Aloe vera is a succulent plan that has been used for centuries for its healing benefits. This plant is native to North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula but is now grown all over the world. The gel-like substance found inside the leaves of the aloe vera plant is widely used in cosmetics due to its awesome skin benefits.
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Common Names: Aloe vera, Aloe africana, Aloe arborescens, Aloe barbadensis
Type of ingredient: Skin soother
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, skin-hydrator, antimicrobial and antifungal properties
Who should use it: Safe for all skin types, ideal for those with dry skin, sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, as its anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce redness and irritation.
Works well with: Aloe vera works well with other skincare ingredients and can be used in combination with other products. It is often combined with other hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, to provide maximum hydration to the skin. Aloe vera can also be combined with other anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as chamomile or green tea, to further reduce redness and irritation.
How often can you use it: Aloe vera can be used daily as part of a skincare routine.
Medicinal uses: It has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, skin conditions, and wound healing.
WHAT IS ALOE VERA?
Aloe vera is also known as the "plant of immortality" and the "miracle plant". It is a popular ingredient in many skincare products because of its soothing and healing power. It is a natural ingredient that is rich in vitamins (A, C, D, E), minerals (zinc, magnesium, potassium), and antioxidants. It contains over 75 active compounds, including enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides. The polysaccharides found in aloe vera are believed to be responsible for its ability to hydrate and soothe the skin.
BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA FOR SKIN
Moisturise - the main benefit of aloe vera is that it can give a sensational moisturising and soothing effect to the skin
Calming and soothing- helps to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin, including sunburns or windburns
Protection - as a natural antioxidant, aloe vera protects the skin from free radical damage, which can lead to premature aging. Aloe also contains vitamin C that is essential for collagen production, a protein that gives skin its elasticity.
Prevent TEWL (transepidermal water loss) - This occurs when the skin gets dehydrated, results in dryness and inflammation. Aloe seals our skin natural's moisture and boost the skin protective barrier.
Promote wound healing process - its moisturising benefits make it an ideal environment for wound healing, this could be for acne healing and burns.
WHY WE USE ALOE VERA IN OUR HAND LOTION?
Aloe is super rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, that provides essential hydration that keep the skin's barrier healthy while healing existing skin damages, in turn protecting our hands. It is such a versatile and beneficial ingredient for skincare products, including hand lotions. Therefore, we choose to use aloe vera as one of the key ingredients in our Signature Hand Lotion, along with Harakeke, Jojoba oil, Squalane to make them insanely hydrating, soothing and healing formulations.