Centella asiatica, also known as tiger grass, Gotu Kola, or simply ‘cica’, is a type of herb that grows primarily in wet, swampy regions throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Centella asiatica is known to have healing properties - legend has it that tigers in Asia have been seen rubbing their wounds in this herb, earning it the name of ‘tiger herb’ or ‘tiger grass’.
There are many benefits to this cica - here are 4 main benefits to this superfood
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
It helps to inhibit inflammation and reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.
Reduces skin irritation
Cica helps to repair the skin’s barrier function. Its constituents help decrease redness, inflammation and relieve itchy skin due to their soothing and healing properties
Excellent antibacterial properties
Helps to suppress inflammation by inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and down-regulating the expression of certain enzymes that lead to inflammation.
Boosts collagen production
Cica stimulates production of type III collagen, which is the second most abundant collagen in human tissues.
Cica is a key ingredient found in our Youth Beam anti-ageing Night Serum! It helps to prevent acne, boost collagen production and reduce irritation - a super star ingredient that needs to be incorporated into your skin routine!