Treating sensitive skin and specific skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema can be very difficult. As testing new products to find the perfect formulations to soothe and hydrate your skin can often cause further irritation, it is important to find ingredients and products which are developed specifically for delicate complexions.
Over the past couple of years, cica balms and creams have become a staple product for sensitive skin. As with many of our favourite beauty trends, the fascination with cica balms comes from South Korea and has now inspired in many Western beauty formulations.
What is Cica Balm?
A cica balm or cream is an ultra-nourishing product which is enriched with centella asiatica. Rich in antioxdiants and loved for its soothing, healing properties, centella asiatica gives cica balms and creams their luxurious texture and deeply hydrating quality.
This wonderful ingredient also boasts high levels of essential fatty acids which strengthen the skin, provide protection from environmental damage and offer a boost of hydration. You can discover the benefits of including essential fatty acids in your skincare here.
Helping to boost your skin’s moisture content while also soothe and calm irritation, cica balms and creams can be used all over the skin or on particular areas of concern to restore a smooth and even appearance.
As they are known and loved for their calming and healing effects, they are predominantly known to be particularly wonderful for sensitive and inflamed skin as well as those with specific skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Best cica balms and creams
As all different skin types can be prone to sensitivity and with more of us beginning to use potent ingredients such as Retinol in our routines, there are now soothing cica products in various textures and formats.
To help you find your perfect cica balm or cream, we have curated an edit of our favourite products to soothe, calm any irritation and deeply hydrate the skin.
- La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
- DECLÉOR Cica-Botanic Balm
- Bioderma Cicabio Pommade Insulating Soothing Repairing Ointment
- Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Lift Cica Repairing Cream