INGREDIENT 101: Centella Asiatica

centella asiatica

Soothe your skin with cica

The history of Centella Asiatica

Although you may have just heard of this plant in the recent years, Centella Asiatica’s history dates back thousands of years ago as a medicinal plant due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Known as Cica, Gotu Kola, Indian pennywort or Pegaga, this plant is regarded as a skin soothing and hydrating elixir for sensitive, irritated, dry skin.              

Why is it good for you

Thanks to its active compounds such as asiaticoside, madecasosside, and other components such as flavonoids, amino acids and vitamins, it is well known for its wound healing properties. Based on scientific research, it has been used to heal small wounds, burns and psoriasis. Research shows that it is an amazing hydrating ingredient to calm and soothe irritated, dry skin. It has been shown to also increase collagen production as well as decrease formation of stretch marks and inflammatory reactions.

Who should use it

Everyone! It’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Centella asiatica is an effective all-rounder ingredient that can be used to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, repair the skin barrier as well as hydrate the skin, which also makes it ideal for dry skin.

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