Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
Why Your Face-Picking Could Be a Deeper Psychological Issue
43 Gorgeously Glam Beauty Looks From the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty
These Peachy Oscars Makeup Looks Are Seriously Sweet

What is Cassia?

What Is Cassia?

I've heard a lot of buzz lately about cassia. It's an ingredient in many beauty products, but what does it do? A relative of cinnamon, cassia comes from an evergreen tree native to southern Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, and China. According to Wikipedia cassia's flavor is more harsh than its cousin, and it's sometimes referred to as "bastard cinnamon."

Considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine, cassia is even mentioned in the Bible. But when it comes to beauty, this ingredient helps products release moisture and work more efficiently. It also has astringent-like qualities and can improve blood's circulation. Recently, Proctor & Gamble added a cassia complex to their new Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality Shampoo ($5) and Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality Conditioner ($5) after discovering that this ingredient makes hair softer, easier to comb, and shields the hair from friction damage. Check out some products with this sensual ingredient when you



Around The Web
Join The Conversation
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
This sounds great!
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds like it's nice for the hair!
ahles ahles 8 years
Can buy powdered cassia to use as a deep conditioner too.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Ha! I thought so, too. ;-)
sham28 sham28 8 years
"Bastard cinnamon," that's funny.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I had no idea!

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds