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Centella Asiatica (or its Asian name Gotu Kola) is renowned for its remarkable healing and rejuvenation qualities, traced as far back as prehistoric man. Its mentioned in old legends as a herb that helped a famous sage live past the age of 200! Rich in potent phytonutrients, betacarotene, and amino acids, Gotu Kola has made a comeback in the modern science of skin aging prevention.
The herb’s multi-faceted benefits range from improving mood, memory, and cognitive function, to soothing joint pain, to shrinking cellulite and stretch marks. We use Gotu Kola in our moisturizers and mud mask for the way it delivers intense moisture to keep skin supple and dewy, and its deep penetrating antioxidant-rich properties that increase circulation, treat skin conditions, and boost collagen levels. Studies have found that Kota Kola’s antioxidant activity is similar to that of grape seed extract and Vitamin C, making it an antioxidant powerhouse.
RICH IN FLAVONOIDS– Like the Cucumber, Gotu Kola is filled with Flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. Along with carotenoids, they make up the vivid colors in vegetables and fruits. They help protect from free radicals and environmental stressors to prevent the visual signs of aging. Flavonoids also help to reduce inflammation and shrink dilated blood vessels, which make them effective at decreasing swelling, puffiness, and dark circles around the eyes.
TRITERPENE SAPONINS TIGHTEN & STRENGTHEN SKIN – This powerful plant compound has shown the ability to fuel the growth of new skin cells and boost collagen to help tighten and firm your skin’s appearance. Saponins also have anti-inflammatory activity that helps reduce skin inflammation, treat burns and psoriasis, and prevent scars and stretch marks. Additionally, anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities prevent bacteria growth and increase skin’s strength and resistance to combat skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, and dark spots.
DEEP PENETRATION & CIRCULATION BENEFITS – Scientists have studied the unique way that Gotu Kola penetrates deeply into the skin to boost circulation and rejuvenate blood flow. It’s powerful enough to treat varicose veins and broken capillaries and reduce cellulite by shrinking the connective tissues that binds fat cells under the skin.
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