It seems I’m becoming somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to reviewing orange bottles with promises of vitamins inside. Naturally, vitamin C is associated with the colour, and how better to signal HEY THIS SERUM IS A SOURCE OF VITAMIN C GUYS than a bright orange package? Enter Swanicoco Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule: a whopper of an orange bottle.
This ampoule comes in at a rather respectable 50ml for between $18-25, so it immediately caught my eye as a decently priced brightening product. I’ll start with a disclaimer that I’m not someone with hyperpigmentation, just your average skincare enthusiast looking for smoother, healthier-looking skin.
I love Swanicoco products. My love started years ago, when I was living in Busan, and could pop into one of their stores any time I wanted. This Easter, when I went back to Korea, I made it my mission to bring myself back a Swanicoco haul…but there was a problem. I couldn’t find any stores in Seoul – even ones I’d visited before. They’d vanished. Luckily, however, at South Korea’s very tip, in the small but rather lovely city of Suncheon, I managed to find a store – hidden in a tiny back street. I still have no idea how I did it.
So, if you’re ever in Suncheon, and you want to visit Swanicoco, hit me up. Clearly I’m your guide. While you’re there, I strongly suggest picking up the Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule, and here’s why:
Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Butylene glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Water(0.3%), Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Betaine, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Sodium Citrate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Citric Acid, Adenosine, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, and Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract.
So where are the vitamins here?
First, you have Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, more commonly known as sea buckthorn extract. This is a rich source of vitamin C, so it should help to fight free radical damage, while also providing anti-wrinkle care.
Next up, you have 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a vitamin C derivative. This provides the skin with antioxidant benefits, and some studies have also been conducted to test its abilities in inhibiting melanin production – in short, it’s a brightening ingredient.
Finally, you have niacinamide, or vitamin B3. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. None of which I have, but it’s good to know that it does. And providing your skin with a good dose of antioxidant care is key in preventing external damage, through free radicals generated by pollution or UV radiation. Prevention is the name of my game!
For that reason, it was hard at first to see any results from this ampoule. Let’s bear in mind that I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles to speak of, hyperpigmentation isn’t an issue for me, and I very rarely break out so have little to no scarring. It might sound like a scoff, but I assure you it’s not – it’s simply to put in context what I’m looking for from this serum, which is simply slightly more radiant, healthy-looking skin, with a dose of antioxidant care for protection and prevention of damage.
For under $20, I’d say this ampoule is pretty good going – as ultimately, my first goal (more radiant, healthy-looking skin) has come true for me. I can’t speak for future damage, but I can say that overall, my skin looks somewhat brighter with redness in my cheeks reduced. It was a brightness which crept up on me, and results absolutely weren’t immediate. With any type of vitamin C serum, though, you should always bear in mind that it will take between 2-4 weeks to show results.
Multi Solution Triple V Packaging
In addition to its decent price point, the packaging is pretty much a dream for me. A glass bottle with a dropper inside dispenses the product inside easily (perhaps a little too easily, but we’ll get there). Try to store the bottle in a cool environment (not cold) to keep the formula stable and effective. This ampoule has a very fluid texture, and apparently according to Beauty Tap, for best results you should apply it straight after cleansing. Be careful when dispensing, because it is very fluid, and if you’re not careful you can end up with a palmful of product. Slow and steady wins the race.
Where can I buy the Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule?
Unless you fancy a trip to Suncheon, you can find the Swanicoco Triple V Ampoule at the following sites:
Beauty Tap (<$20)
Prices correct at the time of publication. No affiliate links are included in this post, and all opinions expressed are my own.