Centella asiatica in the cosmetic field was used above all in slimming creams due to its ability to stimulate the production of collagen and strengthen the walls of blood vessels, thus improving the microcirculation.
“Centella asiatica is rich in active ingredients, including flavonoids, sterols, triterpenes: in vitro studies have demonstrated the modulating action on the production of collagen by fibroblasts, and the power to induce the synthesis of fibronectin, a protein that reinforces the protective membranes of the vessels ”, explains the cosmetologist Umberto Borellini.
The restorative action of gotu kola
Another characteristic remained somewhat muted, which in the East is well known: here the centella asiatica is called “tiger grass”tiger grass, because the big cats rub themselves in the meadows of centella to heal wounds. «In fact, the gotu kola, in addition to fighting inflammation and free radicals, has an action restorative and vasostimulating»Continues Dr. Borellini.
Here then is where the tiger grass becomes a 360 ° ally in skin care, especially of the face and the most exposed areas. It is the basis of cosmetic specialties (for face and body) suitable for sensitive and reactive skin because it not only soothes and calms redness, but helps the skin to repair itself and to re-establish its protective barriera: in summer it is attacked by the sun, while with the cold comes dryness, as well as pollution and stress. An ingredient for all seasonsi, which you often find associated with a solar filter for a plus of protection.