Aloe Vera

[a-lo, ver-a]

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.

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
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