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Everything You Want To Know About Cica Balms

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Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream

The Dr. Jart+ Tiger Grass Cream (known in the Hong Kong market as Cicapair Cream) was one of the earliest Cica products to hit the market. Inspired by stories of Asian tigers who would roll in Centella Asiatica to heal their battle wounds, this “tiger grass” moisturiser contains all four compounds of Centella and has a thick creamy consistency, guaranteed to become your winter staple. The entire Cicapair line is brilliant – we’re big fans of its Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, a green to beige blemish covering cream with added sun protection!

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream (5oml), available at Sasa from $372 to $465

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Innisfree Bija Cica Balm

Infused with Bija oil (which protects and smoothes skin), as well as all four Centella Asiatica ingredients, innisfree’s cica option is the ultimate soothing product. Its gel-balm is light, non-greasy and easy to absorb – perfect to work into your everyday routine or to provide a first layer of moisture.

Innisfree Bija Cica Balm (4oml), available at innisfree locations across Hong Kong for $190

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Etude House Soon Jung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm

The Soon Jung collection from Etude House is formulated specially for sensitive skin, meaning it’s safe, gentle and hypoallergenic. If you have easily irritated skin and are in dire need of something mild and moisturising, this affordable gel-balm contains panthenol and skin-calming madecassoside.

Etude House Soon Jung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm (40ml), available at Etude House locations across Hong Kong for $143

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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

French brand La Roche-Posay is dedicated to providing dermatologist tested skincare, suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Its Cicaplast Baume is a soothing multi-purpose balm with a triple-action formula containing panthenol, vitamin B5 and madecassoside, making it the perfect solution for those who have inflamed or irritated dry skin.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 (40ml), available at various locations across Hong Kong for $100

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COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Korean skincare brand COSRX is a cult-favourite. It already carries products containing Centella Asiatica, including a blemish cream, ampule, and toner. Its latest matte cica balm contains the perfect concoction for dry skin – a medical grade Centella Asiatica extract, with asiaticoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid, and ceramide NP, to strengthen your skin’s barrier and help it retain moisture. You can find more COSRX products at Åland in Lee Theatre.

COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream (80g), available online on YesStyle for $169.90 

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A'pieu Madecassoside Cica Gel

This super affordable option from A’pieu comes in various forms: a cica gel, balm, or a more lotion-y cream. Containing Centella Asiatica leaf water and madecassoside, each product is gentle and soothing, easy-to-absorb, and keeps your skin hydrated and soft.

A’pieu Madecassoside Cica Gel (5oml), available online on YesStyle for $101.90

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