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Korean creams for sensitive skin

I’ve been getting ready to write this review for awhile, and have promised myself to do that many times, but it was hard to get my thoughts together and make it maximally useful and not too long.

Today we will compare two similar tubes, one of which is basically out.

two similar tubes

Both creams are similar in the effect and packaging design. So, today we will talk about Near Skin Madecanol cream from the Korean brand Missha. You can order it on eBay.

And about Madecassoside cream by Korean brand A’pieu (a Missha affiliate). It can also be ordered on eBay or Amazon.

Near Skin Madecanol

Madecassoside cream

To further understand the functionality of these two products, let’s start by talking about the two ingredients they share:

1. Madecassoside is a centella component which rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen synthesis and restoring damages. It’s an active component, a molecule, a pure isolate (it’s called different things) which is derived from centella. It’s not an extract and is listed as a separate component-molecule in the ingredients list. Madecassoside has three proven cosmetic properties – anti-inflammatory, healing and rejuvenating. Even in low concentrations, it has a very pronounced effect.

2. Centella asiatica extract has anti-inflammatory effect, soothes irritated skin, also acts as an antioxidant, has a rejuvenating and wound healing effect.

Both creams are packaged in a tube reminiscent of medicinal ointment in design, and that’s not by accident. Both of them are meant to restore the skin, increase its barrier function and heal acne. Both creams have a gel consistency. Missha cream doesn’t have any scent at all, while its brother has a light aroma of herbs and citrus fruits. The quality of the a’pieu tube is better and has a brighter design, the consistency is much lighter, it gets absorbed very quickly and will be suitable even in the summer for combination and oily skin. I can recommend the missha cream for the summer to those with dry skin. It’s thicker and I used it in the winter during the evening skincare.


Here are the results that I noticed on my skin: better turgor, greatly reduced amount of inflammation, the skin isn’t irritated and is well hydrated, smoother and more elastic. I can recommend both creams for sensitive skin with confidence.

Missha near skin madecanol cream ingredients: 
Centella Asiatica Extract 45.9%, Glycerol, Water, Dimethicone, Panthenol 4%, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Olive Oil, Niacinamide, Sorbitan Olivate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Madecassoside 0.1%, Glyceryl Stearate, Microcrystalline Wax, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Carbomer, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Tromethamine, Tween 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate

A’pieu madecassoside cream ingredients: 
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

Author: Yulia Fix Trubin

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By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


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