Skin & Lab, a Korean beauty brand, has launched a new line of sensitive skin products. The line contains a 'secret ingredient' -- Cica.
The line includes a cleanser, toner, cream and spot zapper. The products are in bottles and tubes, decorated with green and white labels.
Cica (scientific name Centella asiatica) is a herbal plant in the Apiaceae family. It is commonly used as a vegetable for cooking and had been used as a medicinal herb for over 3,000 years. Cica is also frequently used in dermatology, as scientific research has shown it provides many benefits for the skin. It is currently popular in Korean beauty.
Cica is especially beneficial for those with sensitive, dry, itchy, red and acne-prone skin. Rich in anti-oxidants, it increases the skin's ability to repair damage and provides protection from further irritation.
Cica boosts "microcirculation" in the skin, helping it to absorb increased amounts of vitamins, nutrients, oxygen and minerals. It works to achieve more youthful-looking skin by stimulating cell metabolism, reducing wrinkles and scars, and promoting faster wound healing in chronic skin conditions and after surgery. It is also reported to be effective in repairing sun-damaged skin.
Skin & Lab's press release states this interesting information -- "After elephants were spotted chewing on the Cica plant, some believed that it would promote longevity. Diverse reports have also attributed improved mood, increased memory, lower blood sugar, low anxiety, improved circulation and joint pain relief..."
Skin & Lab launched in 2009, by Lab & Company. The brand is available on Amazon.