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Look at the Efficacy of Centella Asiatica for Skin Health

Look at the Efficacy of Centella Asiatica for Skin Health

Have you ever heard of centella asiatica plants? The plant is now a natural ingredient that is widely used by cosmetic companies to make skin care products.

Centella asiatica is also known as gotu kola. In Indonesia it is called Pegagan or Antanan. The plant is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants so it has a myriad of skin health benefits such as overcoming dry skin, itching, redness, and sensitive skin.

Plants that are widely grown in Asia, India, Africa and Central America are now widely used by skincare products. Starting from face wash, toner, serum, to ampule and mask. Here are a number of benefits of Centella Asiatica.

- Increases skin moisture

A scientific study revealed that the use of skincare products containing 5% formula of centella asiatica extract in 4 weeks can improve skin hydration and increase moisture barrier by 25%. The effect is similar to aloe vera.

- Reduces skin sensitivity to irritation

Centella asiatica is known to contain anti-inflammatory substances that can protect the skin and reduce the sensitivity of the skin which can cause irritation. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant content in Centella asiatica is said to reduce skin redness (erythema), restore skin moisture levels to optimal pH levels.

- Benefits of anti-aging

This plant extract is also useful for increasing collagen production and increasing elasticity and suppleness of the skin because it contains madecassoside compounds.

- Soothes and speeds healing of pimples and sensitive skin

The plant, also known as cica, is also known to be effective for treating acne prone skin. Cica can accelerate the healing of zits and prevent acne scars.

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