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What is Centella Asiatica?
Centella Asiatica also known as Gotu kola or tiger grass is a medicinal herb that is It is native to wetlands in the Caucasus, Tropical & Subtropical Old World New Zealand, and the West Pacific.
What are the benefits of Centella Asiatica?
- Centella Asiatica has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to calm inflamed skin like redness, irritation, or burning.
- It stimulates collagen.
- It increases hydration and reduces water loss.
- Helps with wound healing.
- It stimulates glycosaminoglycan specifically hyaluronic acid synthesis.
Who all can use Centella Asiatica?
Centella Asiatica should be suitable to use for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but still, conduct a patch test to see if you are allergic to Centella Asiatica.
How to look for Centella Asiatica in products?
On the ingredients list, look for: Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Asiatic acid, and Madecassic Acid.
How to use Centella Asiatica in your skincare routine?
Centella Asiatica is available in every skincare product like cleansers, toners, serums, and creams so, you can use it after or before your skincare actives.
Frequently asked questions:
Does Centella Asiatica cause purging?
No, Centella Asiatica does not cause purging because it does promote cell turnover rate. What you might be experiencing is breakouts or an allergic reaction.
Can I use Centella Asiatica with niacinamide?
Yes, you can use Centella Asiatica with niacinamide, and is completely safe. You can use Centella Asiatica in the morning and niacinamide at night or use them both at the same time.
Can I use Centella Asiatica with tretinoin?
Yes, you can use Centella Asiatica with tretinoin and is completely safe. You can use Centella Asiatica in the morning and tretinoin at night.
Can I use Centella Asiatica with benzoyl peroxide?
Yes, you can use Centella Asiatica with benzoyl peroxide, and is completely safe. You can use Centella Asiatica in the morning and benzoyl peroxide at night.