Want to jump on the tiger grass train? We tell you all you need to know about this TikTok-famous ingredient

This article is sponsored by Dr.Jart+

Also known as centella asiatica and cica, tiger grass has surged in popularity in the skincare industry over recent years and it’s loved by beauty experts and TikTok users around the world.* Want to know why it’s such a skincare staple? Read on to find out more about this wonder ingredient, where its name tiger grass comes from, its many benefits for the skin and how to add it to your routine…

What is tiger grass?

Tiger grass is a herb that’s been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Legend has it that it was discovered when a tiger who was fighting in the wild rubbed its body in a field of centella asiatica to heal its wounds. This is how the nickname ‘tiger grass’ was created!

It’s since become a star ingredient in mainstream skincare products, and it’s particularly popular in Korean skincare.

What are the benefits of tiger grass?

With countless benefits, it’s not hard to see why tiger grass is such a skincare superstar. Here are just some of the things it can do for your skin…

Soothes & calms the look of skin

If you’ve got sensitive skin, then tiger grass is definitely an ingredient to try, since it’s great at calming feelings of irritation and reducing the look of redness associated with sensitivity.

Minimises signs of ageing

As we get older, our skin gets drier, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to its moisturising properties, tiger grass is also a great ingredient to help keep skin looking more hydrated and youthful for longer.

How to use tiger grass in your skincare routine?

If we’ve convinced you to give tiger grass a go, then the good news is, it’s a great all-rounder that work for many skin types, especially those with sensitive skin prone to redness.

It’s found in cleansers, creams, serums, face masks and treatments, and can be used both day and night, making it a staple in any part of your skincare routine.

Ready to give it a try? Here are some of our favourite products from the Dr.Jart+ CicapairTM range.

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair™ So Soothing Treatment

• Size: 30ml

• Dermatologist-tested

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Suitable for post-treatment skin**

Your S.O.S. rescue is here thanks to this all-in-one treatment designed to bring skin back from the brink. With Dr.Jart+’s highest concentration of centella asiatica, peptides and alfaflor, this gel-to-balm formula provides soothing hydration to reduce the look of redness, calm dry skin and help strengthen the skin’s barrier.

Use it after cleansing with Dr.Jart+ CicapairTM Foaming Cleanser to lock in moisture and provide all-over skin relief.

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair™ Intensive Soothing Repair Cream

·      Size: 50ml

·      Dermatologist-tested

·      Suitable for sensitive skin

·      Suitable for post-treatment skin^

After using your treatment, wrap your skin in even more comfort with this silky, moisture-rich cream. It’s turbocharged with a blend of skin-soothing technology, powerful peptides and centella asiatica to instantly soothe the look of redness and rapidly strengthen the skin barrier for more resilient skin over time. And better yet? It does all this whilst soaking in quickly with no greasy or sticky feeling.

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment

• Size: 50ml

With a cult following, this multi-tasking hero covers blemishes and redness, all while moisturising, calming and soothing skin. How? Well if you haven’t seen it in action on TikTok, it’s an innovative green-to-beige cream that adapts to your skin’s natural colour when it’s blended in to neutralise redness and even out skin tone. It’s all down to the formulation of niacinamide and Dr.Jart+'s Green Repair Solution™ which brings together tiger grass with a blend of herbs, minerals and a hydrating humectant.

After moisturising, use it underneath make-up to colour correct, or use it as your only base product on no make-up make-up days. 

Think tiger grass is the ingredient for you? Check out the full Dr.Jart+ CicapairTM range for more soothing skincare superstars.

*#Cica has 75k posts on TikTok, #centellaasiatica has 19.4k posts on TikTok, and #tigergrass has 517 posts on TikTok at the time of writing.
**Shown to be safe for use following glycolic acid peel treatment or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment in 2-week clinical usage tests.
^Shown to be safe for use following Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment in 1-week clinical usage test.