Aloe Vera is well known ingredient that has been used across many cultures for a long period of time. It is naturally derived, and known for its healing and soothing properties. It can come in many different forms but most commonly known for its gel-like texture. Aloe is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E and in minerals such as zinc, potassium, and magnesium. It is also known to be rich in amino acids, polysaccharides, and phytosterols which combine to provide many great calming and hydrating benefits. As we know, Aloe Vera is great for sunburns and irritation but it also can be a great ingredient to add to your skincare routine.
For the skin
Aloe Vera is most known for soothing and repairing sun damage. Aloe is made up of mostly water which allows it to provide many hydrating factors for the skin. It can reduce, pain, swelling, and soreness. Aloe can speed up wound healing time and limit scarring. Along with its cooling and hydrating benefits, aloe has an antioxidant effect that can help repair sun damage and slow down the aging process of the skin which makes it perfect for after sun exposure.
Aloe also contains salicylic acid which is an acne-fighting ingredient. It works best to promote healing for breakouts that are already dried out. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties that can be effective for treating acne, especially when used in combination with Retinoid.
In addition, aloe is able to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin fibers in the skin. The stimulation of collagen helps to restore the skins elasticity and decrease the amount of visible aging.
Aloe can be used to lighten dark spots. A compound called aloesin can be found in aloe and could help lighten dark spots that are from sun exposure and/or acne. Aloe is an easy way to help with unwanted hyperpigmentation and it comes with little risk of adverse reactions.
In conclusion, aloe is an ingredient that has been in the beauty industry for decades. The benefits have been tried and tested by many and it can be chosen as a safe ingredient to add to your skincare routine. Our favorite way to incorporate aloe into our routines is by using our aloe-based Toner Hydratant. This advanced facial toner is aloe-based and simple alcohol-free, offering cleansing and intensely hydrating properties. Toner Hydratant also primes the skin for the ultimate additional hydration.