What Is Cica And Why Do You Need It In Your Skincare Products?

Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamin C – these are some of the buzz words that have been up and rising in the skincare industry. Thanks to their incredible abilities against acne and other skin concerns, they’ve become one of the most sought after ingredients in a skincare product.

Now, a new ingredient is slowly joining in the list of powerful ingredients to have in a skin product and it’s no other than Centella Asiatica. Nicknamed ‘cica’, the herbaceous plant is a healing wand for dry, red and stressed-out skin thanks to its richness in fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids. The benefits of cica are abundant, from combating breakouts to stimulate collagen production and repair the skin barrier.

A research in 2012 found that the herb facilitates the wound-healing process and reduces inflammation which is perfect for treating sensitive skin and eczema. Many skin experts also weighed in on the benefits cica has to the skin, including improving the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, brightening skin and boosting hydration.

Although cica may not be the ultimate skincare ingredient to cure all your skin issues, it is one of the very few ingredients that packs a myriad of benefits without causing any irritation to the skin. Here are some cica-packed products to look out for if you want to give the herbal ingredient a try on your skin.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream, RM190

L’Oreal Revitalift Dermalift Centella Essence Water, RM69.90

Innisfree Bija Cica Balm, RM102

Uriage Bariederm Cica Cream, RM46.88

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Centella Cica Cream, RM169

It’s Skin Tiger Cica Gel Cream, RM127

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