Labeled the “plant of immortality” by the Egyptians, Aloe Vera is a plant from the Liliaceae family well known for a millennium for its many medicinal and cosmetic virtues.
Possessing more than 75 nutritional elements, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, and amino acids, this versatile plant delivers extraordinary properties directly to the skin.
Whether for acne-prone, mature, sensitive or dehydrated skin, discover all of the benefits that Aloe Vera offers your skin.
Aloe Vera encourages the skin’s healing process, most notably for healing burns such as sunburn. Indeed, the juice of Aloe Vera proves to be extraordinary for stimulating the renewal of the epidermis. Rich in antioxidants and polysaccharides, it ensures the protection and hydration of the skin to accelerate healing.
Studies have also shown that the composition of gibberellin in Aloe Vera, a growth hormone, stimulates the production of collagen within the skin and prevents the risk of scarring.
Aloe Vera is extremely rich in mucopolysaccharides, which have the distinction of being distributed on the epidermis to form a film capable of capturing water molecules, and thus preserving skin’s hydration. Without leaving a greasy finish, Aloe Vera Gel is perfect for oily skin.
Aloe Vera contains many enzymes and soothing, antiseptic agents including lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamic acid, phenol and sulfide. This plant is thus an impressive ingredient for limiting bacterial proliferation in acne-prone skin. On the other hand, its zinc composition provides the skin with an astringent effect that improves the appearance of pores. Finally, its extraordinary healing abilities prevent acne scars.
With age, the skin loses firmness and suppleness; it lacks radiance and shows signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Ultra-rich in anti-oxidants and minerals, Aloe Vera is a legitimate defense shield against free radicals to help the skin in countering the signs of premature aging. With stimulating fibroblasts, Aloe Vera increases the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin to improve the suppleness and elasticity of the skin, and thus reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Stretch mark reducing
When the skin is subject to rapid excessive stress (for example rapid weight gain or weight loss, or pregnancy), the elastic fibers in the skin rupture and cause stretch marks to appear. These stretch marks are initially red then become white over time. Difficult to treat, the appearance of stretch marks can be alleviated with Aloe Vera. Indeed, the plant is known to significantly improve the elasticity and flexibility of the skin and accelerate skin healing. Aloe Vera therefore represents a benefit for improving the appearance of stretch marks.
The leaves of the Aloe Vera plant contain anti-inflammatory substances that assist in soothing the skin from the sensations of burning or discomfort. Aloe Vera notably assists in reducing the sensation of irritation or itching in people with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.