Centella Asiatica also known as Gotu Kola, grows in Asia, India, Madagascar, Central America as well as tropical regions of Oceania. It is also called tiger grass because tigers would rub their wounds in the Centella plants to promote healing! It has a history of medicinal use. In herbalism it is widely used as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural ingredients that reduce physical and biological stress.
With more than 70 constituents and the main active compound centelloids, Gotu Kola has become a star bioactive to treat different sorts of skin conditions.
Why we use it in our hand and body lotion
Gotu Kola in our Amorous lotion has fabulous benefits for a variety of skin types especially the sensitive skin.
- It has great soothing and calming benefits.
- Gotu Kola is known for its benefits for photo-aged and weather damaged skin, cellulite and stretch marks.
- It has shown ability to stimulate collagen I production and reduction of scar tissues as well as restoring skin firmness, elasticity and generally improving skin appearance.
- It is a great bioactive for dry sensitive skin. Centella has been extensively researched and showed promising benefits both in vitro and in vivo studies for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions. It also helps with skin hydration by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Gotu Kola is not the only bioactive ingredient that you will find in Amorous. However because of its interesting profile, we thought it deserves a separate blog to introduce its fantastic benefits for your beautiful skin.