A Healing Discovery
Centella Asiatica, also known as the ‘Tiger Herb’, or Indian Pennyworth, is a highly restorative plant extract found in certain parts of Asia. Traditionally used for it’s medicinal purposes due to its wound healing nature, it is now widely used across all fields, from culinary to skin care. In this blog we will look at its benefits for the skin.
The discovery of this miraculous plant is alleged to have happened when a Chinese farmer happened across a wounded tiger rolling around in the leaves of the plant in an attempt to heal it’s injuries. This apparently sparked curiosity surrounding the plants healing powers, which inevitably trickled down over many centuries from the medical field to modern day beauty treatments and skin care.
How it Works
This wonder plant is known for its collagen boosting abilities and skin cell renewal. It is for these reasons that makes it a favourable ingredient in skin care products.
This plant has the ability to restore and repair epidermal and collagen cells on a cellular level, in both the epidermis and the deeper layers of our skin such as the dermis. This evidently has many advantageous effects on the appearance of our skin, especially as we go through the aging process.
This plant extract is an all rounder when it comes to skin care. Not only does it tackle signs of aging, its regenerative nature also aids in the healing of many other skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. This is thanks to its abundance of stem cells and triterpenoid saponins, molecules that protect against damage to cells.
It has even been found to help lessen the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, along with healing wounds, and burns. Meaning it has the amazing ability to work on the deeper layers of connective tissue in our skin.
Centella: The Brand
Here at V Claire Natural Beauty we use the skin care brand Centella.
The brand was founded in 1972 by Mr Emile Vincent ROIG in Perpignan France. This was a result of him witnessing the use of this plant on his travels throughout Asia.
Mr Roig had a vision to create a brand that focused on using natural and organic ingredients. His idea was to be able to treat a multitude of skin conditions. The most notable ingredient used in his brand was of course Centella Asiatica, thus the brand name Centella was born.
Within the brand there are multiple ranges of skin care products, varying from anti-aging, hydrating, sensitive and purifying products. Each product guarantees high potency of organic, naturally derived Centella Asiatica and many other beneficial plant extracts.
centella Prestige Creme Renovatrice
Best suited to dry/mature skin types.
It contains the highest potency of Centella Asiatica stem cells. Along with other ingredients such as Shea butter, Jojoba oil and Argan oil. Making this a luxuriously rich and reparative product.
This cream will help to tackle signs of aging such as deep set lines, pigmentation damage and dryness. Working on a cellular level thanks to the stem cells of Centella Asiatica.
The result being a beautifully soft, radiant, and more youthful appearance. You will really get your ‘Pennyworth’ with this product!
Centella Prestige Serum Ultra Concentre
Most suited to dry and mature skin types.
This serum pairs very well with the Prestige Creme Renovatrice. It also contains high levels of Centella Asiatica stem cells, along with Aloe Vera which helps to soothe and repair the skin, and hyaluronic acid which helps the skin to retain more moisture.
This serum penetrates the deepest layers of skin, helping to boost collagen production, whilst hydrating and nourishing the skin.
You will be left with radiant, firm and hydrated skin that glows.
Centella Cleansing Milk with White Hibiscus
Suited to all skin types.
This light, yet creamy cleansing milk helps to remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, whilst deeply cleansing, hydrating and nourishing the skin.
The newest formula contains white hibiscus extract, which is a mild AHA (aplha hydroxy acid) that helps to slough off dead skin cells and speed up skin cell renewal.
The finished result is beautifully cleansed skin, that is smoother and more radiant.
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