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Centella…The Fountain Of Youth

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Centella…The Fountain Of Youth

Centella, has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties and to be a rich source of amino acids, and there’s additional research showing that it’s a good hydrating ingredient to soothe upset or compromised skin. Centella can help revitalise skin's protective barrier, plus it may mitigate some of the visible effects of sun damage.

Also known as Gotu Kola or Indian Pennywort, Centella has been used for its healing properties in Chinese medicine for centuries. In Sri Lankan cuisine, it is used as an accompaniment to rice and curry and is considered very nutritious. It is sometimes referred to as the “fountain of youth” due to its healing properties and positive effects on wellbeing.

It is with this in mind that Centella is used for regenerating aging skin and providing antioxidant benefits in skin care products. In Chinese medicine, it is used as a treatment for psoriasis, dermatitis and minor burns. Its ability to increase blood supply to damaged areas of skin helps encourage the production of fibroblasts (which are the cells that synthesise collagen production).

With all of these qualities, Centella has been seen as an important element in regenerating beautiful skin. So, it’s easy to see why Centella is a key ingredient in Shanga’s Hydrating Range of daily skincare products.

Centella Asiatica: increase collagen synthesis, speed wound healing and improves skin strength whilst helping prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming.

There's also good evidence that centella (gotu kola) helps repair veins. Recent research shows that centella, is able to penetrate the skin well enough to be utilized effectively.

Scientists are experimenting with applying centella to treat burns, prevent scars, treat psoriasis, and decrease stretch marks.

In fact, centella's circulation-boosting abilities are so powerful that it's been used as an effective treatment for varicose veins and broken capillaries and to break down cellulite by shrinking the connective tissues that bind fat cells under the skin.

Centella, has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties and to be a rich source of amino acids, and there’s additional research showing that it’s a good hydrating ingredient to soothe upset or compromised skin. Centella can help revitalise skin's protective barrier, plus it may mitigate some of the visible effects of sun damage.

 

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