Working from home typically means I don’t wear makeup as much as I did before when I was still working in corporate. And you know what I realized? My bare skin looked so dull and I can spot pimples/blackheads/whiteheads easily (since I don’t usually wear concealer/foundation to cover those imperfections when I’m at home).
In effect, my self-confidence went out the window and I feel so conscious of my skin flaws. Also, usually, when I’m stressed, it shows because of breakouts.
I have oily and sensitive skin so I’m always cautious whenever I try new skincare products. The ingredients must not be harsh, otherwise, my skin will flare-up.
About Skin1004’s Madagascar Centella Skincare
Lately, I’ve been using Skin1004’s Madagascar Centella Skincare line. Skin1004 is a Korean skincare brand that believes that good ingredients originate from clean nature. They only use the essential ingredients for mild skincare, and they don’t use any irritating and harsh ingredients.
That is why they are proud of their Madagascar Centella Skincare line which uses 100% pure Centella extract from Madagascar. SKIN1004’s signature ingredient Centella Asiatica has healing, soothing, and protective properties.
Skin1004’s Madagascar Centella Skincare Basic 5 Set consists of the following:
- Madagascar Centella Light Cleansing Oil
- Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam
- Madagascar Centella Toning Toner
- Madagascar Centella Ampoule
- Madagascar Centella Cream or Madagascar Centella Soothing Cream
Now let’s talk about each product in the set in more detail!
Madagascar Centella Light Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil is very effective in removing heavy makeup in one go! I’m surprised how it can dissolve waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Best of all it doesn’t sting the eyes! Unlike other makeup remover/cleansers.
It has a lightweight watery formula and contains its key ingredient Centella Asiatica Extract along with other hypoallergenic plant-derived oil. I really liked how it’s mild yet does the job right. My skin feels purified and refreshed after use.
How to use: Simply pump a few amounts of the cleansing oil onto dry hands and put it on your dry face (yes, you read that right – remember dry hands and face!). Then, lightly massage in circular motions to dissolve makeup and dirt. Next, add a little water to help create a light and milky emulsion. Just continue massaging your face until makeup, sebum, and oil melt away. Lastly, rinse with lukewarm water and you’re done!
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl stearate, cetyl ethylhexanoate, sorveth-30 tetraoleate, centella extract, sunflower seed oil, bergamot oil, olive oil, jojoba seed oil, ethylhexylglycerin, scented geranium flower oil, and damask rose flower oil.
Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam
This daily cleanser has calming and pH-balancing properties to keep skin healthy and protected. It works perfectly for my sensitive skin as it doesn’t have that stinging effect. And my face didn’t have red patches or any irritation after use, which is a good indicator that this doesn’t have any harsh or harmful ingredients.
It has a thick, creamy texture and becomes very foamy when combined with water. A little goes a long way for this cleanser. So make sure to apply a small amount only. What’s nice about this product is that it helps deeply cleanse the face without stripping the skin of natural oils. It doesn’t have that “squeaky clean” feeling which actually does more harm than good to your skin as it will produce more oil and could cause acne. I liked how my face is thoroughly cleaned, plus it feels soft and hydrated after use.
How to use: Simply squeeze a small amount of cleanser onto your palms and add some water to create foam. Then gently massage and lather your face. Rinse with lukewarm water after, making sure not to leave any residue.
Ingredients: Centella extract, sodium cocoyl isethionate, glycerine, purified water, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, coco-betaine, potassium cocoyl, glycinate, 1,2-hexxanediol, sodium chloride, potassium cocoate, potassium benzoate, polyquaternium-67, citric acid, dextrin, sodium bicarbonate, cacao extract, disodium EDTA, sodium acetate, butylene glycol, coptis chinensis root extract, sodium hyaluronate, eclipta extract, and coccinia indica fruit extract.
Madagascar Centella Toning Toner
This daily care toner contains PHA (or Polyhydroxy Acid) which helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells without any irritation. It is perfect for all skin types (especially sensitive skin) and has a light, watery consistency which is quickly absorbed by the skin.
Key ingredients (aside from the Centella Asiatica of course) are niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. These two ingredients are what you should be looking for when buying skincare products. Niacinamide helps reduce blemishes and brightens the skin; while hyaluronic acid helps increase skin moisture, thus preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I love how this toning toner does many things – helps skin clean, moisturized, bright, and wrinkle-free!
How to use: Apply an appropriate amount onto a cotton pad (or directly on your palms). Gently pat all over the face and wait for it to dry and be absorbed by the skin.
Ingredients: Centella extract (84%), purified water, dipropylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, glucono delta-lactone, tromethamine, carbomer, sodium citrate, adenosine, disodium EDTA dipotassium glycyrrhizate, betaine, hyaluronic acid, and ethylhexylglycerin.
Madagascar Centella Ampoule
This ampoule contains purely 100% Centella Asiatica extract from Madagascar. As mentioned earlier, Centella Asiatica has healing, soothing, and protective properties.
It’s perfect for all skin types, even those with sensitive or acne-prone skin since it has a high concentration of Centella Asiatica that calms and purifies damaged skin.
I initially thought it was going to be sticky (and messy to apply). But it has a non-sticky watery formula that deeply penetrates the skin to provide moisture and protection. I super liked the dewy look on my face after use.
How to use: Use the spoid to drop an appropriate amount of ampoule directly onto your face. Gently massage all over your face and let your skin absorb the product.
Ingredient: 100% Centella Asiatica extract.
Madagascar Centella Cream
The facial cream is the last step of this Madagascar Centella skincare routine.
You have the option to get either the cream or soothing cream when you order the set.
I will first talk about the cream and then the soothing cream next so you can decide which one is the best for you.
The Madagascar Centella Cream is perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin as it has hydrating properties. It has a thick and creamy consistency, yet it doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily or sticky. There’s no artificial fragrance and pigments added which means you’re unlikely to get any irritation from it.
The key ingredients (aside from Centella Asiatica) are niacinamide and adenosine which helps brighten the skin and prevents wrinkles.
I love how my skin feels super hydrated and looks dewy after.
Ingredients: Purified water, Centella Asiatica extract (9.8%), cetyl Ethylhexanoate, glycerin, pentylene glycol, hydrogenated lecithin, niacinamide, macadamia Integrifolia seed oil. Shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, squalene, carbomer, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, tromethamine, panthenol, sodium carbomer, erythritol, trehalose, betaine, butylene glycol, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylic / capric triglyceride, adenosine, xanthan gum, olive oil, lavender oil, hydroxyethylcellulose, orange oil, madecassoside, biosaccharide gum-1, asiaticoside, madeccaic acid, Asiatic acid, soybean sprout extract, Spanish licorice root extract, ceramide NP, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, linoleic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, and linolenic acid.
Madagascar Centella Soothing Cream
This moisturizing gel-type cream is perfect for all skin types. It works as a skin barrier cream and helps keep it hydrated as well. The concentration of Centella extract is high (72%) for the soothing cream. Thus, it helps calm irritated skin immediately and reduces skin redness too.
Among the two, I find myself grabbing the soothing cream more. Probably because of its cooling effect. It’s also easily absorbed by the skin and doesn’t feel sticky when applied. I feel like my skin is nourished and moisturized, and looks healthy after.
Ingredients: Centella extract (72%), glycerin, propanediol, dipropylene glycol, cyclomethicone, purified water, 1,2-hexanediol, trehalose, caprylyl methicone, C12-14 pareth-12, carbomer, tromethamine, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP copolymer, C30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, xanthan gum, peppermint leaf extract, ginger extract, butylene glycol, ethyl hexyl glycerin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tranexamic acid, Coptis Chinensis root extract, cacao extract, dextrin, leuconostoc / radish root ferment filtrate, biosaccharide gum-1, disodium EDTA, sodium hyaluronate, beta-glucan, ceramide (EOP), ceramide (NS), ceramide (NP), ceramide (AP), phytosphingosine, hydrogenated lecithin, cetostearyl alcohol, stearic acid, and cholesterol.
How to use: Squeeze the tube for the appropriate amount of cream or soothing cream. Pat gently all over the face until fully absorbed.
Proper Order Usage
- Light Cleaning Oil
- Ampoule Foam (cleanser)
- Toning Toner
Just follow the proper order and your skin will feel refreshed and bright. I sometimes don’t use the light cleansing oil in the morning, since dirt and sebum don’t accumulate that much yet on my face while I’m asleep. But of course, it’s up to you. You can use all of these products for your AM and PM skincare routine.
Before and After Photos
Here are before and after photos!
My skin feels refreshed, bright, clear, and best of all looks good even without makeup! I can say this is the most healthy state my skin has ever been. I regained my confidence and have even started going out without applying any foundation or concealer.
SKIN1004’s Madagascar Centella Basic 5 Set is all you need, really. Especially if you are busy or don’t have money to splurge on all sorts of skincare routines. The set is very hassle-free and saves you time wondering which product works with which product if you’re using from many different brands all at once.
With this set, you know that each product works in synergy with one another to give you the best possible result.
I also love how these products are cruelty-free and use plant-based ingredients. They’re not harsh, especially since I have sensitive skin. I definitely can see myself using these products for a long time!
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TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!
Have you heard of SKIN1004 and their new Madagascar Centella skincare product line yet? Will you give them a try? What’s your current skincare routine? Share them in the comments section! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
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