Cica has now become the latest miracle word. You can now see it as a part of almost every skincare brand that is out there. But why?
CICA is actually an abbreviation of sorts, derived from Centella Asiatica. It is not a cosmetic or medical word but an ingredient that is often a part of skincare products.
It helps soothe the skin that has been irritated and damaged due to environmental aggressors. It is a word that has started with the Korean beauty skincare realm.
Cica may have been created because the country poses a strict limit on how much you can use the words “repair and regenerative” to describe an anti-aging product, so the first alphabet of Centella Asiatica is combined with its last three alphabets.
The Origin of Cica
It was first discovered when people of the ancient world found tigers rolling around in the grass to heal their battle wounds. They soon discovered that the wounds healed quickly, which led them to pluck out the “tiger grass” for their own use. Once they saw that it did miracles to transform the skin, they began to include it in their skincare products.
It has shown to be useful in combating inflammation in the skin with its antioxidant content that helps heal wounds. It provides numerous skin benefits to its users. This is backed by the effective results from the ancient world and research from Western studies. Due to positive research, Cica has become more of a mainstream ingredient.
It also has the capability of repairing the skin barrier that has been damaged due to aging, dryness, eczema, rosacea and the use of harsh skincare products. The skin barrier is what helps keep our skin moisturized, wrinkle-free, and radiant. Though it acts like a shield of armor for the skin it still needs to be protected as well, which is where Cica comes in hand.
Herbalists say that you can even consume the herb if you wish to better the blood circulation, cure your fevers, and help tone down effects of anxiety. Other than that, it is can soothe burns, heal wounds, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Additionally, it can protect extremely sensitive skin that irritates easily.
This is why dermatologists recommend cica creams to be included as apart of your skincare routine. Centella Asiatica is well known for its anti-aging properties and protects the skin molecules from decaying away. It also boosts the skin barrier.
This herb has been referred to as the “fountain of life” due to its work towards elongating a persons’ skin health along with the entire health of the human body. The best part is that not only can you slather this ingredient on your face but also consume it.