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The Magic of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is undoubtedly one of the most common herbal ingredients found in cosmetic, skin care and hair care products. Its raw transparent gel form can also be used topically for a number of skin concerns. Additionally, some experts also swear by drinking Aloe juice as a beverage for various skin and gut concerns
The Aloe Vera plant is a species that belongs to the genus Aloe which is found in many parts of the world with tropical, semi-tropical and arid climates. However, the Aloe Vera plant is believed to originate from either the Arabian Peninsula or Egypt and countries in Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Aloe Vera is an evergreen plant that grows only about 60-100 centimetres. The thick and fleshy leaves of the plant contain a gel-like substance which is easy to extract. While Aloe Vera is a common ingredient in a lot of skin care products, its raw transparent gel form can also be used topically for a number of skin concerns
Aloe Juice is obtained by crushing and purifying the thick gel obtained from the Aloe leaves. Experts believe that consuming Aloe Juice can ward o signs of acne and psoriasis among other skin conditions. This is due to the presence of antioxidants like Beta-carotene that are converted into Vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A has been proven to increase skin cell turnover which helps with signs of acne and dull skin. Treating sunburn is undoubtedly one of the most common uses of Aloe gel. The presence of 8 enzymes and 4 fatty acids gives this plant anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, topical application of Aloe gel on sunburnt skin can provide therapeutic effects. Additionally, the gel can be cooled before application to give a soothing effect. Unlike most commercial products, Aloe gel can be applied multiple times a day without any side effects.
The skin around our eyes can sometimes be the thing that gives our age away. Using a product that contains Aloe Vera around the eyes is a great way of trying to prevent this and keep us looking youthful. With age, the production of collagen can reduce drastically. It is found the topical application of Aloe gel can promote the production and release of Collagen in the dermis, the middle layer of the skin. Even though Aloe gel has close to 75 active ingredients, it is 75% water. This makes the gel a hydrating moisturizer which does not leave the skin too greasy. Research has shown Aloe Vera improves the skin’s cell turnover process to get rid of dead skin cells; this helps the skin’s ability to hydrate itself and be better prepared to absorb any other products
While these are the 4 most common bene ts of Aloe Vera for skin, its potential therapeutic uses are endless. With Vitamins A, C, E, B12, Calcium, Zinc, Sodium, countless sugars and enzymes, All of our face and body products (except our lip treat) contain aloe extracts, perfect for caring for your skin.
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