Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule Review
Hi friends! In my previous post I talked about Missha’s reformulated FTE so today I’ll be reviewing the reformulated ampoule. Honestly, I was digging around trying to find out how many times this formula changed and it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Like the FTE, I also tried the ampoule 3 years ago so this “new” formula calls for a review!
What It Is
Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule is a super charged serum that hydrates and repairs skin, fights signs of aging, and improves elasticity. It is used after cleansing/toning, but before moisturizer. This ampoule is 1.69 oz for $49 and can be found on Soko Glam.
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycereth-26, Juniperus Chinensis Xylem Extract, Sorbus Commixta Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Betaine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Ceteth-3, Ceteth-5, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sea Water, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Ethyl Hexanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polysorbate 20. Cyclomethicone, Grifola Frondosa (Maitake) Mycelium Ferment Filtrate Extract, Ophioglossum Vulgatum Extract, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Yeast Ferment Extract, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acacia Arabica Stem Bark Extract, Adenosine, Dimethiconol, Xanthan Gum, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Octyldodecanol, Cyclomethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Manilkara Multinervis Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Macadamia Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Retinol, Cholesterol, Beta-Sitosterol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-24, Choleth-24, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Ubiquinone, Cetyl Phosphate, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Biotin
Thank god for COSDNA’s ingredient analyzer otherwise checking each ingredient in this list would be insane. Anyway, the only worrisome ingredient looks like retinol, but you might be thinking what I’m thinking- “Don’t we use retinol as a topical treatment anyway?” This has to have trace amounts of it so I’m not worried about it. Side note: Retinol should be in dark, opaque packaging to keep it active, and this bottle is kind of see through so I'm sure you know where I'm going with this.
The first time I tried this, I went into it hearing all the hype and how it was a dupe for Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair (tried Estee twice and had allergic reactions both times), but it didn’t live up to expectations. This time with the new formula I actually noticed a difference. It’s still a viscous formula, but isn’t sticky at all. It feels quite nice on the skin and absorbs well without leaving any traces. I can’t remember the smell of the first one I used, but this one has a very light medicinal scent. It’s barely noticeable and disappears quickly.
This isn't a hard rule, but the FTE and this ampoule go hand in hand, which is why I purchased both together. I tested them separately and together, and I prefer the ampoule to the FTE. I’ve only been using this at night, but I’m happy to report that I wake up with hydrated, plump skin. I’m not too sure about wrinkle care since I don’t have too many so hopefully it’ll prevent them, but overall my skin reacts pretty well to this ampoule. No breakouts or rashes!
If you look at this ampoule from a monetary perspective, $49 is a lot for this type of product especially since it’s not THAT revolutionary. Although I purchased this for 40% off during the sale, I still don’t think it’s amazing enough to warrant repurchasing. This ampoule is good and is better than the version I tried a few years ago, but it’s not good enough to remain in my permanent line of skincare.