The Aloe Vera plant dates as far back as 6,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. It was regarded as a sacred plant the “blood” of which held the secrets to beauty, health and immortality. Aloe Vera also has a long history of use as a moisturizer, hydrating the skin of our early ancestors in Africa, Persia, Greece and Italy. Its properties are cherished for soothing the skin. Certified organic Aloe Vera, derived from the plant’s leaf, offers the purest experience.
In skincare, today we know that one of the secrets behind Aloe Vera’s virtues is its ability to stimulate the fibroblast cells, causing them to regenerate faster. Cells produce collagen and elastin giving our skin a smooth, firm and healthy glow. The Mayo Clinic has reported on benefits of Aloe Vera in treating wounds, burns and minor skin infections. Leaves from the Aloe Vera plant contain anti-oxidants and other nutrients including beta-carotene and vitamins C and E.
The gel found inside the Aloe Vera leaf contains chemicals that enhance circulation through blood vessels in the skin and can help kill bacteria. The plant’s benefits do not stop there. Aloe Vera can help relieve itching, burns (including sun burn), wounds, psoriasis and inflammation.
Other uses of the versatile gel from the Aloe Vera plant range from makeup remover, shaving cream, bug bite soother, to skin exfoliator. Acne, blisters, and surface sores can all be soothed with Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera comes in various forms such as gel, oil or juice. It has a bitter flavor so it’s not the most pleasant tasting plant, however when blended into a smoothie with other ingredients such as berries, coconut milk and green vegetables like cucumber and spinach, it provides a nutrient-rich super drink that will cleanse your system and benefit you skin.
In an average day we expose our skin to pollutants, chemicals, sunlight and a variety of allergens. Natural skincare products rely on nature’s gifts and a history of benefits recorded by our early ancestors to modern day researchers. Aloe Vera is a bona fide super skin care ingredient that holds many virtues. Indulge your skin with good things from nature.