Ingredient Highlight: Aloe Vera
Updated: Jul 5, 2019
Latin name: Aloe barbadensis
Aloe Vera leaf juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant Aloe Barbadensis, most commonly known simply as Aloe Vera. Chemically it consists of more than 200 nutritional substances, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides. This heterogeneous composition may contribute to Aloe Vera diverse therapheutical properties known to humans for centuries.
Aloe Vera leaf juice is very soothing to skin and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It can be used to heal (sun)burn, cuts and bruises faster. It is an effective moisturizer and promotes healthy skin. Aloe helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by increasing collagen production. It can calm irritated skin and is used in treatment of several chronic skin conditions, including eczema. Aloe Vera leaf juice is also antifungal, and has been shown to effectively fight yeast infection. It is very gentle, neutral, and rarely causes irritation, making it suitable for even the most sensitive areas and skin types.