Asiatic acid is a naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpenoid that is found mainly in the traditional medicinal herb Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola. Research has found that asiatic acid can assist wound healing by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is the main structural protein found abundantly in the skin’s extracellular space, as well as many other parts of the body. It is what gives our skin strength and durability. In addition to assisting wound healing, increased collagen levels can help to reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Thus, asiatic acid can be found in anti-aging skin care products.