Skin Care Ingredient Spotlight ~ Cica
Cica is a skincare ingredient that’s been getting a lot of attention in recent years. Let’s take a look at what it is and why you may want to include it in your skin care regimen
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What is Cica?
Centella asiatica, also known as Cica, is a perennial plant native to the wetlands of Asia that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. In recent years, it has gained popularity in skincare thanks to its soothing and healing properties. Cica is more than just a trendy beauty ingredient—it’s known to relieve irritated skin, strengthen the skin barrier and gently moisturize. In fact, Cica was named “tiger grass” after tigers were discovered rolling in it to heal their wounds.
Who Should Use Cica?
Cica is great for anyone with dry to extra dry and damaged skin. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin. Plus, Centella asiatica is a good choice if you’re looking to relieve irritated skin and/or strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier.
How can I add Cica to my skin care routine?
The great thing about Centella asiatica being such a trendy ingredient is that it can be found in several different skin care formats so it’s very easy to add to your current regimen.
The two most common ways to use Centella asiatica in your skin care routine is with a cream or serum like Avon X The Face Shop’s Dr Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream and Dr Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule.
Dr. Belmeur Cica with Peptides: an exclusive ampoule formulated with Centella asiatica to help protect and heal, plus peptides to help revitalize and firm. This concentrated blend is made for tired skin as it helps to energize, smooth and firm. Use after cleansing and before moisturizing (it pairs perfectly with any Cica Cream!).
Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream treats extra-dry and damaged skin. This exclusive formula both protects and heals with strengthening ceramide to help restore moisture barrier. Plus Centella Asiatica Extract to relieve irritated skin, strengthen skin’s barrier and gently moisturizes. Use AM and PM as necessary. Use on cleansed skin, following any treatments and as the last step of moisturizer. For AM use, follow with SPF. We recommend Anew Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense Cream SPF 50.
Masks for even more…
Sheet masks are a great way to give your skin a dose of concentrated ingredients.
Treat skin to a gentle face mask featuring concentrated cica and peptides for visibly soothed, smooth, naturally glowing skin. This fabric sheet mask gently adheres to skin without irritation and helps calm troubled skin.
TO USE: Use after cleansing and before moisturizing. Remove sheet after 10 to 20 minutes and gently pat to promote absorption of remaining essence.
Gently nourish sensitive, dry or oily skin, with this tiger of a face mask infused with Centella Asiatica
TO USE: Cleanse and dry skin, apply mask and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. No rinsing necessary! Allow skin to absorb nutrients.
Don’t forget the eyes and lips…
Your eyes and lips can enjoy soothing cica as well
Help moisturize and visibly firm the dry, delicate area around eyes with this gentle, highly effective eye cream, with soothing cica extract and wrinkle-smoothing pro-retinol. With ceramide and pro-vitamin B5 to lock in and enhance moisture.
Soothe dry, sensitive lips with this nourishing lip balm, featuring moisturizing cica-infused oil that glides over lips to keep them visibly soft and smooth. Free of fragrance and mineral oil
…or the body
Of course if Cica is good for the face, why not share the love for your body as well.
Infused with naturally derived ingredients: cica and shea butter, known to soothe and moisturize. Plus ceramide and panthenol to help improve skin’s hydration. Available in White Musk or Baby Powder scents
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Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by avonladychris