Centella asiatica, or cica, is a perennial herb found in humid climates, like those of India, Sri Lanka, China, South Africa, and Mexico. Cica’s been elevated to inhabit the group of ingredients known as the “miracle elixirs of life,” because of its implementation in Chinese medicinal cures. Although some chemical components of cica vary depending on where it comes from, cica extract is generally high in skin-benefitting phytochemicals. It’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, and carotene.
Benefits: Cica smooths and heals skin. Asiaticoside found in cica induces production of the type 1 collagen, which then helps your skin stay plump and youthful, making it an anti-aging ingredient! It also fights inflammation.
Skin Types: As cica’s soothing and healing, it can be applied to all skin types. Sensitive, dry, and sensitized skin will see the most benefits from cica.