Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula

Review: Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula

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My detailed review of the Korean cult favorite Centella Asiatica moisturizer, the Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula (Season 4)! Why is it a cult product, what makes it different from other Centella Asiatica products and why “Season 4”? I tell you everything!

Recently, in my stories on my Instagram account, I did a little teasing by mentioning a Korean product that, in my opinion, was a better and more complete version than the well known and beloved Cicaplast Balm by La Roche Posay. Since that story, I’ve literally been bombarded with messages every day asking me to reveal the secret and finally disclose which product it is! With such a great demand, I have to tell you about this hidden gem (at least outside of Asia), the Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula!

If this brand is almost unknown on the European and American continents, it’s not the case in Asia where the famous Madeca Cream has had a cult following for years!

I had vaguely spotted it during my travels in Korea a few years ago, but I didn’t really consider it more than that.

And I was wrong! The Madeca Cream is definitely worth checking out. And as usual, it’s when I heard Odile Monod talking about it in a livestream video on YouTube a few months ago that I thought I really needed to buy it ASAP!

So I started looking into it and found out that not only did this Madeca Cream look like an interesting product, but it also had a special story! You know me, it’s typically something irresistible to me. I love telling beauty product stories πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

It didn’t take me long to track it down, order it, and introduce it into my skincare routine. And now, icing on the cake, my skin loves it!

Anyway, I’ll stop keeping you waiting, I’ll tell you all about this famous Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula!

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Centellian24, Dongkook Pharmaceutical and the Madecassol ointment:

The company behind the Centellian24 brand is a pharmaceutical company, Dongkook Pharmaceutical.

This lab is very well known in Korea because they sell a medical healing ointment that almost every household has had, or still has, in their bathroom. It’s a bit like the ultimate cust & scratches healing ointment that you should always have at home when you have children, in short!

This famous medical product is called Madecassol, and it contains a large quantity of Centella Asiatica, this super soothing and regenerating plant that I’ve often talked about in my posts (you can see my Focus article on Centella Asiatica here). Since its release in 1970 in Korea, Madecassol has been appreciated by the general public as a healing balm, for more than 45 years!

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Originally, Dongkook Pharmaceutical imported the first version of the ointment from Laroche Navarron, a French pharmaceutical company, which they introduced and popularized in Korea.

Then later, the Dongkook company started to extract the raw materials of Centella Asiatica by themselves and manufacture the product using their own technology. In 1985, the company launched a new product line, Madecassol Complex Ointment, with a new green packaging containing an image of the Centella Asiatica plant and highlighting the fact that it’s made from plant extracts (as you can see, natural bias/ greenwashing has been around for a long time πŸ˜‰ ).

Worth noting, in addition to Centella Asiatica extracts, Madecassol also contains an antibiotic (neomycin) and an anti-inflammatory hydrocortisone. In this medical ointment, the Centella Asiatica extract helps to restore collagen synthesis during the healing process, thus accelerating skin regeneration and preventing scar tissue formation.

Fun fact:
I was putting together this review last week and thought it would be fun to show you a tube of Madecassol to illustrate the brand’s history! So I ordered a tube on Amazon. I figured that if I had to, it wouldn’t go to waste, I could always use it on myself if needed. I thought it was probably the equivalent of the Homeoplasmine balm, a famous French healing ointment very mild (I hadn’t started my deep research for this article yet)! And then, while talking with Odile Monod about it, she told me that their other product, Madeccasol ointment (not reviewed here) contained cortisone, which I had not understood at all! So, I prefer to insist on it in case you are tempted by this other product too. The more you know πŸ˜‰

Building on their popular success with Madeccasol ointment that has been going strong for decades, Dongkook Pharmaceutical decided in 2015 to enter the cosmetics market in 2015 and started the Centellian24 brand!

Dongkook pharmaceutical knows all about Centella Asiatica already. So Centellian24 products benefit from the same technology used for Madeccasol to extract Centella Asiatica, and they are also very concentrated in TECA! (but not in cortisone lol, it’s definitely a cosmetic brand this time 😜).

What is TECA, and why is it interesting when it comes to Centella Asiatica?

In very short, a plant extract is the addition of the dry plant extract, and its diluent (which is usually water). This means that it can be composed of 90% water and 10% dry extract/active ingredient, for example. In practical terms, when you read on the package that a cosmetic product contains 80% Centella Asiatica extract, you can’t really know how that extract was processed and how much active ingredient you’re actually getting (and how much water/diluent there is).

Whereas TECA (short for Titrated Extract of Centella Asiatica) indicates how much of the active ingredients (Asian acid, madecassic acid, asiaticoside and madecassoside) extracted from Centella Asiatica there is in your product.

Not only does Centellian24 indicate the TECA of their products, but as I said above, they also have the highest TECA level on the market!

Source of all this information: Odile Monod

Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula, product presentation:

The Madeca Cream is clearly the Centellian24 brand’s best-seller! In fact, they launched with this product in 2015.

A brand’s characteristic: the Madeca Cream is reformulated every year to be the most effective and to benefit from the latest cosmetic innovations. But the old versions are still popular, so they’re not discontinued, and they are still part of the brand Centellian24’s catalog. To differentiate them, the brand talks about “seasons” (like for a TV show!). Sounds familiar? Yes, it’s the same principle as the AHC eye cream!

The one I’m reviewing today is season 4, the Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula. This is not the latest version, but the second to last. The Centellian24 brand has just released the Season 6 (which I just received but haven’t had time to try yet).

If you want info on Season 6, Odile Monod talked about it in one of her latest posts πŸ˜‰

When I was looking into it a few months ago, Season 4/ Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula was the easiest to find (it still is at the moment) and I liked the formula on paper!

The Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula is indeed an incredible soothing and anti-aging multi-tasking moisturizer, which is based on the very soothing and also regenerating power of Centella Asiatica (the TECA is concentrated here at 10,000 ppm).

In cosmetics, Centella Asiatica and its constituents (madecassoside, asiaticoside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid) have healing, antibacterial, regenerating and antioxidant properties. Moreover, they also have the capacity to increase the synthesis of collagen and to strengthen the skin barrier.

Centella Asiatica is an effective repairing and anti-aging ingredient to prevent and reduce the signs of aging.

But Centellian24 doesn’t cut corners and the formula of this cream is not just based on Centella Asiatica!

It also contains:
– anti-aging, antioxidant, brightening niacinamide… It’s really the ingredient that does it all!
– lots of anti-oxidant ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, green tea, rosemary, chamomile, purslane, vitamin E
– other anti-aging ingredients: adenosine, as well as several peptides (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7),
licorice for radiance,
– several moisturizing ingredients: collagen, elastin, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera,
– nourishing ingredients: ceramides, cholesterol, beeswax
– and especially tons of soothing ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract, asiaticoside, madecassic acid, panthenol, but also fermented ingredients, jasmine oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, birch extract, prickly pear extract, Chinese skullcap

In short, as you can see, there are plenty of cool ingredients (and I didn’t mention everything!) πŸ˜‰

The innovation behind this formula also relies on the fact that the active ingredients (especially those derived from Centella Asiatica) are encapsulated for a better protection of these active ingredients and a better absorption into the skin! This “Skin Analogue Capsule” technology is the same as the one used by the pharmaceutical laboratory Dongkook for its drugs.

There are also essential oils in the formula. I point it out for those who are sensitive to them (and no, not everyone is; the majority of skins can handle them without issue when they’re dosed correctly, as is the case here πŸ˜‰ ).

Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula, my experience:

I’ve mentioned it several times, my skin has changed quite a bit in the last few years. From dehydrated combination, it has become very dehydrated (even dry in some areas), and quite sensitized.

It’s almost winter here, it’s a bit colder and I wanted a richer night moisturizer (yes, you can laugh, the notion of “cold” in Dubai is very personal!)

So at the beginning of November, I added the Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula to my evening routine as a night moisturizer. Usually, that’s when I use my soothing products; in the morning, I prefer to stick to hydration and prevention with my antioxidant ingredients, and I prefer lighter textures since I wear makeup.

Let me tell you, this cream has a RICH texture. If you’re a fan of lightweight textures that absorb right away, this is definitely not the product for you! But my skin loves it, and even if it leaves my skin quite shiny when I go to bed, the next morning, my skin doesn’t feel more greasy than normal, it absorbs very well.

Regarding the results, I can’t really tell you anything about the anti-aging effect, you already know that. It’s something to consider in the long run, and for me, anti-aging creams are mostly there for prevention (and that’s all I ask, to be honest!) πŸ˜‰

However, I can tell you about the soothing results I get with this cream. Because they are impressive! This summer, I needed to use a sleeping mask in addition to my night moisturizer to keep my skin comfortable and soothed.

With this Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula, no need! My skin is super comfortable and soothed when I wake up in the morning. No more redness, almost no more small irritation breakouts. It actually helps me a lot to better handle tretinoin as well!

The icing on the cake is that this cream is quite affordable. Of course, you have to order it from Asia but you can find it on many Korean e-shops and even on Amazon!

Anyway, for me, it’s definitely a gem and I’m glad that Odile put it on my radar πŸ˜€

In conclusion:

If you’re a fan of La Roche Posay’s Cicaplast B5 balm and use it as a night moisturizer, you will not be worse off with the Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula, actually, quite the opposite πŸ˜€

I’m being a bit provocative, because I know very well, that the B5 La Roche Posay product is not a proper equivalent of the Madeca Cream, it’s a much simpler healing product, and is mostly recommended for very irritated skin. The Cicaplast B5 balm is not really an anti-aging cream, I know, even if I was surprised to see how many people use it as a night moisturizer…

It’s a very popular product, but that’s also the case with this Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula in Korea, and quite honestly, especially if you want to use it as a night cream, you’ll admit that the latter’s formula is definitely more unique πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I’m a fan of this season 4 from Centellian24, and I can’t wait to test the latest version (season 6). I have a feeling that these Madeca Creams are going to become a staple in my winter routine πŸ™‚

The Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula (season 4) retails between $15 and $20 for 50ml, depending on the retailers.

Product Review in detail

Summary

Centellian24 Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula

"Restore troubled skin back to health with this gentle-on-skin cream charged with 10,000ppm of TECA, a purified blend of cica extracts, to soothe skin and replenish moisture levels. Additional ingredients of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid give sagging skin an extra rejuvenating boost, while the patented Skin Analogue Capsule formulation enables swift delivery of ingredients deep inside skin, producing a youthful-looking finish."

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Recommendation

A+

It's such a great product!

Price

$15 - $20

Details

Packaging
Texture
Scent
Feeling on the skin
Formula/ Ingredients
Efficiency/ Result
Value For Money
Availability

+ Pros

- the formula is very complete and super interesting, and for skin geeks like me, it's also quite innovative,
- the super effective soothing effect,
- the intense comfort it provides,
- its effectiveness on skin regeneration and healing,
- the long-term anti-aging effect,
- I find it super pleasant to use,
- the price is very reasonable.

- Cons

- the packaging is not super luxurious (but it's practical),
- it contains essential oils (which is not a problem for me at all, but I know that not everyone can tolerate them).

product name

Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula

brand name

Centellian24

size

50ml

made in

South Korea

packaging

A white and red plastic/ metallic tube, very pharmaceutical.

fragrance

Herbal, and quite aromatic (it's very fresh, I like it).

texture

A rich and emollient cream, great for skin that needs a lot of comfort.

For Who

All ages.
For drier skin types, and especially:
– sensitive or sensitized skin, with a damaged protective barrier,
– reactive skin, which flushes easily.

Concerns

– redness,
– sensitized, damaged skin,
– dry or rough areas,
– feeling of discomfort because of irritation.

Method

I use the Madeca Cream Power Boosting Formula at night for its soothing effect, but you can use it morning and/or evening.
I take the equivalent of a small amount of cream and apply it on my face and neck, at the end of my routine, after my serums. It’s a perfect rich night moisturizer for me!

Key Ingredients

It’s really a super complete formula, full of interesting ingredients! Judge for yourself:
– anti-aging, antioxidant, brightening niacinamide… It’s really the ingredient that does it all!
– lots of anti-oxidant ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, green tea, rosemary, chamomile, purslane, vitamin E
– other anti-aging ingredients: adenosine, as well as several peptides (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7),
licorice for radiance,
– several moisturizing ingredients: collagen, elastin, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera,
– nourishing ingredients: ceramides, cholesterol, beeswax
– and especially tons of soothing ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract, asiaticoside, madecassic acid, panthenol, but also fermented ingredients, jasmine oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, birch extract, prickly pear extract, Chinese skullcap

There are also essential oils in the formula. I’m pointing it out for those who are sensitive to them (and no, not everyone is; the majority of skins can handle them without issue when they’re dosed correctly, as it’s the case here πŸ˜‰ ).

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Octanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Soluble Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Elastin, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Dicaprylyl Ether, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Panthenol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Myrtus Communis Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Adenosine, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Beeswax, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Ceramide NP, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Potassium PCA, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Glucose, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Cholesterol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sorbitan Laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Lactic Acid, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Rutin, Dipotassium Phosphate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Maltodextrin, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate.

Ingredients not included

– alcohol,
– dyes.

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