A highly concentrated treatment that provides relief to irritated, sensitive, stressed-out skin. According to Cosrx; the combination of Centella Asiatica Water and Centella Asiatica Extract prevents further breakouts by normalising sebum production and maintaining your skin’s natural protective barrier.
Clear glass bottle with dropper. Size: 20ml / 0.67 fl. oz
I bought this from stylekorean.com can’t remember exactly how much I paid I think it may have been a little over $30.
Who’s It For ?
Sensitive, normal to oily, post blemish redness, blemish prone.
Formula and Appearance
Alcohol and fragrance-free. Lightweight pale green serum.
May be used AM and/or PM. After your toner massage 2-3 drops evenly onto face and neck until absorbed. Use more as needed. Avoid eyes and mouth.
80% Centella Asiatica Leaf Water replaces plain water.
Butylene Glycol : Humectant. Helps actives penetrate skin.
Glycerin : Emollient, skin-repairing ingredient helps maintain skin’s barrier function and prevent dryness.
Betaine : Amino Acid, Anti-Irritant, Humectant. Helps retain moisture and smooth the appearance of skin.
1,2-Hexanediol : Preservative.
Allantoin : Anti-Irritant. Extracted from urea a component of urine. Has soothing properties and improves the condition of skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate : Antioxidant, Skin-Restoring and Replenishing. The salt version of hyaluronic acid. It has cell-communicating and antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. Boosts moisture content, helps reduce inflammation, redness and prevents moisture loss in skin.
Centella Asiatica Extract : Herbal Plant Extract, Antioxidant, Anti-Irritant and source of Amino Acids. Has some antibacterial and wound healing properties. Can help improve moisture content in skin. May also be known as gotu kola and asiatic acid.
Arginine : Amino Acid with Antioxidant properties. Assists with wound healing.
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil : An Emollient smooths and softens the look of skin.
Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex : Colouring Agent giving this product its green colour.
Carbomer : Thickening agent.
Hydroxyethylcellulose : Plant-derived thickening agent.
✔️Gentle on skin. Doesn’t contain irritating ingredients.
✔️Unlikely to cause breakouts.
✔️Includes several ingredients that help maintain skin’s natural protective barrier.
✖️Light sensitive ingredients and antioxidants maybe effected by the clear packaging.
✖️Can feel slightly sticky on skin if you apply too much. Use a few drops at a time for best results.
✖️Can’t normalise sebum production.
✖️Won’t treat existing blemishes and breakouts.
Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampule contains a good mix of emollients, anti-irritants and skin conditioning ingredients that may assist in helping skin to heal and reduce inflammation associated with blemish prone skin.
I found it pretty versatile. I could use it on its own; as the final step in my routine, layered over a chemical exfoliant or cocktailed with more my more potent acne and spot treatments (retinol, azelaic acid or vitamin c). Of course Cosrx recommend using it with their own Centella Blemish Cream for maximum results.
I do however feel the name is a little misleading, calling it a Blemish Ampule may mislead customers into thinking it will effectively treat acne. While the Centella Asiatica Extract may have some antibacterial properties it certainly won’t work miraculously to treat breakouts you’re currently experiencing. But what really gets me frustrated is when brands make claims like promising to normalise sebum production. I’m quite oily in the t-zone and I didn’t experience any sort of normalisation in the amount of sebum my skin produced especially on my forehead. The regulation of sebum is determined by hormones and genetics, you can’t ‘normalise’ or regulate the amount of oil your skin produces with skincare.
I wasn’t really blown away by this product but wasn’t completely disappointed either. It been working quite well as a light moisturiser in the Summer months.
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