Hannah Gay chats to the team at Natural Look Australia to learn all about the skincare ingredient of the moment: centella.
Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract is a key ingredient in Natural Look’s recently launched Bioactive Hydrating Serum. What does this ingredient do for the skin?
“One of the reasons Centella Asiatica features so prominently in skincare products is that it is very efficient at keeping skin hydrated. It also reduces redness and inflammation, protects the skin against oxidative stress from free radicals, and helps restore and maintain skin’s natural barrier.
Rich in Amino Acids, Beta Carotene, Fatty Acids and Phytochemicals, Centella also stimulates collagen production, repairing skin tissue and increasing skin elasticity to effectively reduce wrinkles.
This multi-tasking ingredient really does have a lot to offer, having the added ability to soothe the skin, speed healing, reduce inflammation, prevent dark spots, and lessen scarring and blemishes.”
Centella is also featured throughout Natural Look’s tanning range. What are the benefits of this?
“Centella boosts circulation and has been shown to increase collagen production, improve skin firmness and elasticity, reduce stretch marks and the appearance of cellulite, and refine the skin’s overall texture and feel.
As mentioned previously the added advantage of Centella is its ability to hydrate the skin. This aids in producing an even application of both spray tan and self-tanning products, reducing the risk of a patchy, uneven, streaky appearance and increasing the longevity of your tan.”
Is Centella a natural ingredient? Where is it derived from?
“Centella is a herbaceous perennial, flowering plant, found in the marshy soils of Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa. It is commonly known as Asiatic Pennywort or Gotu Kola, as well as ‘tiger grass’ because large cats (such as lions and tigers) like to roll in its leaves to soothe their wounds.
Centella is valued for its medicinal and nutritional properties. It is a perennial plant with leaves and stems that can be consumed as a green leafy vegetable.”
“Centella is valued for its medicinal and nutritional properties. It is a perennial plant with leaves and stems that can be consumed as a green leafy vegetable.”
Who is the target client for Natural Look’s Skincare line?
“Natural Look Skincare has been formulated with the lover of honest beauty, simple routines and quality skincare in mind.
Made using nature’s most restorative, nourishing ingredients, and showcasing natural, clean, plant-based formulas. Natural Look Skincare is never tested on animals, plus it’s vegan friendly and Australian owned and made.
Put simply: it’s clean, conscious, effective skincare that is gentle on your skin and gentle on our planet, too!”
This article was produced in partnership with Artav.
Read the current issue of our digital magazine here:
- For more news and updates, subscribe to our weekly newsletter
- Follow us on Instagram
- Like us on Facebook
- Join Australia’s largest network of beauty industry professionals on LinkedIn
- Subscribe to our print magazine
Have an idea for a story or want to see a topic covered on our site and in our pages? Get in touch at email@example.com.