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This is great stuff. I add it to my liquid face soap and it does an excellent job in preventing acne and gently exfoliating the skin... ...»
Really loving this product. I make the best Centella toner and most concentrated ever. 2 g of centella extract dissolved in 10g of alcohol(you have to stir a lot) plus 88 grams of water and you get a very concentrated toner. Creams, toners, ampoules... all have only 0,1% of triterpenes, this toner i make have 1,4%. I am loving it, will see the results. .. ...»
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
The Pre-dissolved solution is excellent. Ferulic Acid is an amazing skincare ingredient (potent antioxidant, protects other sensitive antioxidants from light degradation, UV protection) but is absolutely ineffective if it isn't solubilized correctly. Makes adding to any Serum Base or w/o emulsion easy. Love using it (at 6%; so active 0.5%) with the Resveratrol Fluid (10%; active 1%) and Green Tea Extr for potent nighttime brightening treatment... ...»
Excellent quality, very fine texture and disperses easily when used correctly. Arrived in just seven days to London, England and with a reasonable postage fee. Very pleased... ...»
D N Bay
Very good product. It performed exactly how I expected. .. ...»
This ingredient has done more for my skin than anything else I've ever used. I put it into a spray facial toner and use it morning and night. I noticed the effects immediately, they were that dramatic. I will use this forever, no question... ...»
Excellent base Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE emulsion! It went very well for me and my daughter, she has atopic dermatitis. Literally on the third day of applying the cream (which is made up of Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer 60%, 10% black currant oil, rice bran oil 5%, 1% of the complex of ceramides and water), the skin of my daughter got clean and healthy. I have noticeably narrowed pores, face was moist and disappeared on my forehead shine. Now Mul.. ...»
I've been using Bulkactives green tea EGCG for four years. No complaints, it blends nicely my DIY anti-aging cream. I can feel a bit of toning and definitely notice the anti-inflammatory effects on my skin. Two observations that keep the rating 4 stars instead of 5: (1) A package of green tea contains significantly less weight/volume than the package of grape seed extract that I order from bulkactives. The two are combined in equal amounts in the anti-aging cream, so I find myself running o.. ...»
Theresa Andrews
Awesome Product and thanks for such a nice Product description .. ...»
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Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)

Centella asiatica is a tropical plant that has been used extensively in Indian medicine. It has diverse applications for skin cosmetics: firstly, it is effective in wound care, as it promotes healing of simple, infected, non-healing, or burn wounds, as well as wounds in patients with diabetes, undergoing radiotherapy or steroid medication. Centella is also used for treating scars and preventing or reducing stretch marks. The extract of this plant promotes synthesis of collagen, hydroxyproline, hyaluronic acid and cell growth factors, thus helping to maintain the elasticity, strength and general appearance of healthy skin. It also protects the skin from ageing damage, such as glycation, and UV damage, likely by activating antioxidant synthesis.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Centella asiatica as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

  • 15% solution gives 1% triterpenes content in final product.
  • 43% solution gives 3% triterpenes content in final product.
  • 72% solution gives 5% triterpenes content in final product.

Key benefits of Centella asiatica in skin care:

  • Wound healing support [1] [2] [4] [5] [8]
  • Stimulate HA production [2]
  • Stimulate collagen production [2] [4] [5] [7]
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [4] [5] [7]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2]
  • Glycation inhibitor and repair [9]
  • Scar care [2] [4] [12]
  • Sun damage protection [9]
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Assay: Total triterpenes 70%
CAS#: 84696-21-9
Net weight: 15g / 0.53oz & 100g / 3.53oz
Standardized Powder 15g - Options In Stock
Standardized preDissolved solution 100g - Options In Stock
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About Centella Asiatica in DIY Skin Care

centella asiatica in skin careCentella asiatica is a tropical herb, growing in the tropical regions of America, Africa and Asia, where it is also called Gotu kola. Its extracts are used in various pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical preparations, designed for a wide range of purposes. Centella is well-known in Indian medicine, where the extracts are used to treat eczema, psoriasis and even syphilis, while others report its antidepressant and analgesic power [1]. The pharmacological effect of these extracts is ascribed to three chemicals – asiatic acid, madecassic acid and asiaticoside [2].

Foremost usage of Centella is in wound care. It may be used to treat non-healing and infected wounds, scars, burns and even alleviate radiotherapy damage [2], [3]. In rats, applying Centella cream three times a day for 24 days even on open wounds increased cellular proliferation and collagen synthesis at the wound site, making them heal faster [4]. An increase in collagen content and tensile strength were also observed. In guinea pigs, asiaticoside was also found to improve the amounts of collagen, together with faster healing [5]. Asiaticoside was effective even against delayed-healing wounds in both human and animal studies with no observed side effects, marking the importance of Centella for diabetes patients [5], [6]. Centella asiatica can also overcome the anti-healing effect of steroid drugs [1].

The three main active ingredients of Centella were shown to increase both collagen and hydroxyproline content (one of the building blocks of collagen) in cells and extracellular areas, suggesting remodeling of the tissue at wound sites. It is believed that these compounds promote cell proliferation, as well as growth factor production and activation [2], [7]. Asiaticoside was also found to induce synthesis of natural antioxidants, among them vitamin E, C and catalase, in rats. This effect is believed to help at early stages of wound healing [8]. Besides the effect on collagen, each of the tested ingredients was also able to stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid [2]. Recent research suggests even new applications for Centella extracts. It has been successfully used on human skin to reduce ageing damage, caused by inflammation and glycation [9]. It also protects against UV and reduces darkening after UV exposure [9], [10]

Centella can be combined with other ingredients to achieve synergistic effects. A herbal ointment containing Centella and other plant extracts was found to improve the appearance of dermatitis patients’ skin under dry or cold weather conditions [11]. Combined with onion extract, Centella cream has successfully improved the stretch mark appearance, as evaluated both by participating women and the researchers [12]. Similar effect (reduced severity of stretch marks and even prevention) was found using a cream where Centella is combined with other ingredients, such as vitamin E, suggesting that the extract of this plant is responsible for the primary effect in scar treatment [13]. Addition of vitamins A, E or C also strengthens the collagen-promoting effect of Centella [7]. In patients with photoaged (UV-damaged) skin, dermally applied madecassoside (extracted from Centella) and vitamin C preparation resulted in a significant improvement in firmness, elasticity and skin hydration, confirmed by objective measurements [14]. Finally, recommended usage of Centella extracts is 1 % in cream or 2 % in powder form [2].

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Centella asiatica as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Centella Asiatica Standardized Powder

Assay: Total triterpenes 70%(Asiaticoside & Macassoside 70%)
INCI: Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract
Source: Centella asiatica
Appearance: powder
Solubility: 1,3-Propanediol
Suggested percentage: 1 to 10%

Storage: Store in cool and dry place. Keep away from direct strong light and heat
Country of origin: China

Centella Asiatica Standardized Pre Dissolved Solution - 10%

Assay: 9.9% Centella asiatica
CAS#: 504-63-2,16830-15-2
INCI: 1,3-Propanediol, Centella asiatica
Appearance: liquid

Solubility: add to cream
Suggested percentages:
15% solution gives 1% triterpenes content in final product.
43% solution gives 3% triterpenes content in final product.
72% solution gives 5% triterpenes content in final product.

Storage: Store in fridge, do not freeze.
Country of origin for raw material: China
Country of manufacture: Taiwan
[1]          B. S. Shetty, S. L. Udupa, A. L. Udupa, and S. N. Somayaji, “Effect of Centella asiatica L (Umbelliferae) on normal and dexamethasone-suppressed wound healing in Wistar Albino rats,” Int. J. Low. Extrem. Wounds, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 137–143, Sep. 2006.
[2]          W. Bylka, P. Znajdek-Awiżeń, E. Studzińska-Sroka, A. Dańczak-Pazdrowska, and M. Brzezińska, “Centella asiatica in dermatology: an overview,” Phytother. Res. PTR, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1117–1124, Aug. 2014.
[3]          W. Bylka, P. Znajdek-Awiżeń, E. Studzińska-Sroka, and M. Brzezińska, “Centella asiatica in cosmetology,” Adv. Dermatol. Allergol. Dermatol. Alergol., vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 46–49, Feb. 2013.
[4]          Sunilkumar, S. Parameshwaraiah, and H. G. Shivakumar, “Evaluation of topical formulations of aqueous extract of Centella asiatica on open wounds in rats,” Indian J. Exp. Biol., vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 569–572, Jun. 1998.
[5]          A. Shukla, A. M. Rasik, G. K. Jain, R. Shankar, D. K. Kulshrestha, and B. N. Dhawan, “In vitro and in vivo wound healing activity of asiaticoside isolated from Centella asiatica,” J. Ethnopharmacol., vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 1–11, Apr. 1999.
[6]          V. Paocharoen, “The efficacy and side effects of oral Centella asiatica extract for wound healing promotion in diabetic wound patients,” J. Med. Assoc. Thail. Chotmaihet Thangphaet, vol. 93 Suppl 7, pp. S166–170, Dec. 2010.
[7]          P. Hashim, “The effect of Centella asiatica, vitamins, glycolic acid and their mixtures preparations in stimulating collagen and fibronectin synthesis in cultured human skin fibroblast,” Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 233–237, Mar. 2014.
[8]          A. Shukla, A. M. Rasik, and B. N. Dhawan, “Asiaticoside-induced elevation of antioxidant levels in healing wounds,” Phytother. Res., vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 50–54, 1999.
[9]          G. Maramaldi, S. Togni, F. Franceschi, and E. Lati, “Anti-inflammaging and antiglycation activity of a novel botanical ingredient from African biodiversity (CentevitaTM),” Clin. Cosmet. Investig. Dermatol., vol. 7, pp. 1–9, 2013.
[10]        E. Jung, J.-A. Lee, S. Shin, K.-B. Roh, J.-H. Kim, and D. Park, “Madecassoside inhibits melanin synthesis by blocking ultraviolet-induced inflammation,” Mol. Basel Switz., vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 15724–15736, 2013.
[11]        W. Klövekorn, A. Tepe, and U. Danesch, “A randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, half-side comparison with a herbal ointment containing Mahonia aquifolium, Viola tricolor and Centella asiatica for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis,” Int. J. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther., vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 583–591, Nov. 2007.
[12]        Z. D. Draelos, M. H. Gold, M. Kaur, B. Olayinka, S. L. Grundy, E. J. Pappert, and B. Hardas, “Evaluation of an onion extract, Centella asiatica, and hyaluronic acid cream in the appearance of striae rubra,” Skinmed, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 80–86, Apr. 2010.
[13]        J. Á. García Hernández, D. Madera González, M. Padilla Castillo, and T. Figueras Falcón, “Use of a specific anti-stretch mark cream for preventing or reducing the severity of striae gravidarum. Randomized, double-blind, controlled trial,” Int. J. Cosmet. Sci., vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 233–237, Jun. 2013.
[14]        M. Haftek, S. Mac-Mary, M.-A. L. Bitoux, P. Creidi, S. Seité, A. Rougier, and P. Humbert, “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., vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 946–952, 2008.

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