INCI: Centella Asiatica Extract
Primary Function: Anti-inflammatory
Secondary Function: Antioxidant
History of Use: Centella asiatica, or gotu kola, is an ancient herb that has historically been used in holistic medicine. An herbaceous plant native to the wetlands of Asia and termed ‘the herb of longevity’, it is an important ingredient in Indonesia, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicines. Elephants are known for their longevity and Sri Lankans noticed the elephants were eating gotu kola. The plant was then attributed to providing strength for the immune system, cleansing the body, and promoting a long life. A high concentration of saponins are found naturally in gotu kola and support a multitude of benefits that are useful in cosmetic and personal care applications.
Ingredient Source: Our Centella Asiatica extract is sourced by an INCI and REACH-Standard-approved supplier that is committed to the reduction of animal testing and improvement in the protection of the environment from the dangers of unregulated chemicals. This ingredient is GMO-free and is developed to be without any irritating fragrance additives.
- Firmness: Gotu Kola works to improve circulation which decreases inflammation and promotes the appearance of firm skin. Additionally, it can increase the formation of collogen and skin tissue to help the skin build a structured foundation which results in decrease skin sagging and the production of wrinkles.
- Antioxidant: Rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals, Gotu Kola helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors and reduces signs of aging.