What you need to know about Cica creams

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You’ve probably heard this name before, it is everywhere, on the labels of moisturizers, serums, face masks, CC creams, toners and more, but what exactly is Cica and are the trendy Cica creams for everyone?

What is Cica?

Cica is short for Centella Asiatica, the powerful medicinal herb also known as Tiger Grass because they say that tigers roll on Cica plants to heal their wounds. Cica is often called “the fountain of life” in Chinese medicine for its healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-ageing properties.

What is it used for?

Centella Asiatica has been used for thousands of years in China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. If you ingest the herb, it helps blood circulation and reduces anxiety and fever. Topically, Cica is used as an ointment to treat minor injuries and burns. Creams containing Cica help treat scars, minimize redness, inflamed acne, dermatitis, and even psoriasis. It soothes super sensitive and irritable skin, heals and repairs it while profoundly hydrating and increasing collagen production. Cica is also excellent on cracked heels, hello sandals!

What are Cica creams?

Any moisturizing cream containing the medicinal herb Centella Asiatica in its formula is called a Cica cream. The K beauty industry has introduced the traditional herb to the European and American market, and now, many brands are already producing creams, serums and face masks containing Tiger Grass. Cica creams’ rapid success is due to the anti-ageing and soothing properties that help to repair the skin’s natural barrier and locks the moisture in.

Who can use it?

Basically, Cica is suitable for anyone with sensitive skin, but since our skin (sensitive or not) always suffer at some point, maybe because of pollution, UV light, stress or a poor diet, Centella Asiatica is an excellent ingredient for everyone. It boosts collagen production, soothes irritation and fights skin ageing and dryness. Centella Asiatica is a natural herb that is safe for all types of skin and is really efficient as a skin-saviour for the hot days ahead.