Where Is This Active Ingredient Found? Centella Asiatica is the active ingredient in Murad, Creme de la Mer, Dermadoctor, and other skin care lines.
Product Description & Benefits:
One of those extracts that have been used since prehistoric times in folk medicine, Indian Pennywort (Centella Asiatica) is rich in asiaticosides and madecassosides and can help with skin and scar healing venous insufficiency. It stimulates maturation of the scar by increasing synthesis of type I collagen, and also decreases inflammation and myofibroblast production. Used on aging skin, it can help with skin elasticity and firmness.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for about 16 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration (5 g in 480 mL cream) and can be combined with our other actives. The powder will not dissolve immediately but will release components slowly into the cream or lotion. Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base.
Bonte, F.; Dumas, M.; Chaudagne, C.; Meybeck, A. (1995) Asiaticoside and madecassoside comparative activities on human fibroblast type I and III collagen secretion. Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises: 53(1), 38-42.
Tenni, R.; Zanaboni, G.; De Agostini, M. P.; Rossi, A.; Bendotti, C.; Cetta, G. (1988) Effect of the triterpenoid fraction of Centella asiatica on macromolecules of the connective matrix in human skin fibroblast cultures. Italian Journal of Biochemistry (1988), 37(2), 69-77.
Cesarone M R; Laurora G; De Sanctis M T; Incandela L; Grimaldi R; Marelli C; Belcaro G (1994) The microcirculatory activity of Centella asiatica in venous insufficiency. A double-blind study. Minerva angiologica: 42(6), 299-304.