Why You Need Madecassoside In Your Skincare Routine
Have you already incorporated Madecassoside into your skincare routine? If the answer is no, you are missing out! And this article is all about proving to you how much you are missing out on. So let’s start with the basics and see why this is a must for everyone’s skincare routine.
What is Madecassoside?
Madecassoside is a skincare ingredient found in the leaves of the Centella Asiatica plant (also known as “Tiger grass”). Centella Asiatica is well known for its restorative and relaxing effects and has been utilized for more than 2,000 years in India and other parts of the world. According to mythology, tigers roll in Centella to treat their wounds. This is where the name “Tiger grass” comes from.
What are the effects of Madecassoside?
While tigers are already aware of Madecassoside’s effects, which include skin healing and reduced inflammation, some people are still sleeping on it. Centella can even be a great tool in the healing of acne scars. This ingredient increases collagen production, which firms the skin and lessens the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. It is abundant in amino acids and has anti-oxidant qualities. But the number one effect of Centella is that it significantly reduces inflammation!
Who can use it?
Pretty much anyone. Madecassoside has remarkable skin barrier-supporting, moisturizing, and redness-reducing properties. This makes them a great option for people with atopic dermatitis or psoriasis-prone skin. Madecassoside may be effective on all skin types, but it still has the potential to trigger allergies in people with extremely sensitive skin. That’s why no matter how great and beneficial an ingredient is, you still have to patch test it before using it.
How to use Madecassoside?
This ingredient can be found in rich creams and balms. The majority of Centella Asiatica creams complement niacinamide, witch hazel, and pantheon. Together, these components improve skin hydration and lessen skin redness. Some products containing it include the cult-favorite Cicaplast B5 Baume from La Roche-Posay. Another popular but pricey option is the Dr. Jart Cicapair cream. However, both of these products are pretty thick and not a great option for people with oily skin. If you want to go for something lighter, choose a serum. One I enjoy is the Pure Fit Cica serum by CosrX.
How to layer it?
Centella Asiatica layers amazingly with other skincare products! If you are looking for anti-aging benefits, combine Madecassoside with vitamin C serums. These two combined together will boost your collagen production, which will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you need some hydration, humectants like hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan pair great with it too. And if you need some skin soothing, then look for products that have Panthenol and Niacinamide alongside the Tiger grass extract.
Madecassoside is a pretty stable ingredient that can be layered alongside all of your favorite actives. It can also help with the irritation that occurs from stronger skin treatments like Tretinoin or chemical peels. Tiger grass can reduce the redness and dryness that often come hand in hand with these strong skincare actives.
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