Blogger Mail | Wako Beauty X Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule and Facial Mask

Saturday 29 September 2018

Throughout my whole K-Beauty journey for the past 5 years, I've never truly given much attention to soothing skincare products as I have never experienced severe irritation, flakiness and inflammation until I've had allergic reactions due to food poisoning (barracuda fish!) few months ago and it took months to be fully recovered from all that although I still see some flaky area along my jawline and neck. So far, I've only indulging myself in soothing, hydrating, nourishing sheet masks in the form of hydrogel masks, bio-cellulose masks even cream masks, but after I've noticed that they're all quite costly as average price per piece of those sheet mask is RM20 (~USD5)!

Well, I wasn't actually prepared for that at that point of time so while I'm in the search for some products that I can try to improve my overall skin texture, Wako Beauty; a Malaysian-based e-commerce site selling various skincare products has sent these products from the brand Skin1004 and I don't know if it's in their intention or not but I'd know for sure that in Korean, 1004 pronounced as chun (1000) + sa (4) = chunsa which also means angel so the products are indeed somewhat heaven-sent to me.

But first, let's go into details on this ampoule!

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule

Made of 100% centella asiatica extract from Madagascar.

What is Centella Asiatica?
It is also known as tiger grass and it has been recognized for centuries for its medicinal use. For generations, active ingredients in Centella Asiatica has been known as medication that soothes skin damages by strengthening the skin cells. It is also well-known for hydrating skin and reducing uneven skin tone.

How to Use: Smooth the ampoule onto cleansed skin in the morning and night or whenever the skin feels irritated or wounded.

Ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract 100%

Now, let's go to the packaging!


As you can see in the above photos, the product comes in a box with that minimalist style of green and white colours. You guys know me, I love minimal design because honestly, I can't handle fancy or messy-looking packaging these days as there's too much chaos going on my vanity these days. 

I truly admire the brand's choice to print the English product description in similar way to the Korean version as it is used to be on the smaller side of the box and this one comes in a tall square box! Nice, right?

On another side of the box, they indicated the product is 100% of Centella Asiatica extract and it's in 100ml sized. 

Onto the bottle of the product, it's made of sturdy glass so you guys better be careful and make sure to not holding the bottle with wet hands! It's covered in slightly opaque white colour so you can still see how much product left in it. I like that the bottle fits nicely on my hands and I can just grab it well with one hand. 

Note that the expiry date was printed at the bottom side of the bottle; in the format of YYYY.MM.DD so that's 17th June 2020. I've noticed that no date was printed on the box itself so I'd just write on it myself as I do it sometimes on boxes that I'd still want to keep (read: hoard) in my packaging drawers. Yes, my drawers are filled with box packagings of my currently opened products because sometimes dates printed on tubs and tubes can be erased especially facial cleansers.

At the back of the bottle, there's simple Korean product description telling that this is facial ampoule is Madagascar's original and again, at 100% of its extract.


It's been awhile since I last encountered serum or ampoule with a pipette to dispense the product. I've noticed that the size of the opening of the bottle nicely fit the pipette itself however I do think that the shaft for the pipette is too long for the size of that dropper so it's filled with only 3/4 of the ampoule every time and there are bubbles trapped so I usually go with 5 to 7 drops of the ampoule for my whole facial and neck area.

Unexpectedly, the ampoule is in that clear, watery consistency (while taking the photo, I had to balance that drop of it on the back of my hand or it'll run down!) and absorbed well into the skin merely in seconds! It's indeed soothing upon application and I kept wanting to apply more! So I guess, as it's called ampoule because it's meant to be applied topically i.e. certain affected facial area but the first few times of using this, I've literally applied onto my whole facial area and another extra layer on my most flaky area along the jawline.

The ampoule is hydrating, smoothing out the rough flaky area of my skin with the scent is only slightly and to my liking. As I don't have much redness throughout the time I was testing it, I couldn't see whether it's able to tone it down but I'm sure it actually can. 

I'd give this 5/5 for its overall look, function, and how it just works so well with my current skin condition. I wish I've gotten my hands on this ampoule on the actual day when I got my allergic reaction but still, I'm glad I've received this product and happily repurchased it when it's finished.

This product is available for purchase on Wako Beauty for RM79.20 here or on their official Shopee account here

Now, let's go to the facial mask!

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica Facial Mask

Maintain PH balance, Soothing - While improving sensitive skin, it enhances the ability of skin to heal skin barrier. Make your skin shine on rough skin result from the external hazardous environment.

Tencel Sheet (Nature fabric) - Tencel mask that perfectly adhere to your skin with extra softness and effective absorption of the essence.

High-enriched cream (2-step moisturizing) - Deeply hydrates the dried skin with Centella Asiatica powerful moisturizing effect.


Step 1:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sea Water, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexyglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Capryly Glycol, Beta-glucan, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Honey Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1

Step 2:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol ,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Niacinamide, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol ,Tromethamine , Panthenol , Sodium Carbomer, Erythritol, Trehalose, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Adenosine, Lavandula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ozonized Olive Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Orange Roughy Oil, Madecassoside, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Asiaticoside, Malt Extract, Asiatic Acid, Butter Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Ceramide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linolenic Acid

Do note that the Hydrolyzed Collagen is actually marine collagen.


This mask comes in similar design to the ampoule sister; simple green and white for the mask with detachable black sachet for the cream at the top.

You guys know that I’m a sheet mask addict so I’m glad that this product also comes in sheet mask formed and such a plus that this is a 2-step pack as it comes with moisturiser from the same Madagascar Centella Asiatica skincare line which is perfect for travel or weekend getaway. 

The sheet mask doesn't come with English description at the back but in short, the Step 1 is the facial mask followed by Step 2 the moisturiser. So, I cleansed, toned and applied the sheet mask for about 20 minutes then followed up with the cream on top prior applying my sunscreen of the day.

As you can see, the Tencel sheet is quite thin and nicely fits my facial curve with a little bit extra on my chin area. The adherence is excellent and it has a similar scent to the ampoule sister. The essence for this is light and watery and well-absorbed into the skin. After I took the sheet mask off, there's slight excess of the essence so I just tapped my face with fingers until it dries down to smooth silky finish. 

The moisturiser that comes with the mask is in white, quite heavy creamy texture. It does takes a little bit of time to be fully absorbed and kind of oily for my T-zone so I decided to smooth everything out with matte sunscreen.

Overall, 4/5. This is surely convenient but I think I'd rather just use air-laid puffs with the ampoules sister to use as facial mask and getting the full-sized of that cream as I find the amount of the cream contained in the sachet is quite a lot for single usage. Knowing my own habit as I'd usually dispose the sachet after opening can be wasteful while dispensing the cream into an empty travel tub can be a hassle but still a good option. 

This product is available for purchase on Wako Beauty for RM60.20 here or on their official Shopee account here

I guess that's all of it! Do let me know your thoughts on these two products from Skin1004 by leaving comments down below. Feel free to suggest Centella Asiatica-based products if you'd like. 

Until next post! Annyeong~



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Beauty Empties | Sheet Masks 5.0

Friday 28 September 2018
Here we again where I'm going to share with you guys about the sheet masks that I've used throughout the past quarter of 2018 but this time around I'll be dividing the whole stash into morning and evening sheet masks. Oh, I've used a total of 83 masks this time! Woot! Woot!


Boom De Ah Dah Everyday Mask Olive (Nourishing)
Goodal Baby Perennis Mask (Radiance)
Beyond Herb Garden Mask Calendula
A'PIEU My Skin-Fit Sheet Mask Broccoli
Blumei Goddess of Flower Delicate Beauty Mugunghwa
YADAH Soothing Mask Pack
Mamonde Boosting Flower Essence Mask Honeysuckle
Nature Republic Real Nature Chamomile Mask Sheet

It's Skin Aloe Soothing Sheet Mask
TonyMoly Floria Nutra Energy Mask Sheet - 2
RUE Ultimate Pearl Beam Mask

Leegeehaam Glutathione Brightening Mask
Leegeehaam Tea Tree Soothing Mask

The OOZOO Oozoo Bear Aurora Illuminating Mask - 3
The OOZOO Oozoo Bear  Black Space  Pore Caring Mask - 2
The OOZOO Oozoo Bear  Water-Bang Hydrating Mask

My Beauty Rice Sheet Mask - 3

VPROVE Phyto Therapy Mask Sheet Beta Carotene (Rose) - 2
VPROVE Phyto Therapy Mask Sheet Flavonoid (Green Tea) - 2
VPROVE Phyto Therapy Mask Sheet Isoflavone (Soy Bean)


Paparecipe Bombee Honey Mask - 2

Innisfree Anti-Aging Mask Nutritive
Innisfree Anti-Aging Mask Brightening
Innisfree Anti-Aging Mask Firming

THE FACE SHOP Myeonghan Miindo - 2

Mediheal E.G.T Timetox Ampoule Mask - 5
Mediheal I.P.I Lightmax Ampoule Mask - 3
Mediheal X LINE FRIENDS P.D.F A.C Dressing Ampoule Mask
Mediheal X LINE FRIENDS N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask

Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Cotton Mask
Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Cotton Mask

Boscia Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask
Boscia Sake Brightening Bio-Cellulose Mask

Common Labs Ggultamin B Real Jel Mask
Common Labs Ggultamin C Real Jel Mask
Common Labs Ggultamin E Real Ampoule Mask

My Beauty Red Ginseng Gold Hydrogel Mask - 5
My Beauty Ginger Gold Hydrogel Mask - 5

The OOZOO Face Gold Foilayer Mask: Gold Moist Repair
The OOZOO Face Silver Foilayer Mask: Silver Bright Repair

THE FACE SHOP Bio-Cell Recovery
THE FACE SHOP Bio-Cell Firming
THE FACE SHOP Bio-Cell Moisturising
THE FACE SHOP Bio-Cell Brightening
THE FACE SHOP Mask.Lab Double Wrap Face Mask - 2

VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Aloe
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Lavender
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Jasmine
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Rosemary (Vitalizing)
VPROVE Mask Master Daily Caring Hydro Gel Mask Witch Hazel Water (Soothing)

Polatam Pure Cream Firming Radiance Mask - 2

Dr.G Lock & More Nourishing Mask Bom Ultra Perfect Cream Mask
THE FACE SHOP X KAKAOTALK Character Mask : Tube (Brightening)
LANEIGE Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask
Swanicoco 2GF BIOMIX Mask Pack
Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica Facial Mask

So that's all of it! I've already talked about most of these sheet masks on my Instagram so make sure you check out my #myrasheetmaskdiary for that! Feel free to leave comments if you have any question and I guess I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Anneyong~

Beauty Empties 18.0 | September

Thursday 27 September 2018

Here are the products I've emptied throughout the past 3 months! Woohoo! You guys know what this mean, right? More room for new products but starting this month, I'm actually on low-buy probably until November because I do want to see what's in-store for the upcoming Year-End Sale. For now, let's go over these products that I've finished and I'll let you know whether I'd be repurchasing them (which means love 'em, need 'em) or tossing them out into the real bin. Let's get into it!

For cleansers, I am done with the Aritaum Apricot Seed Deep Cleansing Oil that I've got last year from Hermo. As much as I like its scent, I used this a lot to clean my air puffs instead of using it as first cleanser. This is a limited edition product and this brand is longer carried by the store. 

As for the two COSRX cleansers; Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser is a great second cleanser for my evening routine as it deeply cleansed my skin and I don't see excess dirt on my cotton pads whenever I'm using this particularly on days I'm wearing cushion foundation. Yes, will repurchase although not anytime soon as I still have other deep cleansing foams in my stash. I've been loving the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser so much; I've finished this second tube and already bought my backup for it. It's gentle and doesn't dry out hence a perfect morning cleanser.

I've finished another bottle of that THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum; technically half of it as I gave this half of it (100ml) to my mum (yes, we both are currently using The Therapy skincare line) as we both are really enjoying the product. It deeply hydrates the skin and making it soft and supple to touch. Already bought my backup for it.

Next product would be the 3 Seconds Starter Vita Complex from Holika Holika that I've gotten from Althea around early last year. I've got to admit that this product was among few that I've managed to finish the fastest and that would be less than 3 months as I've started using it back in July (although I actually opened it in May) to accompany my sheet masking session. It doesn't really help with brightening but I just feel my skin is soft and plump as I alternate this skincare booster with the first treatment serum I've mentioned above. I still have other products to try so I won't be repurchasing this.

Finished the Camu Camu Moisture Cream from Brillar I think around August and I was actually quite surprised finding myself loving a moisture cream; thinking it'll be thick and sticky but I was wrong. It feels nice on the skin and absorbed quite well. Still, seeing this product is no longer available on Althea, I won't be repurchasing this product.

Done with the first tub of LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask! I love it as it does what it claims, my lips feeling soft and supply the next morning and I surely regret the night I didn't apply before going to sleep. Already purchased my backup in Vanilla!

I'm sure that tub of COSRX One-Step Original Clear Pads will be the first of many repurchase in the future. Well, I already bought one together with its One-Step Moisture Up Pads sister. It works nicely as exfoliating toner and I've been using it a lot for midday routine where I remove my makeup, cleanse and use it as toner before doing my sheet mask. Love it!

Finally done with that Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em body scrub from Soap & Glory together with its travel-sized version. I do like them especially for its scent and it does make my body feels smoother after using but I'm now off to try other products so not going to repurchase at least for now.

That cute Cotton Flower Bubble bath and Shower Gel from Sephora Collection is totally nice but they no longer carry this and revamped their whole Sephora Collection already so I guess I'll be getting the new ones to try.

Last but not least, I've finished another bottle of this Vanilla Eau de Toilette from The Body Shop. I actually been using this EDT for years; way before starting this blog actually so I sort of lost track to how many bottles that I've finished. It's lovely, definitely to my liking and yes, I'm sure I'll be repurchasing this.

I guess that's all for now! I sure hope you guys are enjoying posts like this and now, I'm off to throw out these emptied bottles of products so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~

Blogger Mail | YADAH Oh My Sun Protection Milk SPF50+ PA++++

Saturday 15 September 2018

Sunscreen or sunblock being the last step of my morning skin care routine prior makeup or not is the most vital step for skin protection against the sun rays and no matter how simple or complicated your AM skin care routine is, all your efforts will go down the drain if you do not incorporate suitable sunscreen in it. Therefore, when it comes to sunscreen, I have several criteria I want my ideal product to fill in. It has to be comfortable on my skin, suits our all year round hot and humid weather, it doesn’t leave white cast so much it’s turning me to a white ghost and most importantly, it is easy to reapply throughout the day.

Yadah Oh My Sun Protection Milk Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Product Description:

  • UV Protection + brightening double functional cosmetic 
  • 100% inorganic sun filter screen that reflects ultraviolet rays without being absorbed by the skin.
  • Low-irritation product with skin-safe prescription using only EWG green grade ingredients.
  • Contains extract of Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit effective for skin soothing and moisturising.
  • Skin irritation test completed. How to Use: After cleansing, take the proper amount of the product at the last stage of skin care and spread it evenly on skin that is prone to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays such as face, neck, arms and legs. 


Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polygryceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminium Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Adenosine, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopherol.

Ingredients Highlight: 

Contains mineral ingredients; titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter UV rays away from the skin.

Other notable ingredients:
  • Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract and Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract are known as moisturizing factors
  • Centella Asiatica Extract is for skin calming and texture smoothening
  • Houttuynia Cordata (Chameleon Plant) Extract removes dirt and toxin.
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil is known for its skin calming and moisturizing properties
  • Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil is for nutritional and skin conditioning
  • Cardiospermum Halicacabum (Balloon Plant) Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract is for skin slimming and conditioning. 

This sunscreen is 8-free; Paraben, Benzophenone, Talc, Mineral Oil, Sulfate Surfactant, Propylene Glycol, Tar Colorant, Triethanolamine. 

Now, let's go to the packaging:

There's a whole English product description at the back of the box for our convenience.

I’m digging that minimalist style bottle; white and green colours with that cute cactus plant illustration signifying the featured ingredient which is Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract i.e. prickly pear; a type of cactus.

There's the expiry dates printed at the back of the box and bottom of the bottle as well for easy reference.



Thanks to its creamy texture, this physical sunscreen spreads out nice an even on my skin. I always use cushion air puff to apply this sunscreen as it helps with the even application and I'm a huge fan of the light and matte finish that it provides.

Even with simple skincare routine, this sunscreen works greatly in terms of protection (high SPF and PA++++!) and such a bonus to me that it gives off a slight brightened up complexion that looks natural even with just translucent powder on top; a mattifying look that last from morning till evening during office hours and I don't even have to blot my T- zone midday!

I actually use this sunscreen on days my skin becomes sensitive, dry and irritated due to allergic reactions but it was such a relief when it actually gives me soothing effect and enough moisture though I was still in #teamdoublefisting with soothing and hydrating sheet masks on those days. 

Overall, 5/5. I love it! I'm not exaggerating but this one ticks all the boxes for my ideal sunscreen enough for me to buy its Tone-Up sister. Definitely recommend this for normal to oily skin people like me and for those with dry skin, I'd suggest to use suitable moisturiser prior application. 

Thank you so much to Yadah Malaysia for sending me the PR kit for me to try your latest sunscreen and as for you guys, this sunscreen is available for purchase on GlamPick, Hermo and Watsons at RM78 for this 50ml size and RM138 for 100ml size.

I guess that's all if it! I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

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