Aloe Vera Concentrate (Organic)
When it comes to skincare ingredients, aloe vera has truly made a name for itself. Got a sunburn? Everyone from your colleague to your grandmother will recommend slathering on aloe vera. Struggling with dry skin? Aloe vera. Raving testimonials of its healing properties can be found across cultures throughout history, but with so much praise going around it can be difficult to differentiate the true miracle from the myth.
Aloe vera is a naturally derived ingredient known for its soothing properties. It can come in powder, liquid, and gel form and can be found in products like creams, moisturisers, gels, and masks.
The leaves of the aloe vera plant are made up of three layers: the inner gel or mucilage (which is 99.5% water), the middle latex layer, and the outer layer or rind. So how did aloe vera get its reputation for being a magical cure-all ingredient? Aloe is rich in vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides, and phytosterols, it has all these calming, skin soothing properties. Aloe Vera also has vitamins A, C, D, and E, and it also has minerals, like zinc, potassium, and magnesium, so this rich gel or extract can be used for a variety of things.
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Soothes the skin
Aloe vera is best used for soothing itchiness or irritation and it’s a great added bonus to use in conjunction with your other calming products.
Prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
Transepidermal water loss occurs when the skin gets dehydrated, causing dryness and inflammation. The phytosterols soothe itchiness and irritation and prevent transepidermal water loss, which is really important when you have a sunburn or a windburn
Cools and hydrates the skin
If you’re struggling with flushing, aloe vera creates a better barrier for the skin while cooling and hydrating it. The reason aloe vera extract is so hydrating is the fact that it's mostly water. Plus the polysaccharides are incredible for the hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits.
I feel Aloe Vera is best used in its raw state, and this is why I used it in Hydrating Face Mist, all of those healing properties straight onto the skin.
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