If you’ve ever wandered through the skincare section of your local pharmacy, we’re sure you would have seen Aloe Vera pop up more than once. Since so many products contain it, it must be good. But do you know why?
Let’s learn a bit more about Aloe Vera and why it’s such a useful addition to skincare products.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, a bit like cactus, that’s been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years. It’s usually safe to use Aloe Vera directly from the plant or you can buy skincare products containing it.
Aloe Vera is also available in capsule or liquid form to take orally to promote health and well-being.
Aloe Vera is kind of the Wonder Woman of the botanical world because it’s so nutrient rich. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and is highly anti-inflammatory. It’s really no wonder that it’s such a common ingredient in personal care products.
In its pure form, Aloe Vera gel is 100% natural, so it’s a great go-to product for many people who struggle with using chemicals on their skin. Just be sure to test a small amount on your wrist or inner part of your arm before putting it on your face, to make sure you aren’t allergic to the plant itself.
Skincare products containing antioxidant rich Aloe can help repair sun damage and slow down the aging process of the skin. Hydrated skin is happy, healthy skin, and as we know, sufficient moisture also helps fight off the visible signs of aging.
Did you know Aloe Vera is 98% water? So not only does it have the ability to help replenish and retain moisture in the skin, it stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin fibers in the skin—all of which are necessary to help keep your skin hydrated, firm, and supple, all of which decline naturally with age. Applying Aloe Vera topically has been shown to help restore skin elasticity and decrease the appearance of fine lines. When applied topically, Aloe Vera has been shown to increase the water content of the outermost layer of skin, making it an ideal ingredient for dry skin types. Hydrated skin is happier skin!
Aloe Vera can also help fade dark spots and acne scars. Even if your acne isn’t a problem at the moment, those pesky scars can stick around for years. Aloe Vera gel helps stimulate the production of collagen in the skin as we mentioned above, which reduces the appearance of scarring. Collagen also helps reduce overall inflammation in the face and helps with the production of new skin — which makes your skin look radiant. Who doesn't want that?
We are huge fans of this super plant so you will find Aloe Vera in numerous products throughout our range. Have a look at our selection of products that contain Aloe Vera