Cica is short for Centella Asiatica, a green that's both eaten and commonly used as a medicinal herb in Asia. Tigers apparently used to roll around in Centella Asiatica to help heal battle wounds and it can do some pretty transformative things to human skin, too. The name “Tiger grass” comes from that.
It has been shown to help calm inflammation through its potent antioxidant content and helps enhance wound healing. It also has the ability to help repair the skin barrier which can be damaged because of aging, dryness, eczema, rosacea, and over-use of harsh skincare products.
Cica is full of amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals, including vitamins C, A, B1, and B2. Together, they can help stimulate collagen production because they are packed with antioxidants which give skin an antimicrobial boost and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. So, if you're looking to firm, repair, or soothe skin, or even combat breakouts, cica ingredient can be helpful.
Cica is known to soothe and repair irritated skin.
It also helps with treating acne and calming sensitive skin. However, that's just a small fraction of how cica could boost your skin-care routine. No matter what your skin type or biggest concerns are, cica could probably assist you in some way.
You don’t have to be a tiger with a battle scar to benefit from the cica. Like a shield of armor, the skin barrier is what helps keep your skin moisturized, free of wrinkles, and radiant. It can be combined with other actives. The plant is mostly used in moisturizers, creams, and balm-like products. Dr. Jart+ was one of the first to bring it to the forefront with an entire line appropriately dubbed Cicapair Tiger Grass, dedicated to the power of the ingredient. The expansive line of color-correcting creams, strengthening creams, and even facial masks shows how much you can do with cica.