Centella Asiatica for natural skincare
It's important to give your skin a good dose of Vitamins. Food sources of Vitamins can often be directed or utilised by your primary and more critical organs, sometimes leaving little left over for your skin cells. Therefore it's important to make sure your skin gets what it needs from your natural skincare products.
One of the ingredients we use in some of our beauty formulations is Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica). This small plant that grows well in tropical/sub tropical countries has been used in traditional cultures for its medicinal properties.
It's high in antioxidant content and is a rich source of Vitamin C, B1, B2 and D as well as
magnesium, calcium and sodium. Studies have found that Centella Asiatica extract facilitates the healing of wounds and reduces scarring. It is also used to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where blood vessels lose their elasticity, causing blood to pool in the legs, causing swelling.
Plant chemicals in Gotu Kola called triterpernoids heal wounds by it's antioxidant activity and by promoting circulation to the affected area. It helps build connective tissue by enhancing collagen production.
Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract is used in Orli Luxe Skin Toner and Orli Silky Serum.