Gotu Kola is a member of the parsley family and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India) to heal skin conditions such as psoriasis, minor burns, scarring and stretch marks.
It has no taste or smell and thrives in and around water. It has small fan-shaped green leaves with white or light purple-to-pink flowers, and small oval fruit.
When applied to the skin, gotu kola has been shown to increase the strength of the dermis and promote healing, support collagen production as well as enhance production of mucin, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulphate, which are required for skin, hair and nail repair and growth.
It is also an anti-inflammatory and reduces scarring.
The following products contain Gotu Kola:
Hairprint Amla Shampoo
Cleanse, nourish and encourage hair growth
SCOUT Cosmetics Vitamin C Brightening Serum
All skin types