Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

By edit
Face care
By concern
Stage of skin aging
Body care
Skin diagnostic
Library
All Topics
Association d'actifs avec la Centella asiatica.

What Can Be Combined With Centella asiatica?

Centella asiatica is a plant that grows mainly in Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to relieve various ailments such as anxiety, and has been incorporated into skin and hair care in the form of powder or vegetable oil for several years. Also known as tiger grass, Centella asiatica has regenerative, antioxidant and repairing properties.

Centella asiatica and Licorice Root Extract To Soften Skin Markings

Both compounds contain saponosides, which are known for their brightening properties:

  • Centella asiatica contains madecassosides and asiaticosides. Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of these effective ingredients in softening stretch marks as well as scars and skin markings caused, for example, by acne breakouts or irritation.

  • The effective saponin for inhibiting melanin overproduction in licorice root extract is glabridin. Incidentally, this molecule is often referred to as natural hydroquinone due to its pigment-regulating nature. It has the advantage of being more gentle and skin-friendly than hydroquinone, which has been banned in all cosmetic products by EU regulation since 2001 due to its carcinogenic potential.

In combination, these two compounds provide an even complexion and fight acne scars and pigmentation spots. They are contained in our serum against skin marks. This is applied in the evening only to the affected areas.

Tiger Grass and Niacinamide To Soothe Redness of the Skin

These two compounds help restore the skin's barrier function and are involved in the healing process.

As for Centella asiatica, on the one hand, it has been proven that the main compounds of the plant, asiaticoside and madecassoside, accelerate the healing processes of both deep wounds and superficial burns. They also significantly increase the tensile strength of newly formed skin. Centella asiatica can therefore be used to relieve sunburn and/or skin redness that often accompanies acne outbreaks.

Niacinamide activates lipid synthesis, strengthens the hydrolipidic film and thus activates the skin's barrier function. Its regenerative properties also promote the healing process. In atopic, sensitive and irritated skin, niacinamide especially reduces the feeling of discomfort and inflammation.

To correctly combine these two effective ingredients, you can cleanse your skin with the niacinamide-enriched unifying cleansing gel in the evening only, and afterwards apply our soothing tonic. Finish your routine with our serum against skin marks, which you apply only to the affected areas.

Centella asiatica, Glycolic Acid, and Vitamins A, E, and C To Counteract Skin Aging

A 2014 in vitro study concluded that tiger grass extract combined with glycolic acid and vitamins A, E and C stimulated the synthesis of the extracellular matrix of collagen and fibronectin on human fibroblasts. Moreover, the cells and connective tissue were not damaged. Therefore, this combination may be beneficial in combating signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, sagging).

Sources :

  • BRZEZINSKA M. & al., Centella asiatica in cosmetology., Postepy Dermatol Alergol, (2013).

  • SARKAR R. & al. Cosmeceuticals for hyperpigmentation: what is available ? Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery (2013).

  • Puziah Hashim, The effect of Centella asiatica, vitamins, glycolic acid and their mixtures preparations in stimulating collagen and fibronectin synthesis in cultured human skin fibroblast, Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2014).

Diagnostic

Understand your skin
and its complex needs.

Go further: