Ingredient Guide: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of nature’s super-heroes. The plant itself, which is short stemmed and has thick, fleshy leaves, originated in Africa, but can be found all over the globe these days. However, it is the gel produced that has captivated the world.

Aloe Vera has been used for medical and cosmetic purposes for centuries. Aloe Vera gel is well known for its healing and soothing properties. So it’s no surprise that Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks all used the gel to treat burns and heal wounds, as well as to moisturize their skin and prevent wrinkles.

These days Aloe Vera is used to treat all kinds of skin issues, from dermatitis and eczema to cuts and sun burn. The gel is also thought to speed up cell renewal, reduce inflammation and protect the skin. That’s a lot of work from one plant!

Not surprisingly, Aloe Vera gel is a major component in a lot of skin care products out on the market today. In fact, the list can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve picked some of our favorite Aloe Vera products for you.

Lexli’s Aloe-Based AloeGlyC Renewing Exfoliant is an exfoliant that reduces wrinkles and sunspots as well as evens out the tone and clarity of the skin. Thanks to the soothing properties of Aloe Vera, this exfoliant is gentle enough to be used every day.

Dr. Organic’s Aloe Vera Soothing Hair and Body Set makes the most of Aloe Vera’s moisturizing properties. This set includes shampoo, conditioner and body wash that will hydrate your hair, scalp and skin, without feeling too heavy.

Bliss Firm Baby Firm is a dual-action firming serum that will lift and plump your skin. It contains special ingredients in a concentrated Aloe base, so your skin also gets added moisture.

Reviderm Calming Hydro Mask is perfect for stressed out skin. The Aloe Vera will soothe your skin and protect it, while the Hyaluronic Acid bumps up your skin’s moisture level. It’s also great for skin that has a little too much sun, which happens quite a lot in this part of the world!


Aseya Atiq

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