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Hero Ingredient Centella asiatica Extract Has the Potential to Erase Stretch Marks

Are you a skincare brand on the lookout for groundbreaking ingredients? Look no further than Centella asiatica! New research has uncovered its remarkable potential in erasing stretch marks, earning it a top spot in your hero ingredient list! 


As your trusted global product development laboratory, we are committed to delivering state-of-the-art formulas. So, we are constantly following through with new research findings to help you create genuinely functional solutions tailored to your customer's unique needs. 


Join us as we unpack the latest insights on Centella asiatica's skin benefits!


Centella asiatica
Centella asiatica

What Is Centella asiatica? 


Centella asiatica, also known as Gotu kola or Indian pennywort, is an indigenous herb to the wetlands of Asia. This herb is primarily found in India, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, and Madagascar.


In traditional practices, Centella asiatica has been used orally as an herbal remedy for ailments ranging from wound healing and skin conditions to promoting mental clarity and longevity. Its leaves and stems contain bioactive compounds, believed to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and wound-healing properties.


Centella asiatica has gained significant attention in the cosmetic industry in recent years due to its potential skincare benefits. Skincare formulations incorporate its extracts for its ability to improve skin hydration, stimulate collagen synthesis, and enhance wound healing. 


Moreover, Centella asiatica is revered for its anti-aging properties, as it aids in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.


New Research: Centella asiatica extract can help eliminate stretch marks


Stretch marks happen when the skin's stretch causes changes in the dermis. This stretching disrupts the organization of collagen fibers by fibroblasts, which affects the collagen bundles and the elastic network. Consequently, the skin loses firmness and elasticity, leading to visible stretch marks due to tearing of the epidermis.


French researchers involved in the study found that Centella asiatica extract: 


  • improved the occupation of collagen bundles in the dermis;

  • promoted maturation and restored the orientation of collagen;

  • encouraged new long and thick elastin fibers in the dermis;

  • reduced the gene expression of stretch marks.


With such results, it is pretty evident Centella asiatica is THE anti-stretch mark ingredient par excellence! 


How can you formulate with Centella asiatica?


In formulating with Centella asiatica, you're tapping into a powerhouse ingredient backed by compelling research and proven skin benefits. 


At Freelance Formulations, we understand the importance of incorporating such innovative elements into your skincare formulas. Our extensive industry expertise and dedication to excellence allow us to guide you through the process.


So, why wait? Let's collaborate and bring your skincare formulations to life, infusing them with the superior benefits of Centella asiatica. Together, we'll create products that inspire confidence and delight among your customers, fostering long-term satisfaction and brand loyalty. 


Get in touch with us today, and let's elevate your skincare offerings to new heights of success.





Source: The Natural Centella asiatica Extract Acts as a Stretch Mark Eraser: A Biological Evaluation.

Cosmetics journal (2024)

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