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What is Gotu Kola?

The Health Benefits of Gotu Kola

This herb is relatively unknown in the Western world but has been a part of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Indonesian medicine for thousands of years. Known as the herb of longevity, Gotu Kola is linked to an improvement in cognitive function, as well as liver and kidney health. While few can argue with its benefits for overall health, it is just as potent for improving the health of your skin and hair. 

Gotu Kola in Skincare 

Gotu Kola is rich in a compound known as triternene saponin which helps keep skin firm and tight. It also contains phytonutrients called flavonoids which are potent antioxidants that can fight off free radical damage. This improves the appearance of signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and enhances protection against environmental stressors that can breakdown the structure of skin cells. 

Gotu Kola also increases the production of collagen in the skin and stimulates healing in scar tissue and wounds resulting in an improvement in stretch marks, acne scarring, and other causes of skin wounds. It strengthens the dermis and assists in faster keratinization of the epidermis of the skin. It is perfect to be used topically for burns, psoriasis, preventing scarring, and stretch marks due to its ability to enhance the growth of connective tissue. 

Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a potent herb in the fight against acne and breakouts. It helps even skin tone and complexion by calming redness and promoting healing deep within the layers of the skin. Its anti-bacterial properties also ensure deeply cleansed skin free of bacteria that can cause breakouts and clogged pores. Its potent combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals help ensure resilient and healthy skin. 

Gotu Kola for Hair Growth

Gotu Kola has also been linked to an improvement in hair growth especially for people suffering from thinning hair. It stimulates blood flow and increases oxygenation and nutrition to the scalp and hair follicles. This boosts the health of your scalp as well as your hair right from the roots. It also helps release excess toxins, salts, and water to provide a detox effect. This all works to increase hair density and length.   

YOU CAN FIND GOTU KOLA IN A NUMBER OF OUR PRODUCTS, SEE BELOW FOR MORE!


ALBA BOTANICA® HAWAIIAN OIL FREE MOISTURIZER - REFINING ALOE & GREEN TEA

At first touch of this whisper light moisturizer, smoothing, nourishing and refining humectants lightly infuse skin with oil-free hydration. Aloe, green tea, gotu kola and cucumber extracts provide antioxidant benefits. No greasy feel, just soft and silky smooth. It’s an island breeze of beauty.

  • oil-free
  • hypo-allergenic
  • pH balanced
  • lightweight, no greasy feel
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients, no animal testing, no artificial colors, no harsh sulfates, no parabens or phthalates, no synthetic fragrances 

FITGLOW BEAUTY CLOUD COMFORT CREAM

Nourishes and protects stressed, irritated and red skin with ultra calming bioavailable nutrients.
  • Cloudberry: Rich in essential fatty acids, plant sterols and antioxidants. Deeply in hydrates skin while reducing irritations and redness.
  • Arnica: Reduces epidermal inflammation and irritation while promoting skin healing and smoothness.
  • Chia:  Provides protection from environmental stressors, anti-inflammatory, and extra soothing moisture benefits.
  • Calm Allantoin Liposome: Deeply penetrates skin to stimulates cell regeneration, sooth irritation and improve skin strength.
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Provides a comforting moisture barrier to protect skin from environmental damage.
  • Gotu Kola: Protects from free radical damage, reduces skin inflammation and promotes the healing of acne.

FITGLOW BEAUTY AGE CLEAR LOTION

Plant powdered Age Clear Complex improves skin turnover, clears pore buildup and smooths the texture of skin. The rare organic Tonka Bean extract inhibits bacteria on the skin to reduce blemish formation and nourishing skin with antioxidants. The luxurious light lotion gives a balanced amount of moisture to prevent glands from overworking and leading to excessive oiliness.

  • Tonka Bean Bioferment:  Brightens skin while inhibiting bacteria and reducing blemish formation.
  • Wildcrafted Willow Bark: Antimicrobial properties help keep pores clean and open reducing the buildup of dead skin cells and acne.
  • Age Clear Complex: Organic skin clearing plant extract blend that balances oil production, reduces inflammation and clears blemishes
  • MSM:  Natural building block for collagen and connective tissues. Improves skin elasticity, smoothness, and clarity. Helps reduce acne and promotes healing.
  • Gotu Kola: Protects from free radical damage, reduces skin inflammation and promotes the healing of acne 

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS DEEP SCALP FOLLICLE TREATMENT & VOLUMIZER FOR THINNING HAIR

A unique combination of 17 certified-organic herbs (including organic centillica asiatica (gotu kola) extract) and essential oils helps improve the health of the scalp by promoting nutrient intake, stimulating circulation, balancing sebum production and eliminating free radicals. Select ingredients work to enhance hair volume and shine. Safe for color-treated hair.

  • stimulates blood circulation in the scalp
  • promotes healthy scalp by dissolving sebum buildup in the hair root
  • excellent volumizer
  • eliminates free radicals
  • encourages hair growth