Thelavicos Whitening Vitamin C Ampoules


Another vitamin C product that I got to try this month is Thelavicos Whitening Vitamin C Ampoule which is a skin care product made in South-Korea that claims to help you achieve clean and pure skin, prevent skin damage and improve it's condition - you know, things that Vitamin C generally does.

So, you must be wondering why have you never heard of this brand before? Well, I'm not sure either! Their company seems to mainly focus on export. However, I think this could be a bad decision marketing wise, since we often hear about new products and brands from Korean people who actually use them.

Neverthless, lets look past the marketing and see what these ampoules are all about! :)


One box contains 4 ampoules and the estimated value of this set is 80,000 won (about 62€). 

It's key  ingredients include: niacinamide, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, portulaca oleracea extract, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) & trehalose.

Full ingredient list: Purified Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Niacinamide, Panthenol,1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Urea, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Beta Glucan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tromethamine, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ascorbic Acid (315mg), Mannitol, Trehalose, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract. (View on CosDNA.)

One ampoule contains 9g of product, so the percentage of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in this product is 3,5%. Research has shown that Vitamin C concentrations as low as 0.6% provide antioxidant and anti-aging benefits to skin. So 3,5% is not that bad. Especially since it also contains a lot of niacinamide and I've learned that my skin usually likes everything that contains niacinamide.


Vitamin C powder is separated and will get mixed with the essence after first use, ensuring the vitamin C is fresh. It's not yet fully mixed on the photo above. Here's how the ampoule looked after 1 week of using.



How To Use?
1. Open the cap and gently push the pump.
2. The powder that was separated starts to mix with the essence.
3. Shake the product.
4. Apply it as a serum during your routine. Once mixed, it’s recommended to use within 2 weeks.

Where to buy?
These ampoules are manufactured by HP&C Ltd. I'm not really sure where you can purchase them, however if you are interested, you can try contacting the company through buykorea.org or visit their official website for more information.

Final Conclusion
Honestly, they are pretty much like every other vitamin C serum I've tried. I started using it after reviewing Klairs Vitamin Drop serum and so far I haven't noticed any significant changes in my skin condition. Which is good! Since I was already using vitamin C before. So I'd say these serums perform alike and are both great for mild vitamin C treatment. Although the good thing about Thelavicos ampoules is that you mix them after you start using the product, so the serum is completely fresh when you apply it.

Do you use Vitamin C serums? Which one is your favourite so far?

This product was sent to me on review purpose by BNT News. Visit their website to be up to date with all the latest Korean entertainment news & trends! :)

5 comments

  1. This sounds really interesting! Is it okay to use for sensitive skin? I'd love to try more korean beauty products, it's my goal for 2016! :D xx

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    1. I think it should be okay! The consistency of vitamin C is pretty low and it doesn't have any major skin irritants in it. However these ampoules are probably hard to find. :(

      By the way that's a great goal! haha :D

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  2. Whoa, these look so cool and luxurious! :D I haven't used a vitamin C serum yet, but I definitely wanna check these out! :)

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    1. You should definitely give vitamin C serums a try! :)

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  3. Ho ho ho, I wish you a merry christmas!

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    x Isabelle | Outfit Van De Dag

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