What is Cica?

What is Cica?

Have you ever heard of the ingredient CICA before? It’s in all your favorite skincare products. Why? Because our skin is becoming sensitive. 


Harmful external irritations can affect the oil and water balance of our skin barrier. Korea is an example of a location that deals with many pollutant substances that affect the skin, causing it to become inflamed and irritated. This however, pushed them to improve the quality of their skincare products and routines that are now labeled under K-beauty. As the K-beauty trends make its way over to the US, you can see these ingredients changing in westernized skincare products as well. Cica is present and changing our skin formulation. Rooting from the base of the plant’s essential remedies, the cica plant contains madecassoside and panthenol, two key ingredients that aid in long term skin health.

Cica plant in mortar and pestle

Centella Asiatica History:

Cica’s original scientific name is Centella Asiatica. A plant that has been utilized throughout history as medicine / antidote for tigers with wounds. Today, it is being used in skincare for the same amazing qualities, to heal and calm the irritated area. 

What are the benefits of Cica?

  1. Healing properties

Cica contains madecassoside and panthenol that have purifying, healing effects. It supports the skin in healing hypertrophic wounds, scars, scratches and burns. Madecassoside is an active ingredient in cica that performs as a wound healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging agent. Panthenol comes from pantothenic acid. This ingredient is rich in Vitamin B and is used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries as a moisturizer and healing agent. Centella Asiatica is packed with these two key agents that make CICA so effective and beneficial for the skin.

  1. Improves skin barrier

Cica promotes skin regeneration as part of its healing properties and minimizing skin irritation in the future. This in turn protects the skin from environmental damages and calms, soothes and hydrates the skin, reducing moisture loss and enhances collagen.

  1. Urgent to calm and soothe the skin 

Due to Cica’s gentle, yet highly effective agents in the ingredient Cica, Centella Asiatica is frequently used in skincare products for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties as a treatment for all skin types. It can especially be beneficial for someone dealing with skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. This is because of its soothing characteristics.

3 Moisture Lock Creams

How Skinesque uses CICA

Here at Skinesque, we have three key commitments: made with gentle formulations (so gentle that even our founder’s two children use it!), developed in South Korea, using the most innovative skincare technologies, and designed to fit every scenario of real life. Skinesque uses Cica to deeply hydrate without clogging pores, to calm and soothe sensitive skin and help protect it from pollution and environmental damages. Centella Asiatica is used in Skinesque’s Moisture Lock Cream

How does Moisture Lock Cream help the skin?

Moisture lock cream is infused with Cica (Centella Asiatica). This cream deeply hydrates without clogging pores. Calms and soothes sensitive skin from pollution and environmental damages. It also contains ceramides that help strengthen the skin barrier to lock in the moisture and restore bouncy, dewy skin. 

Moisture Lock Cream is formulated for all skin types. It is safe for sensitive skin and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and synthetic dyes. 

How to use it?

After cleansing and toning  your face, apply Skinesque’s Moisture Lock Cream evenly across your face and rub in the Cica essence and let the ingredient work its magic.