Centella Asiatica Extract

Centella Asiatica Extract


  • CAS number: 84696-21-9
  • Origin(s): Plant

Quick Facts

  • Centella Asiatica Extract is also known as Gotu Kola, Cica and Tiger Grass
  • World famous for its wound healing properties as well as other skin benefits
  • Can treat severely dry and irritated skin by nourishing and aiding hydration for the complexion
  • Often formulated in products created to help combat any drying skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Is often called “tiger grass” due to the fact tigers in the wild brush themselves against the plant to heal wounds or skin irritations

Who can use it?

Every skin type, particularly those who suffer from skin conditions flare-ups.

What is Centella Asiatica Extract?

You may have heard how in recent years, there has been a trending ingredient called Tiger Grass, which is the more common name for Centella Asiatica Extract. Its popularity has sky-rocketed due to the powerful anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties that this botanical wonder is famous for. With its abundance skin benefits you will find that when using a skincare product containing this clever ingredient you are able to combat any signs of irritating and drying skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. These skin moisturising benefits will soothe and hydrate the skin leaving it feeling and looking calmed and settled. With the extent of the studies performed on this ingredient you will also find it is highly effective and almost everyone will reap the rewards of using this ingredient in their daily skincare routine, especially if you have a more sensitive skin type.

Side effects of Centella Asiatica Extact

Very little to no side effects known when using Centella Asiatica Extract, in fact with its proven results of healing wounds, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties everyone will benefit from it being added into any formulation.


  • Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postȩpy Dermatologii I Alergologii, Volume 30 (1) – Feb 1, 2013, Centella asiatica in cosmetology
  • Bylka, Wiesława, et al. "Centella asiatica in dermatology: an overview." Phytotherapy research 28.8 (2014): 1117-1124.
  • Ratz-Łyko, A., J. Arct, and K. Pytkowska. "Moisturizing and antiinflammatory properties of cosmetic formulations containing Centella asiatica extract." Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences 78.1 (2016): 27.
  • Bonte, F., et al. "Influence of asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside on human collagen I synthesis." Planta medica 60.02 (1994): 133-135.
  • An, In-Sook, et al. "Titrated extract of Centella asiatica provides a UVB protective effect by altering microRNA expression profiles in human dermal fibroblasts." International journal of molecular medicine 30.5 (2012): 1194-1202.

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