When A’pieu released this Madecassoside line last year, it was all the hype. With ingredients like Centella asiatica taking over the asian beauty community, everyone was excited for sensitive skin targeted products like the Skin1004 centella ampoule and more. However, Madecassoside is another type of centella lesser known; and A’pieu was almost the first to largely market it for its entire range of products. Today, the line has expanded greatly into having a Madecassoside cleansing foam, toner (Which i’ll be reviewing soon), cica gel, cica balm, sleeping pack, intensive creams, sheet masks and much more.
- Helps improve skin barrier
- Soothe irritated skin
- improve damaged skin caused by external irritants
- Dual functioning product: whitening + anti-wrinkle
- 0.1% Madecassoside
- 40% Centella Asiatica leaf water
A COSDNA analysis reveals that most products seem to be safe except for a few potential acne or harmful triggers such as Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Lactate, urea, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, phenoxyethanol.
It comes in a classic medical aluminium tube that is really great for hygienic reasons!
The product comes out in a white, thick consistency cream. It’s scentless and spreads out easily.
The product takes though spreads easily, it does take some time to fully absorb into the skin due to its thick consistency and emollient properties.
After spreading it out it leaves a slight sheen on the skin and kind of sits weirdly on top of the skin. I realized that I kept feeling like ‘something’ was on my skin when i applied this and it just felt heavy and sticky. The product can be greasy and a little sticky, leaving me to feel uncomfortable. It also sits on top of my skin and needs time to absorb into my skin (which for lazy people like me means the product ends up sticking to my pillow sheets since i go to bed right away).
However, I do realize its a really good product for sensitive skin and has a ton of good ingredients. It’s greatly moisturizing and especially great for colder weather but for humid weather like Malaysia and oily combination skin like me it’s hard to use.
In a nutshell,
- Great ingredient list
- Moisturizing and soothing
- Great for dry and sensitive skin
- Great for colder weather
- Greasy, heavy
- Can be a little sticky
- Takes time to absorb fully into the skin
- Not recommended for oily skin and humid weather
I’d say this is not meant for me and it’s probably more suited for those with sensitive, dry skin and live in cold weather. If you have oily skin and live in humid weather, you might wanna stay away from this. The ingredients are superb, but it feels too heavy, greasy and sits on top of the skin for those with oily skin and live in humid weather.