If you are a huge fan of K-Beauty, you may hear about 'Cica', 'Centella Asiatica', or 'Madecassoside'. They are the popular ingredients that we can easily find in Korean cosmetics. Wait, I have a question. Do you know the meanings and differences between these three words?
So today, I'll discuss Cica, Centella Asiatica, and Madecassoside to solve your curiosity
What is Centella Asiatica?
Centella Asiatica is a plant, known as Tiger Grass because wounded tigers go to this grass and roll in to heal their wounds. As you can guess from this story, Centella Asiatica helps skin recover! Accordingly, from old times people used Centella Asiatica as a treatment for skin.
What is Cica?
Cica would be familiar to Koran skincare lovers because Cica is a shortened form of Centella Asiatica. A lot of product formulated with Centella Asiatica uses the word 'Cica' as its product name.
What is Madecassoside?
Madecasoside, which normally contained in Cica products, is an active ingredient of Centella Asiatica.
The Efficacy of Centella Asiatica
Madecassic acid contained in Centella Asiatica helps to generate collagen in the wounded area so it's effective for recovering from skin wound quickly. Centella Asiatica Extract is also good as an anti-oxidant and helps calm nerves.
COSRX CENTELLA BLEMISH AMPULE
DR.JART CICAPAIR CREAM
CENTELLIAN24 MADECA CREAM CENTELLA HYDRATING FORMULA
A'PIEU MADECASSOSIDE CREAM