If you daily deal with dry and dehydrated skin or from time to time you have irritated skin, then you know that there is nothing more pleasant than the effects of a product that calms these problems. Many times this magical product contains madecassoside.
What is Madecassoside?
Madecassoside is one of the main biologically active compounds derived from the medicinal plant Centella Asiatica. It has antioxidant properties and is a key ingredient often found in products that treat inflammation or heal dry, irritated skin.
What are the benefits of this ingredient?
In short, madecassoside works as an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness, increases collagen production, improves skin hydration for a smooth and even complexion. It is suitable for all skin types, but people with sensitive skin and acne, redness or eczema will benefit the most due to its soothing effect.
Can madecassoside prevent psoriasis?
Being a natural anti-inflammatory, it is a good choice for people with chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis. The outer layer of the skin (epidermis) is made up mostly of cells called keratinocytes (about 95%). These cells are responsible for creating a "barrier" that provides protection against external factors such as heat, UV rays, dehydration, etc. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, and in some cases can even cause large, thick plaques to form. By including active ingredients like Madecassoside in your skincare routine you can calm inflammation before it proliferates into a full blown psoriasis attack.
What products contain Madecassoside?
It soothes the skin and strengthens the skin barrier affected by irritations and skin sensitivity caused by lack of moisture, leaving the skin hydrated and healthy.
Etude House's Soon Jung range is composed of 97% naturally derived ingredients and contains Panthenol (derived from vitamin B5) to hydrate and soothe the skin and Madecassoside to heal skin lesions. The products are dermatologically tested, vegan and hypoallergenic.
Products from the AC Clean Up range treat and soothe acne-affected areas quickly and effectively without irritating the skin.
It is a soothing and moisturizing gel containing 80% madecassoside to soothe irritation and reduce skin redness while strengthening the skin's natural protective layer. The gel is quickly absorbed into the skin and does not leave sticky marks, being recommended for all skin types, including oily skin.
Are there any side effects?
As a relatively new ingredient, more studies are needed, but researchers say the risks are extremely low when used topically, as it is a natural ingredient. If you are concerned, ask your doctor before introducing Madecassoside products into your skin care routine.