.  I actually find the plastic for the dropper a little too thick, making it kind of hard to squeeze at times but it still works.

I also find the dropper to be a little short which in turn, makes me have to go back for more product.  Usually with a full size dropper, one squirt does the trick.

Texture:
Don’t let the light texture fool you, this is actually moisturizing even for my dry skin!  Heck, I can confidently say this would work for all skin types since it isn’t greasy at all and absorbs into the skin quickly.  I always get disappointed with serums since most of the time, ampoules don’t do much for my dry skin but this one hydrates well enough that I don’t feel like my skin is stretching or wrinkling up.  On top of that, the lightweight but hydration properties makes this a great hydrating primer for foundation! 

pH level:
pH 5

Fragrance?:
This is going to sound really stupid but this really does smell like fresh glacier waters.  Like if you have ever went outside when it is snowing, it kind of smells like that…. kind of like crisp, clean and cold water.  From the ingredients (and my heavy sleepy eyeballs that is closing as I type this), I don’t see fragrance in the list so I think the scent is from the ingredients itself.  Smell-o-scale: 3/10 in terms of how strong the scent is and fragrance fades after application.

Pro:
-lightweight
-hydrating
-calming

Con:
Nothing!

Repurchase?:
Maybe not the same one but I’d love to try the other two ampoules that they have as well ;).

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
I feel like I repeated myself a lot in this section of the review but not really much to say other then it is lightweight and hydrating enough to give it a passing grade.  I’d definitely say this will work for every skin type and is a great layering piece in your skincare routine.  Two thumbs up and I’d love to be able to try more from this brand because I can definitely see potential.

Products gifted by Aippo.  Not sponsored.

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