Aloe vera has been used in skincare products for centuries. It’s also known as Aloe barbadensis, and is a succulent plant full of moisture, so it is perfect for all skin types – especially dry or damaged skin.
Mostly grown in Africa aloe is typically used for treating burns and sunburn. Aloe is full of vitamin B complex and has rich hydrating properties. As a topical treatment and when taken as a juice. It’s the Polysaccharides give aloe its hydrating, emollient and anti-inflammatory benefits, while creating a protective barrier on the skin. It also contains Flavones offer further protection from free-radical damage.
Within skincare the main part used from the aloe plant is the gel, it’s a jelly like substance found in the inner part of the aloe leaves and has shown to have antioxidant, antimicrobial, immune boosting properties. (Maharjan and Nampoothiri, 2015)
So, let’s look at some of the benefits of using aloe products in your skincare:
- Soothing inflamed skin - aloe has cooling properties and can help to reduce redness in your skin.
- Super moisturising - packed with moisture the aloe gel hydrates and plumps up your skin cells.
- Antibacterial properties for cleansing - aloe has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties – cleansing the impurities from your skin – perfect as a cleanser.
- Hydrates your skin - it locks in moisture without leaving a greasy residue.
So, when choosing a cleanser for your skincare routine, one that will clean off the day’s residue and leave your skin soft and glowing you can’t go far wrong with a cleanser containing aloe Vera.
Try our Cahaya Gentle Aloe Cleansing milk – Made from the purest organic aloe and coconut oil, this cleanser is powerful enough to actively dissolve impurities and yet its soft enough to be part of your daily ritual to tame acne. Fully vegan and free from: Silicone, Paraben, Plastic, SLS, PEG
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