Key Ingredient: Centella Asiatica

Key Ingredient: Centella Asiatica

Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola or Tiger Grass, is extremely popular in Asia. And for a very good reason, the skin benefits are numerous and it’s an ingredient for total skin recovery.


Tiger grass grows in swampy areas with a tropical climate, and has been used for hundreds of years as a medicinal plant. It’s said that tigers used to roll in the grass to heal their wounds and elephants who ate them lived longer.

This ingredient has been used as an effective anti-ageing agent, mainly due to enhancement of type I collagen, whose amount in skin decreases with age. Studies show that Gotu Kola improves skin elasticity, firmness, and hydration of chronically sun and weather damaged skin. 

The benefits of Gotu Kola? Besides the anti-ageing, firming, hydrating, collagen-stimulating, and scar reducing tissue properties, it has the ability to increase the level of antioxidants in newly formed tissue and it improves skin elasticity.

It also has healing, moisturizing, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, calming, repairing, re-balancing,  and smoothing properties. And last but not least, it makes the skin less vulnerable to external factors like sun-damage, pollution or cold.

To maximize the benefits of this amazing ingredient, we’ve combined it with green tea, algae and hibiscus extract.

Still doubting if it works or you just simply would like to read more about this hero ingredient?

Science do back the effectiveness of centella asiatica, so check out the links below with the scientific studies.

This key ingredient is formulated in The Luminous eye serum.


Bylka et al., 2013. Centella asiatica in cosmetology

Hashim et al., 2011. Triterpene composition and bioactivities of Centella asiatica.

James et al., 2009. Pentacyclic triterpenoids from the medicinal herb, Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

Ratz-Łyko et al., 2016. Moisturizing and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Cosmetic Formulations Containing Centella asiatica Extract

Khuanekkaphan et al., 2020. Anti-aging potential and phytochemicals of Centella asiatica, Nelumbo nucifera, and Hibiscus sabdariffa extracts.

Kongkaew et al., 2020. Efficacy and Safety of Centella Asiatica ( L.) Urb. on Wrinkles: A Systematic Review of Published Data and Network Meta-Analysis. 

Nguyen et al., 2020. Bioactive ingredients in Korean cosmeceuticals: Trends and research evidence.

Sun et al., 2020. Therapeutic Potential of Centella asiatica and Its Triterpenes: A Review.

Shen et al., 2019 Propionibacterium acnes related anti-inflammation and skin hydration activities of madecassoside, a pentacyclic triterpene saponin from Centella asiatica










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