Review AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

26 April 2021

Review AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

AXIS-Y Artichoke Ampoule, is it good? This daily hydrating ampoule mentions to help protect the skin barrier and many has given good reviews on it including me! This is my second time trying AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule but this time I finally wrote a detailed review about it. Read on to know what's so good about this ampoule.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different.

What is AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule?

AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule is a daily hydrating ampoule to protect the skin barrier. This ampoule focuses on giving antibacterial benefits to the skin. Hence it's great for those with acne-prone skin or recovering from acne as it helps soothes the skin and hydrates it.

What AXIS-Y Claims on Its Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

Refer website:

1. Retains moisture and deeply hydrates
2. Calms irritation and inflammation
3. Builds up skin barrier for plump, healthy skin
4. Vegan
5. Paraben-free
6. Mineral oil-free
7. No artificial colours & fragrances
8. Cruelty-free
An artichoke ampoule that delivers rich antioxidants, nutrients, and hydration to heal damaged, irritated skin barriers. Phytonutrients defend against bacteria and pollutants to prevent future breakouts and irritation.

Main Ingredients of AXIS-Y Ampoule

Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Extract
Retain moisture 
  • Helps skin retain moisture and build up cell wall density for tight and tiny pores
  • Nourishes skin from the inside to plump up skin for a smooth, healthy look
  • Reduces the damage caused by UV rays and protects the skin 

Cica - 110,000ppm 
Centella Asiatica Extract 
  • Boosts your skin’s natural healing process to prevent acne scars
  • Calms irritation and inflammation
  • Boosts local antioxidants to reduce the fungal acne growth

Tea Tree - 110,000ppm
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil 
Soothes painful irritations using its anti-inflammatory properties
Prevents the overproduction of oils
Eliminates acne-causing bacteria using its antibacterial properties 

Sugar Cane 
On their main website, Sugarcane is listed as one of the main ingredients in this ampoule, but going through the INCI list I couldn't seem to find it. If it does contain sugarcane, AXIS-Y mentions it to be an AHA which is considered an exfoliating agent. Hence we all know the rule of how exfoliators work right?

Product Details


Price: 107MYR | 25USD (30ml)

Origin: Korea

Skin Concern: Regulate & Smooths

Skin Types: All Skin Types

PAO: 12 Months

Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Betaine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Alcohol, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Extract, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Hieracium Pilosella Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Xantham Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, Beta-Glucan, Arginine, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hibiscus Mutabilis Flower Extract, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Carbomer, Adenosine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

My Thoughts on AXIS-Y Artichoke Ampoule

This is my review on AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule. This is actually my second review for this ampoule as I have used it before 3 years ago, but I'm creating a new post specifically for the ampoule because last time I combined my review with its toner. So below you could expect a comparison review back then and now.

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Looking into the full list ingredients of AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule, its key ingredients are Artichoke, Tea Tree, Cica, Aloe, Licorice, Okra and also so much skin-loving ingredients. Most of the main ingredients provide antibacterial properties that should help the skin deal with acne. 

AXIS-Y also highlights 'sugarcane' in their website where it contains AHA. But I didn't manage to identify the INCI in the ingredient list. What concerns me is its daily use, if it does contain AHA then it shouldn't be used daily since it has exfoliating properties. But I'm assuming that the amount of AHA in the ampoule is safe enough to be used daily as AXIS-Y did not highlight this. 

Other than that, AXIS-Y also claims to use LTR technology (which I'm not sure what it is either) which says that this technology locks in moisture and keeps the skin hydrated for more than 6 hours. It also easily absorbs into the skin within 3 seconds. It also soothes cracked skin and boosts hydration after every application. Sounds very good right?

However, going through the INCI list it does contain Alcohol, so those with really sensitive skin should be a bit cautious. But still, the INCI list does look great with the combination of plant-based ingredients which are mostly for hydration and to strengthen the skin barrier.


The ampoule comes in a see-through glass bottle provided with a dropper which is a must for me since it's more hygienic. The dropper has a slight bend at the edge which makes it well in obtaining and dripping the product. I haven't had any issues with it. The design is also nice and it doesn't take much space in my skincare drawer as well. The labels are the same as its cleanser and toner, a combination of English and Korean.

It's lightweight but not that runny or thick either. The consistency is like a very light gel and pleasantly soothing. It absorbs fast into the skin as well so yes, the 3-second claim is approved by me. It does feel a bit sticky but after application, it dries up so fast and gives the skin an instant plump feeling.

It doesn't have a strong scent as its toner but the scent does seem to be similar. It has like a chemical kind of scent but just don't worry because the scent is based on plants as AXIS-Y does not use artificial fragrances and that's so good. Anyhow, the scent is good to me so I have no complaints about it.

3 years ago when I first tried out AXIS-Y's ampoule I was in the midst of having a really bad breakout. I think my acne recovered a lot from using this and my skin is surely better than it was before, I never had experienced really bad acne ever before I gave birth to my son but I'm not complaining, that's normal. So when I started to get really annoyed with my skin, I started to look for a solution and that that involved trying AXIS-Y's 6+1+1 products. I saw major improvements to my skin after that, it looks more healthy and alive. It worked amazingly well back then.

AXIS-Y ampoule recover acne
The result using a combination of products including AXIS-Y Toner & Ampoule

So below is my current experience in 2021 using the whole AXIS-Y range for 3 weeks.

axis-y review skin results for 3 weeks

You can see quite a major difference right? Well, before you tend to freak out, let me elaborate on my process of trying the whole AXIS-Y range.  I used the whole range for my day and night routine for the whole 3 weeks I've tried without using it with any other products, of course, I used sunscreen too but from a different brand.

Anyhow, for the past 3 weeks, I've been under a lot of stress too as I'm adapting to new changes and it has been difficult and my body was reacting to these changes too. As you can see, acne seems to be seen more in my after picture, yes that's true. In fact, not only on the face but the whole body including in my ears and that's how bad it was. Even my period was late for 2 weeks which confirms that my body isn't in a good condition back then. This usually happens to me if I'm under a lot of stress and tiredness.

However, the after picture you're seeing is reduced acne from week 2 of trying AXIS-Y. It was bad during week 2 but I didn't manage to take a picture because I wasn't thinking much about this review during that time. My thoughts were so occupied that I couldn't think much about my skincare routine. Usually, I'll try new skincare for a week but at the same time maintain my normal routine, but for the past 3 weeks,  I just used AXIS-Y's range for my day and night routine.

So honestly I can't really say AXIS-Y's range had caused my skin to produce acne since my body wasn't really balanced during my testing period. I can actually suffer a long period of a really bad breakout but thank goodness this one wasn't that bad even under the situation I was in, I still managed to put on skincare every day.

Overall Thoughts

If you think I'm over AXIS-Y already, well I can't yet because the last time I tried it help a lot in recovering my acne. Since my body is reacting better and I'm not seeing any new acne popping, and also I finally got my period, it seems my body is getting back to normal.

Starting this week, I'm changing my skincare routine again but I'll still be using AXIS-Y products for my day daily routine. I'll be using a different skincare range at night and I'll keep you guys updated on how it goes in my next review for the AXIS-Y range. So keep updated on my upcoming posts. 

My Rate
Rate: -/5
Repurchase: -

Other Products From AXIS-Y 6+1+1 Range

6 Ingredients  + 1 Core Ingredient + 1 Special Patent Technology 
1. Quinoa One Step Balanced Gel Cleanser 
A gel cleanser great for acne-prone & oily skin

2. Daily Purifying Treatment Toner 
An exfoliating toner filled with antibacterial ingredients

3. Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream 
A daily customizable moisturiser with 2 types of cream

4. Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum  
Spot treatment serum to treat acne scars and blemishes

5. Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen 
A physical sunscreen that leaves no white cast

6. Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack
An exfoliating wash-off mask with great texture

7. Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam
A plant-derived low pH daily foam cleanser 

Till then peeps!

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