Skin1004 madagascar centella asiatica ampoule facial

     
My skincare regimeampoule, essential oil free, fragrance free, Sensitive Skin, Skin100416th Oct 202116th Oct 20216 Minutes
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Where to lớn purchase: Available on Stylevana: LINK / Yesstyle: LINK / iHerb: LINK

Price: ~£18

Volume: 100ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: An Ampoule that contains 100% Centella Asiatica Extract (From Madagascar)

What does it do, According to the Brand: This ampoule helps khổng lồ repair a damaged Skin barrier while providing both moisture + balance. Cica Extract strengthens the skin’s barrier khổng lồ promote healthier looking và feeling skin.

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Supposedly Good for: All Skin Types

What I think: I would agree all skin types could use this (especially Sensitised Skins), however Oily-Combo Skins may prefer this over Dry Skins since it’s so lightweight + thin. Also, I think those in Hot and Humid Weather Would prefer this over Dry Weather.

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Vegan?: Yes

Cruelty Free?: Yes

Packaging: Glass Bottle with a dropper (This feels expensive). As you can see, this also has that small plastic cap inside at the tip which reduces hàng hóa waste + spillage. Also, the Tip of the dropper is L-shaped which prevents spilling & enables an easier application.



You can see the L-Shaped curve of the dropper

Directions: After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops on the face và pat gently for better absorption.

How I use it: I use this specifically when the skin is sensitised (stings and everything irritates it) as this is one of the few products I have that doesn’t sting. I reach for this, the Inkey các mục Snow Mushroom Moisturiser & the SVR Sensifine Aqua Gel. I usually apply this after a toner và right before a Gel/Moisturiser. If the skin is feeling a little parched, I’ll add 2 layers of this & also apply liberally on the neck. Also if the skin is particularly angry/irritated – I will use this as a Toner, Serum, Essence và Ampoule in 1 khổng lồ minimise skincare steps in order to lớn avoid touching the skin + aggravating the skin further.

Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract – Both an Antioxidant, Soothing and a Moisturiser/Humectant (Draws Water in).


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What is Centella Asiatica + What does it do?

Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) has been used lớn treat small wounds, skin burns & small scratches traditionally.

It is also meant to lớn be used for Eczema as it helps ease inflammation.

There are lots of actives in Centella Asiatica such as Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Madecassoside + Asiaticoside (These are labelled as Centellosides). Interestingly – the COSRX Cica Line Really Accentuates how their products contain all these aspects as a Cica-7 Complex (With a high % of Cica – but obviously this Ampoule here contains 100% Cica which is more than the Cosrx products (See my Youtube đoạn clip Below lớn know more!). But I would actually recommend sensitised skins use this ampoule over any of the Cosrx Cica Products as those contain Hyaluronic Acid or Niacinamide which can sting Irritated/Compromised Skin barrier Skins).

Centellosides help promote Glycosaminoglycans (The liquid between cells) which are Polysaccharides (sugars) – (Paper HERE). Which is why they help with wound healing + also can help draw in moisture.

Asiaticoside (which is also part of Cica) promotes skin antioxidation levels in animal skin (this was tested on Rats specifically, so not exactly human skin) even when applied at a low cấp độ (Paper here). & the antioxidant ability of Centella Asiatica can help with Skin-ageing due lớn protecting the skin from free-radical damage (Paper here).

Cica also helps promote Skin hydration by increasing Hyaluronic Acid production in the skin, hence why it’s also labelled as a Humectant or Moisturiser – the study to back this up is HERE (Ceramides were tested alongside Cica khổng lồ compare).

A study also showed that Cica has anti-inflammatory benefits. Madecassoside (in Cica) helps promote wound healing (paper HERE) by promoting Collagen production in the Skin (however Tamanu Oil did better at Collagen Stimulation than Cica)

So basically, Centella Asiatics does help promote Wound Healing, Soothes the skin, Hydrates it (however I don’t find this Ampoule particularly Hydrating I must say!) and provides some Antioxidant benefits khổng lồ the skin. So it’s good to have in a routine, & especially those with Irritated or irritation-prone skins.


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Full Ingredients: Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract 100%

So as you can see, a very simple Ingredient list! This is why I recommend this lớn Sensitised/Irritated Skins as this 1 ingredient sản phẩm should have less chance at irritating the skin!

Video Swatch of the Ampoule


Texture: This is a very lightweight, simple, non-sticky and non-tacky product that runs down the hand. It absorbs fast & doesn’t leave a greasy or an oily finish. It doesn’t feel particularly hydrating nor moisturising on the skin, but it definitely helps soothe the skin when irritated.

This spreads far and feels so light on the skin. It doesn’t mean that it feels lượt thích nothing but water and ends up making the skin feel dry-er after application, no – this definitely adds lớn the skin & it has some weight to it without feeling heavy or suffocating. It is still a basic texture though, but it doesn’t make the skin feel tight or uncomfortable after applying.