(PR) It's Skin Tiger Cica Gel Cream Review


I am addicted to cica so much recently that I was so excited when It's Skin marketing team contacted me to try out their new tiger cica range. I had been including at least one Cica product into my routine all this while and I really saw visible improvements. This product had been given by It's Skin to me in exchange for an honest review. Carry on reading if you are comfortable with a gifted post. All my opinions and thoughts remains truthful regardless it's a gifted product or not.

What is it:
• Cica-Leaf Barrier (contains 33% of the beds): Helps to calm and strengthen skin barrier.
• A system consisting of a water layer and an oil layer strengthens the skin barrier.
• Includes centilla extract and Madecasoides: Helps moisturizing without stickiness.
• ZERO-10 (add 10 kinds of harmful ingredient)
– methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, triclosan, triethanolamine
• Skin irritation test completed / 27 hours Moisture persistence test completed / Skin soothing test completed / Improvement of itching by drying.

Each tub comes in 50ml.

Ingredient list as seen on Cosdna Analysis. This product contains Alcohol Denat.
Please avoid if you have any of the followings listed allergens.

Notable ingredients:
It contains Ceramides inside and Centella extract was also found high up in the list.

Anyone loving the packaging like I do? I really love the packaging illustrations and unique shape. It resembles tiger balm haha! So many of my followers DM me telling me that hah. The whole box graphics repeatedly mentioned Centella Asiatica, Cica, 10 Free Gel Cream. This is definitely captivating the sensitive skin group.

Please use within 12 months after opening. Manufacturing date can be found below. Normally products have a shelf life of 3 years.

The product texture looks heavy but is actually lightweight. I would compare it to Innisfree Bija Cica Balm. They have almost the same texture.

When spread out, it leaves a moist and soft feeling. However, this one leaves a tacky finishing and was a little hard to spread out evenly across my face. The tip is to dot it all over my face and pat it out. The more dots, the better. I added 2 drops of hemp seed oil and mix with the gel cream before applying on my whole face. However, I realise this one works better as a spot treatment. Apply this on the spots and put a mask 15-20 mins on top. The gel cream would be absorbed in by the skin and the acne or pimple goes away faster in this case for me. Your mileage may vary.

Does it does what it claims?
Claim 1: Cica-Leaf Barrier (contains 33% of the beds): Helps to calm and strengthen skin barrier.
I used this on my reddish cheeks, all good. I used this on my acne and pimples, all good. I haven't face any negative reactions with this cream yet so far. I feel it helps to calm my reddish skin down the most.
Claim 2: Includes Centella extract and Madecassoside: Helps moisturizing without stickiness.
No stickiness but tackiness?
Claim 3: Skin irritation test completed / 27 hours Moisture persistence test completed / Skin soothing test completed / Improvement of itching by drying.
No more tight feeling after application. Skin feels hydrated. No irritations caused. When applied on over exfoliated part, the redness goes away faster.

Summary of product:
| Packaging |
Unique shaped glass container with metal lid. The whole packaging feels sturdy but really heavy. Not recommended to bring the whole tub for travelling. I like the illustrations on the box. It attracts people to it.

| Smell |
~ Medicinal scent.

| Color? |
~ White but blends out colourless.

| Pros |
~ No bad reactions.
~ Helps to calm over exfoliated skin.
~ Calms down redness.
~ Aids acne and pimple to diminish faster.
~ The scent smells medicinal instead of alcohol/fragranced.
~ Lightweight, suitable for oily skin.
~ Contains high amount of centella extract and my favourite ingredient Madecassoside is in too!
The ingredients list has a few listed irritants. You might wanna patch test first just in case.  >click this to check< 

| Cons | 
~ Contains Alcohol Denat. I really would prefer if there isn't but, I had been using another product with Alcohol Denat and it was my HG(Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid). So mixed feelings on this.
~ Tackiness.
~ A little hard to spread out evenly all over.

| Would I buy this again? |
I might be repurchasing this. I would pick this up only when my main concerns are over exfoliations, allergy redness and pimples which happens almost once a month. But using this as a spot treatment with 50ml, I think it's gonna last in a long run and it's worth it. I have to admit this one did performed well with what it claims to do. Sneak: Two cushions were sent to me but I only liked one, can you guess which?

| Where to buy? |
This product is now available in Singapore, It's Skin stores!

| Ratings on this product |
3.9/5 Hearts!

| Disclaimer |
~~Above are my actual thoughts. All thoughts are based on what I truly feel.
This product is kindly provided by It's Skin Singapore in exchange for my honest reviews and thoughts on it.

Have questions?
Just contact me x
Till the next time!

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