Glow for the Gold: Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule Review

Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule is an old favorite with a new name. I first used it 3+ years ago, practically an eternity for a skincare addict. It’s about time I shared my love for it. (This particular bottle was sent by the brand, but I’ve purchased multiple bottles on my own.)

It’s a splurge (a TINY 15ml for $23 at Target(!) and $38 at Glow Recipe), but can you really put a price on liquid glow, er, gold?

Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule Review

Why do I love thee? THE GLOW. Boasting 50% propolis extract, it not only wraps skin in moisture but also instantly imparts that clear, radiant glow of Kbeauty dreams. The kind of glow that might normally require 7 layers of hydrating toners to achieve.

The dropper dispenses each drop of the viscous amber serum in a controlled manner. No accidental leaks here. No noticeable scent either.

My preferred application method? Mix 1-2 drops into a few drops of a “neutral” carrier like Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion or (when my skin wants more nourishment) Holy Snails Shark Sauce and/or facial oil. I’m prone to tossing in a bit of everything. All the glow but achieved much more economically than if you were to apply it directly on. Credit for this method goes to Fiddy Snails.

I wish I could say there were a cheap knockoff out there. Let me know if you have one to recommend! Here’s what I’ve tried and will be trying:

  • Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule ($29 for a Costco-worthy 100ml at Peach & Lily): Terribly boring and didn’t impart an instant glow. Also a lot lighter in consistency (a water-light gel vs. LGH’s syrupy goodness). But it may be appealing to oilier skin types and boasts 80% propolis extract.
  • CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampule [sic] (for 15ml, it’s $18-27 on various sites (link is to Shop at Korea, but it’s also on Amazon and eBay)): Well geez, if I hadn’t seen that LGH is now only $23 at Target of all places, I wouldn’t have bought the CNP to compare. But I do have this waiting to test next. A hand swatch imparted a similar glow, but because it’s almost the same price yet only 10% propolis extract (vs. LGH’s 50%), I’m skeptical that this can overtake LGH.
  • 7 Skin Method: Yes, some trial and error to find the best number of layers and best toner/combo of toners would probably yield similar results for much cheaper. I personally haven’t found the right combo. Some of my milky hydrating toners give that glow but feel squishy after several layers.

Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule Ingredients

Source: Official product page.

Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule: Same as Leejiham Vita Propolis Ampoule?

The company recently rebranded itself as Leegeehaam and renamed the product Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule, but it has not been reformulated.

If you’re Googling for more reviews or the best prices though, try the original name, which Target and Glow Recipe are still using: Leejiham (LJH) Vita Propolis Ampoule.

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