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Centella Asiatica Extract
CAS No. 57-55-6; 7732-18-5, 84696-21-9

Centella Asiatica (also known as gotu kola and Indian pennywort) is a perennial creeping plant which grows around the Indian ocean. Traditionally used in the management of dermatological conditions in its native area, it is used to support faster healing of small wounds, scratches and superficial burns, as well as an anti-inflammatory for eczema, minor itching and insect bites.

Its active constituents are pentacyclic triterpenoids which have regulating and activating functions, acting on the collagen present in many organs. In skin, the major components are collagens type I and II. Skin aging is related mainly to a decrease in type I collagen levels, which also plays a major role in wound healing. Studies have shown that the main constituents of Centella asiatica (Asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside) increase collagen synthesis. In addition to stimulating the synthesis of collagen, it also improves tensile strength of the skin.

This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations.  As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.

Typical Usage Rate: 1 - 5%
Appearance: Pale brown transparent liquid with characteristic odor
Solubility: Soluble in water
pH: 5.4
Preserved with: Sodium Benzoate and Potasisum Sorbate
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 36 months, properly stored, in sealed vessel.

INCI: Glycerin  (and) Water (and) Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract

This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

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