Centella Asiatica Extract

Flowering: In spring (during April).
Provenance, origin: France.
Commonly known as: Tiger grass, Gotu Kola, Antanan, Pegaga, Brahmi, Asian Hydrocotyle, Centella Asiatica Leaf Cell Extract (INCI).
Location: In the marshy regions of India, China, Indonesia, Australia, and Madagascar.
Benefits: Moisturizing, regenerating, revitalizing, antibacterial, healing, soothing, antioxidant, toning, firming, anti-inflammatory.
Botanical name: Centella asiatica.
Extraction process: In vitro cell culture of the plant leaves in a nutritive medium made up of water, minerals, sugars, and vitamins; then stimulation by UV and visible light of the cell culture to produce the metabolites (elicitation); elimination of all traces of the nutritive medium (rinsing); filtration of the cells; sonication of the cells and dispersion of the extract in vegetable glycerine.
Phytochemical composition: Pentacyclic triterpenoid saponosides (madecassoside, Asiatic acid, madecassic acid), triterpenic acids (brahmic acid, madasitic acid, terminolic acid, centellic acid), glycosides (brahminoside, madasiaticoside, centelloside), flavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, tannins, sugars, polyphenols.
Physical characteristics: Soluble in water; recommended dosage: between 2 and 20% ; Density: 1,0 – 1,3 g/cm3 ; pH: 4,5 – 7,5
Family: Apiaceae.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Liquid; Color: Colorless to pale yellow; Odor: Sweet.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Concerns: All skin types, especially problem skin, dry skin, mature skin, sensitive skin and dull skin. Centella asiatica is also indicated for hair loss and scalps with dandruff.

Details

Use

Face care (creams, serums, balms, oils, masks, eye care); Body care (balms, stretch mark creams, anti-cellulite creams/gels/oils); Hair care (serums, hair oils, shampoos); Hygiene (toothpaste).

Preservation

Store products with Centella asiatica extract in a cool dry place at a temperature not exceeding 40 °C with a relative humidity of 65%. Keep away from moisture, light, and heat.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

There are no contraindications to the external use of Centella asiatica skincare. However, there are possible side effects that are rare, such as local allergic reactions and burns. Pregnant women and young children can use it.

Please note: Taking Centella asiatica orally is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.

Find out more

Centella asiatica or commonly tiger grass is a semiaquatic herbaceous plant that grows in swampy areas. It has been used for more than two millennia in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for its numerous properties. The legend tells that in Laos, a young peasant fell in love with the daughter of the chief of his village. When he proposed to her, the father of the girl, finding the condition of the suitor very modest, got angry and took his sword and cut his ear. Knowing his reputation as a healer, he told him that he could only marry his daughter if he returned the next day with a healed ear. The young man knew the properties of Centella asiatica, he had often seen tigers rolling in this herb to heal their wounds. He spent the whole night applying Centella asiatica extract on his ear and presented himself the next morning in front of the village chief with the healed ear. The wedding took place and the legend of Centella asiatica began to spread.