5. Centella Asiatica Extract Benefits
Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation
Centella Asiatica Extract has a certain inhibitory effect on pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococcus aureus and acne bacillus.
Asiatic acid can dissolve the bacteria’s outer waxy membranes and is killed by other drugs or body defense tissues.
Asiatic acid and asiaticoside are available for external use to promote wound healing, and stimulate the development of granulation tissue.
It can promote cutin or epidermal regeneration. It helps to form connective tissue.
It is better to use with phospholipids. Centella Asiatica Extract has obvious effect of eliminating facial whelk and acne.
Centella Asiatica Extract can reduce the production of pro-inflammatory mediators (IL-1, MMP-1). It improves
and repairs the skin’s barrier function. Thereby it can prevent and correct the skin’s immune dysfunction.
Therefore, Centella Asiatica Extract, due to its anti-inflammatory activity, can also be used in cosmetics
such as after-sun repair and anti-allergic products.
Centella Asiatica Extract also has strong antioxidant effect. It can inhibit free radical activity,
and weaken melanin pigmentation. It improves skin blood circulation, and updates skin cell regeneration.
Also it helps melanin metabolize out of the body smoothly. Skin will become smooth, delicate
and white after using cosmetics containing Centella Asiatica Extract.
Scientific research has found that Centella Asiatica Extract can promote the synthesis of collagen Ⅰ and Ⅲ.
At the same time, it also can promote mucoitin secretion (such as the synthesis of hyaluronic acid);
it increases skin moisture-retaining ability; it activates and renews skin cells. Other studies have showed
that Centella Asiatica Extract also can activate fibroblast gene. It can enhance the activity of the basal layer cells of the skin;
it maintains the elasticity and tightness of skin; and it smoothes fine wrinkles of face.
Because of its important role in promoting collagen synthesis, angiogenesis and granulation growth in the body,
Centella Asiatica Extract is conducive to wound healing, scar repair. It prevents striae gravidarum during pregnancy.