Many of you may remember Aloe Vera making an appearance after a day in the hot Australian sun, after your skin had a little too much exposure. The instant cooling relief that it provided is almost unforgettable… But Aloe Vera has so much more to offer than this, which is exactly why we feature it as the base of our skincare products, instead of water.
It features high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and folic acid to assist with a multitude of skin concerns and is also excellent for all skin types.
Here’s 4 reasons why we adore Aloe Vera:
It’s a hydrating hero
As an ingredient that is made up of over 90% pristine water, it’s no surprise that it has powerful hydration benefits! However, Aloe Vera hydrates the skin 4 times faster than water, and its sugars help to retain the moisture in the skin, leaving it visibly firmer and supple. The consistency also allows it to absorb into the skin more easily and deeply, helping your skincare product to work more effectively.
Soothes sensitive skin
For over 2500 years, Aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory properties have been well loved for the ability to soothe red, irritated and inflamed skin, while relieving the pain. It is also known to assist in the healing process of the skin, encouraging new skin cell-growth.
Containing both Aloin and Aloes in chemicals, Aloe Vera reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and visibly lightens dark areas on your skin for more even skin tone.
Stops the spread of blemishes
Aloe Vera is an antibacterial substance, featuring many polyphenols and other antioxidants that help to fight against acne-producing bacteria. It is a natural pH balancer and the rich source of salicylic acid also works to unclog the skin’s pores, reducing whiteheads and blackheads.