Dermatologists Say Madecassoside Is a Promising Ingredient for Sensitive Skin
What Is Madecassoside?
As mentioned, it's the superstar component found in Centella asiatica, the much more popular ingredient lauded for its outstanding soothing and wound healing effects. "Madecassoside is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals," explains Obioha, which is why it (potentially) can do great things for the skin.
Benefits of Madecassoside for Skin
First and foremost, it's worth noting that all of the dermatologists we spoke with agree that more studies need to be done to confirm madecassoside's range of potential skin benefits. That being said, the list of possibilities is extensive. "This is a new ingredient that's definitely on my radar," says Bowe, "the data is sparse but promising."