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What Is “Asiaticoside” and What Is Its Use?

Asiaticoside is one of the main components of Centella asiatica, a herbaceous plant native to Asia. Formerly known in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, its use has since been extended to various fields such as skin care, notably for its repairing virtues detailed in this article.

What You Need to Know About Asiaticoside.

Asiaticoside is a glycosylated triterpenoid, isolated and purified from a herbaceous plant called Centella asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola and Asian Hydrocotyle. It grows in tropical and subtropical swampy areas of Asia, but also in Africa and Oceania. In some Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia), the medicinal properties of this plant have been recognized for over 2,000 years. The populations used it in poultices to heal wounds, and more particularly the cutaneous manifestations of leprosy. Asiaticoside is a compound found in the roots, leaves and petioles of Centella asiatica. In asiaticoside in skin care has several benefits detailed below.

The Benefits of Asiaticoside in Skin Care.

First, asiaticoside accelerates the healing process, whether in the case of superficial burns or deep wounds. This molecule also significantly increases the tensile strength of the newly formed skin. Asiaticoside can therefore be used to soothe sunburns. The components of Centella asiatica, in this case asiaticoside, would also make it possible to treat certain cutaneous affections like scleroderma and psoriasis.

In addition, several studies have demonstrated the benefits of this active ingredient on the attenuation of stretch marks, as well as scars and skin marks related for example to acne outbreaks or irritations.

Finally, asiaticoside promotes the production of type I collagen. In addition to preventing skin aging, this protein ensures cell regeneration and thus tissue repair.

Which Care Products Contain Asiaticoside?

It is possible to find asiaticoside in certain healing and repairing skincare products to reduce the appearance of skin marks and/or stretch marks. A mild compound with no contraindications, this ingredient is also present in certain care products for infants and children.

Typology's anti-marks serum is enriched with lightening and repairing active ingredients, such as gluconolactone from the P.H.A. category, Centella asiatica cell extract (INCI: Centella Asiatica Leaf Cell Extract), and asiaticoside. To fade the marks left by acne, apply a drop locally on the concerned areas, in the evening only.

Sources :

  • LEE J.-H. & al. Asiaticoside enhances normal human skin cell migration, attachment and growth in vitro wound healing model. International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology (2012).

  • BYLKA W. & al. Centella asiatica in cosmetology. Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii (2013).


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