If you take stock of every ingredient you put on your face for fear of another skin flare-up, we feel you. Having sensitive skin isn’t easy and you never know which ingredient will aggravate your skin next. But there’s one ingredient your finicky skin will love.
Enter Centella Asiatica or Cica, a staple ingredient that’s been used in Asian medicine for centuries and most popular for its healing properties. It has a high antioxidant content that helps boost circulation which makes it effective in healing wounds. This natural ingredient is amazing for soothing red and irritated skin, fighting acne, reducing acne scars, and preventing premature skin aging.
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Take it from K-Beauty expert and Wishtrend TV Host Eunice Cho, who raves about this ingredient. “I have sensitive and acne-prone skin so I’m constantly on the move to make sure that I find the ingredient that I really like because if you have sensitive skin, it’s really hard to test out products and ingredients,” she shares with us in an interview. “Personally, I love Centella Asiatica. It’s a very good ingredient that will calm and heal your skin. Another thing that I really love is that it helps to restore skin that’s been damaged from the heat so I recommend it cause it’s so hot and humid here in the Philippines. Centella Asiatica is an ingredient you should look for if you have sensitive skin.”
Ready to incorporate this powerhouse skincare ingredient into your regimen? Here are our some products that contain Cica you should try:
iUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam PHP 989
This facial wash cleanses skin without that dry and squeaky feeling. It also controls sebum production and removes dirt and makeup residue.
Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream PHP 1,000
Apply this anti-inflammatory moisturizing cream as the last step in your routine. It contains zinc oxide and Centella asiatica leaf water to help heal acne flare-ups, moisturize skin, and calm down redness.
iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream PHP 879
A lightweight moisturizer that’s packed with 70% Centella Asiatica Leaf Water and 10% Tea Tree Leaf Water for soothing irritation and treating blemishes.