Ingredient Focus: Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola is an ancient herb that originates from Ayurveda, a healing system that was established in India thousands of years ago. Ayurveda is based on the notion that good health depends on the balance between mind, body, and spirit.
The herb has many known benefits. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce swelling, as well as improving circulation. Widely known as the herb of longevity, Gotu Kola can effectively promote the healing of wounds and minimise scarring. It can often be found in anti-ageing products because it aids collagen production and increases the level of antioxidants in newly formed tissues, helping to keep skin cells tight and prevent sagging. It has high levels of triterpenoids (chemical compounds that play a part in the plant’s self-defence mechanism), vitamin B and C, flavonoids and tannins. Gotu kola has also been used to treat anxiety.
Level 7 products that contain Gotu Kola:
Karma Mama - Nourishing belly butter - £35
- For pregnancy and motherhood
- Blend of Gotu Kola, Baobab Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil with hints of Patchouli, Lavender and Sandalwood.
- Helps to manage stretch marks, provides anti-ageing benefits as well as nourishing and increasing elasticity in the skin.
Urban Veda - Purifying facial oil - £30
- Associated with the Khapa Dosha (from Ayurveda)
- Recommended for oily and acne-prone skin
- Contains Gotu Kola and anti-bacterial Neem oil to help decongest skin for a clever complexion.
Tamaar London - Advanced natural sebum balancing face oil - £54
- For oily and blemish-prone skin
- Aids the reduction of blemishes
- Regulates sebum production and decreases shine leaving the skin looking radiant
- Contains Naolys Inside Light Poets Narcissus, Annatto Seed, Turmeric Root Oil, Holy Basil, Rosehip, Gotu Kola
Tamaar London - Advanced natural anti-ageing cream complex - £42
- Delays visible effects of ageing and improves skin's natural defence system
- A complete solution for daily skin regime that will leave skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy
- Contains Palm extract, Tamarind Seed Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Annatto Seed, Holy Basil, Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond Oil Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract, Rosehip Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Gotu Kola, Argan Oil, Beetroot Extract, Kefir Milk.