|Product Name||Titrated extract of Centella asiatica(TECA)|
|Alias Name||Gotu Kola, Hydrocotyle asiatica|
Triterpenic Genins (including Madecassic and Asiatic acid)
Free Genins 58%
|Part Used||Centella asiatica leaf|
What is TECA?
Titrated extract of Centella asiatica(TECA) is the extract from Gotu Kola herb, a reconstructed mixture of Asiaticoside and Triterpenic Genins (including Madecassic and Asiatic acid), and the two ingredients proportion about 40% and 60% to reach healthy effect according to study. TECA is being widely used in Europe as a wound healing drug, and it also does help in skin smoothing, stretch marks preventing, antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.
TECA and wound healing
When our skin gets injury, the body will active activates a series of mechanisms to repair the wound, The healing process divided into four stages: hemostasis, inflammation, tissue growth (proliferation), and tissue remodeling.
Studies show that the main ingredients in TECA, including Asiaticoside, triterpene saponin, which can promote wound healing by stimulating Collagens synthesis and fibroblast proliferation. Since collagens type I and III are the major components in skin, and it plays primary role in wound repairing. Reports have proven that TECA can increase the collagen ratio by more than 20%.
Furthermore, TECA can help in killing the free radicals, which were reported as a harmful paired electrons that can damage cells, proteins and DNA and accelerate cellular aging.
TECA cosmetics application
TECA is a perfect extract of Centella asiatica and can help in skin care such as restoring skin, repairing skin damage and skin smoothing. But how do TECA used in cosmetics? TECA is slightly dissolved in water and may not very stable in liquid. We can solve it through the following.
Using Nano liposome technology such as micro-fluidizer, and make TECA particle be smaller, so TECA components applicable stability to increase dramatically. Meanwhile, the smaller particles can be more easily absorbed by the skin.