11 Products Made With Centella Asiatica, the Ultimate Skin Multitasker

by SheKnows
Jun 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Products Made With Centella Asiatica
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We’ve done enough deep dives into the origins of K-beauty ingredients to know that most of them are plant-derived. And although a substantial number of them bear monikers that we’ve heard at one point or another, an equally large number are also completely foreign.

For instance, we’d never heard of Centella asiatica until it started making regular appearances on our fave K-beauty destinations, like Soko Glam and Peach & Lily. The teeny herb, also known as Indian pennywort, brahmi or gotu kola, grows a mere 6 inches in height but still packs a heavy punch. Its medicinal uses can be dated back to the 17th century in places like India, Africa and Sri Lanka. And according to Alicia Yoon, CEO/founder of Peach & Lily and licensed aesthetician, Korean folklore describes it as a botanical that tigers would roll around in to heal their wounds.

Although its uses are wide-ranging, the beauty benefits are rooted in a rich amount of amino acids and beta-carotene that help replenish the collagen we lose during the aging process. Centella asiatica also contains a significant amount of phytochemicals (aka chemical compounds produced by plants) that cover a host of skin concerns, such as dehydration, inflammation and dullness. In short, it’s an all-in-one ingredient that you won’t be able to escape… sort of like coconut oil.

For those who want to give it a shot, ahead are 11 budget-friendly Centella asiatica-infused products to get you started.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /11: Groundplan First Clear Skin Toner

Groundplan First Clear Skin Toner
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1/11 :Groundplan First Clear Skin Toner

2 /11: Mizon Acence Tea Tree Tock Blemish Spot

Mizon Acence Tea Tree Tock Blemish Spot

2/11 :Mizon Acence Tea Tree Tock Blemish Spot

3 /11: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
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3/11 :Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

4 /11: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops
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4/11 :Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops

5 /11: Erborian Touch Pen Complexion Sculptor and Concealer

Erborian Touch Pen Complexion Sculptor and Concealer
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5/11 :Erborian Touch Pen Complexion Sculptor and Concealer

6 /11: Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser

Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser
Image: Soko Glam

6/11 :Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser

7 /11: CosRx Low pH BHA Overnight Mask

CosRx Low pH BHA Overnight Mask
Image: Soko Glam

7/11 :CosRx Low pH BHA Overnight Mask

8 /11: A’Pieu Madecassoside Cream

A’Pieu Madecassoside Cream
Image: Soko Glam

8/11 :A’Pieu Madecassoside Cream

9 /11: Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner
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9/11 :Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

10 /11: Dr. Oracle A-Thera Sun Block SPF 50

Dr. Oracle A-Thera Sunblock SPF 50
Image: Soko Glam

10/11 :Dr. Oracle A-Thera Sun Block SPF 50

11 /11: SkinRx Lab MadeCera Lip Balm

SkinRx Lab MadeCera Lip Balm
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11/11 :SkinRx Lab MadeCera Lip Balm