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One of four principal bioactive compounds in the plant extract Centella asiatica. One double-blind study has shown even small amounts of this compound (0.1% in one case) combined with vitamin C have antioxidant benefit when applied to skin, and serve as an antioxidant in its own right. Studies also show it can it is non-sensitizing and can help revitalize skin’s surface.
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Acta Pharmaceutica, June 2016, pages 233-244
Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology, October 2012, pages 399-406
Biotechnology Letters, June 2008, ePublication
Planta Medica, June 2008, pages 809-815
Experimental Dermatology, May 2008, ePublication
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