Centella Asiatica (CICA) also known as Tiger Grass and Gotu Kola, has been a buzzword for skincare lovers for some time now. And who can blame them?
The super healing properties along with the array of benefits for the skin make cica the STAR ingredient in most skin care products, including acne care. But did you know the history of cica dates back thousands of years and was not limited to just beauty?
Wanna know more about this magic herb and how you can benefit from it? Keep reading!
What makes CICA the ‘Healing Herb’?
Did you know this native herb from Asia is revered as a magic herb?
A HUGE credit for that goes to the healing properties of Cica. In fact, the same had helped it become one of the most effective and used herbs in Traditional Chinese medicine.
Back then it was extensively used to treat and heal wounds, scars, inflammation, and burns. However, upon learning about its virtues, the beauty industry was quick to pick up on its benefits to treat pesky skin concerns such as acne, inflammation, scars, and irritation.
But what is it about Tiger Grass that adds to its healing properties?
To begin with, Cica is rich in bioactive compounds like Madecassoside, which makes it:
- An Anti-inflammatory Agent
- A Pro Antimicrobial Ingredient
- A Powerhouse Of Antioxidants
- A Natural Hydrator
Collectively, these properties make Cica the Superstar it is today and a must-have skingredient in most products!
How effective is CICA against acne?
The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of Cica make it effective against acne, blemishes, and breakouts. These properties not only treat active acne but also help control further breakouts.
Here’s a quick look at all the other major benefits of including cica in skincare:
The anti-microbial properties of this healing herb, not only speed up the healing process of active acne but also ensure minimal scarring. It also heals damaged skin and strengthens it.
The herb is also rich in fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamins A, B1, B2 & C. Together, they work their magic to boost collagen production and help fade dark spots and acne scars quite effectively.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Tiger Grass make it effective in treating skin inflammation. As a result, it is also known to provide instant relief from irritation, redness, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Being rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and Madecassoside, Cica works its magic in delaying the onset of signs of aging and improving skin texture. So, when you include Cica into your skincare regime you can expect a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and a visible improvement in skin elasticity.
Did you know a damaged skin barrier can turn your skin dry, itchy, and irritated? Thanks to Centella Asiatica’s deeply hydrating and nourishing properties you can easily restore the health of damaged skin barriers and improve its moisture retention capability.
Since the herb is so great at soothing irritation and repairing the damaged skin barrier, it works like magic on sunburn and photodamage. And hence, a great pick to experience rapid relief from the heat and environmental aggressors.
But does that mean it is suitable for your skin? Find out below!
Is CICA suitable for your skin type?
Unlike most ingredients, Cica is suitable for all skin types! So whether you have oily, sensitive, dry or combination skin, Cica is your go-to buddy for acne, irritation, and breakout concerns.
Here’s how cica works its magic on different skin types!
Willing to take the plunge and include Tiger Grass into your skincare regime? We say The Super Cica range from Dot & Key could be the perfect way to add this wonder herb into your daily skincare routine.
Here’s a guide on how to add cica to your daily regime? Sneak a peek here!
- Start & end your day with Cica Calming Face Wash
- Tone your way to CTM with Cica Toner
- Head out after spritzing the Cica Calming Back & Body Spray to soothe irritation (Carry it wherever you go!)
- Soothe acne-induced redness with a Cica wash off gel mask (Start your day or end it with this calming mask, you choose!)
- Seal the deal on your PM CTM regime with Cica Night Gel
So what are you waiting for? Make room for super cica in your skincare regime and kiss acne, breakouts, and scars goodbye once and for all! Trust us, it is the best bet to keep your skin clean, healthy, and acne-free.