Centella Asiatica Extract WS
Botanical Name: Centella Asiatica
Standardisation: 1:2 (Glycerine)
Centella Asiatica (also known as gotu kola and Indian pennywort) is a perennial creeping plant which grows around the Indian ocean. Traditionally used in the management of dermatological conditions in its native area, it is used to support faster healing of small wounds, scratches and superficial burns, as well as an anti-inflammatory for eczema, minor itching and insect bites.
Its active constituents are pentacyclic triterpenoids which have regulating and activating functions, acting on the collagen present in many organs. In skin, the major components are collagens type I and II. Skin aging is related mainly to a decrease in type I collagen levels, which also plays a major role in wound healing. Studies have shown that the main constituents of Centella asiatica (Asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside) increase collagen synthesis. In addition to stimulating the synthesis of collagen, it also improves tensile strength of the skin.
Colour : Pale brown transparent liquid
Odour : characteristic
Solubility water soluble
Store tightly closed away from moisture
Shelf life : 2-3 years when stored properly
INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Water (and) Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract
added to the water phase
Typical usage 1-5%