Benefits of Centella Asiatica for Skin

by - September 14, 2020

Recently I noticed that ingredient Centella Asiatica has been popular in Korean skincare products. So, What is Centella Asiatica? Is it good ingredients? Centella Asiatica also known as Cica, Asiatic Pennywort, Tiger Grass, and Gotu Kola is a perennial herb that grows primarily in Asia. It is had both culinary and medicinal uses for years, and gaining popularity as a skincare ingredient.

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Centella Asiatica Benefits

Centella Asiatica is believed to soothe and repair irritated skin, includes treating acne, and calming sensitive skin. It rich of amino acids, vitamin C, A, B1, and B2, and antioxidant which give skin anti-inflammatory benefits. Centella Asiatica also believed has the ability to repair skin barrier againts external sources of skin damage such as pollution.

Centella Asiatica or Cica also can help decreases moisture loss which help skin appears more hydrated and that is suitable ingredient for anti-aging formulation.


Is Centella Asiatica Safe?

Centella Asiatica is concluded that they are safe in present uses and concentration levels in cosmetics, according to cosmeticsinfo.org


Products with Centella Asiatica

1. COSRX Centella Blemish Cream
COSRX Centella Blemish Cream is  made with centella asiatica extract, targeting dehydrated, acne-prone complexions, controls excess oil, and soothing redness.

screenshot from instagram @cosrx_indonesia

2. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum help improve skin defense

image from https://us.drjart.com/products/cica-serum

3. Neogen Dermalogy Real Cica Pads
This pad soaked in essence that formulated with Centella Asiatica extract that also reduces redness and inflammation. It is gentle enough to use daily.

image from https://www.neogenlab.us/products/real-cica-pad

Have you tried any products with Centella Asiatica ingredients? Let me know if there is good products with Centella Asiatica that you would love me to try. 

Source information:
- https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/basic-skin-care-tips/centella-asiatica-for-skin.html
- https://www.skincare.com/article/tiger-grass-centella-asiatica
- https://www.allure.com/story/what-is-cica-ingredient-korean-beauty-skin-care
- https://www.cosmo.ph/beauty/skin/centella-asiatica-cica-benefits-a983-20181215
- https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/herb-centella-asiatica

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