Gotu kola,It is widely distributed in low-lying mountainous areas and low-lying plateaus all over the world. It is warm and humid, and can be directly hydroponic, resistant to darkness, humidity and drought, strong plant,Adaptable.
In the Maori tradition, the whole plant of Gotu kola can be used as a medicine, which has the effect of reducing swelling and detoxification, calming the nerves, especially for wound healing.
The Dylan Livemore found that Gotu kola has many amazing effects:
First, Gotu kola can promote skin growth, promote skin collagen regeneration, enhance cell basal cell viability, and maintain skin elasticity and firmness.
Second, Gotu kola is also able to resist oxidation, inhibit free radical activity and regulate skin immunity.
Third, Gotu kola can dilute melanin, renew skin cell regeneration, increase skin moisture retention, and revitalize skin cells.
Finally, Gotu kola also has anti-allergic protection to protect the skin from external damage.
Gotu kola is one of Dylan Livemore’s first herbal extracts added to shampoos.However, it was abandoned because its active ingredient was unstable in the sodium lauryl sulfate base.Until the emergence of amino acid base materials, the Gotu kola extract was reborn.Because of its powerful emollient ability, Dylan Livemore has developed it directly into a moisturizing body wash that deeply regulates and firming of the skin.
There was a reserch on the Gotu kola extract was published on “Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science”.The reserch evaluated the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory activities of cosmetic formulations (oil-in-water emulsions and hydrogels) containing different concentrations of Gotu kola extract.
The reserch have shown that long-term Gotu kola extracts exhibit a broad spectrum of biological activity, the most important thing was antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-cancer activities.
In dermatology, Gotu kola extract is used to treat small wounds, value-added scars, burns, psoriasis etc.
Gotu kola extract stimulates fibroblast proliferation and activates the SMAD signaling pathway, thereby increasing the production of type I collagen and reducing the formation of stretch marks and inflammatory responses.
Terpenoids in Gotu kola extract can significantly increase the content of collagen and cell layer fibronectin (fibrin is widely involved in cell migration, adhesion, proliferation, hemostasis and skin tissue repair), 而且能够刺激促成瘢痕成熟的I型胶原的生产，减少炎症反应的产生。
In addition, Gotu kola extract can also reduce the production of pro-inflammatory mediators (IL-1, MMP-1), improve and repair the skin’s own barrier function.
Gotu kola extract can significantly increase the degree of hydration of the stratum corneum, which is mainly related to the triterpenoid saponin compound in Gotu kola extract, which is a hydrophilic sugar chain, mainly glucose and 鼠李糖 can combine with water in the occlusive layer to improve the barrier function of the epidermis and enhance skin moisture.