Beauty Breakdown: A Look at the Ingredients in Happy Skin's New Moisturizer, Sunscreen + More

They're all formulated with Centella asiatica.

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(SPOT.ph) There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all skincare product—everyone has different skin types, concerns, or preferences that drive their choice of products. Those with dry skin, for example, tend to lean towards hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Folks with acne often look for blemish-targeting treatments like tea tree and witch hazel or sebum-balancing ingredients like salicylic acid. If you one of your main concerns when looking for skincare products that suit your skin is the reduction of redness then you've likely heard of Centella asiatica, especially if you're a fan of K-Beauty, which often refers to the ingredient as Cica—Laneige's Cica sleeping mask (the one in the green jar) would be a popular example.

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Also known as Gotu kola, tiger grass, or Asiatic pennywort, Centella asiatica is a plant extract known for its soothing properites. According to Paula’s Choice—a skincare brand known for their formula expertise—the extract is known to keep skin calm, particularly by reducing redness and inflammation and by strengthening the skin’s protective barrier. The plant extract also contains active compounds like madecassoside, which serves as an antioxidant. If you're looking to incorporate the ingredient into your daily routine, you may want to check out Happy Skin's new Calming and Soothing Series, which includes three products all formulated with Centella Asiatica as a key ingredient.

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Beauty Basics: How to Read the Ingredients List on Your Skincare Products

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Beauty Breakdown: All the Products From Happy Skin's Calming and Soothing Series

Calming Spot Corrector (P699)

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Though Centella asiatica is not recognized as an anti-acne ingredient, "its soothing properties can complement acne-fighting ingredients," Paula’s Choice notes. Thus, Happy Skin’s Centella-infused Spot Corrector can help soothe the blemishes and inflammation on targeted areas of your face without drying out your skin. It also contains niacinamide and tea tree (which are the fourth and fifth ingredients, respectively, meaning they’re at a fairly high concentration). The former is known to regulate sebum and treat hyperpigmentation while the latter is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

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Calming Glow Drops (P899)

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No matter your skin type, you need an SPF in your routine. Happy Skin’s Calming Glow Drops can provide that essential sun protection with SPF 35 as well as hydration (thanks to hyaluronic acid and ceramides), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components (with the help of calendula), and of course, the redness-reducing power of Centella asiatica. Plus, the sunscreen has a light (read: untraceable when applied) green tint, which visibly neutralizes redness on the skin, so you look instantly fresher upon application.

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Overnight Calming Cream (P999)

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For the last step of your nightly skincare routine, the new Overnight Calming Cream would be a great pick for those with sensitive skin that tends to be exposed to environmental stressors throughout the day. It’s formulated with Centella asiatica (the second ingredient after water) as well as calendula, niacinamide, and hexanediol, which is known to boost the antimicrobial properties of other skincare ingredients. Plus, its creamy texture will leave your face feeling smooth, hydrated, and nourished right before bedtime.

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Happy Skin's Calming and Soothing Series is available on BeautyMNL.

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