MartiDerm Cheat Sheet: How to find the right ampoule serum for your skin type?

So much talk about skin ampoules always makes you wonder what they are, and how do you know which is the right one for you! Filled with potent, active and concentrated ingredients, these serums or super serums can add a significant boost to your skincare regime, and are known to be legendary for a reason. MartiDerm is a Spanish brand dominating the skincare world with their unique skin ampoules all over their globe. Formulated at the optimal pH, they use synergistic combinations in their skin ampoules for maximum safety and to ensure the highest Vitamin C efficacy. The power-packed duo Vitamin C and vegan Proteoglycans have a solution to every common complexion concern, with different, customised textures for every different skin type.

Stumped as to what MartiDerm skin ampoule is right for you? Let us take a deeper dive into the wonders of the MartiDerm ampoules, so you can find your perfect match.

1) MartiDerm Proteos Liposome Ampoules

Skin type: Oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin

Skin concern: Open/large pores, brightening

Key ingredients:

  • 3% Proteoglycans
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate)
  • Vitamin E
  • Glycolic Witch Hazel extract

Benefits:

This oil-free ampoule has a lightweight, soft and water-like texture that provides deep moisturisation without a greasy sensation. They help to tone the skin, close the pores and leave the skin looking fresh and light. These ampoules also help to neutralise free radicals and reduce the effects of harmful sun damage. Formulated at a higher pH of 5.5, they use a milder, less concentrated derivative of Vitamin C to avoid irritation or redness, making them the perfect choice for sensitive skin too. If you live in a humid/warm climate or are looking to switch your serum up in those scorching summer months, this ampoule can be your savior to avoid excess oiliness and stickiness.

Dos & Don’ts:

  • While using Proteos Liposome Ampoules, always ensure that you apply these before the following:
    a) Your regular serum
    b) MartiDerm Night Renew ampoules
    c) MartiDerm DSP Bright ampoules.

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2) MartiDerm Hydra Plus Ampoules

Skin type: Dry skin

Skin concern: Hydration, brightening

Key ingredients:

  • 3% Proteoglycans
  • 5% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin F

Benefits:

These antioxidant-rich ampoules help to brighten the skin and provide intensive moisturising because of their oily texture. They help to correct wrinkles, fine lines, and unevenness and make the skin supple, firm without making it greasy or sticky. Moreover, they are enriched with the goodness of Vitamin F that contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to provide the highest levels of nourishment to the skin’s barrier and control its hydration levels.

Dos & Don’ts:

  • While using Proteos Hydra Plus Ampoules, always ensure that you apply these before the following:
    a) Your regular serum
    b) MartiDerm Night Renew ampoules
    c) MartiDerm DSP Bright ampoules

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3) MartiDerm Hydra Plus SP Ampoules

Skin type: Normal and combination skin

Skin concern: Hydration, brightening

Key ingredients:

  • 3% Proteoglycans
  • 5% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin F

Benefits:

Another antioxidant-rich formula, it has a milky texture that helps boost collagen production and repair the skin’s connective tissue to visibly brighten and moisturise from deep within. Apart from upping your skin’s hydration levels, it has UVA/UVB sunscreen, which helps to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful radiation, and prevents premature appearances of wrinkles and spots.

Dos & Don’ts:

While using Proteos Hydra Plus SP Ampoules, always ensure that you apply these before the following:

  • Your regular serum
  • MartiDerm Night Renew ampoules
  • MartiDerm DSP Bright ampoules

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4) MartiDerm Photo-Age Ampoules

Skin type: All skin types

Skin concern: Anti-ageing (wrinkles, fine lines, loss of skin elasticity)

Key ingredients:

  • 3% Proteum 89+
  • Vitamin C (10% L-Ascorbic Acid + 5% Ascorbyl Glucoside),
  • Anti Radicular Complex Repair
  • Vitamin F
  • Retinol (Vitamin A)
  • Vitamin E

Benefits:

If you are looking to manage the signs of ageing, be it fine lines, wrinkles or even loss of skin elasticity, this is the perfect treatment for you. These light textured ampoules help increase collagen production and protect the skin from free radicals, harmful UV ray damage, pollution, damage from smoking, etc. The whooping 15% of Vitamin C helps provide that extra repair to the skin's tissue and increase its elasticity and firmness, preventing your skin from sagging. All in all, say hello to younger-looking, smoother and more supple skin!

Dos & Don’ts:

  • It is best to start by using these ampoules once a day and then gradually move to use them twice a day.
  • It is not advisable to use Photo-Age ampoules if you have never had any form of Vitamin C on your skin in the past. Start with a lower percentage of Vitamin C such as 5% using other Vitamin C ampoules, and then eventually increase your dosage to 15%.
  • Use Photo-Age ampoules before applying your regular serum. 

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5) MartiDerm Night Renew Ampoules 

Skin type: All skin types, including acne-prone skin

Skin concern: Night Repair and skin renewal

Key ingredients:

  • 10% AHAs such as Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid
  • 5% Marine Collagen
  • 5% Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits:

These ampoules help to provide the extra repair, renewal and regeneration the skin needs at night. They provide gentle exfoliation to the skin’s outermost layers and have a soft peeling effect. Moreover, they banish signs of ageing by reducing wrinkles, fine lines and controlling loss of volume. Not only do they enhance the skin's elasticity, but also make it smoother and more uniform looking. Apart from providing structure to the skin, an additional benefit that they provide is acting as a booster for other treatments and improving the penetrability of other products. They are a great choice for men as well, who are looking for moisturisation and skin repair at night.

Dos and Don'ts:

  • Only use Night Renew ampoules at night. Never use them during the day. Opt for other Liposomes or Vitamin C ampoules during the day.
  • Use them before your usual serum, or any other MartiDerm ampoules.

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6) MartiDerm Flash Ampoules

Skin type: All skin types

Skin concern: Instant brightening, anti-fatigue and tightening

Key ingredients:

  • 5% Hyaluronic Acid and Silicon
  • 5% Vegetable tightening proteins

Benefits:

For the days when your skin is looking tired, dull, or needs an instant pick me up, Flash ampoules are your saviour. Their oil-free texture provides immediate moisturisation to your skin, and helps to instantly lift and tighten it. They have an instant brightening and anti-fatigue effect, and make the skin look firmer, more elastic and smooth minutes after application.

Dos and Don'ts:

  • It is not recommended to use Flash ampoules on a daily basis. It is best to use them on special occasions such as weddings, events, birthdays, etc. For everyday use, opt for other Vitamin C ampoules.
  • Use them as the last step in your skincare process, before applying any makeup on.
  • Flash ampoules can be used to fix your makeup, and to help it set it well too!

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7) MartiDerm DSP Bright Ampoules

Skin type: All skin types

Skin concern: Pigmentation and dark spots

Key ingredients:

  • 5% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)
  • Tranexamic Acid,
Benefits:

These ampoules are rich in antioxidants and are Tyrosinase inhibitors, that help to depigment the skin. Not only do they provide protection against the appearance of dark spots after sun stimulation, and prevent them from occurring again. In addition, they help in the reduction of the melanin index and evens out the skin tone to visibly brighten and clear out your skin.

Dos & Don'ts:

  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun as much as possible.
  • Always use sunscreen after applying DSP-Bright ampoules on your face before stepping out.
  • Use DSP Bright ampoules before your regular serum or any other MartiDerm Liposome ampoules.
  • Apply them consistently twice a day, over a 30 day period to see a visible difference in your pigmentation and dark spots.

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We hope our cheat sheet helps you decode the right MartiDerm ampoule for your skin concerns and specific your skin type. MartiDerm ampoules are all unique and vary in terms of one another in terms of texture and formulations, as they are customised to suit the tailored skin types for the highest level of efficacy and penetrability into the skin. Now, all you require are skin ampoules to level up your skincare regime, and give you brighter, more even and glowing skin!

- By Krisha Jhaveri

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