CICA - What is it?

The skincare industry is fast moving and there are always ‘buzz ingredients’ that pop up in the headlines and are deemed to shape the skincare world! As an absolute skincare junkie, I am forever reading up on the latest ingredient trends so imagine my surprise when I fell upon numerous headlines labelling ‘Centella Asiatica’ as the new ‘go to‘ ingredient to be injected into recent product launches. 
 
Centella Asiatica, also known as ‘CICA’, 'Goto Kola' and even 'Tiger Grass' is pegged as the ‘herb of longevity’ and is a potential herbal cure-all. Both the Asian and Western markets are seeing a Cica skincare boom with the launch of Creams, Serums, Oils and Pastes suddenly all hitting the shelves.  

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Yet as I sit here and write this blog I can’t but help feel slightly smug and feel the need to give the Development Team at Gatineau a virtual ‘high five’, because as usual we were already well ahead of the game. Centella Asiatica may be a current buzz-worthy ingredient in the skincare industry but Gatineau scientists began researching this trendy ingredient a while back and in fact launched the Perfection Ultime Skin Perfecting Cream-Serum starring ’CICA’ skinnovation over 2 years ago!
 
Boasting high levels of Amino AcidsEssential Fatty AcidsPhyto-Chemicals and powerful Antioxidants, Centella Asiatica has a lot to give for a little leaf. This ancient wonder has been used for centuries and is one of the relatively few herbal extracts that is absorbed into skin and synthesised so it can be used efficiently by the body. With a super blend of nutrients, it’s no wonder it provides the skin with multiple benefits.  Not only does it improve circulation, it promotes the production of Collagen, it rebalances moisture levels and gives skin an anti-microbial boost for a powerful anti-inflammatory action.

So whether you are suffering from sensitive and irritated skin, whether it is dry or flaky, or maybe you are noticing visible lines and wrinkles it seems that using Cica-infused skincare can only be considered game-changing when it comes to treating your skin. Time to load up! 

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Lucy x