Gotu Kola (centella asiatica)

Firming, soothing, purifying, anti-oedema, anti-irritant, tonic, stimulating.

Centella asiatica, commonly known as Centella, Asiatic Pennywort or Gotu Kola, is an herbaceous, frost-tender perennial plant in the flowering plant family, Apiaceae. It is native to the wetlands in Asia. It is used as a culinary vegetable and as a medicinal herb.

Centella Asiatica is creating a great deal of buzz in skincare, and rightfully so. It is actually a very old botanical, with new-found popularity in the quest for natural ingredients in skincare.

Centella Asiatica is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals. This super blend of nutrients offers fantastic benefits for the skin, including powerful anti-aging properties. Gotu Kola improves circulation as well as the synthesis of collagen and skin tissue. Collagen is said to be absolutely essential for maintaining a taut and youthful complexion. The natural collagen we are born with diminishes as we age (at a rate of about 1% per year). By incorporating the benefits of Centella Asiatica into your daily skincare regimen, you’ll be supporting your skin’s underlying structure, therefore fending off the tell-tale signs of aging – wrinkles and loss of firmness. Centella Asiatica is especially beneficial for improving elasticity, (i.e. sagging skin).

Centella Asiatica boosts antioxidant activity at the site of wounds, strengthening the skin and increasing blood circulation. It is beneficial in the management of eczema, psoriasis, veins and stretch marks. For acne sufferers, it speeds healing, helping to prevent scarring and prevent future blemishes.

For your precious skin: With all those benefits, why wouldn’t we have included Gota Kola in the products below?

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