SKIN 1004 or as any South Korean would refer to as ‘SKIN Angel’ is a considerably new brand in the K-beauty market as they emerged sometime last year or the year before.
Lots of skincare enthusiasts with sensitive skin are big on Centella Asiatica (locally known as pegaga)-based products and the star product of the brand is their Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule which I’m personally a big fan of!
If you have been following the brand then you would probably noticed that the brand had a major rebranding as they changed or starting to change some of their skincare products packaging design and this Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam is the very first product that was introduced.
High points of this cleanser!
It’s a foam cleanser that contains Centella Asiatica Extract, a symbol of purity in Madagascar and plant-based cleansing ingredients with a pH level of 5. As acne-causing bacteria are not able to thrive in acidic environment, it’s recommended to use gentle low pH facial cleansers to lower skin’s pH to keep acne at bay.
SKIN 1004 reinvented their pre-existing pH-balanced cleansers by minimising slippery cleansing sensation and maximising foaming abilities. The newly developed formula with enriched foam and creamy texture allows even individuals with sensitive skin to use the cleanser on daily basis.
The cleanser comes in 125ml size so that can last around 3 months, used twice daily.
Centella Asiatica Extract(30%), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Water(Aqua/Eau), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Betaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-67, Citric Acid, Dextrin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract
The facial cleanser comes in a box with sufficient English product description printed on the sides of the box for your reference.
As shown above, the product comes in a tube with a nice transparent sealed cap before opening. There are simplified product descriptions at the back of the tube although in Korean. The expiry date is printed at the top of the tube in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.
The creamy cleanser is light brown in colour and the foam is lightweight for small amount of product but it feels so fluffy on skin without having to use a bubble maker!
It is easy to rinse off in a sense that it is not too soapy, so it takes less time and water provided that you use an appropriate amount to wash your facial area. A pea-sized amount is sufficient for my whole face, back of my ear even neck area.
I’ve got to say that the scent might be a little unpleasant to some people but it doesn’t really bother me that much as I personally would rather not have fragrance in my skincare products.
The first point I’d love to highlight is this cleansing foam doesn’t make my dehydrated skin feeling drier even after several minutes post rinsing off.
I always have hydrating facial mists and first treatment essences ready in my bathroom because most of my facial cleansers are high pH, thick foams that can substitute my shower creams so they tend to make my skin feeling tight but not in a good way.
With this facial cleanser however, I find my skin feeling nice, clean and smooth and most importantly, it also does not irritate my sensitive facial area so that puts me in a good mood to continue with the rest of my daily skincare routines.
Overall, I give this product 5/5. It works well during my sensitive skin days and I have been reaching for this cleanser quite frequently compared to my other foam cleansers.
Ingredient-wise, I do think that the high concentration of Centella Asiatica in the cleanser helps with calming the skin because I don’t see my redness being flared-up after every wash. It goes without saying that, you would still need functional essences, serums and/or ampoules to treat your problematic skin area so I would say this is a good cleanser to accompany your skin barrier-repairing routine.
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