Urang recently released a reformulated version of the Pink Everlasting ampoule. As you may know, I mentioned this ampoule on both my blog and Youtube channel. Of course somethings has changed since then.
What are some differences?
Immediately at first glance, there is already a HUGE difference. The original formula was a very light baby pink color whereas the renovated ampoule is a deeper shade of pink. Why is that?
Why did the color change? Ingredient?
In the renewed formula, hydrolyzed collagen was replaced with hydrolyzed quinoa. Hydrolyzed collagen was derived from fish skin/scales, whereas the hydrolyzed quinoa is plant-derived. Also hydrolyzed quinoa is great for firming and moisture. You maybe thinking, “well why did the color change?” Hydrolyzed quinoa is also known for enhancing color retention. So naturally the color will become more contrast. Another ingredient which was changed was the Cyanocobalamin, a man-made vitamin B12. The ingredient was changed to Methylcobalamin, which is also a vitamin B12.
Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin? Different?
They are both vitamin B12, BUT one of them is synthetic whereas the other one is natural. As you may guessed it, Cyanocobalamin is man-made. This vitamin B12 is commonly used in supplements since it’s more secure and cost-effective to use. Usually when taking it as a supplement, our body will naturally convert it to methylcobalamin. Also methylcobalamin is much more higher quality and effective for the skin since it absorbs more easily. It totally make sense!
Is it vegan??
Technically yes it is vegan since it does not contain fish skin or scales any longer, BUT it is not officially vegan-certified by an organization. Even though it is a vegan ampoule, most products can not be certified vegan unless the company is located in US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As you may know, Urang is a Korean brand, located in South Korea. Btw this is my personal opinion/research, so please research more about “vegan-certified” products and regulations.
In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, and check out my recent video on YouTube. I did a whole #onebrandskincare review on Urang. Keep in my mind, I reviewed the old formula of the Pink Everlasting ampoule in the video. I’ve been using the new ampoule quite frequently and am gradually liking it more too.
** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!
Another Urang skincare review?!! I know! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to review other products. I have been quite lazy to review anything. Since I am on a deadline, I have been just reviewing Urang skincare lately, but I PROMISE I will be uploading other contents soon.
First let’s start of the with the one I was most excited to use, Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule. I heard really good things about this ampoule since it helps with anti-aging, rejuvenation, and restoring the skin. One of my friends, Eunice (aka Euniunni) always raves about this ampoule and so I thought I have to try it for myself.
Pink Everlasting Ampoule
This ampoule promises skin healing properties, maintaining skin moisture barrier, anti-inflammation, and firming. It contains some fun ingredients such as Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water (for repairing, regenerating, & soothing), Silk Amino Acids (for moisture preservation), and Hydrolyzed collegen (for anti-aging, firming, and rejuvenation).
I will be honest I haven’t had much of an opportunity to use this ampoule to its full extent since I have been so busy with the holidays. I prefer using this ampoule during my night skincare routine since it has a lot of anti-aging properties. I haven’t seen extreme differences yet but I will definitely give you an update in the future.
Let’s dissect this ampoule more: (that sounds gruesome lol)
SMELL ~ Compare to the blue brightening oil serum, I am not a huge fan of the smell. It doesn’t have a bad scent but it reminds me of a slight bitter floral scent. Does that make sense? It’s hard to explain but it’s not my cup of tea (or flower lol). I know a lot of people love the scent and have no problem, so maybe it’s just me. It definitely took me some time to get used to it but luckily the scent doesn’t linger.
COLOR ~ It’s a beautiful light pink color. The pink comes from the vitamin B12. There is no artificial fragrance or coloring.
TEXTURE ~ The texture is a silicone-like texture that lathers into the skin very well. BTW, there is NO silicone in it. It’s possible the texture is from the Silk Amino Acids but I haven’t confirmed that yet. I will let you know as soon I as I know~
Urang True Repair Essence
Next up, it is the Urang True Repair Essence. Do you use essences or do you skip it entirely? Usually after cleansing and toning, I like to use an essence. During my night skincare routine, I go for the Repair Essence.
This essence promises supple skin, help dull skin, provide glowing complexion, hydration, and anti-acne properties. Some key ingredients are Rosa Damascena Flower Water (for antioxidant properties & moisturizing), Water, Glycerin (attracts moisture & acts as an emollient), and Sclerotium Gum (natural thickening agent & softening properties).
SMELL ~ This definitely has a prominent rose scent. I know some of my friends are obsessed with rose fragrances, but personally I don’t care too much. I’m slowly coming to like the fragrance but it’s not my favorite scent.
TEXTURE~ Guuuuurrrll! This texture is so unique since it has a more gel-like consistency. You may be surprised if you get your bottle in the mail and it looks solid. I had the same issue and freaked out, so I contacted Urang about it. Apparently, the ampoule will solidify in cold weather but after it is placed in room temperature, it will go back to a normal gel-like consistency.
Overall, I am enjoying both the pink ampoule and rose repair essence. I haven’t seen drastic differences in my skin yet but I haven’t had any negative effects either. Thank goodness. I definitely will continue to use it and hopefully see some positive results in the long run. I need all the anti-aging and hydration possible!