Madecassoside is 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 it serves as an antioxidant in its own right. Studies also show it is non-sensitizing and can help revitalize skin’s surface.
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