ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE K-BEAUTY INGREDIENT, CICA
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I want to start off this blog post with a little bit of truth serum. Until recently, we didn’t carry any products that contained Cica. It wasn’t until we started carrying Lapcos that my interested peaked towards the infamous K-beauty ingredient. I am a product junkie so I’m sure I’ve used it before, but it never intrigued me until we starting carrying sheet masks that contained it. I also very quickly realized that most of you don’t know what it is either. What better way to educate than to send out a blog!
Also, let me know what you think about this style of post – sometimes it’s hard to know what everyone is interested in so I greatly appreciate the feedback!
WHAT IS CICA?
If you are a fan of K-Beauty products, you’ve probably heard of it. Just like most ingredients on the market – it has a very complicated name. Cica is short for Centella Asiatica. For the sake of this post, we are just going to call it Cica.
Cica is a perennial herb that grows primarily in Asia. This ingredient has been used for both medicinal and culinary uses for centuries because of it’s healing properties and soothing benefits. It wasn’t until recently that it took the K-Beauty cosmetic industry by storm! But about it is so great?
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE SKIN?
Cica offers an incredible amount of benefits as a skincare ingredient. As mentioned above, it is mostly known for it’s healing and rejuvenating benefits. What does this mean for you exactly?
Cica boosts antioxidant activity at the site of wounds, strengthening the skin and increasing blood circulation. It is beneficial in the management of eczema, psoriasis, acne, veins and stretch marks. For acne sufferers, it speeds healing, helping to prevent scarring and prevent future blemishes.
If you are someone who struggles with eczema or psoriasis, you understand the difficulty associated with staying on top of those conditions.
CICA PRODUCTS WE RECOMMEND
CICA RESCUE KIT
Formulated with Jartbiome, our proprietary microbiome complex, to help strengthen, balance and improve skin’s defenses. Centella Rx soothes and protects sensitive skin while Cicabond helps repair skin. Soft cream moisturizes and soothes dry skin. Highly concentrated serum comforts & soothes sensitive skin. Fine hydrating mist instantly soothes irritated skin to deliver lasting relief at any time. Green-to-beige color-correcting treatment corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors.
$42.00 ($71 Value)
Lapcos Sheet Mask
The viral buzzword on every beauty enthusiast’s lips as of late is Cica, short for Centella Asiatica, though the ingredient has been commonly eaten and used as a medicinal herb in Asia for centuries. Among its many uses, our Cica sheet mask leverages this remedial extract to help promote the regeneration of skin cells for a natural healthy glow. Both revitalizing and protective, the mask’s powerful antioxidants work to reduce redness and prevent future damage.
$4.00 or buy 5, 6th is free