3 Reasons Why Your Sensitive Skin Will Love Centella Asiatica Extract
Sensitive skin needs loads of TLC. Since I have eczema prone skin, most of my research goes into finding products that will:
a) Keep my skin as healthy as possible to prevent an eczema episode.
b) Aid in healing my skin in case said eczema episode happens.
This year, that research led me to madecassoside.
Madecassoside is an extract of tiger grass aka centella asiatica. The story behind it so exotic y’all.
Apparently, after getting injured in fights, Asian tigers would roll in the grass because it would heal their cuts. Wow. I don’t know if it’s true, but I loved it and don’t want to imagine anything else.
If you will get interested in protecting Asian tigers thanks to skincare, I’m all for it. Anywho, back to madecassoside.
The benefits of madecassoside aka centella asiatica extract
Imagine applying skincare with the stuff that can heal the cuts of tough tigers. Surely we puny humans would heal in no time because…
Madecassoside is anti-inflammatory
It is great for healing skin issues like eczema or an overenthusiastic exfoliating session that compromised the protective skin barrier. I’m so guilty of the latter smh.
Madecassoside encourages collagen production
Collagen keeps the skin firm. We have different types. Madecassoside encourages the production of Collagen 1 which helps to heal wounds.
A combination of as little as 0.1% madecassoside and Vitamin C is antioxidant. It protects the skin and helps with aging.
Madecassoside helps to heal wounds
Remember the rolling tigers? Madecassoside deals with enzymes that would breakdown the skin further. This helps to wounds heal faster. It’s great if you want to treat a wound after minor surgery.
I’m sold, where can I get it?
In different skin care, I love the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. It’s my favorite on Retin-A nights, eczema nights and whatever other nights I need to heal the skin.
If you’re in East Africa, Good Life Pharmacy is the official distributor of La Roche Posay skincare in Kenya and Uganda. Get it there.
If you’re not sure where to get it in your African country, get it from Strawberry Net here. They deliver worldwide.
Wondering which other skincare could work for your sensitive skin? Click here to check the library for sample sensitive skin routines!