Gotu kola (aka “the herb of longevity”) has been a staple in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Practitioners have used it for everything from mental rejuvenation, as an aphrodisiac, and as an extender of life (thus, the name). Fun fact: a Chinese herbalist named Li Ching-Yun used it regularly and some say he lived to the age of 197 years old. That might be a stretch of the imagination, but there’s no harm in entertaining the thought that it could help combat the effects of time. And actually, in regards to skin care products it’s most known for is its ability to improve blood circulation, which helps speed up the skin’s healing and rejuvenation process – which is a little bit like turning back time, right?