WTF Is Cica Cream And How Is It So Great for Sensitive Skin?
We’re always on the lookout for new treatments for sensitive skin, and cica cream has been at the top of our list. The new-to-the-market products featuring Centella Asiatica (otherwise known as the magical ingredient behind the cica cream craze) is a “plant that has been used for millennia in the Orient and Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and moisturizing properties,” Austin-based dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain explains.
There’s even proven studies to back Centella Asiatica’s legitimacy. “Recently, these uses have been supported by research studies, showing an increase in collagen production, skin thickness, and growth of blood vessels, all hallmarks of healthy skin,” claims Dr. Lain.
While everyone is different, this hot new ingredient may just be what you’ve been searching for to calm and soothe your sensitive skin. According to Dr. Lain, cica cream should be used as a “moisturizing and barrier-repair cream”. Thanks to the ingredient’s moisturizing and soothing properties, he recommends that those who “already have dryness or irritation” would be the best candidates for cica creams since “the C. Asiatica extracts help to heal the skin and return it to a healthy state”. Sensitive skin gals, rejoice!