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Mary & May Centella Asiatica Serum Review

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Mary & May Centella Asiatica Serum is made with 95% centella to soothe irritation, improve elasticity, and help with breakouts. Minimal ingredients (only 7), no fragrance and no alcohol make this a potentially great choice for people with sensitive skin. It’s available on Oshen Skin (use my code KBHOBBIT10 for a discount).


How to use:

  • Apply to clean face and neck after toner

  • Gently pat in

  • Follow with the rest of your routine (moisturizer, etc)

Mary & May serum bottles, Centella in the front

The serum has a pretty thick, gel consistency and I don’t think the dropper packaging is the best here. A pump bottle or even a tube would have been much better, because it sort of plops out from the dropper and it often takes me more than one try to get enough out. I do not notice a scent (the serum is fragrance free, but that doesn’t always mean scent-free). There is no stickiness.


My impressions

I have combination skin with some oily and some dry/normal areas. It’s not sensitive but it is reactive, meaning too much friction causes redness, and I do still get occasional breakouts. For those reasons, I like to keep at least one soothing product on hand to deal with any redness and irritation as soon as they happen.

Mary & May Centella Serum dropper

My skin has given me plenty of opportunities to assess Mary & May Centella Asiatica Serum’s soothing capabilities - I’ve had several breakouts recently, plus a healing scratch (thank you, toddler, I love you too). It’s a pleasure to apply - the gel spreads easily and doesn’t drip anywhere. It layers beautifully over toners and watery essences, and isn’t sticky under moisturizers. I mostly use this at night, but it can work in the morning as well.


By morning, I notice reduced redness. I also think this serum speeds up breakout healing. While I don’t recommend applying skincare over open “wounds” (or popped pimples, scratches, etc), I was pleasantly surprised that this didn’t sting my toddler scratches. Overall, a great product - my only gripe is the packaging.


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May & May serum bottles and cream jars
 

Mary & May Centella Asiatica Serum ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract (95%), Glycereth-26, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol


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