Madecassoside is a popular plant-based skincare ingredient derived from the leaves of the Centella Asiatica plant. Centella has been used for over 2,000 years in India and beyond and is renowned for its healing and calming properties. It is also know as tiger grass, as legend has it tigers roll in the herb to heal their wounds.
The ingredients Madecassoside, Madacassic Acid, Asiatic Acid and Asiaticoside are all derived from the same Centella Asiatica plant.
As the Tigers already know, the main effects of Madecassoside are to reduce inflammation and heal the skin. This can help reduce redness, itchiness and soreness. It's also useful for helping to heal acne scars.
The compound stimulates the production of collagen which firms up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. The effect is to leave the skin looking and feeling smoother.
It's rich in amino acids and has anti-oxidant properties, which reduce the activity of Matrix Metalloproteins (MMPs) that play a part in breaking down skin structure. This helps to calm and reduce inflammation.
The combination of soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties make Madecassoside a popular ingredient in the treatment of acne. By speeding up skin cell production this ingredient aids wound healing and skin damage.
Where to Find It
A quick and easy way to enjoy the smoothing benefits of Madecassoside is with the Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask. The face mask delivers the ingredients direct to the skin to provide a calming boost to collagen production.
To strengthen and refresh your skin overnight try the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask. This is specially designed to be kind to sensitive skin, healing and calming your skin and ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed.
The gel consistency of this concentrated formula means the active ingredient can get to work quicker and keep working for longer. Use the A'Pieu Madecassoside Cica Gel for targeting specific problem areas of skin.
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