A.K.A ‘tiger grass,’ Centella Asiatica has become world renowned for its remarkable skin healing properties. It has long been said that tigers used to roll around this ‘grass’ to heal their wounds in the wild, and it’s not just tiger skin that Centella Asiatica can help to restore. For years Centella Asiatica has taken the K-Beauty industry by storm. Big brands such as COSRX and Dr. Jart+ have harnessed the remarkable powers of Centella Asiatica to transform their skincare lines. So here’s why you should introduce it into your skincare regime…
It is great for those with dry and Sensitive Skin
By improving the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, Centella Asiatica helps to give you a perfectly hydrated complexion and eliminate the appearance of dryness. The plant has a tremendously long and well-documented history in traditional medicine, its healing and restorative properties, coupled with its ability to reduce inflammation, make it a great choice for those with sensitive skin-types too.
2. It heals wounds and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
The Tannins within Centella Asiatica work to reduce inflammation and redness, calming your skin and reducing swelling or irritation. Active compounds such as madecassoside also help to heal and regenerate your skin. By helping to restore your skin back to its optimally healthy state, these sorts of active compounds make Centella Asiatica an ideal choice for those with damaged skin who are looking for a solution.
3. It helps to strengthen and repair the skin barrier
As you age, your skin barrier naturally weakens and this can lead to an increased appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, reduced water retention, as well as a loss of skin firmness. Because Centella Asiatica is a rich source of all manner of natural substances, it has been proven to help restore your skin’s natural barrier and to help five you the appearance of younger, more hydrated looking skin.
4. Reduce the appearance of cellulite
By helping to strengthen your skin and the connective tissue, Centella Asiatica can also help you to reduce the unwanted appearance of cellulite. By assisting blood flow, and helping ensure that you have strong and healthy blood vessels, Centella Asiatica aids the appearance of smooth, healthy-looking skin that is free from cellulite.
So what products contain Centella Asiatica?
Often advertised under the label Cica Cream, check the ingredients lists of products to see whether or not they contain this miracle ingredient.
Personally, our favourite Cica products include:
-Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Sleepair Ampoule-in Mask
-COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream
-SOME BY MI - AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Acne Clear Foam
Those looking to reduce the appearance of inflammation on their skin, heal unwanted skin-irritation and achieve a healthy glow, should look no further than the products listed above. Centella Asiatica has long been known for its magical reparative properties, and there is every reason why you should being implementing it into your skincare regime today.