The trend of skincare in 2019 seems to be all about repair. From restoring night gels, new brands of face masks, to hydrating mists, scalp treatments, and at-home facial oils – folks are looking to grace the years to come with a very well-managed look!
One of my favorite trends out of the batch is cica balm! Although I often write about how important it is for your skin (and overall self) to stay hydrated, it never hurts to re-visit what could be the most important part of your skincare routine. However, this balm is packed with TONS of benefits also worth mentioning!
WHAT IS CICA BALM?
Cica balm is very similar to moisturizer. What sets it apart, is that it contains the herb centella asiatica. This antioxidant-rich herb has been known for thousands of years to help reduce the redness and inflammation of burns, aiding in the healing process of such injuries. It’s also useful for repairing dry skin. Your dry hands in the winter are irritating enough, but could this also be a solution for those with acne issues? (More on that thought to come!)
Cosmetic chemist, Joseph Cincotta, explains it best, “Centella asiatica boosts the microcirculation of your skin, which allows for more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and oxygen to be delivered to the area. It also stimulates cell metabolism, which helps generate more youthful-looking skin.”
Acne fighting: If your acne issues root from dry skin (your skin produces more oils to stay naturally moisturized) then this product could contain double the benefits! Not only will it assist in maintaining the moisture in your skin, but it will help decrease the inflammation around your breakouts.
Anti-aging: The more nutrients in your products…the better! The cica plant contains vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, and carotene – combined brighten skin and fight premature aging.
Collagen production: Collagen is a protein that maintains the health of our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, and nails. As we age, our collagen production declines which is why you see those wonderful fine lines. However, because this is a collagen producing product, it can improve the firmness and elasticity – giving you a youthful glow.
Moisturizing: Stay moisturized! The DR. JART+ Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment also includes SPF 30, which is yet another benefit!