MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is a K-Beauty classic that had been sitting in my cart for the longest time. This is their purple ampoule that many consider a dupe of the famous Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum. Both products include Bifida Ferment Lysate as a key ingredient which is a probiotic fermented yeast with numerous skin benefits.
It has been reformulated 5 times until now as some Korean skincare brands tend to update their formulas after some time with new ingredients, technologies, or methods. The version I got is the 4th Gen formula, although a more recent version is available: Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule 5X.
Where to buy: You can find the 4th Gen version currently only at Stylekorean*. The other stores like MISSHA US*, Yesstyle* (you can use KBEAUTYNOTES for 2-5% off your order which can be combined with other coupons), Stylevana* and Jolse* are only carrying the Night Repair Ampoule 5X.
Price: $20-$55 (Price may vary a lot depending on the store and sales.)
Volume: 50ml (1.69 fl.oz.)
What is the MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule
An upgrade from their 3rd Gen Borabit Ampoule, this formula contains 50% bifida ferment lysate, a probiotic ingredient which has great antioxidant effects, can reduce inflammation, hydrates and helps support the skin’s microbiome leading to healthier skin barrier.
Also infused with 10 other probiotics and 5 extracts from purple vegetables such as purple carrots, cabbage, eggplant, beet root, and blueberries to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and slow down aging.
Pro ferment α™ is a combination of MISSHA’s double fermentation process and exclusive absorption method to maximize the penetration of the ingredients.
This is supposed to deliver deep moisture, repair, revive tired and dull skin, strengthen and even out texture.
It comes in a 50ml glass bottle with a dropper.
Apply this ampoule after cleansing and toning the skin. 3-4 drops should be enough for the whole face, but you can add more if needed. I use it in my nighttime skincare routine since it can be a bit heavy for me during the day. You may do two layers for extra glow and suppleness. We all know that PM routines are all about that glazed donut look.
It has a runny consistency, but has some body to it so it’s not completely watery. Definitely on the richer side and it feels slightly tacky on me. However, there is no greasy feel.
The ampoule is fragranced (contains EOs), although not exactly sure what it smells like. The scent does feel pleasant though. If you know that EOs trigger your skin sensitivity, it would be best to avoid it.
Moderately hydrating and more on the moisturizing end, this ampoule makes the skin look glowy and radiant. If your skin concern is dullness this would be perfect for you. Using it over a hydrating toner/essence gives the best results in term of how the skin looks and feels.
Other things I’ve noticed are bouncy-looking skin and firmer pores. Mine usually look like craters and but this ampoule makes them look much better. It also plumps the undereye lines and smile lines.
In my opinion this ampoule would be more suitable for normal to dry skin types, mature skin and combination skin for PM. Also for those that can tolerate fragrance since this does contain EOs. Oily skin may find this a bit heavy, so I won’t recommend it for this skin type. I find my skin to be a bit more oily then usual in the morning when I use this the night before.
There is a slight soothing effect, but not too dramatic for me to care.
It really depends on the type of ferments, but sometimes those with fungal acne can be sensitive to them and they can exacerbate acne. I personally don’t have fungal acne and this didn’t break me out either.
But, after one week of use I was getting some closed comedones on my forehead and jaw area so I stopped using it for about a month. I was also applying a lot the first time. Once they went away I incorporated the ampoule into my PM routine again, but this time using it as the last step of my routine or finishing the routine with a lightweight cream. I didn’t get any bumps the second time even after one month of use. So there might be a couple of reasons:
- I was using way too much product.
- The combination of products was not right since they were too rich for me to be used together. (combination of ingredients can play a role too).
50% Bifida Ferment Lysate – a probiotic that helps strengthen skin barrier by protecting skin from environmental damage and could potentially protect the skin against UV-induced damage. It also helps to hydrate and reduce skin sensitivity.
It also contains 10 other probiotics with similar functions.
Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract – Pomegranate Enzyme that can increase cell renewal.
Niacinamide is a multi-functional ingredient with anti-aging, skin whitening, anti-inflammatory (anti-acne) and repairing properties.
Contains moisturizing ingredients like Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalene, Ceramide NP.
Panthenol (pro-Vitamin B5) helps strengthen the barrier and protect the skin.
Extracts of various kinds that act as antioxidants and have soothing properties.
Free of alcohol, but contains essential oils.
Bifida Ferment Lysate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Betaine, Water, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus/Acerola Cherry Ferment, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactococcus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Squalene, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tromethamine, Polyquaternium-51, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Dextrin, Tocopherol, Ceramide NP, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA
Final Verdict on the MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule
- Hydrating and moisturizing.
- Skin appears more elastic.
- Plumps the fine lines making them less visible.
- Improves the appearance of pores.
- Gives skin a healthy glow.
- Improves overall tone.
- More suitable for normal to dry skin types and mature skin.
- Could potentially congest the skin for those that are prone to congestion.
- Contains essential oils for those that are sensitive to them.
I really like this ampoule. It’s packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals, strengthens skin barrier and moisturizes well. Beautiful texture although the finish feels slightly tacky on me (no biggie though). It makes the skin look glowy and plump while improving the appearance of pores and wrinkles, so those with skin concerns like dryness, dullness, wrinkles and loss of elasticity will notice results the most. My mom that is in her 50ies is also using this and loving it! Probably not the best option for oily skin types due to the consistency and those that are prone to skin congestion.
Did you find the MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule Review helpful?
More Missha reviews:
M Perfect Cover BB Cream in #21.
All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++
Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence I have reviewed the Intensive Moist version which is the 3rd gen, but I have also tried their RX (4th gen) and didn’t think there was any noticeable difference so I didn’t write a separate review for the RX.
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I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin.
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My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.