Ingredient #1: Organic Aloe Vera
When it comes to caring for our skin, organic Aloe Vera is the bomb! That’s why it’s a hero ingredient in so many of our products. To find out what it can do for your skin, click on the link here.
5 Reasons Why We Love Aloe Vera
Let’s cut to the chase. When it comes to caring for your skin, aloe vera is a health and beauty powerhouse. Here’s 5 reasons why:
It’s Got a Pretty Awesome Track Record
Aloe Vera is no ‘Johnny Come Lately’, with an untested track record. Instead, it’s been used as a skincare agent with great benefit for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians, for one, were all over it. They called aloe vera ‘the plant of immortality’.
It’s Got Age-Busting Superpowers
Really? You’re saying that something that looks like a cactus can actually help me look younger? Yep, according to a recent South Korean study, that’s exactly what it can do. You see, aloe vera can help increase collagen, which is a pretty essential part of the whole ‘staying youthful’ routine (in a nutshell, collagen keeps our skin elastic and stops it from going all wrinkly). Not only that, but aloe’s also full of antioxidants (think beta carotene as well as vitamins A, C and E), all of them beavering away at the task of keeping our skin hydrated and firm.
It’s Great for Acne and Other Chronic Skin Conditions.
Aloe Vera has two specific hormones (don’t worry, they’re not the ones that turn teenagers feral) which not only fight skin inflammation but also stimulate the growth of new cells. When you match them with the plant’s wonderful moisturizing qualities, then you’ve got a combo that can help skin affected by acne to heal quickly and without scarring.
It’s worth comparing this to many synthetic acne solutions, which focus on drying out the skin (like that’s ever a good idea). Unfortunately, such an approach can trigger the type of skin inflammation that leads to psoriasis and other chronic skin problems like eczema. By way of contrast, aloe vera can be used to effectively heal these problems.
It Helps Treat Sunburn.
Okay. Science time. There’s this layer of cells that covers our bodies which goes by the ever-so-cute, easy-to-pronounce name of the epithelial layer. Not so cute is that this is the part of our skin that’s often damaged by sunburn. And that’s where aloe vera comes in handy (again). It can help protect and repair this layer thanks to its moisturizing, antioxidant and nutritional properties.
It Can Help with Stretch Marks
Aloe Vera can also help to repair stretch marks, which are caused when the elasticity of the skin is compromised as a result of it being stretched too far and too fast (who knew that having a baby might do this?). In particular, the plant can assist in healing minor tears in the skin caused by stretching and thus help reverse the appearance of marks.
And there you have it! Aloe Vera really is the bomb, full of multi-tasking properties which can help regenerate our skin, leaving us looking younger and our skin nourished and healthy.