Madecassoside is one of the main biologically active compounds derived from the medicinal Centella Asiatica plant. Centella asiatica, or cica, is a perennial herb found in humid climates, like those of India, Sri Lanka, China, South Africa, and Mexico. Cica’s been elevated to inhabit the group of ingredients known as the “miracle elixirs of life,” because of its implementation in Chinese medicinal cures. Although some chemical components of cica vary depending on where it comes from, cica extract is generally high in skin-benefitting phytochemicals. It’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, and carotene.
Benefits: Madecassoside works as an anti-inflammatory reducing redness, promoting collagen production, improving skin hydration, and contributing to a smoother, more even overall complexion.
Skin Types: It’s suitable for all skin types, however, those with sensitive acne prone skin, eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, will likely see the greatest benefit due to its calming effect.