The "New" Beauty Ingredients: Centella Asiatica
Many natural ingredients make big claims, but deliver less than stellar results. Not Centella Asiatica though.
Also known as Asiatic pennywort, gotu kola, and tiger grass, Centella Asiatica’s extract is popular as a hydrating skin hero.
Centella Asiatica was getting popular ever since their first appearance in South Korean cica creams a few years ago. While that was not the first time Centella Asiatica was used in skincare products - since US brands such as Estee Lauder have used it off and on over the years, although they didn’t call the products cica creams - South Korean cica creams is the reason why Centella Asiatica is a well-known skincare ingredient now.
It’s important to note that Centella Asiatica is not just a passing trend – research has proved its benefits for skin, including its potent antioxidant properties and its ability to soothe upset or compromised skin.
There is also evidence that skincare products with Centella Asiatica can help mitigate some visible effects of sun damage and revitalize skin’s protective barrier.
Centella Asiatica for Red, Dry, Irritated, Sensitive Skin
Centella Asiatica has high concentrations of amino acids, fatty acids, and beta-carotene, making this ingredient highly beneficial for your skin.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Centella Asiatica help increase hydration, soothe, and repair dry, red, irritated skin, resulting in the ingredient being recommended for treating skin conditions with redness and roughness symptoms. Cica or Centella Asiatica also has madecassoside and asiaticoside, two skin beneficial compounds with soothing properties.
Other benefits of Centella Asiatica for your skin is helping to boost circulation, increase collagen production, and improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Products with Centella Asiatica