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Cica: The Superpower Ingredient That Repels Acne, Courtesy Dot & Key

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Cica, also known as gotu kola, is a herb enriched with a special chemical compound (very rare) called madecassoside. Known for it’s powerful healing purposes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, as well as traditional African medicine this super ingredient is also used as a therapeutic agent to soothe inflammation, heal wounds, and cuts, and acts as an anti-ageing element for skin therapy.

Commonly found in shrubs that you find in parks, this leafy plant (shaped small and round) holds immense healing powers that reduce acne inflammation and repairs skin damage like sunburns, dryness or irritation.

Good news is that Dot & Key just launched their new cica range that offers products powered with cica and niacinamide that promise to treat acne and blemishes. Hydrating, cooling, calming and healing, this range is also great for those with sensitive skin.

Keep reading for more details on the launch.

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Cica Calming Blemish Clearing Face Wash

What does this product offer?

Apart from the wonder ingredient, cica, this cleansing face wash includes salicylic acid, a chemical exfoliant known for reducing active acne while unclogging pores and deeply cleansing all the layers of your skin. It also holds the goodness of green tea and zinc that soothes your skin and heals skin irritation, redness, inflammation, and sebum production.

This acne-minimizing face wash is perfect for your early morning cleansing as well as your evening skincare rituals. Over time, the product promises to reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes too.

Cica Calming Skin Renewing Night Gel

What does this product offer?

Packed with skin-brightening niacinamide along with cica, this renewing night gel is a great fit for your night-time skincare routine. With nourishing and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and green tea, the gel works its miracle overnight for you to wake up to plump, acne-free skin every morning. With it’s super-powered formula, the gel helps to even out your skin’s tone and texture as well. Results? A bright, healthy, hydrated and soft to touch skin.

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Cica Calming Back & Body Skin Clarifying Spray

What does this product offer?

You can bid farewell to bacne, body irritations, and breakouts with this acne-freeing spray for your back and body. For the first time, you can easily access the stubborn breakouts on your back with this calming and powerful elixir enriched with cica, salicylic acid and green tea. The perfect soothing mix will gently reach your skin’s pores and unclog them to reduce inflammation and acne.

The best part about this spray is that with regular use, it will diminish your breakouts altogether. Use this post showers.

Cica Calming Skin Clarifying Toner

What does this product offer?

It offers a powerful combination of cica and lactic acid! A gentle AHA that removes dead skin cells and excess oil from your skin, lactic acid with cica and niacinamide is all you need for a hydrating, clear skin tone. Green tea in the toner reduces acne with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well. You can use this all-rounder toner to prep your skin before makeup, or right before your moisturiser in your night-time skincare ritual.

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