Ingredients

Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

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July 1, 2020

Take a quick walk down the personal care aisle at your local grocery store and you’ll see at least one — but more […]

Take a quick walk down the personal care aisle at your local grocery store and you’ll see at least one — but more likely 10 or more — products with the words “aloe vera” across the label. Often called the “Wonder Plant,” aloe vera is a succulent plant cultivated for a variety of medicinal and skincare uses.

Aloe vera has been around long before modern science stepped in, with the earliest record of its use dating back to Ancient Egypt. Its fleshy green leaves contain a gel-like substance inside, which is said to have been a part of Cleopatra’s daily skincare regimen — and if it’s good enough for a queen, it should be good enough for the rest of us, right? 😉

Here’s a rundown of why aloe vera is an absolute skincare must:

It’s rich in antioxidants

Free radicals in our bodies damage our cells, and when they hit our skin cells, they cause fine lines, wrinkles, and even dullness. The antioxidants in aloe vera are in charge of hunting them down and stopping them in their tracks. With free radicals neutralized, skin stays healthy on a cellular level, giving it a natural glow.

It’s loaded with enzymes

Enzymes are simply compounds that speed up chemical reactions in the cells, and while there are a lot of different ones in aloe vera, two are particularly beneficial for your skin: bradykinase and catalase.

Bradykinase is an anti-inflammatory enzyme which helps reduce swelling and irritation, so  it’s a great way to soothe skin that’s suffering from acne. Catalase, on the other hand, functions as an antioxidant, which protects from skin cell damage.

It has Vitamin A

It’s not just good for the eyes — vitamin A is great for the skin, too! It promotes your skin’s natural moisturizing function while giving your skin’s immunity a powerful boost.

It has Vitamin C

Vitamin C stimulates collagen production in your skin, which promotes its elasticity. This helps make skin feel firmer and smoother, and look younger!

It’s an antibacterial agent

Aloe vera has natural antibacterial properties that help ward off acne-causing bacteria on the skin.

It hydrates your skin

The gel-like substance in aloe vera leaves is essentially nutrient-filled water, and that’s exactly what you want on your skin to give it that dewy glow! When skin is hydrated, sebum production is controlled and cell regeneration can take place.

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