Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Aloe Vera For Your Skin
If you take a quick look at a random sampling of skincare products, you might find one little, all-natural ingredient that repeatedly shows up. Aloe vera is one of the most versatile, overall best skincare ingredients, alongside oils like coconut oil, calendula oil, and other plant extracts. But what is aloe and why is it so popular? Obviously, it must have some kind of benefit for the skin if it’s included in so many products on the market.
What Is Aloe Vera?
Aloe is a clear, smooth, cool gel that comes from the Aloe vera (true aloe) plant一 this plant grows in the tropical regions of the world: South Africa, Madagascar, Hawaii, and more. The clear inner flesh can be removed and ground to reveal a semi-liquid gel that is teeming with health benefits.
Five Great Aloe Vera Skincare Benefits
So what does aloe vera do for the skin? Here are a few of our favorite benefits:
It’s Perfect for Sensitive Skin
Aloe vera is one of the most popular ingredients for sensitive skin products. If your skin tends to react to harsher chemicals by becoming dry, bumpy, or irritated, you may find that aloe vera is a better product for your skin! Additionally, aloe vera may even heal previous skin irritation from mainstream skincare products.
It Can Soothe Burns
It’s difficult to find natural substances that soothe, rather than intensify the pain from burns. Aloe vera, like water, is great at heat transfer, but it doesn’t evaporate as quickly. For this reason, aloe can be spread on sunburns and mild burns from heat sources.
Aloe Is Full of Vitamins and Minerals
Containing folic acid, choline, and vitamins B-12, A, C, E, aloe vera gel is a nutrient powerhouse. Combined with the fact that the inner gel of the aloe leaf penetrates the skin better than water, aloe vera is a great skincare ingredient一 it helps transport vitamins and minerals (like selenium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and copper) into the deeper layers of the skin.
It Might Help With Aging
Since aloe contains compounds that stimulate collagen production, it might just be one of the best anti-aging skin product ingredients out there. This is one of the main reasons we include aloe vera in our Skin Recovery Cream and Stretch Mark Cream!
Aloe Is a Great Moisturizer
The inner gel from the aloe leaves contains most of the water for the plant itself. Since aloe also contains electrolytes and vitamins, this makes it the perfect moisturizer!
Aloe Vera: The Star of the Show
Here at Rejuvaskin, we love aloe so much that we’ve included it in two of our most popular products: our Skin Recovery Cream and our Stretch Mark Cream. Aloe’s unique moisturizing, anti-aging, sensitive skin friendly, soothing properties make it one of the best additions to any skincare product!