Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is widely used in skincare and makeup. The Aloe Vera Gel used in cosmetics is secreted from its leaves. But what is so special about this ingredient? Discover it’s top skin benefits below.

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Skincare

Aloe Vera is a powerful anti-inflammatory with healing, soothing and hydrating properties.

The most popular use for this ingredient is on sunburned skin. It is renowned for its ability to soothe inflamed skin and repair the damage done by the sun to your skin cells. As a result, there are suggestions that it also helps heal burns faster!  It’s also not unheard of for Aloe to be used to treat superficial wounds too (i.e. cuts and grazes).

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera is also excellent for soothing the itching and redness from insects bites. So it’s the perfect ingredient to keep a look out for in your holiday skincare products!

A lesser known benefit of Aloe Vera, it that is a fantastic anti-ageing ingredient. It exhibits the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin in addition to exfoliating dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. Consequently, making your skin appear firmer and more radiant.

So what products can you find this magic ingredient in? Here are just a few…

 

Our Aloe Vera Product Favourites

In skincare:

In makeup:

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