This is our preferred ingredient when it comes to counteracting silent, chronic inflammation – often the price of contemporary life. Madecassoside is a pharmaceutical-grade fraction obtained from Centella asiatica, also known as “tiger herb”. It is not the mere extract of the plant, in which Madecassoside is present, but its purified and much more active form. Meaning, whatever benefits you already associate with the extract of Centella, they are multiplied inside Madecassoside!
Madecassoside works mostly as a modulator for stress-induced conditions, as it balances the overproduction of cytokines (pro-inflammatory messengers that the skin creates when under stress/attack). Lowering this overproduction re-establishes the conditions needed for self-repair and recovery.
Swissline was the first Swiss brand to bring this active to the skincare market in 2006 for use in its Cell Shock Age Intelligence™ products after peelings, lasers and dermabrasion. It remains today one of the core ingredients for the entire collection.