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Aloe Vera in Skincare: A great Natural ingredient!

Aloe Vera to the Rescue

As we become more aware of the benefits of clean beauty and natural skincare products, we at Hale Cosmeceuticals have been at the forefront of finding the newest in natural skincare technologies. Products featuring Polyglutamic Acid, Azelaic Acid, or Date Palm extract are some of the newest products and newest technologies we have found in our research. 

However, we also cannot forget about one of the most well-known and longest-used natural ingredients for skin health: ALOE VERA. For those who don't know, Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that grows in dry climates and has fleshy leaves. The gelatinous contents within the leaves of the Aloe plant are what many people use to take care of their skin. The first written record of using Aloe Vera for medicinal and skin dates back to 2200BC!

Aloe is rich in vitamins A,C,D,E as well as many minerals, amino acids, and phytosterols. This helps give it the healing, soothing, and moisturizing properties for which it is well known. Aloe also has enzymes like bradykinase that help in bringing down the inflammation. The inner layer of the Aloe Vera leaf is composed of 99.5% water, which is why it is an incredible moisturizer!

 

Why Should You Choose Aloe Vera for Skincare?

There are several benefits you can reap if you incorporate Aloe Vera in your skincare regime. Let's take a look at how Aloe Vera helps your skin:

Hydration

Your skin needs hydration to stay supple and youthful. Moisturizing is an important step in every skincare routine. If you want to moisturize your skin but also make sure it retains water, then you must start using Aloe Vera. It is not only a good moisturizer but it also helps retain moisture.

Aloe Vera is rich in water and can help hydrate your skin, furthermore, it also has compounds called 'mucopolysaccharides' that keeps the moisture locked inside your skin. Research shows that Aloe Vera helps heal the skin barrier of the outermost layer of your skin. This can keep your skin hydrated during the cold and dry months.

Anti-Aging

Aging is inevitable but that does not mean that you go around with dehydrated skin and fine lines. As the skin loses moisture, wrinkles become more evident. Aloe Vera for skincare can help keep your skin looking young by keeping it full of moisture! Aloe also helps increase Hyaluronic acid that helps maintain the elasticity of your skin.

Acne Blemishes

Aloe Vera interestingly contains the key compound Salycylic Acid, which is commonly used in acne treatments. Aloe Vera works well for people with acne as it has both anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also find salicylic acids in the composition that can help prevent acne breakouts.

However, doctors recommend that Aloe Vera should not be used as a standalone treatment for acne. And it might not work well for active acne blemishes. You can pair it with other treatments to get the best possible results. Its moisturizing properties help create an environment beneficial for dry and damaged skin.

Sunburns

Sunburns are very common and quite painful. Aloe Vera has soothing and moisturizing properties which are key for sunburned skin. It can help reduce irritation and itchiness as well. Aloe also critical phytosterols which help create a barrier to prevent Trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). Since sunburned skin doesn't have the same protective barrier functions as healthy skin, this is critical after injury.

Conclusion

Aloe Vera is an incredible natural ingredient which can be a great addition to your skincare routine. In a long line of products featuring natural technologies, we have introduced our 10% PHA Toner, which is an Aloe-based toner to help exfoliate, moisturize, and nourish your skin. Give us a call at 1-800-951-7005 to learn more!

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17026654
https://www.byrdie.com/aloe-vera-for-acne-scars-4801232
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7654/the-benefits-of-using-aloe-vera-for-skin-care-and-more.html
https://www.kamaayurveda.com/blog/aloe-vera-for-face/

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