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Centella Asiatica:natural anti-aging properties

Do you know Centella Asiatica? Also called Tiger Grass, Gotu Kola or Hydrocotyle, it has many virtues. Both anti-aging, lifting, restorative and healing, it quickly became the ally of mature skin. Wondering where Centella Asiatica comes from and how to use it? Veld's answers all your questions!

Centella Asiatica:what is it?

Native to Asia, Centella Asiatica is a semi-aquatic plant that grows in swampy regions. For centuries, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing and toning properties , which have even been effective in relieving leprosy (according to research and clinical studies conducted from 1942, by Dr Boiteau and Grimes, in Madagascar).

The myth of Centella Asiatica spread following the marriage of a peasant, who is said to have healed his ear wound overnight thanks to this plant. This boy, seeing the tigers roll in this grass to soothe their wounds, would have managed to treat himself in the same way, to convince the father of his future wife. Since then, this plant has been nicknamed Tiger Grass .

In India, China, Indonesia and Australia, it is especially appreciated for its anti-aging properties . Moreover, a legend says that it would be the secret of longevity of Li Ching-Yun, a Chinese over 200 years old who would have consumed Centella Asiatica leaves every day.

Centella Asiatica and its benefits

Centella Asiatica is increasingly used in Western cosmetics. To obtain Centella Asiatica powder, only the leaves and stems are crushed and ground. To allow you to use it well, here are all its properties.

An anti-aging action to fight against wrinkles

With age, the production of collagen decreases:your skin loses its suppleness and the first wrinkles appear. To boost collagen production , Tiger Grass is your best ally.

It acts directly on its production and increases its quality thanks to two active ingredients:saponosides and triterpenes. Result, you find plump skin, wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed and the complexion is luminous. A real facelift!

Repairing virtues to regenerate the skin

Capable of accelerating tissue repair, Tiger Grass is a delight for damaged skin. It is able to stimulate cell regeneration to repair old lesions:scars are reduced and the skin regains all its resistance.

To fight against cellulite , Centella Asiatica is also recommended. Thanks to its flavonoid content, it eliminates toxins and fluids that accumulate under the skin. By combining it with a healthy lifestyle, you can forget about your orange peel skin!

A high content of antioxidants to prevent skin aging

Naturally rich in antioxidants, Centella Asiatica acts on free radicals by reducing their production. These molecules accelerate skin aging and promote the appearance of signs of aging. Tiger Grass is therefore perfect for mature skin:wrinkles and spots are reduced and the skin is firmer!

To enjoy the benefits of antioxidants, bet on a moisturizer formulated with Centella Asiatica. To be applied daily, this treatment preserves the youthfulness of your skin and helps your epidermis to better defend itself against external aggressions.

Improved blood circulation to avoid heavy legs

With summer, your heavy legs make you suffer? Centella Asiatica can help you! Indeed, it stimulates blood micro-circulation and lymphatic circulation. Effective on heavy legs, venous insufficiency, water retention and varicose veins, this plant can relieve you quickly.

How to use Centella Asiatica?

To integrate Centella Asiatica into your beauty routine, nothing could be simpler! You can notably find it in our Pure Pulp range. If you are looking for both a healthy glow and a repairing effect, bet on the Pure Pulp Glow facial treatment.

Alternatively, for an even more natural routine, you can use Centella Asiatica oil directly. . A few drops to apply to the face are enough to take full advantage of the benefits of this vegetable oil.

Centella Asiatica vegetable oil does not appeal to you? Try to consume this plant in infusion, at least 3 times a day for it to be effective. You can also consume Centella Asiatica powder as a cure, in the form of capsules or tablets.