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CICAGO Cica Expert Mist Toner Review

Updated: Nov 7, 2020

CICAGO is a new to me Korean skincare brand that focuses on natural, safe ingredients and products containing cica.

What is cica? It’s just another term for Centella Asiatica, a medicinal herb praised for its healing and antibacterial properties. Cica is especially popular in products meant for sensitive and acne prone skin. The CICAGO toner promises to soothe and calm sensitive, reactive skin and improve complexion. It comes in a form of a mist and can be sprayed directly on the face. It's available on* eBay and Amazon.

How to use:

  1. Mist over cleansed face (or use a cotton pad/spray into palms)

  2. Gently pat in for better absorption

  3. Follow with the rest of your routine

My impressions:

I’ve had body and facial mists before, but this was my first toner mist. My combination skin (oily t-zone and dry-to-normal cheeks) does very well with centella products, especially if I have a breakout or irritation. And this toner is no exception. The mist presentation is convenient, but I still prefer to spray it into my palms and then pat it into skin. That might just be years of habit applying other, traditionally packaged toners, this way.

The product is quite light, so if my skin is dehydrated, I start with CICAGO then follow with a more hydrating toner (like this one). It does a good job calming redness and irritation, especially overnight. There is a very faint, pleasant scent that doesn't linger. Overall, a good, solid product for people who have skin sensitivities and acne problems. Read about other centella asiatica products that I've tried here.

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I bought this toner on 0.8L

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CICAGO Cica Expert Mist Toner Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Betaine, Sericin, Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

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