REVIEW: A’pieu Madecassoside Cream

by - Saturday, February 02, 2019

About the Brand
"Beauty should be pure. We firmly believe that in addition to being trendy and affordable, beauty products should be made to accommodate all skin types, which is why all of our products are formulated based on sensitive skin. A'PIEU offers a wide range of trendy, affordable, and non-irritating products that keep skin energized and youthful."

Saya baru tahu ternyata A'PIEU itu dari parent company yang sama dengan Missha, yaitu Able C&C Co., Ltd. Sedangkan A'PIEU filosofinya adalah kecantikan harus murni. Produk mereka  diformulasikan untuk mengakomodasi semua jenis kulit, terutama kulit sensitif.  Dengan konsep trendi, harga yang ditawarkan affordable dan tidak menyebabkan iritasi yang membuat kulit tetap awet muda.

Recently, A'PIEU released the Madecassoside series (Autistar Edition) to raise autism awareness. All Autistar products are designed by individuals who have autism spectrum disorders. A portion of proceeds go to Autistar, whose mission to support  individuals with autism to live with socioeconomic independence in their respctive  communities. The design is very cute, unfortunately what I will review is the old version of Madecassoside Cream. Only the packaging is different, but the ingredients remain the same.

Baru-baru ini juga A'PIEU merilis seri Madecassoside (Autistar Edition) untuk meningkatkan awareness terhadap autisme. Semua produk Autistar di desain oleh individu-individu yang memiliki autism spectrum disorder. Sebagian hasil penjualan akan disumbangkan kepada Autistar, yang misinya adalah untuk mendukung individu dengan autisme agar hidup dengan sosioekonomi yang independen dalam komunitas mereka. Desainnya lucu-lucu sekali, sayangnya yang akan saya review ini Madecassoside Cream versi lama. Hanya kemasannya yang berbeda, tetapi ingredients-nya tetap sama.

Unboxing Video + Skin Test



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A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream 1.69 fl oz / 50 ml  
Meet the all-in-one hydrating moisturizer! This cream is formulated with 40% Centella asiatica leaf water and 0.1% madecassoside to soothe irritated skin and help repair skin damage. Niacinamide also brightens skin while witch hazel extract and panthenol keep skin hydrated and soft. Added to this list are adenosine and lactic acid to smooth and plump skin, making this the perfect nourishing treatment for tired, damaged skin.  
Price: IDR 208.000,00
Where to buy: GLMR Indonesia
Brand Website: Instagram / Website
How To Use: After cleansing, toning and using treatment products, dispense the cream into the palm of the hand. Smooth or pat over skin, until fully absorbed. Follow with SPF during the day or use it as your last skincare step at night. Apply gently following the direction of your peach fuzz, then press firmly to aid absorption. Apply small amounts for spot treatment and abundantly for night care! You can choose how to use the cream. Apply on areas like your elbow or under eyes (especially dry areas) for extreme moisture.
Ingredients: skincarisma Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Water(Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Ethoxydiglycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Rubus Suavissimus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Madecassoside, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Adenosine, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Urea, Serine, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Asiaticoside, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol

Disclaimer: This post is part of the GLMR Indonesia sponsored program. Products provided for review purpose. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. However all my opinion based on my experience and were not influenced by the brand. 


What is madecassoside?

  • MADECASSOSIDE is one of four principal bioactive compounds in the plant extract Centella asiatica. One double-blind study has shown even small amounts of this compound (0.1% in one case) combined with vitamin C have antioxidant benefit when applied to skin, and serve as an antioxidant in its own rights. (Paula's Choice
  • Madecassoside brings relief to sensitive or atopic & psiorias prone skin thanks to anti-itching, anti-redness, anti-desquamation and smoothing effect. (seppic)
  • In studies, madecassoside has demonstrated skin healing as well as anti-aging properties in skin. Including: Inflammation control Stimulating the synthesis of collagen I et III, integral components of the skin. Reducing the activity of MMPs – matrix metallo proteins – or enzymes that play a role in the breakdown of the skin’s matrix or framework. Madecassoside has demonstrated some benefit in the treatment of psoriasis, most likely due to its anti-inflammatory properties. (phamix)
Apa itu madecassoside? 
  • MADECASSOSIDE adalah satu dari empat senyawa bioaktif utama dalam ekstrak tanaman Centella asiatica. Satu studi double-blind telah menunjukkan bahkan jumlah kecil dari senyawa ini (0,1% dalam satu kasus) dikombinasikan dengan vitamin C memiliki manfaat antioksidan ketika diterapkan pada kulit, dan berfungsi sebagai antioksidan dalam haknya sendiri. (Paula's Choice)
  • Madecassoside menenangkan kulit yang sensitif atau atopik & psiorias karena efek anti-gatal, anti-kemerahan, anti-deskuamasi, dan efek menghaluskan. (seppik
  • Dalam studi, madecassoside telah menunjukkan penyembuhan kulit serta sifat anti-penuaan pada kulit. Diperkirakan itu bekerja dalam: Kontrol peradangan Merangsang sintesis kolagen I et III, komponen integral dari kulit. Mengurangi aktivitas MMP - protein matrix metalo - atau enzim yang berperan dalam pemecahan matriks atau kerangka kerja kulit. Madecassoside telah menunjukkan beberapa manfaat dalam pengobatan psoriasis, kemungkinan besar karena sifat anti-inflamasinya. (phamix)

What is centella asiatica?
  • Centella asiatica known as Gotu Kola is a medicinal plant that has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years as well as in scientifically oriented medicine. The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids. (ncbi)
Apa itu centella asiatica? 
  • Centella asiatica yang dikenal sebagai Gotu Kola adalah tanaman obat yang telah digunakan dalam pengobatan tradisional selama ratusan tahun serta dalam pengobatan yang berorientasi ilmiah. Senyawa aktif termasuk triterpen pentasiklik, terutama asiaticoside, madecassoside, asam asiatik dan madecassic. (ncbi)

The description in the box doesn't help because it's written in Korean. Except the quotes in red background"Madecassoside cream forms a natural protection from dangerous environments to help make skin healthy" The logo of the 'water faucet' symbolizes the revitalization of the skin, '+' symbolizes healing, the 'brick wall' symbolizes strengthening the skin barrier. 

At the front of box, there is a description of the percentage of active ingredients, 0.1% madecassoside and 40% centella asiatica leaf water. In addition, some of the ingredients that caught my attention were Niacinamide, Panthenol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid and Asiaticoside

A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream contains many essential oils. Such as, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil Peel and Juniperus (Cedarwood) Mexicana Oil. So, for those who have sensitive skin, be careful.

Keterangan pada kotaknya tidak membantu karena ditulis dalam bahasa Korea. Kecuali quote dengan background warna merah. "Madecaoside cream form natural protection from harmful enviroment to help make healthy skin"  artinya "Madecassoside cream untuk perlindungan alami dari lingkungan berbahaya untuk membantu membuat kulit sehat" Logo 'kran air' melambangkan revitalize skin, '+' melambangkan healing, 'brick wall' melambangkan strengthen skin barrier

Pada bagian depan kotak, ada deskripsi kadar bahan aktif, madecassoside 0.1% dan centella asiatica leaf water 40%. Selain itu, ada beberapa ingredients yang menarik perhatian saya, yaitu Niacinamide, Panthenol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, dan Asiaticoside.

Perlu diketahui bahwa A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream ini mengandung banyak essential oil. Seperti Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil dan Juniperus (Cedarwood) Mexicana Oil. Jadi, untuk yang punya kulit sensitif tetap hati-hati.


With the distinctive blue accent of A'PIEU Madecassoside line, the design is adopting a medicine ointment. I love how the packaging comes in tube for hygienic reason. When the lid is opened, there is an aluminum foil seal which means the item is brand new.

It has white colored texture like lotion or cream gel with sweet scent which I suppose from the essential oil. It's very soft, doesn't sting my skin, doesn't leave ugly white cast (like my cosRX Centella Blemish Cream), no negative effects whatsoever. I use it  as all over moisturizer or sometimes only on my sensitive area.

Dengan aksen warna biru khas A'PIEU Madecassoside line, desainnya ini seperti mengadopsi dari desain salep obat, sampai ada lingkaran merahnya segala. Saya menyukai packaging tubenya for hygienic reason. Ketika tutupnya dibuka, ada segel alumunium foil yang artinya barang tesebut brand new. 

Teksturnya sangat soft seperti lotion atau gel cream dengan wangi yang manis. Saya kira berasal dari essential oil-nya. Tidak perih juga dikulit dan tidak meninggalkan white cast seperti CosRX Centella Blemish Cream saya. Saya biasanya pakai sebagai pelembab, kadang juga hanya di daerah tertentu yang sensitif. 

After washing my face, toning and other product treatments,  I squeeze the tube to dispense the cream on my hands, then I apply it on the skin. This cream is pretty thick for smooth over skin, so I usually dab it until it evenly distributed. I feel this A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream is like forming a layer on top of the skin, I think it's because of silicone.

For the moisture skin test, it turns out that it increases my hydration by almost 30% and reduce oil content by 18%. It means it's very hydrating and oil-free!


Setelah mencuci muka, sudah memakai toner dan perawatan produk lainnya, squeeze tube-nya untuk mengeluarkan krim ke tangan, baru saya oleskan ke daerah muka. Krim ini lumayan thick untuk di smooth over skin, jadi biasanya saya tap-tap saja sampai merata. Saya merasa A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream ini seperti membentuk lapisan di atas kulit.

Untuk skin test kelembabannya, ternyata menaikan hidrasi saya hampir 30% dan mengurangi kadar minyak sebanyak 18%. Artinya pelembab ini sangat menghidrasi dan tidak bikin berminyak.


Conclusion
For 2 weeks using A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream, I like its performance as a moisturizer. The packaging is travel-friendly and hygienic. For sensitive skin, be careful because it contains essential oils. The texture is very soft, doesn't leave whitecast and not too thick for my skin type, so I got both soothing and moisturizing effects. As a result, my acne is healing fast and does not form deep scars. You can buy this at GLMR Indonesia!

Kesimpulan
Selama 2 minggu memakai A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream, saya menyukai performanya sebagai pelembab. Packagingnya travel-friendly dan hygienis tidak perlu colek-colek jar. Untul kulit sensitif harus berhati-hati karena pelembab ini mengandung beberapa essential oil. Teksturnya tidak begitu berat untuk tipe kulit saya, jadi dapat efek soothing dan moisturizing nya. Alhasil penyembuhan jerawat saya jadi cepat dan tidak terbentuk bopeng. Ini bisa kalian beli di GLMR Indonesia!


Cheers,
♡Kamu

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