Although I don’t have a stand-only review for their famous Skin1004 Centella ampoule, I do have a short blurb here if you do want to check it out. Centella products usually are very light and ineffective for me, but Skin1004’s Centella ampoule was beautifully made and sold at a very affordable price. The brand has been on my radar for a while and I’m always looking forward to testing more out from the brand. Continuing my love for the brand’s Centella products, I got my hands on their Madagascar Centella tone brightening capsule ampoule, hoping it will be just as good as the original, if not better. Let’s get into the review and see if this is worth it or not!
Full name of product:
Skin1004 Madagascar Centella tone brightening capsule ampoule
Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Description of product:
“A fast-absorbing ampoule that will provide you with clear and brightened skin.
Madecassoside brightening ingredients from Madagascar Centella Asiatica, are inside the capsule!
Madagascar Centella Asiatica high-quality Centella Asiatica from clean climates to provide true soothing care of Centella.
Whitening ampoule brightening effect with a balanced content of 3 game-changing ingredients.
Watery ampoule without slippery texture high-enriched ampoule, but still light texture, fast absorption.”
Amount of product:
Duration before expiration:
1 year after opening
Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Where to buy:
Centella Asiatica Extract (77%), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Tranexamic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Betaine, Madecasoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Panthenol, Zea Mays (corn) start, Arginine, Mannitol, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactobacillus Ferment, Hydroxyethyl-cellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Glucose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum
How to use:
Dispense an appropriate amount onto wet palms and rub them together to lather into foam. Gently massage the face and rinse with lukewarm water.
The glass bottle is exactly the same as the original, with the same dropper system. I personally really like the design of the whole brand. It seems sophisticated and minimal.
The website says this is “a fast-absorbing ampoule that will provide you with clear and brightened skin,” using ingredients like niacinamide, tranexamic acid, and 3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid. Oddly enough, my skin didn’t burn from the vitamin C, but it might just be because it is a vitamin C derivative? Or it could be from a low dosage of vitamin C. I do like the fact that they use a lot of Centella and madecassoside in this version, however, I didn’t find it to be as calming and soothing as the original.
The texture is also about the same as the original, almost like a thicker serum that absorbs into the skin relatively quickly. I personally am not a huge fan of the little beads. They do meltdown, however, it takes a while for them to be massaged into the skin.
Your skin is left with a decent amount of hydration, softened and somewhat tacky at first but then absorbs down to a slightly dewy finish on my dry skin. There is no apparent calming or soothing effect to the skin either.
There is a very earthy green scent to it. To me, it smells a bit like a red bean (adzuki beans) and the scent does not linger after application. Smell-o-scale: 6/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.
-vitamin C doesn’t burn my skin
-delivers a decent amount of hydration
-smells a bit too earthy
-not as calming and soothing
Stars given out of 5:
I don’t think this version is horrible, but it isn’t something I gravitate to much. It s a meh product in my book and if I want something to brighten my complexion, I have many other options I can choose from. I do enjoy that there is vitamin C and how it doesn’t burn, but being at the end of the list, I don’t find it all that effective. Overall it wasn’t a shabby product, yet not stellar enough for me to recommend to you guys.