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Article: Centella, Help Me! My Skin is Under Attack!

Centella, Help Me! My Skin is Under Attack!

Oh no, my skin is angry again! Why isn’t the redness going away? What do I do when my skin is under the attack of rashes and irritation? Why are my skin care products stinging my skin? How can I stop my skin from being so sensitive? If this sounds familiar, take a step back and breathe because we are here to help you calm your angry, sensitive skin.

Before you jump out of your seat and start applying all the skin care products within your reach, it is important to recognize the main triggers that cause sensitive skin condition. Sometimes, it is the result of applying skin care products containing fragrances, alcohol or chemicals that you are allergic to. It can also be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, temperature, lifestyle and diet. While it may seem inevitable to completely eliminate these factors, the good news is that these triggers can be minimized by switching up your skin care routine and lifestyle.

Centella Asiatica Plant


What is cica?

You have probably heard of Centella Asiatica, also known as Cica, which is a popular ingredient in Korean beauty products that everyone is raving about. The use of Cica in skin care products is inspired by Asian tigers that used to roll on Centella Asiatica plant after being wounded. For centuries, this ingredient has been recognized for its healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Cica is definitely an ingredient to include in your skin care routine if you have sensitive, blemish-prone skin.

Tiger on grass


I always struggle with cleanser for my sensitive skin!

Avoid itchy nightmares by properly cleansing your face with HEIMISH All Clean Green Foam. This low pH cleanser gently removes impurities such as dirt and make up from your skin to keep it clear, supple and hydrated. It is formulated with Centella Asiatica and Witch Hazel, two ingredients known for their healing and soothing properties to relieve redness and inflammation

HEIMISH All Clean Green Foam | Cleanser | BONIIK

For best results, squeeze an adequate amount on to your palms and apply on to wet skin. Gently massage the cleanser all over your face before rinsing off with lukewarm water and then pat dry.

Tip: avoid rubbing your face or using abrasive towels as these can worsen skin inflammation.


Where can I find a highly concentrated, yet lightweight, cooling and calming toner?

KLAIRS Supple Preparation Unscented Toner | Toner | BONIIK

KLAIRS Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is an essential addition to your skin care routine. This alcohol-free toner is formulated with Centella Asiatica and Hyaluronic Acid to instantly calm the skin, help increase skin cell turnover and gives your skin a surge of moisture. Moreover, because this toner is so lightweight and is easily absorbed into your skin, it can provide an extra layer of deep hydration to give you smooth, supple and healthier complexion. While it is suitable for all skin types, we highly recommend this toner if you have sensitive skin because it does not contain any fragrances or essential oils which can worsen irritation and inflammation.

Use it after cleansing your face to prepare your skin before applying the rest of your skin care products. The result is reduced redness, irritation, and inflammation.


I need something to calm my skin PRONTO!

Don’t panic, DR JART+ Cicapair Serum has got your back. This fast absorbing serum is a must-have especially on the days when a reaction hits you hard; the watery texture aids in easy application and acts as an additional layer wrapping the skin to visibly reduce redness. With high concentrations of Centella asiatica, this serum quickly calms and soothes your skin as well as speed up skin recovery process. Aside from that, it also contains Jartbiome to strengthen the skin’s barrier and protect it against environmental stressors. It is no surprise that our BONIIK team is absolutely infatuated with this serum! Read our team's review of this product here.

DR JART+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum | Serum | BONIIK

After toning your face, apply an adequate amount on your face and gently pat for better absorption.


Repair even when you are asleep

Did you know that the skin's ability to repair and regenerate itself increases at night when you sleep?

LANEIGE Cica Sleeping Mask is a great addition to your night time skin care routine. It is enriched with Forest Yeast which strengthens and heals the skin's barrier while you sleep, so you can wake up the next morning with moisturized, supple skin. What an effortless way to bring back glowy, beautiful skin!

To use , apply 2-3 layers of this sleeping mask for better soothing effect especially if you have dry or irritated skin. Then take your beauty sleep and rinse off in the morning to reveal luminous, revitalized, less irritated skin.


LANEIGE Cica Sleeping Mask | Mask Pack | BONIIK


Give your skin a sheet mask and it will thank you

THE FACE SHOP Dr. Belmeur Intense Mask Cica Peptide Mask intensively repairs and moisturizes irritated, dry skin whilst providing a calming sensation. It is formulated with Cica and Peptide complex to improve the skin’s barrier and increase elasticity.

Apply the face mask directly on cleansed and toned face, leave it on for about 10 to 20 minutes, then gently pat remaining ampoule for better absorption. What a great way to relax and repair your skin!


 DR. BELMEUR Intense Mask Cica Peptide | Mask | BONIIK



Now that you know more about Centella asiatica and its extraordinary healing properties for sensitive skin conditions, you can breathe a sigh of relief and check out our products containing this miracle ingredient! We are confident your skin will instantly fall in LOVE with this ingredient!


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