Categories: Plant Extracts, Emollient
Aloe Vera Skin Benefits:
Aloe vera is an ancient herbal remedy that has stood the test of time. Aloe vera extract possesses a wide variety of valuable vitamin constituents, such as vitamin A, B, C, and E, that altogether contribute skincare benefits, including antioxidant protection, moisturizing, and skin-soothing properties. In addition, certain aloe vera oil extracts may also contain acetone and mucopolysaccharides that contribute viable astringent qualities. 1
Most commonly, the use of aloe vera for skin care is known to provide soothing relief for sunburns. In cosmetics and personal care products, aloe vera skin benefits can provide a cool, soothing sensation. 2 Furthermore, aloe vera moisturizers, as well as certain aloe vera face creams, can also help to alleviate skin dryness by providing hydration. 3 Due to its high concentration of vitamins, topical application of aloe vera extract can also supply the skin with potent antioxidant protection to defend against harmful free-radicals present in the environment. 1 This works to enhance the skin’s overall quality and appearance, as well as promote beautiful, soft skin.
- Khanam, N. and Sharma, G.K. A Critical Review On Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of Aloe Vera. L. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 4.9, 3304 (2013)
- Dal'Belo, S. E. et al. Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques. Skin Research and Technology 12, 241–246 (2006)
- Reuter J, J. et al. Investigation of the anti-inflammatory potential of Aloe vera gel (97.5%) in the ultraviolet erythema test. Skin pharmacology and physiology 21, 106 (2008)