Aloe Vera: Heal
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Shining, bitter substance
Aloe vera contains enzymes that can help exfoliate the skin and is anti-inflammatory. The skin absorbs it up to 4 times faster than water.
Aloe Vera is a short-stemmed or stemless, fleshy succulent. It is usually applied on the skin to alleviate burns, rashes, frostbite, acne, psoriasis, and dry skin, as it aids in the skin´s scarring process.
For centuries, Aloe vera has been used due to its healing properties. Ancient cultures from Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, and Japan used Aloe Vera for medicinal purposes. Its name is derived from the Arabic Alloeh (bright, bitter substance) and the Latin Vera (true). Aloe grows in generally arid regions worldwide but can also prosper in tropical and semi-tropical weathers.
Aloe vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A & C, and is highly anti-inflammatory. The skin absorbs aloe vera up to 4 times faster than water, and it contains enzymes that can help exfoliate the skin. It also unclogs the pores while supplying moisture and nutrients. While broadly recognized for healing wounds and mild burns, it also helps mediate the skin’s aging process.
It contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help eradicate skin blemishes while diminishing age lines. Furthermore, it provides 20 of the human required amino acids, 7 of the 8 essential ones, and salicylic acid, which possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
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Helps to moisturize the skin
Fights skin aging due to its high concentration of vitamins C & E, as well as beta-carotene
Lightens blemishes on the face
Works as an astringent to reduce the size of pores
Contains polysaccharides and gibberellins which help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness
Aloe Vera is safe in most applications, as long as it is used in moderation. Always do a patch test on a small section of skin before applying it to your face and body. Allergic reactions are mostly due to anthraquinones, such as aloin and barbaloin.
You can find Aloe Vera in our Regenerating Oil and in our Replenishing Moisturizers, because of the benefits it can provide for all skin types.
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