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Have you ever washed your face expecting a refreshing feeling, only to encounter lingering tightness or even a hint of irritation?

Selecting the correct cleanser is vital for your skincare regimen as it establishes the foundation for everything else. That’s why choosing one with gentle, skin-loving ingredients can significantly impact your skin’s health.

Leading the charge are two ingredients known as “gentle giants” that are currently dominating the skincare industry: cica and amino acids.

Curious? Join us as we explore these skincare heroes and discover how incorporating them into cleansers will leave you with clear, glowing skin!

Why Your Cleanser Needs Cica & Amino Acids

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Skincare Benefits of Cica

Cica, also known as centella asiatica, has gained immense popularity in Asian beauty culture for its remarkable ability to soothe and calm sensitive skin.

It’s often dubbed “tiger grass” because tigers are known to rub cica on their wounds to aid skin regeneration.

Cica’s strength lies in its anti-inflammatory properties. Think of it like a natural firefighter, reducing redness and irritation for calmer, more comfortable skin.

But the benefits extend beyond temporary relief. Cica can also help manage inflammation, a key factor in acne breakouts and irritation. This means calmer, clearer skin thanks to this gentle ingredient!

Skincare Benefits of Amino Acids

Meanwhile, amino acids function like microscopic puzzle pieces, naturally aligning with your skin’s building blocks to minimise the risk of irritation and redness.

Amino acid surfactants are gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin. They have the ability to remove impurities like dirt and makeup, without disrupting your skin’s natural oils.

Amino acids are also moisture magnets, attracting and holding water close to your skin’s surface, leaving it feeling plump, supple, and hydrated.

Why Choose Senka’s Cleansers for Sensitive Skin

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Finding the right cleanser for sensitive skin can be daunting, especially when faced with so many brands. Some may consider dermatological brands, but while these brands target sensitivities, they can come with a hefty price tag.

Senka offers a compelling alternative, combining gentle yet effective formulas with affordability, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious skincare enthusiasts.

Senka isn’t just about popularity (though being Japan and Korea’s #1 facial foam cleanser, especially in Japan for 16 years, is impressive!). Its success stems from carefully formulated cleansers packed with beneficial ingredients.

Senka’s latest additions, Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica and Perfect Whip Premium Amino-in, cater specifically to sensitive skin concerns.

These cleansers are carefully crafted to be gentle by harnessing the power of cica and amino acids, making them ideal for even the most delicate skin.

Irritated and Stressed Skin? Try Senka Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica

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If your skin feels tight, red, and like it’s throwing a mini tantrum, Senka Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica might be your new best friend.

This cleanser boasts a unique airy foam that spreads effortlessly across your skin, thoroughly removing impurities with its light and fluffy texture without causing irritation.

But it goes beyond just washing away dirt – Senka Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica is also clinically proven* to calm and comfort even the most sensitive skin, thanks to its star ingredient – cica!

True to its name, this cleanser features a low pH level that closely resembles your skin’s natural acidity, guaranteeing a gentle yet thorough cleanse without causing dryness or irritation.

This also ensures a well-balanced pH level on your skin, which is essential as it reinforces your skin barrier, minimising the risk of irritation.

Packed with nourishing soy extract and double hyaluronic acid, Senka Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica further fortifies your skin’s defences, making it more resilient to daily aggressors like pollution and dryness.


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The result? Skin that’s less irritated and feels soft, supple, and comfortably hydrated for up to eight hours as seen on Debbie (@d7bbie) on TikTok.

And here’s a bonus: it’s free from alcohol, parabens, mineral oil,silicones and sulfates, making it suitable even for the most sensitive skin types!

Dull and Dry Skin? Get Glowing with Senka Perfect Whip Premium Amino-in

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If your skin feels rough, dry, and lacking its natural spark, Senka Perfect Whip Premium Amino-in could be your new go-to cleanser. This formula opts for a gentle yet effective non-soap based, amino acid formula that respects your skin’s natural balance.

Think of it as a micro-bubble party for your pores! Made with carefully chosen amino acids, the foam is smaller than your pores, reaching deep to remove dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells without stripping away moisture.

Plus, Japanese rice extract gives your complexion a subtle boost of vibrancy.

No need to worry about harsh chemicals here. This cleanser is formulated with 10 skin-loving ingredients, including rice bran essence for added hydration. It’s also made from a non-soap base formula and is free of parabens, alcohol, and fatty acids, making it suitable even for sensitive skin.

Studies* has even shown a 57% increase in skin hydration, a 12% reduction in roughness, and a more balanced sebum level after using this cleanser!

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Try It for Free

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Having trouble deciding which cleanser suits you best? Why not try them for free by participating in Senka’s Instagram giveaway, running from now until 31 March?

Stand a chance to win Senka’s premium cleansers by following these simple steps to become one of the three lucky winners:

  • Follow @senka_Sg on Instagram
  • Tag a friend who deserves some TLC too on their giveaway post
  • Like and repost the post on your Instagram stories

Where to Find Senka’s Best Cleansers for Sensitive Skin?

Ready to discover a new level of cleansing? Give your skin the gentle, effective cleansing it deserves with Senka Perfect Whip Low pH Gentle Calming Cica (S$10.90) and Senka Perfect Whip Premium Amino-in cleansers (S$12.90)

Both cleansers are available at official retailers such as Watsons, Welcia-BHG, and in stores at Don Don Donki, Watsons, and Welcia-BHG.

*Consumer Test conducted on February 2023 in Singapore, with 34 female subjects, aged 20 to 53, of all skin types (including sensitive skin).

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