Asiaticoside is a terpenoid component extracted form Centella asiatica. It has been demonstrated to increase collagen synthesis and therefore anti-wrinkle activity. Skin ageing appears to be principally related to a decrease in the levels of type I collagen, the primary component of the skin dermis. Type I collagen is also known to impart tensile strength to skin. In vitro evaluations have demonstrated the receptorial activity of Asiaticoside on collagen synthesis. Clinical evaluations confirm its anti-wrinkle efficacy.
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