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BulkActives are DIY skin care suppliers of skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and standardized botanical extracts for diy skin care products and homemade cosmetics.
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Attention: BulkActives is a part-time business.
Orders are processed on Saturdays and mailed on Mondays at the latest, usually earlier.
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NEW! Safe, mild and gentle SURFACTANTS for DIY facial wash, body wash & shampoo:
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract 70%
Suggested percentage: No data available - up to customer's discretion.
Storage: Store in cool and dry place. Keep away from direct strong light and heat
Country of origin: China
DISCLAIMER:Any statements about products sold by BulkActives have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to be used as nutritional supplements. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
"The potential cosmetic uses of this herb are varied, given its skin-tightening and regenerative capacity. It is included in some products for its antiwrinkling properties and for its ability to reduce acne-induced blemishes.
C. asiatica is similar to aloe vera insofar as it has a long history of wide-ranging medical applications. But it is used in the West primarily for its cutaneous anti-inflammatory activity.
The amassed record thus far on Centella is relatively small but impressive. Randomized, controlled trials are warranted in human subjects to evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical products containing C. asiatica for wound healing and other applications. The future is promising regarding the inclusion of this herbal ingredient in an increasing number of products."
References (full abstracts here)
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9: Haftek M, Mac-Mary S, Le Bitoux MA, Creidi P, Seité S, Rougier A, Humbert P. Clinical, biometric and structural evaluation of the long-term effects of a topical treatment with ascorbic acid and madecassoside in photoaged human skin. Exp Dermatol. 2008 Nov;17(11):946-52. Epub 2008 May 21. PubMed PMID: 18503551.
8: Kimura Y, Sumiyoshi M, Samukawa K, Satake N, Sakanaka M. Facilitating action of asiaticoside at low doses on burn wound repair and its mechanism. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008 Apr 28;584(2-3):415-23. Epub 2008 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 18353310.
7: Shetty BS, Udupa SL, Udupa AL, Somayaji SN. Effect of Centella asiatica L (Umbelliferae) on normal and dexamethasone-suppressed wound healing in Wistar Albino rats. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2006 Sep;5(3):137-43. PubMed PMID: 16928669.
6: Salas Campos L, Fernándes Mansilla M, Martínez de la Chica AM. [Topical chemotherapy for the treatment of burns]. Rev Enferm. 2005 May;28(5):67-70. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 15981974.
5: Hong SS, Kim JH, Li H, Shim CK. Advanced formulation and pharmacological activity of hydrogel of the titrated extract of C. asiatica. Arch Pharm Res. 2005 Apr;28(4):502-8. PubMed PMID: 15918527.
4: Sampson JH, Raman A, Karlsen G, Navsaria H, Leigh IM. In vitro keratinocyte antiproliferant effect of Centella asiatica extract and triterpenoid saponins. Phytomedicine. 2001 May;8(3):230-5. PubMed PMID: 11417919.
3: Martelli L, Berardesca E, Martelli M. Topical formulation of a new plant extract complex with refirming properties. Clinical and non-invasive evaluation in a double-blind trial. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2000 Jun;22(3):201-6. PubMed PMID: 18503475.
2: Shukla A, Rasik AM, Jain GK, Shankar R, Kulshrestha DK, Dhawan BN. In vitro and in vivo wound healing activity of asiaticoside isolated from Centella asiatica. J Ethnopharmacol. 1999 Apr;65(1):1-11. PubMed PMID: 10350364.
1: Shukla A, Rasik AM, Dhawan BN. Asiaticoside-induced elevation of antioxidant levels in healing wounds. Phytother Res. 1999 Feb;13(1):50-4. PubMed PMID: 10189951.
Topically applied Centella asiatica may:
prevent or reduce UVA and UVB sun damage:  
repair and treat sun damage: 
increase collagen synthesis:  
act as an anti oxidant:  
increase skin elasticity:  
enhance wound repair:      
increase skin firmness: 
increase moisture content: