This range of Dr Jart’s Cicapair has got me talking. Why? A little so called ingredient called Tiger Grass, also known as Centella asiatica or Cica. These products (especially the correcting pot) have revolutionized not only my skin care routine, but also has reduced the amount of makeup I wear on a daily basis.
Do you have dull and lifeless skin?
What about dark circles? Or redness and pigmentation?
After a long day, you finally get home, one of the first things you do is go to the bathroom and take off your makeup.
If any of the above sounds like you, read on and thank me later.
So What Is This Tiger Grass, Cicapair stuff?
It kind of looks like bamboo, but infact it is a herb that is found in Asia. It has ben in Eastern medicine for various health benefits and healing properties.
Tiger Grass is a herb found in Asia that has been in Eastern Medicine for various health benefits and is packed full of healing properties to help with irritation, puffiness, redness and so much more.
Dr Joshua Zeichner Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York City says: “ It is rich in saponins, which are like nature’s anti-inflammatories and have been shown to calm irritated skin and aid in wound healing.”
In fact, the name “tiger grass” actually is quite literal. Tigers in India actually roll around in the grass to help heal their wounds.
My current favourites
Enter, Dr Jart and their Cicapair range (click here).
Now, full disclaimer right from the start. I am NOT getting paid to write about these products below. I genuinely freaking love this stuff. However I was gifted these products a few months ago and I have been hooked ever since. I have been through 3 tubes of the moisteriser and on my 2nd pot of the Tiger Grass corrective cream (heaven).
I have been fortunate enough in my lifetime, not to suffer from acne (granted the odd hormonal breakout does greet me here and there). BUT, what I am genetically blessed with is dull tones, extremely sensitive skin and dark circles.
While, I do believe that beautiful radiant skin, comes from within, I also understand that using the right products for your skin is essential to complete that all round glow, that let’s face it – most women want.
My morning skin care routine – Easy as 1,2,3,4
Step One – Serum
Dr Jart Serum (or good quality Vit C serum)
I have been using serums every morning religiously for about a year and a bit. I look for a good quality vit C serum that will help brighten the skin. The added bonus of this serum is that it is a highly concentrated, fast acting serum that helps soothe skin sensitivity.
Step Two – Moisturize
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream
I adore this moisterizer! It is thick but not too thick and feels great against the skin. I will only put this on in the morning. Be careful as this doesn’t have an SPF – so make sure one element of your skin care has an SPF (like the next product I use)
Step Three – Corrective Cream
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
This product here has revolutionized my skin care – I have gone from wearing quite a bit of product to help correct my uneven skin tone – to just this. I find putting just a small dollop on my face and targeting my dark spots and uneven skin tone, can lift and brighten my skin in just moments. I am only just about finished with my first pot of the Tiger Grass, so a little goes a long way!
Step Three – BB Cream
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
I will then go on with a BB cream to add a little colour into my face, a touch of bronzer, blush, brow gel, mascara and set with a rosewater misting spray if I am heading to a meeting or running around.