Why is Centella Asiatica used in cosmetics?

Centella asiatica is often found in various cosmetics. Let’s find out why this plant is so popular

Centella asiatica is good for the skin. This is the opinion of cosmetologists and manufacturers of care products. Therefore, it is added to scrubs, creams, serums, lotions and other products. Their descriptions indicate that regular use of cosmetics based on the extract of this plant allows you to achieve fresh, radiant and healthy skin. All this sounds beautiful and tempting, but what does it really represent? Together with an expert, we will find out why centella asiatica is needed in cosmetics and how it affects our skin.

Centella asiatica (“Tiger grass”) is a perennial zonular plant native to Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and Northern Australia. It has bright green rounded leaves. The herb contains flavonoids, amino acids, glycosides, phytosterols and other elements.

Since ancient times, the plant has become firmly established in Malaysian, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Centella is also included in the British and European Pharmacopoeias, but is not widely used in Russian medical practice. In cosmetic products it is designated as centella asiatica, asiaticoside, CICA, asiatic acid, madecassoside (pure plant isolate).