The Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the ultimate multitasker. You’re probably familiar with Aloe Vera being your best friend in the summer to heal your sunburns, but it has numerous health benefits besides sunburn relief. This succulent plant is more than just household décor, but can act as your secret natural skincare ingredient. 

We recommend getting an Aloe Vera plant and snapping off the leaves to use as a treatment. It’s more work, but you will directly get the nutrients from the plant rather than buying Aloe Vera from a bottle that has undergone mass production.  

Aloe vera can be used as an acne treatment or to help irritation caused by eczema. It can even help zap a cold sore. Read on for information and tips surrounding the benefits of Aloe Vera. 

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is a plant that grows in tropical climates. Each leaf that grows from the root is full of a slimy tissue that stores water. This slimy tissue is the "gel" texture you feel when you apply it to your skin. The gel is what contains bioactive compounds such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. 

Benefits of Aloe Vera

This plant has been used for centuries because of its natural benefits. Here are some listed out:

  • Antibacterial properties 

Aloe vera contains many supportive antioxidant compounds that can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that cause acne, which is why its the first ingredient in our Eco-Luxe Foundation. We wanted our foundation do to more than just even out your skin tone, but actively work to help the skin achieve its full potential of radiance and glow. 

  • Improves skin and prevents wrinkles

As more studies are being conducted, there is evidence to show that Aloe Vera has anti-aging effects on the skin. Kim Chang, an aesthetician from the Baylor aesthetician studio spoke about how Aloe Vera doesn’t reverse your skin from aging, but helps prevent wrinkles and lines from becoming deeper.  

  • Moisturizes skin

Aloe vera is packed with minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E, which all work together to reinforce the skin’s barrier. Aloe Vera is made up of moisturizing and hydrating polysaccharides.These polysaccharides are hygroscopic, meaning they are water loving and provide a type of moisture mesh over the skin.This mesh is like a waterproof coating, helping to preserve the skin, keeping it hydrated and healthy; the perfect antidote dehydrated skin plump and youthful. 

Aloe Vera in our Eco-Luxe Foundation

Aisling Organics came out with a foundation that is ALOE BASED, (yes its the first ingredient) made for sensitive skin. People who suffer from eczema and dermatitis have a difficult time shopping for skin products because of the sensitivity of their skin. As a product that is gluten-free, vegan and plant-based, it is safe to use on all skin types. 

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