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Type: Cica balm or Centella Asiatica
Definition: Medicinal herb used widely in the skincare industry that has become famous from Chinese medicine. Centella Asiatica is present in cica balms which are having a moment in the spotlight right now, as they are considered to be a ‘hero’ when it comes to skin healing.
Cica balms are great to “treat” certain skin condition or repair the skin after a treatment that triggers the healing cascade of the skin. For example, after a chemical peel or a retinoid treatment as these can potentially cause the skin to be patchy and dry.