Have you heard of centella asiatica?

February 21, 2019

Have you heard of centella asiatica?

Centella Asiatica is the latest wonder ingredient making waves in the skincare world. Here's why you should put it on your radar now.

Centella Asiatica, or ‘cica’ for short, is a small plant that mainly grows in India, Sri Lanka, China, South Africa and Mexico.

The medicinal properties of this ancient herb have been well documented in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It’s a very popular ingredient in Korean skincare, and Western brands have recently caught on to its benefits.

How does it benefit skin?

One of its compounds, madecassic acid, is a superstar ingredient when it comes to suppressing inflammation. In skincare terms, that means it effectively calms redness and soothes irritation. It also has impressive anti-ageing properties, being rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, and carotene. Rich in antioxidants, its ability to promote collagen production has also been well documented.

Is it proven to work?

This is one natural ingredient that’s truly not just hype, with several recent scientific studies behind it. According to Paula’s Choice, the myth-busting beauty website that rates ingredients purely on evidence-based science, centella asiatica gets a ‘Best’ rating. It reports, “while many natural ingredients are big on talk, but small on results, research supports many of the claims around centella asiatica.

While all skin types can benefit from skincare containing cica, it’s particularly impressive for sensitive skin. Rojank has a full skincare routine based around it, including an ultra-gentle cleanser, toner, essence, emulsion and cream. Our Cica Repair Daily Embrace Skincare Routine helps soothe inflammation, calm irritation and improve the skin barrier, so skin becomes less delicate and sensitive over time.

This routine is a game-changer for sensitive skin, thanks to the healing and restorative powers of cica.


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