WHAT IS GOTU KOLA?
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) extract is a rich source of natural bioactive substances.
The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid.
It is found in India, Pakistan, South Africa, Eastern Europe, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka.
HOW DOes GOTU KOLA work?
Gotu Kola is used as an active compound in skin care preparations because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, ani-aging and anti-microbial activity of its chemical components which include quercetin, saponins, vitamins, phenolic acids and essential oils to name a few.
The compounds have also been shown to stimulate fibroblast proliferation, increase type 1 collagen production and decrease inflammatory reactions with resultant reduction in skin redness.
“WHY” IS GOTU KOLA EXTRACT IMPORTANT FOR YOU?
Formulations containing gotu kola extract have been shown to increase amount of moisture in the skin by reducing trans epidermal water loss and increasing skin surface hydration.
So, if you see gotu kola extract in your skin care preparation, you know what it is helping with.