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The Science of CICA: Enjoy Skin Soothing and Sun Protection Naturally

For those with sensitive and reactive skin, the healing and calming characteristics of cica have been a miracle. From removing extra sebum from the skin to healing wounds, cica is a pleasure for those with hypersensitive skin.

What is Cica?

Cica, also known as Centella Asiatica, is originally from the wetlands of Asia. It is popularly known as “gotu kola” in India. Ayurveda has labeled this magical, medicinal herb as the “herb of longevity” for its incredible calming and anti-ageing action on the skin. Due to its all-natural skin-soothing abilities and potential sun protection benefits, it has evoked much interest in the skincare sector.

Recent scientific studies have illuminated its skincare advantages, resulting in its inclusion in various skincare products. The benefits of cica include increased blood flow, decreased inflammation, and quicker healing of wounds. It produces two proteins – collagen and elastin – essential for healthy skin. Additionally, it contains a lot of antioxidants, which protect against the effects of free radicals on skin ageing.

At Lotus Herbals, you can find a range of UltraRx sunscreens packed with the goodness of cica, green tea, and other natural ingredients. The dermatologist-tested sunscreen includes antioxidants from green tea and cica, two of nature’s finest sources. These tiny antioxidant warriors’ principal duty is to combat the aggressive free radicals that harm healthy skin cells and hasten skin ageing. The PA++++ rating indicates that this skincare product offers the best defence against UVA radiation, which causes skin ageing.

Cica is the star component in the Lotus Safesun UltraRx Matte Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++, making it the perfect sunscreen to:

  • Soothe and relax the skin even when the sun is at its worst
  • Prevent redness of the skin, irritation, or acne development
  • Retain the moisture and healthy glow of your skin by strengthening and nourishing the skin’s natural barrier
  • Increase collagen production in the deeper skin layers to make it plump and smooth
  • Reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation caused by prolonged sun exposure
  • Repair damage to revitalise the skin
  • Reduce excess oil production
  • Delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles

Note: When applied on the face and neck, this sunscreen functions as armour to shield your skin from UVA, UVB, and blue light rays.

How to Get the Most Out of the Cica-Enriched Sunscreen?

Dermatologists also advise using sunscreen indoors if you have large windows that let in intense sunlight.


The newest addition to the SafeSun line, the UltraRx Sunscreen Serum SPF 60+ PA++++, has cica and hyaluronic acid, which are known for their ability to improve the skin barrier. This luxurious water-based serum offers SPF 60+ and protection from sunburn-causing UVB rays, while PA++++ provides the best UVA protection against rays that hasten the ageing process.

Hyaluronic Acid aids in binding the water to collagen, trapping moisture in the skin and giving it a plumper, more hydrated appearance. It maintains the skin’s natural dewiness, evens skin tone, and lessens the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

This hyaluronic acid serum provides sun protection with a dewy finish and is suitable for all skin types.


  • Prevents pigmentation and tanning
  • Combats against early ageing
  • Strengthens the skin barrier
  • Prevents outbreaks
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Gives a dewy finish
  • Leaves no white cast

How to Get the Most Out of Cica and Hyaluronic Acid-Enriched Serum

  • Liberally apply UltraRx Sunscreen Serum to the cleansed face and neck
  • Massage it gently until the skin absorbs it

Note: If you are outdoors, apply 10-15 minutes before sun exposure, and for maximum results, reapply after every two hours.

When selecting skincare products that contain cica, it is essential to consider the concentration and formulation. Look for products with a sufficient concentration of cica extracts to ensure maximum efficacy. Lotus Herbals’s range of Rx sunscreen and serums provides the perfect concentration of cica and other ingredients.

By embracing the science of cica and integrating it into daily skincare routines, you can enjoy the soothing and protective benefits this natural ingredient offers, promoting healthier, more resilient skin.

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