The use of Asian Centella in the management of dermatological conditions has a long tradition and it has a wide range of applications:
Centella asiatica has been documented to aid wound healing in several scientific studies. One of the primary mechanisms of action of this plant appears to be the stimulation of type- 1 collagen production. The triterpenes of Centella Asiatica, and more particularly, asiatic acid, stimulate collagen and elastin biosynthesis, and help to improve wound repair with a better reepithelialisation and a normalisation of perivascular connective tissue allowing an improvement of the venous wall tone and elasticity.
Centella has the potential to enhance connective tissue integrity, elevate antioxidant levels in wound healing, and improve capillary permeability. Asian Centella helps in strengthening the capillaries and veins and assists with better blood circulation. It stops the formation of fibers that trap fat cells in cellulite and improve the flexibility of the connective tissue. Asian Centella, stimulates collagen synthesis by energizing dermal fibroblasts, which leads to stronger blood vessel walls.
Fucus is able to inhibit the inflammatory effects. It has anti-aging properties by increasing skin elasticity and its polysaccharides are natural antioxidants. The thallus of fucus contains organic iodine, which mobilizes retained fluids from some parts of the body, stimulates blood circulation and removes toxins. Edema is one of the agents that cause cellulite; thus, active principles which reabsorb edemas are of great use to treat this condition.
Ivy saponins have demonstrated in vitro anti-elastase and anti-hyaluronidase activities, useful for the protection and for the treatment of vein insufficiency. The stimulating action of ivy saponins on blood circulation is reinforced by the flavonoids in this plant. The main activity attributed to flavonoids is that they act as “vein-active” agents, namely that they reduce the permeability and increase the resistance of blood capillaries. The saponins mixture also showed anti-inflammatory effects.