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Using ampoules and serums is one of my favorite skincare steps. I’ve been keeping my eye on SKIN1004 new releases, because their products typically work very well for my combination skin. SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule promises to hydrate, nourish, repair damaged skin barrier, and improve texture - all without a greasy feeling. The ampoule is available on Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), iHerb (code CWN6107), and StyleKorean.
The star ingredients are centella asiatica, panthenol, allantoin, and betaine. The formula is sensitive skin friendly and doesn’t contain any artificial colors or fragrances. Of course, if you have allergies or sensitivities, patch testing is a good idea.
How to use
Apply after cleansing and toning
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
SKIN1004 Probio-Cica ampoule has a milky color and a light, creamy texture. I do not notice a scent. The product is easy to spread and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. I always use it at night right before moisturizer. Occasionally, I add more watery serums or essences first. Someone with dry skin might enjoy this as part of their morning routine as well.
I love this ampoule! I have combination skin with dry and oily areas plus a few fine lines. While I don’t have a lot of sensitivities, my skin is reactive - it turns red easily; even scratching a small itch can leave bright red marks. The joys of being super fair… I’ve had the SKIN1004 ampoule for a while, using it on and off without much consistency. Then, my skin decided to have some kind of freakout - I’ve had redness, dryness, and general barrier issues. It could be the changing weather, humidity, hormones, stress - who knows. Regardless of the underlying reasons, it provided me with an ample opportunity to test the probio-cica’s soothing power. And it didn’t disappoint.
I like the original madagascar centella serum, but it’s quite light and watery (not a bad thing). When my skin is both irritated AND dry, the intensive ampoule is better. It calms redness while nourishing the skin - like a comforting hug for the angry barrier. The redness improves overnight (literally, since I use the serum before bed).
I rarely use an entire line of products at once, but in this case I absolutely love to follow the ampoule with the cream from the same line. They work wonderfully together. Even when my skin isn’t irritated, I still enjoy the pairing to plump up and nourish the skin.
If I could change one thing, I would put this ampoule into a pump bottle instead of a pipette. The dropper still works, but I would have preferred an airless pump due to the creamy texture (and because I don’t like pipettes in general). But that’s a small thing and not a deal breaker.
I’m pretty sure I have another bottle of this in my backup crate and I’m keeping it. While I like the original ampoule, this one is the absolute holy grail for me.
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SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule ingredients: Lactobacillus/Centella Asiatica Extract Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ceramide NP, TECA, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol