Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola is an edible and medicinal plant used for centuries known as a "panacea" (curing all diseases) about 3000 years ago. Centella Asiatica extract is rich in saponins (centelloids), flavonoids, phenolic acids, triterpene steroids, amino acids, and oligosaccharides. Thus, it exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and barrier-replenishing effects on the skin.
Among the numerous substances, the most bio-active and beneficial compounds in Gotu Kola are:
- Asiaticoside enhances collagen production and angiogenesis, speeding up wound healing and skin renewal. In addition, it has noticeable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Madecassoside soothes most irritated, itching, or desquamating skin. It suits even for most sensitive skin.
- Asiatic and madecassic acids stimulate collagen synthesis, improve wound healing, and protect cell membranes from oxidation.
Active ingredients (or INCI)
What is TECA?
TECA is an abbreviation of Centella Asiatica Titrated Extract that strengthens the function of the skin’s barrier and calms irritation. It is also effective in scar management, systemic scleroderma, and keloid prevention.
TECA regenerates the skin barrier, calms and soothes irritation, prevents dehydration, and lightens and even tone.