Due to its health, beauty, medicinal, and skincare properties, Aloe Vera has been regarded as “the universal panacea” by the Greek scientists and “the plant of immortality” by the Egyptians. Even though there is not much conclusive evidence on Aloe Vera’s efficacy, the biochemistry of the plant does contain anti-fungal, anti-viral, and cell regenerative properties.
The clear gel-like substance inside the leaves of the plant, popularly known as Aloe Vera gel contains 75 potentially active constituents - vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids, and amino acids.
Although this magical ingredient was discovered just a few decades ago, it has always been recorded in the beauty books for centuries for its umpteen benefits. Oily, dry, or sensitive, it works like wonder on any skin type and can rid of almost all of your skin woes.
With all this hype around the plant, should you make Aloe Vera, a permanent fixture in your skincare regime? Well, while the research suggests that Vitamin A and E present in Aloe Vera gel make it a great addition to your skincare products arsenal.Aloe vera is kind of the Superman of the botanical world. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory compounds that provide healing relief from irritation — the only thing it can’t do is shoot lasers from its eyes. But is it safe for your face?
The short answer: Absolutely (to quote Leslie Knope). But you need to use it the right way. Here’s why aloe vera deserves a prominent spot in your medicine cabinet.
It can help combat acne. Studies have shown that people with mild to moderate acne can benefit from using oral aloe vera products to treat their irritated skin. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that Aloe Vera has, we can keep acne at bay. How? Aloe Vera prevents the bacteria which is responsible for the occurrence of the acne from building up. The salicylic acid in Aloe Vera helps in unclogging the pores, which is a great thing when you deal with pimples and blackheads. Aloe vera also helps in removing the pesky scars and fading the blemishes.
It can 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, which reduces the appearance of scarring.
It soothes sunburns. Aloe vera gel is known for its cooling, soothing properties, and it feels amazing on your skin when you’re suffering from a sunburn. It’s not clear whether it actually helps the sunburn heal faster (some studies say it doesn’t) but it does lessen the discomfort and help with redness and peeling.
It moisturizes dry skin. The plant contains a high number of mucopolysaccharides (try saying that five times fast), a type of molecule chain with hydrating properties that’s a common ingredient in many moisturizers. Because Aloe Vera contains mostly (95%) of water, it hydrates the skin with no greasy feeling after application. Along with locking the moisture into the skin, Aloe Vera also acts as a glue, which makes the top layer of the skin cells stick together, which ultimately results in smoother and softer skin. Even for the sensitive and oily skin type, Aloe Vera has proved to be an excellent moisturizer. If you are looking for a light moisturizer for the dry winter months or summers, never forget to consider Aloe Vera.
It can treat cold sores. The antiviral effects of aloe vera makes it a useful topical treatment to help with cold sores and canker sores (usually caused due to stress) in the mouth. It helps in treating the herpes virus, the underlying cause of cold sores. All you have to do is apply a small amount of the gel on the cold sore two times a day until the wound goes away.
It provides relief from psoriasis and eczema. Psoriasis and eczema can feel like an awful combination of a burn and a super itchy rash. Thankfully, aloe vera has been shown to both moisturize and soothe these trouble spots on your skin.
It reduces puffiness and dark circles. Remember the collagen-producing effects of aloe vera? Those don’t just help with acne scars. They also reduce overall inflammation in the face and help with the production of new skin — which makes you look radiant and glowy AF.
It’s a natural exfoliant. The salicylic acid in the plant helps get rid of dead skin cells and bad bacteria on your face. It’s lightly exfoliating and won’t rub your skin raw.
It may slow signs of aging. Science is still inconclusive on this one, but some studies of aloe vera have shown promising effects in its ability to increase skin elasticity over time. No wonder it’s a popular ingredient in many anti-wrinkle creams. As your skin ages, it starts to look more saggy, wrinkled, and loses its elasticity. But don’t worry, Aloe Vera can help you deal with this problem. It retains the skin’s lost moisture and restores its radiance. Along with reducing visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, Aloe Vera gel also helps in improving the elasticity of the skin and repairing skin cells. Thus, preventing premature aging of the skin.
Make sure you do a small patch test before you start treating the inflammatory skin as aloe vera can cause allergic contact dermatitis in some people. If you have any redness or irritation please discontinue use.
OUR INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Aloe Vera (99%), Seaweed extract (natural thickener), Citric acid (to stabilize pH), Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Potassium sorbate (to prevent mold). Does NOT contain CARRAGEENAN.
Shake well before every use. Apply directly to the skin and let it air dry for best results. Use it for healthier skin & hair. Can be added to regular Essential oils, massage oils, daily facial care products, shampoos and hair conditioners. Regular use soothes the skin leaving it soft and supple with a healthy glow ★ Does not require refrigeration ★ Caution : For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.