Today I’ll be talking about the Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule. Centella is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare products. When I found out that there was an ampoule that was 100% centella, I knew I had to try it out for myself!
My skin has been so irritated by the rapid changes in the weather lately. One day it’ll be 30 degrees and then the next, it’ll be 60 and raining! My skin just can’t keep up with it! As a result, my skin has been breaking out like crazy. I really needed something that would help calm down and soothe my irritated acne-prone skin, so I was very excited to try out this product!
What is Centella?
Centella, or Centella Asiatica, is a medicinal herb that can be found growing in wet, tropical climates. Some countries where it can be found include China, Japan, Indonesia, India, South Africa, and the Pacific Islands, just to name a few.
Centella is known for it’s soothing, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. It’s a quite common ingredient in a lot of Korean beauty products, and recently centella based products been trending in kbeauty market for some time now. Major brands like Dr. Jart, Missha, A’pieu, Etude House, Innisfree, IOPE, and more have some centalla based products. As someone who suffers from acne prone skin, you can see why I love using centella in my skincare.
- Reduce hyperpigmentation/dark marks
- Improve skin hydration and balance sebum production
- Soothe blemishes and skin irritation
- Reduce acne
- Improve skin barrier
- Prevent fine lines and loss of skin firmness
The first thing I noticed about the packaging was that this ampoule is huge! The ampoule comes in a generously sized 100ml (3.3 fl oz) frosted glass bottle. I’ve never seen an ampoule this large before! The dropper dispenser is comically long as a result of the size of the ampoule.
This ampoule contains 100% Centella Asiatica extract. Centella’s comprised of three main components, which are Madecassic, Asiatic, and Asiaticoside acid. This formula contains 40% Madecassic acid, 30% Asiatic acid, and 30% Asiaticoside acid.
• Madecassic acid has anti-inflammatory and collagen stimulating properties. It also helps regulate keratinocyte proliferation.
Keratinocytes make up about 90% of the cells found in the epidermis and produce the fibrous protein known as keratin, which gives the skin it’s protective properties. Madecassic acid will help normalize any abnormal keratinocyte production in the skin, thus leading to a healthier skin barrier.
• Asiatic acid stimulates collagen production to promote wound healing. In addition, it also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-aging properties.
• Asiaticoside acid also stimulates collagen production, as well as having anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Upon application, this ampoule has a very soothing and refreshing feeling to it. It really helps calm my skin down after a long day. The texture of this ampoule is very watery and has no viscosity to it. It absorbs fast and left my skin feeling supple, hydrated, and soothed.
At first, I used a full dropper’s worth of product on my face in my PM routine, but I found that it was a little too much and left a slightly tacky feeling on my face. After adjusting the amount to only half a dropper, I found that it leaves no tacky feeling whatsoever.
There’s no discernable scent to this that I could detect, which is perfect for me because I hate fragranced skincare.
I definitely felt that this ampoule helped hydrate and soothe my inflamed skin when I was experiencing breakouts. I’m not sure if it necessarily reduced the amount of acne and breakouts I was experiencing since I use a separate topical prescription for that.
In terms of fading hyperpigmentation and dark marks, I’m also not too sure if it really did much in those departments.
As I said earlier, this ampoule is huge and contains 100ml of Centella Asiatica extract. The large amount of product offers you a lot of opportunities to experiment with different types of application. Some days I would just apply this ampoule straight onto my face, which gave an immediate cool, soothing effect. Other days, I would mix it in with my heavier essences or my moisturizer to create a lighter texture for my other skincare products.
I had high hope for this ampoule and it didn’t disappoint! If you’re looking for an ampoule that’s watery, soothing, refreshing, and hydrating, I would definitely recommend this product. However, if you’re searching for an ampoule that would help reduce heavy acne and breakouts, I would recommend sticking with a product that features stronger acne fighting ingredients in it.
This ampoule is suited for any skin type because it absorbs so well into the skin and doesn’t leave any film or residue, given that you use a proper amount of it. For my oily, dehydrated acne-prone skin, applying this every night was a dream!
I bought this on Amazon for $17.59 making it ($5.20/Fl Oz). Given that this ampoule is 100ml/3.3 fl oz., I’d say it’s pretty good deal!
Although it doesn’t necessarily fade hyperpigmentation or prevent heavy breakouts, what the Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule does excel in is providing soothing hydration to inflammed skin. Exactly what I need in a skincare product!
If you’ve never used a centella product before, I would definitely recommend trying out this ampoule!