CENTELLA ASIATICA / CICA products
An ancient medicinal plant, Centella Asiatica contains a bunch of active ingredients known as terpenoids, along with other goodie components that have skincare benefits including antioxidants, humectant moisturizers, and vitamins. Centella Asiatica has a lot of “aliases” like Cica (the most commonly known), Gotu Kola, or Tiger Grass. It is a natural medicinal herb that grows primarily in Asia and is widely used for culinary and medical purposes. Now it has been recognized as a skin-saving solution among Korean Beauty products for hyper-sensitive skin, which can be triggered by pollution, UV light, and other environmental stressors every day. Centella Asiatica skin benefits include soothing, calming, hydrating, treating small wounds, promoting collagen production, anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring. Sensitive skin is a bit tricky to deal with, but Centella Asiatica serves as the perfect solution to protect, repair, and relieve sensitive skin. It is a powerful ingredient to calm inflammation, redness, and irritated skin. So your best bet on a Centella Asiatica infused Korean Beauty product should be hypoallergenic, free from fragrance, alcohol, and paraben.