Cooling, hydrating, and healing… Aloe Vera isn’t just for sunburn, after all.
There’s a good reason the ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the ‘immortality plant.’ Prized for their beauty, Queen Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe Vera in their skin care routines; the plant was also used on the battlefield to treat the wounds of Alexander the Great’s soldiers.
Aloe Vera is powerfully effective in promoting the healing of your skin at the epithelial level-- the very outermost layer of skin cells. It helps replenish moisture without feeling heavy or greasy, and is an excellent choice for those with oily skin that requires moisture without clogging pores. Aloe Vera also helps provides an additional layer on your skin that reinforces your natural protective barrier while drawing in moisture.
There are two hormones in Aloe Vera responsible for its incredible ability to reduce inflammation and promote healing: auxin and gibberellin. These hormones promote plant growth in Aloe Vera, thereby assisting with the healthy growth and healing of your skin cells when applied topically. This is particularly helpful for acne sufferers during the healing process.
With antioxidant Vitamins C and E as well as beta carotene, Aloe Vera also coats your skin in antioxidants, essential for fighting off the appearance of premature aging. It’s ability to tighten the skin while hydrating also helps reduce the appearance of aging, leaving skin healed, healthy, and gorgeous.