For centuries, Centella Asiatica (sometimes referred to as Gotu Kola) has been used in both traditional medicine as well as in modern medicinal applications. With ancient Asian medicinal traditions, it was used to treat wounds, scratches and burns, as well as in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.
This is sourced from leafy plants that can be found in countries such as Japan, India and China, as well as some parts of Australia and the United States. The extract is said to work by reducing inflammation, increasing the production of collagen in the body, effectively working as an anti-oxidant and improving the overall hydration of the skin.
Of course, people have seen claims about products like this before. However, there is evidence to back this up. A study in 2017 (published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigation Dermatology) compared the result of applying Centella Asiatica compared to a control cream to 20 women’s forearms. The result of the study showed that the extract provided considerably more retained hydration.
As with any product, it is important to use as directed and if you are unsure do a patch test before applying to the rest of your skin.
In short, this is something that is potentially very beneficial for your skin and it is an exciting development in this field. If you are interested and would like to know more about titrated extract of Centella Asiatica then you should contact the BGP Group today to learn more about their process and how their products help your own individual circumstances.