Tales of Beauty & Wellness

Centella asiatica, also known as tiger grass, Gotu Kola, or simply ‘cica’, is a type of herb that grows primarily in wet, swampy regions throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific. 

Centella asiatica is known to have healing properties - legend has it that tigers in Asia have been seen rubbing their wounds in this herb, earning it the name of ‘tiger herb’ or ‘tiger grass’.

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Fig also known as Ficus carica, is an Asian species of flowering plant. They possess high concentrations of polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, omega fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamin A, B1 and B2. 

There are many benefits to this ingredient - here are 4 main benefits to the Fig

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Travelling during the summer when the weather is warmer and humidity is higher can affect your skin. As your skin starts to adjust to warm or hot weather and humid air, this often means feeling greasy and heavy as more oil gets trapped on the surface of the skin. 
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The bacteria ‘C.acnes’ is part of the natural skin microbiome and helps to keep the surface of your skin at its healthy acidic pH. If your microbiome is not balanced, C.acnes start to take over and can lead to breakouts. 
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The body’s ability to turn over new skin cells and produce moisture-boosting ceramides starts to slow down as we grow older. That's why adding skincare products that are mindfully formulated to help prevent the signs of ageing are important. 
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For most over the counter skin care products, the evidence of harm during pregnancy is not established as they have not been adequately studied. However, it is a good idea to avoid certain ingredients like retinoids, hydroquinone and phthalates. 
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