Organic Anti-Ageing Cosmeceuticals

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CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Botanical name: 

Centella Asiatica Extract.

Origin: This aquatic plant is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and wetland regions of the Southeastern US.

Skin benefits: Centella Asiatica known as Gotu Kola is a medicinal plant that has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years as well as in scientifically oriented medicine. The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids.

In cosmetology Centella Asiatica has been used as an effective anti-photoageing agent, mainly due to enhancement of type I collagen, which amount in skin decreases with age. It boosts the production of fibronectin, elastin, collagen type I, collagen type III, and stimulates fibroblast proliferation, for tighter, firmer skin and connective tissue.

Centella Asiatica is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals. This blend of nutrients offers powerful anti-ageing properties that prevent elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid breakdown, thereby protecting skin elasticity, health and hydration.

It fights skin ageing and wrinkles, due to this combined actions on collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It accelerates wound healing, repairs skin and blood vessels and protects blood vessel walls and repairs leaky capillaries, thereby improving water retention.