You know that feeling when something is so good you want to use it in everything?
(Like Pumpkin Spice… Mmmmmmm-mmmm!)
Well, we feel that way about Organic Aloe Barbadensis, more commonly known as Aloe Vera.
It’s not just an easy-to-grow houseplant… It’s a super-hero, hiding in plain sight!
Aloe Vera is the gel that comes from an aloe plant, a succulent that grows wild in tropical and subtropical areas. While native to North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Canary Islands, the aloe plant is now grown worldwide.
For hundreds of years, Aloe Vera has been used by many different people around the globe. It is rich in nutrients, aids in digestion, and even boosts immunity — it nourishes the body from the inside. Among other things, Aloe Vera contains protein with 18-20 amino acids, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. As a topical gel, it’s a miracle worker for both your skin and your hair.
But what do you really know about Aloe Vera? We’ve taken the time to highlight eight of its really amazing benefits for your hair and skin.
Speeds Skin Healing
Aloe Vera is rich in antioxidants and minerals that boost your skin’s healing process. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties makes it one of the most natural remedies for sunburn or burnt skin.
It also speeds up skin cell reproduction, making it heal up to eight times faster. And Aloe Vera penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) faster than water!
Aloe Vera applied to your skin helps form a protective layer, and it helps your skin retain moisture. Unlike moisturizers that rely on harsh chemicals, Aloe Vera does not leave a greasy film on your skin. In fact, it does just the opposite – Aloe Vera unclogs pores and softens your skin. This is why we use it in our Vitamin C Infusion Nourishing Daily Moisturizer. You’ll notice the difference right away.
Because Aloe Vera gel helps to keep your skin hydrated and quickly heal wounds, it can be used as an aftershave-treatment to speed healing from razor burns and smaller nicks & cuts. (Ladies, share your moisturizer with the man in your life! Or just get him one of his own so you always have yours.)
Aloe Vera has vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene in abundance, giving it amazing anti-aging properties.
Working in tandem with the anti-inflammatory benefits, this power duo diminishes those pesky fine lines, which is why we include it in our Brilliant Eyes Bio-Advanced Daily Eye Cream.
Aloe Vera also helps to increase collagen production, which increases your skin elasticity. …Nobody needs to know you’re aging!
Fights Infection and Acne
Aloe Vera is the perfect ingredient for gentle cleansing because it penetrates your skin quickly and it unclogs pores. Its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damage to the skin. And its antiseptic properties provide a layer of protection against bacteria.
Because it’s so gentle, we use it in our Psoriasis Shampoo + Body Wash, which is designed for sensitive skin.
Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins, which help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness. So, it works as an astringent that reduces the size of pores by flushing out the excess sebum, microbes, and dirt.
As you read above, Aloe Vera contains powers to boost skin cell reproduction, reduce redness, and fight skin inflammation. This makes it a natural treatment for stretch marks and acne scars. When combined with other ingredients that have a lightening effect, it also sends hyper-pigmentation packing.
Conditions Your Hair and Scalp
Similar to the way that Aloe Vera moisturizes your skin, it helps condition your hair and soften it. Regular use of Aloe Vera on your hair and scalp helps to maintain the vitality and shine of your hair. Who doesn’t want shiny hair?
Helps Hair Grow
Aloe Vera increases the blood circulation to your scalp, activating new hair growth. It also provides essential minerals and vitamins to nourish your scalp, and it contains proteolytic enzymes that help repair damaged cells. A healthy scalp allows for more hair growth and less hair fall.
Aloe Vera helps heal dry skin, fungal infections, and excessively oily skin. All of these are significant causes of dandruff. So, keeping them at bay, keeps dandruff away.
Why are we going on and on about Aloe Vera?
Because we thought you might not know about it… and we use it in many of our products.
Our newest product – the Organic Psoriasis Shampoo + Body wash – even lists it first in the ingredients list, which means it is the number one ingredient by volume. It’s also the number one ingredient in our Brilliant Eyes Bio-Advanced Eye Cream, and Vitamin C Infusion Nourishing Daily Face Moisturizer.
We use it everywhere because it is just… AMAZING.
And we thought you should know more about it!
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