Ingredient to Know: Centella Asiatica

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Centella Asiatica is yet another skincare ingredient worth having in your routine especially if you’ve got sensitive skin or are looking for soothing formulations. “Cica” (which you’ll see mentioned on most products), is a perennial herb native to Asia, also referred to as “tiger grass” and “gotu kola”.

Centella Asiatica is a brilliant antioxidant rich skin ingredient beneficial for reducing skin inflammation, repairing that all important skin barrier and boosting firmer, healthier and calmer skin. 

6 Favourite Centella Asiatica Skincare Products

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Venn Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster*

A potent serum that cleverly blends probiotics, prebiotics, niacinamide and cica actives to rebalance, strengthen and repair stressed skin. This booster feels so light, hydrating and soothing on the skin and delivers a youthful glow.

Erborian CC Eye Cream*

This is a genius find infusing makeup and skincare. It contains Centella Asiatica to soothe & hydrate, revitalising peptides and blurring pigments to conceal under-eye darkness. It also boasts an SPF20 which is rare for an eye product! I’m also a big fan of the CC Water as a must-have summer base.

Kiehls’ Centella Asiatica Cleanser*

A brilliant daily cleanse for sensitive or stressed skin. It’s a lightweight, gel texture that doesn’t strip the skin or leave it feeling tight or red. A super gentle, non-foaming and soothing cleanser. 

Avène Cicalfate Repairing Protective Cream*

Another French pharmacy favourite is Avene’s Cicalfate range which is calming and soothing for irritated skin. With zinc and copper it offers additional benefits for oily/combination skin types whilst still delivering that emollient protective layer.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm*

Made with madecassoside (one of the most soothing parts of Centella Asiatica), this balm is suitable for sensitive skin. It can also be applied around the lip area to soothe and replenish surrounding dry skin. It contains 5% Panthenol and creates a protective barrier over the lips to repair and shield from further environmental dryness and friction.

Alex Steinherr x Primark Milky Softening Lotion

This was one of my dream products to create. A hydrating, barrier boosting and soothing milky lotion with lactic acid to gently brighten, soothing centella asiatica and  peptides to support the skin. An all in one product that offers soothing, deep replenishment without being heavy. (Available in-store at Primark)