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When it comes to putting together the best skin care regimen for your skin type, you’ve likely come across quite a few trendy skin care ingredients. You may have even started using a hyaluronic acid serum or glycolic acid lotion. But there’s one particular ingredient that has been seriously buzzy lately that you should definitely have on your radar—and that is tiger grass. Not sure what tiger grass is or what skin care product you can find it in? Keep reading to learn all about tiger grass, a popular skin care ingredient also known as centella asiatica that is found in cica cream.
What is tiger grass? Heard of tiger grass but not exactly sure what it is? Well, we’re here to set the record straight! Tiger grass is the nickname for centella asiatica, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. So how did centella asiatica get the nickname tiger grass anyway? Well, it turns out that tiger grass has actually been around for thousands of years. It was discovered when people in China noticed that tigers would roll around in the herb to help heal their wounds. Hence the name tiger grass!
Where can you find tiger grass? If you’re ready to add tiger grass to your skin care routine, you can find it in cica cream, an anti-aging moisturizer that gets its name the word “Cica,” which comes from the Latin world “cicatrix,” which means scar. Formulated for the face, the L’Oréal Paris Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica helps repair the skin barrier to help resist visible signs of aging.
What are the benefits of using a cica cream formulated with tiger grass? Skin’s moisture barrier weakens with age—and this can result in a greater loss of moisture, loss of firmness, and more prominent wrinkles. Our cica cream formulated with tiger grass has a lightweight formula that helps strengthen and repair skin barrier to help resist visible signs of aging that a weakened barrier can accentuate. Immediately after use, you’ll notice skin that looks and feels softer, smoother, suppler, and firmer. With continued use over time, you can expect to see skin that appears rejuvenated as well as fine lines and wrinkles that look diminished. Your skin barrier will also become stronger, which can help resist signs of aging.
How do you add tiger grass to your skin care routine? Using a cica cream formulated with tiger grass can easily fit into your daily skin care routine. Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cleanser, then apply our cica cream (you can use it morning and night). Smooth it over your face until thoroughly absorbed.
What should you use after applying cica cream with tiger grass? Next, layer a moisturizer over cica cream. In the morning, make sure to pick a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, applying it as directed and taking other sun protection measures such as limiting your amount of time in the sun, seeking shade, and throwing on a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. At night, reach for a hydrating moisturizer and make the most of your beauty sleep. Finish your skin care routine with a pat of eye cream to help address the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags and you’re good to go. Congrats: You’re officially a tiger grass pro! For another skin care ingredient lesson, head on over to our article, What Is Salicylic Acid?