What is Cica?
Cica is a calming herb native to Asia and has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. It’s become all the rage on the skin care scene lately because of its popularity in K-Beauty.
It’s also known as Tiger Grass, because according to legend, tigers roll on the plant to heal their wounds after battle. Whether that is true or not, we don’t know, but it does in fact have several impressive benefits for the skin.
Why the hype?
• Soothes and calms the skin
Cica is mainly known for its calming and soothing properties – and it does a really good job of that! This can mainly be attributed to its high antioxidant properties.
• Powerful regenerative properties
Cica is known to contain the powerful antioxidant active Madecassoside that is very effective in the management of scars - it helps to decrease the inflammatory reaction in the skin and speeds up the regeneration process. This is part of what makes it so good for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
• Promotes skin regeneration
It increases cell generation and collagen synthesis. This means that it improves texture and the appearance of old scars by encouraging skin regeneration. Win! Not only that, it can also give your skin a more youthful look by helping to slow down the ageing process and enhancing plumpness and firmness.
How’s that for wonder ingredient? If you want to try Cica for yourself, you can find it in our NovAge Breakout-Defence Emulsion.