I have been using Shara Shara Honey Bomb for months, and I am absolutely in love with it. Because of this product, and the Sleeping Veil, Shara Shara is quickly becoming one of my favorite Korean skincare brands out there! So if you’ve never used ampoules before, they’re basically like a thicker essence that you use under an emulsion or moisturizer. Ampoules should have a lot of nutrient-rich ingredients for your skin for targeted treatment. And Shara Shara’s ampoule does not disappoint! Shara Shara’s Honey Bomb All in One Ampoule is pretty much what it sounds like — an explosion of honey ingredients in one single ampoule that delivers tons of great ingredients to your skin!
This *bomb* ampoule contains three different types of honey-based ingredients: Manuka honey, royal jelly, and propolis extract (read below for more info on what makes these ingredients great for the skin). When I was first looking for a honey-based product, this is actually the only one that I was able to find that includes honey, royal jelly, AND propolis all in one product.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Diglycerin, Betaine, Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Piper Methysticum, Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch, Hydrolysate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Caramel, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pvm/Ma Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Folic Acid, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Raffinose, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol
In addition to the honey, royal jelly, and propolis extract, this ampoule also has an amazing array of other extracts and vitamins that are great for the skin such as niacinamide, collagen, sodium hyaluronate, etc… Truly, this is a great multitasking ampoule with lots of nutrient-rich ingredients and moisturizers!
Closer look into the star ingredients:
Manuka Honey: This honey is made from the flowers of the tea tree plant, which has many medicinal properties. This honey is naturally antibacterial and creates a protective barrier to help the skin heal. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It also helps stimulate new cell growth because of its natural lactic acid.
Royal Jelly: A honey bee secretion used in the nutrition of larvae, royal jelly is also highly nutritious for the skin with its high composition of amino acids, proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It also helps stimulate new cell growth by increasing collagen production.
Propolis Extract: Another bee secretion that has around 300 active compounds, propolis has a wide range of antibacterial properties and it also promotes healing from burns and other wounds.
So let me move on to the product itself! Honey Bomb comes in a thick dark brown bottle to prevent light from affecting the product. There is so much product in this bottle! Even though it’s a little expensive for a Korean skincare ($30-$40), you get an amazing 250 ml (around 8 oz) of product.
The consistency of this ampoule is very thick and gooey, almost like thicker gel. A little goes a long way, so about a dime-sized amount is more than enough for my entire face. It has a light fragrance of honey in it, which smells absolutely amazing!! Seriously, it’s a struggle for me not to just stick my tongue down the bottle.
Because it is an ampoule, you want to use it over your toners and essences, but before you use your moisturizer. It spreads nicely and dries really quickly to a matte finish.
I’ve been using this product for months, and I’m absolutely in love with it! It really helps to lock in moisture and makes my skin feel amazing. Some nights when I need extra hydration, I slab a bunch of it on my skin and let it absorb slowly like a mask.
I’ve noticed that it does help with both my acne and my rosacea. And it definitely doesn’t cause me to break out more because there are no horrible solid carrier oils that cause so many problems for me.
I highly recommend this product! It’s a little expensive, but you get a LOT of it, and it has so many wonderful ingredients packed in! It’s moisturizing, helps with acne and dry skin, with great anti-aging benefits too. Seriously, get yourself a jar of this amazing product now.
Pros: GREAT ingredient list, super moisturizing and smells wonderful
Cons: The price might deter some people from trying it out
Total score: 10/10 (Yes, I love it that much!!)
Ingredients: 10/10 (Fantastic star ingredient, and totally unique to this product!)
Quality: 10/10 (Fantastic. Does everything it promises and more!)
Wear: 10/10 (Feels cool and moisturizing, but dries easily to where it’s barely noticeable.)
Price: 8/10 (A little expensive, but there is a lot of product!)