Centella asiatica extract is a plant-based ingredient found in many recent skincare products. It has been gaining popularity for its healing properties and other therapeutic benefits. The multi-tasking extract is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and numerous phytochemicals which are said to help treat acne scarring, anti-ageing, calm inflammation, promote collagen synthesis and more. Here, we pick out the products to help you integrate this powerhouse ingredient into your skincare and makeup regime.
#1: Innisfree Bija Cica Balm, $35
Formulated with bija seed oil and centella asiatica extract, it helps protect skin from external irritants and minimise the appearance of blemishes. The creamy texture blends easily onto skin and does not leave it feeling oily or greasy after.
#2: Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist, $35
This refreshing mist contains both centella asiatica extract and organic lemon verbena extract to soothe irritated skin.
#3: Philosophy Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Eye Cream, $80
This eye cream also contains peptides to reduce the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and discolouration.
#4: Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule, $27.90, www.lazada.sg
This ampoule is formulated specifically for sensitive skin. It contains centella asiatica leaf water to promote hydration and collagen production.
#5: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream, $36.90, www.lazada.sg
This gentle cream calms irritated and stressed-out skin. Apart from centella asiatic extract, italso contains Guaiazulene, a powerful skin-calming agent, which gives the cream its natural blue colour.
#6: Dr. Jart Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream, $49, Sephora
This BB cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid and arbutin to help hydrate and brighten skin.
#7: L'Oreal Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream, $35.90, Watsons
This anti-ageing cream helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firms skin as well.
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