A’pieu Milky U Oil Serum was purchased by Cosmeperks.
When Nigama showed me this Milky U serum from A’pieu, I found its simplicity attractive, since I still have the ”teenager” skin. That means that my skin isn’t in need of many fancy ingredients that most products have (and yes, I know, I’ve been totally abusing the fancy ingredients). Lately I’ve noticed how all the products I buy usually contain ingredients that can be to harsh for the skin or are known for their effectiveness.
Of course that’s usually good but I really feel like I’m giving my skin way to much to handle. The truth is that my only problem is acne and the things that can cause it are countless. That’s why I decided to simplify my routine and let my skin breathe for a second.
This milk oil (aka serum), is supposed to provide the skin with rich moisture and nourishment with the help of its content in milk protein and oils (way too many oils in my opinion). It promises a whitening effect and wrinkle improvement. It’s also supposed to be easy to use daily.
- This product can be used in many different ways, as recommended by A’pieu (a first for me)
MILKY U layering aka spreading a second layer on top of the first one. Just like the seven skin method, you do this so that the skin absorbs the nutrients better and it gets moisturized better.
MILKY U blending aka mixing the serum with a moisturizing cream of your preference. By doing that, you enrich the cream’s effect.
MILKY U mask aka mixing moisturizing cream and the serum with a 1:1 ratio. To put it shortly, diy sleeping pack.
Milk Protein Extract, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Methylpropanediol, Methyl Gluceth-10, 1,2-hexanediol, Caprylic /triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Niancinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglycery 1-6 Stearate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Coconut Oil, Linseed Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-3-diisostearate, Beheneth 25, Silica, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Sucrose Polystearate, Panthenol, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Tromethamine, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Inulin Lautyl Carbamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta
How to use:
- What a’pieu says: Take a proper amount and gently apply it on your skin.
- What a’pieu means: YOU’RE GOING TO GET SO CONFUSED BECAUSE THIS SAYS IT’S AN OIL AND A SERUM!!!
And that’s exactly what happened. The product’s texture doesn’t help either so I just use it after essence and don’t use an emulsion or a moisturizing cream (more on that in a bit).
My skin type: Acne prone, dehydrated and oily (will this be the final form of my skin type? Find in the next episode)
A’pieu Milky U Oil Serum Review:
As I mentioned earlier, I don’t use a moisturizing cream or an emulsion with this serum. That’s because this product is SO thick. Its thickness is so much that if I apply something on top of that, I feel like it’ll never get absorbed. Plus, that makes it very hard to spread.
Even this serum on its own, is very heavy on the skin. After an hour that it looks like the skin has absorbed it, you can feel a layer of it on your face. Personally, it clogged my pores so my hyperpigmentation became redder and I got tiny whiteheads on my forehead (the only place where I don’t usually have pimples). In addition to that, my few active pimples became large whiteheads.
Speaking of its thickness, you’d really expect a product with such a thick formula to have a wider dropper. Even a normal one would be fine but for some reason, A’pieu decided to use an even thinner one; That made this product worse because you need a lot of formula to cover the whole face to begin with, by using a thinner dropper it takes double the time to apply it.
After a few days I found that if you press the dropper very fast 2-3 times it sucks in more product but honestly, why would I want to analyze a dropper so much.. The point is that they used the wrong thickness and it’s hard to use the product.
I was really curious to see how very dry skin would react to this product so I asked my mom to use it too. Since her only concern is wrinkles and she doesn’t get any pimples, I find her as the perfect ”testing doll” to try such a product. So, we both tried this for 2 weeks.
You now know my results, here’s how it went for her! I actually expected this to work like a miracle on her but the opposite happened; Her skin’s dryness didn’t change and there wasn’t any improvement with her wrinkles. Furthermore, I noticed more new wrinkles on her cheeks. She also found it very heavy but still used a moisturizing cream. I guess that’s the difference between skin types.
For the technical part, once this gets absorbed, it has a matte finish even though it feels oily. It has a lemony smell that I don’t like but it didn’t bother me. Also, it takes at least an hour for it to get absorbed. The packaging is very simple but it’s something about it that really attracts me to it. It’s like a cute, shy bottle-if that makes any sense.
I tried all three mixes that A’pieu recommends. Firstly, the layering thing. Three words. I hated it. At first, I had to wait for almost a whole hour to layer the second layer. It felt like there was way too much on my skin. I’ve tried sheet masks that feel lighter than this! Also, it didn’t feel like my skin got extra nutrients at all; the only thing I got was two huge zits on my chin (also a place where I usually don’t really get pimples).
Moving on to the second and third mix. I didn’t see any difference between the two so that’s why I’m combining the two. I found it very interesting how nicely this serum and creams mix. The creams make the serum (finally) spread easily. There’s a nice, cooling feeling as you apply the mix on your face but soon, that gets replaced by a tingling and burning feeling. I have no idea why that happens. Any difference on my skin? Well, I didn’t get new pimples and I feel like my face looked a tiny bit lighter.
Overall, in case it wasn’t already obvious, I don’t like A’pieu Milky U Oil Serum. Even if I didn’t get new pimples from it, I’d still not like it since it’s so heavy. I am currently using it on my neck and it works nicely but I didn’t get this for my neck to begin with.
Do I recommend A’pieu Milky U Oil Serum? No. Will I repurchase? No. Sadly, there’s so many things I didn’t like about this product that I’d honestly be very surprised if someone said they actually like it.
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